Part Time Parental Leave Coverage for Family Life Pastor- Framingham, MA

Part Time Parental Leave Coverage for Family Life Pastor- Framingham, MA


Coverage Dates: September 12, 2021 - October 24, 2021

-Support worship, children's ministry, and intergenerational faith formation on Sunday mornings: 2 hrs per week.
-Meet with Sr. Pastor OR the Family Coordinating Committee: 1hr per week.
-1 hr prep time each week.
-Lead youth group 1 Sunday evening while sr pastor is away for a wedding (you also have the option to guest preach morning in worship if you want to or we can hire pulpit supply.)
-1.5 hr meeting with Sr Pastor BEFORE sept 12 to on board & 1.5 hr meeting with me AFTER oct 24 to hand off projects.

Pay: hourly rate to be set commensurate with experience and credentials, calculated as 4hrs/week for 7 weeks. 

A little more the church: This is a super fun church! Pre-pandemic we had 30-45 kids on a Sunday morning and Sept-Oct was our high attendance season. We have a few queer families, several mixed race and immigrant families, and a couple gender expansive kids of different ages. Our families tend to be open, friendly, and flexible. We've kept in touch during the pandemic with monthly resource bags, a video Christmas pageant, and video children & youth Sunday. Folks are SUPER excited to be back in the fall!

We are NOT planning to restart our Sunday School program right away in September - the families are ready to be back, but the adult volunteer teachers are not.  Instead we are planning on short, intentionally intergenerational worship with activity kits, followed by intergenerational faith formation during "coffee hour" (in quotes b/c we aren't certain whether or not we'll be serving coffee & food yet.) The running idea is to collaborate with the church quilters on a group quilt project where folks make squares that commemorate the last year apart and represent hopes for the church for life after Covid. AND to offer games at sports outside in the yard - people can connect through art and creation or through the body and movement depending on day/preference/ability/ etc.
If you or someone you know might be interested, please be in touch!

Location: The Plymouth Church in Framingham

Contact: Rev. Will Tanner

Address: 87 Edgell Rd Framingham MA 01701

Phone: 5088751364



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