Ways to Connect at Peace
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There are currently two positions open on the Peace Church staff–Children’s Ministry Coordinator and Nursery Staff.
1. Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Peace United Church of Christ in Duluth, MN, a vital and progressive Christian congregation with a growing number of families with children, is seeking a part-time Children’s Ministries Coordinator. This position will develop and manage the children’s Christian ministries program in coordination with the Lead Pastor, Faith Formation Minister and the Children’s Ministry Team. Immediate supervision by Faith Formation minister with oversight by the Lead Pastor.
HOURS OF WORK: Part-Time with specific hours and schedule to be developed
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Examples of qualifications for this position include, but are not limited to:
- education and/or experience in early childhood education, elementary education, Sunday School programs, children’s music
- ability to relate to children and stamina to keep up with them
- good organizational skills
- ability to build trust with children and their parents
SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (For full job description, click here)
Children’s Christian Education
Work in collaboration with the lead Pastor, Faith Formation Minister and Children’s Ministry team and volunteers to develop and coordinate the Peace Church children’s Christian education program on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.
Coordinate and supervise Peace nurseries’ hired staff and volunteers and assure the safety and comfort of children during nursery care.
Administrative, Training and Development
Organize and lead monthly Children’s Ministry Team meetings and write monthly articles for Peace newsletter and emails reminders of activities.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please submit cover letter and resume by mail to the above address, ATTN: Children’s Ministries or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org Application review begins September 14 – position open until filled.
2. Peace Church Nursery Staff
Purpose: To provide care, support, and guidance for children birth-5 years old, as well as, provide a positive and safe atmosphere in the nursery for children and their families during Church services, Wednesday Night Programming, and special events.
Responsibilities/Skills Required: (for full job description, click here)
- Interact with children through play, books and conversation.
- Provide toileting and diapering needs for children when needed.
- Work with nursery volunteers, providing guidance and support when needed.
- Certified or willing to be certified in Pediatric CPR and First Aid.
- Must pass a pre-employment background check.
- Friendly and Fun!
Sundays – 9:30-11:30am
Wednesdays – 5:15-8:00pm (on rotation)
Special events as needed per your availability.
To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com. For more information, please call the church office at 218-724-3637.
Every Sunday – Worship at 8:30am and 10:30am; Sunday School and Adult Forum at 9:30 (“Tending the Earth, Tending Each Other”); Coffee Hour at 11:30am.
Sunday, September 1 – Pride and Labor Day Sunday
Scripture: Luke 14:1, 7–14
Sermon: “Open Table”
This Sunday we will share communion at both services. At the 10:30 service, we will celebrate the baptism of Calder Nusbaum; special music will be provided by Benjamin Fena, and Frank Munns. We will also have a hymn sing at the end of both services. Everyone is invited to join in the Pride Parade in Superior immediately following the 10:30 service.
Sunday, September 8 – Rally Sunday—The Joyful Path
Scripture: Philemon 1:1–21
Sermon: “A New Identity”
Kindergartners will receive their bibles at the 10:30 service. Special music by the Peace Band. Following the 10:30 service we will do our annual baby photo – all babies born in the last 12 months are welcome!
9:30 Adult Forum – Artist Sharon Wichman, whose photographs currently hang in our gallery, will join us to talk about her art. Sharon wrote “Photography has become my spiritual contemplation practice. A chance to witness the world around me. To look deeply at my immediate surroundings and find beauty in the everyday. To recognize that our eyes can perceive beauty without labeling, without knowing the name of the thing in front of us.”
Sunday, September 15
Scripture: I Timothy 1:12–17
and Luke 15:1–10
Sermon “Peace People”
We will celebrate the 60th anniversary of changing the church’s name to Peace Church. Also, this morning our third graders will receive their bibles.
9:30 Adult Forum – Dr. Eric Enberg, “Framing the Climate Crisis.” Dr. Enberg practices family medicine in West Duluth and is group leader for the Duluth Citizens’ Climate Lobby. He also is a member of the Duluth Climate and Environment Network.
Sunday, September 22
Scripture: I Timothy 2:1–7
and Luke 16:1–13
Sermon: “Prayerful Living” (10:30 service)
Taizé Service at 8:30 am. The choir, and Wendy Durrwachter will provided the special music at the 10:30 service.
9:30 Adult Forum – Dr. Alison Hoxie, “Framing the Energy Crisis.” Dr. Hoxie works in the area of renewable technologies at Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She loves the outdoors and has always been passionate about the environment. As an undergraduate she took a class in thermodynamics that confirmed her decision that as a mechanical engineer she could work on the issues she is passionate about
Sunday, September 29
Scripture: Jeremiah 32:1–3, 6–15
and Luke 16:19–31
Sermon: “Surprising Investment”
Special music by Eli Bissonett
9:30 Adult Forum – Jodi Slick, “Taking in the Big Picture and Making It Local.” Jodi Slick is the founder and CEO of Ecolibrium3, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting individuals, families, and communities in creating environmental and economic solutions for a sustainable future. In 2004 she founded Common Ground Construction, which focused on green affordable housing, training state inmates, and operating a reuse center. In 2013 she was named as a White House Champion of Change for Community Resilience.
All are welcome to join us every Wednesday
for a full evening of fun, food, study, and singing!
Here is the schedule:
5pm: Kid’s Choir in the Sanctuary
5pm: Centering Prayer in Chapel
5:30: Supper in the Fellowship Hall
6pm: Kid’s Club in the Lakeview Classroom
6pm: Bible Study in the Sun Room
6pm: Middle School Youth Group in Youth Room
6:15pm: Choir in the Music Room
7pm: Confirmation in the Fireside Room