United Church of Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Senior Pastor- United Church of Chapel Hill (UCCH) is a United Church of Christ congregation. We are seeking a senior pastor to provide inspirational leadership in worship and outreach, oversee operations, and lead 17 staff and a congregation of 955 members. Our congregation is from diverse backgrounds and religious traditions, but all are attracted to our passion for biblical truth, social justice, and caring for God’s creation. Candidates should contact the UCCH Search Committee at searchcommittee@unitedchurch.org or view our official posting on the UCC website.

GATE
Next Program: Mexico City & Chiapas, March 7-17, 2017

New programs to Cuba! The dates are: November 7-17, and December 1-11, for 2017. See our website for more information and our full 2017 schedule!

Contact us at 608-791-5283 or gate@fspa.org for more information. See www.GATE-Travel.org for our program offerings which include Peru, Guatemala, Mexico City/Chiapas, El Salvador and Cuba.

Join GATE (Global Awareness Through Experience) for our 2017 cultural immersion program to Cuba. Encounter people of courage, faith and hope. Learn of their dreams, challenges and rich culture. Deepen your own solidarity with our Southern neighbor. Please email us for more information about registering. 

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, The Presbyterian Outlook, National Capital Presbytery
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD
March 30

 This second event in a two part series has a goal to integrate Christian theology with practices that counter racism in our lives and communities. We will reflect on steps that are necessary to engage our communities in practices that dismantle the structures of racism. Dr. James H. Cone is the featured speaker for March's event. 
Find out more from the Theology, Racism and Christian Practice: How Shall We Respond? Facebook page and RSVP here!

Movies & Meaning
KiMo Theatre, Albuquerque, New Mexico
April 27-30, 2017

This April, join in the Movies & Meaning Festival for a long weekend of art, storytelling, and tooling up for social justice work and community healing. Attendees will engage with guest speakers Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple; Brian McLaren, author and theologian; Malidoma Somé, West African elder and international teacher; Mona Haydar, Syrian-American poet and interfaith activist; and Gareth Higgins, film critic and Irish peace activist. Movies & Meaning is located at the historic KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Financial aid is available and nearby accommodations range from budget-friendly to treat-yourself.

Learn more at moviesandmeaning.com.

Ring Lake Ranch
Dubois, WY
Summer 2017

Ring Lake Ranch offers retreats to individuals and families of diverse backgrounds. Optional daily activities include guided hikes, horseback rides, canoeing, fishing, relaxing. Evening seminars with renowned speakers on a variety of topics. Children 12 and under attend for free. More information on our programs at http://ringlake.org/html/programs.php.
                                                                                                   

 

Duke Divinity School Center for Reconciliation
Durham, NC
June 5-9, 2017. Register by May 1, 2017

The Center for Reconciliation (CFR) at Duke Divinity School hosts its annual Summer Institute for Reconciliation on June 5-9, 2017. This Institute brings together Christian leaders whose work is characterized by a common commitment to mission and reconciliation in a hurting world. We invite you to consider joining us for this year’s Institute. Visit our website for more information on the overall schedule, faculty and seminars. Registration and scholarship information is also available on the website. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at dukesummerinstitute@div.duke.edu

Yale Institute of Sacred Music
New Haven, CT
June 13-15, 2017

Ecumenical conference for pastors, musicians, and other parish leaders. Registration fee waived for teams representing one congregation. 

International Thomas Merton Society
St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY
June 15-18, 2017

Speakers include: M. Shawn Copeland, Luke Timothy Johnson, Michael N. McGregor, Scott Russell Sanders, Michael W. Higgins plus 35 concurrent sessions and workshops, worships services and times for silence and dialogue. Registration: $350. (ITMS Members: $290). For further information contact: Julianne E. Wallace, ITMS Conference, P. O. Box 845, Reading PA 19607. julianne.e.wallace@gmail.com or visit www.merton.org/2017/ 

The Nazareth Trust
Nazareth, Israel
Applications due by end of June 2017

Holy Land Christian Encounter is an experience like no other! Visit Biblical sites and engage with local Christians! Come and meet Arab Christians and Messianic believers, learn about their faith and the history of Christianity in an 11 day adventure you’ll never forget. 

SEE the Holy Land and SERVE with local ministries! Stay for only 2 weeks or up to 4, work alongside local Christians and SERVE the people of Nazareth, plus SEE Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee and more. Tour and touch the heart of a community in one trip.

Contact serve@nazarethtrust.org and visit http://www.nazarethtrust.org/serve/serve-programmes-2017 for more information. 

The Kenyon Institute
Gambier, OH
July 9-15, 2017

Beyond Walls (July 9 - July 15), a one-week writing intensive, helps you become a more authentic and skilled writer and reach your congregation and seekers and believers online. Learn to use the blog, op-ed, social media and more in small group sessions led by today’s most respected spiritual writers and journalists. Morning seminars are followed by afternoon solo writing time, master classes, and writing groups, plus a daily social media workshop. Our multi-faith mission welcomes clergy, spiritual directors, seminary students, and all who use writing in their spiritual work.

Registration and financial aid are available on a first-come, first served basis.

Christians for Biblical Equality
Orlando, FL
July 21-23, 2017

On July 21-23, 2017, Christians from around the world will gather in Orlando, Florida, for CBE's 2017 conference, “Mutual by Design: Building God’s Church Together.”
“Mutual by Design” is based on 1 Corinthians 11:11-12: “However, woman is not separate from man, nor man separate from woman in the Lord. For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.” 
The conference will promote the biblical view of gender and Christian leadership—namely, that the Bible places no gender-based limits on Christian service.

Educational Opportunities Tours
The Holy Land
January 16-24, 2018

Special FAMiliarization trip to the Holy Land for clergy & church leaders. Special focus on conflict resolution, peace and reconciliation. Meetings and lectures with Palestinian Christians, Palestinian Muslims and Jews. Led by Rev Gary Mason who has played an essential role in the peace and reconciliation process in Northern Ireland.    
 

Joseph's House
Washington, DC

Joseph's House is a Residential Program in DC, providing hospice care to low income adults; some dying and some healing from AIDS and Cancer.  They need a full-time, year-long intern, starting in the fall.  This organization provides daily compassionate presence to their residents, including trans individuals.  To apply, contact Dawn Longenecker, Director of Discipleship Year Program, which can link you to this internship.   

Discipleship Year
Washington, DC
Applications due April 1, May 1 and June 1 (First Come, First Matched)

Discipleship Year places interns in DC in service and justice ministries, addressing poverty and injustice. Serve in one of these areas: Immigrant support, Teaching, Health care, Youth services, Case management, AIDS hospice, Environmental education and advocacy or Alternative Café and Bookstore doing social justice programming. Interns live in Intentional Community within a Christian Context, studying and reflecting through classes at the Soteria Community School @ the Festival Center. Free Room/Board and Health Insurance coverage. Receive $275/month, personal stipend (which includes food $).

Get Applications from Dawn Longenecker, Director @ dlongenecker@slschool.org (202-328-1102) or download from website.

Mission Indy Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Recent College Graduate?  Don’t just want to land a job, but to change the world through the work you do ?  Want to commit to something bigger?
Join other Fellows on an eleven (11) month experience rediscovering their primary vocation as the call to follow Jesus by: Living in community in a strategically located house near a partner church. 
Working four (4) days each week in a field you have passion in.
Spending one day each week learning and reflecting with the other Fellows on Kingdom living and,
Completely participating in the life of a particular local congregation as they share life and faith together.  Be part of intentional formation for a lifetime of Church-centered Kingdom service.


Learn more: FAQ’s and Application Materials at MissionIndy.com/#/Fellowship or email: ron@missionindy.com

Brethren Volunteer Service
Various locations in U.S. and Internationally
Service Applications due June 2, August 11, or December 15

BVS seeks persons willing to act on their commitment and values. We challenge individuals to offer themselves, their time, and their talents for work that is both demanding and rewarding. Volunteers receive room, board, medical insurance, transportation to project, and a monthly allowance of $100-$150. In most cases, educational loans may be deferred. Depending on the project, volunteers may live alone, with a family, or in a group situation. Each volunteer must bring a willingness to serve. Working towards peace and justice, and meeting the needs of humanity and the environment calls out for persons dedicated to service. 

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