The First Congregational Church of Milton,
a member of the United Church of Christ, welcomes you!
While we come from a variety of theological backgrounds and traditions,
we are brought together as we seek
to follow Jesus Christ and serve others. We invite you to join with us on this
journey of faith.
Church Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Connecting You to Your Church
10:00 am service
Fellowship Coffee Hour
immediately following worship
Nursery care is provided and children leave for Sunday School following the Children's Message
Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, and restrooms are full
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are available.
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SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, June 15th 2013
10 am - 2 pm
Front Lawn of FCCMilton & the Town Green
(495 Canton Ave)
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First Congregational Church of Milton
is currently seeking:
Minister of Christian Education
Unlike most 335-year-old congregations, our church is a vibrant, growing community that has doubled our Sunday School enrollment to over 120 children in just the past ten years. We are looking for a Minister of Christian Education (MCE) who can build upon our success by upgrading our Sunday School Program to meet our expanding needs, and help us materialize our growing interest in educational opportunities for youth and adults. We seek an inspired, dynamic, outgoing and creative person who has a strong relationship with Christ. The MCE will work under the mentorship of the Pastor and in coordination with the Board of Christian Education to oversee all the educational opportunities of the church, and nurture and empower volunteers, teachers and leaders as they help others grow in their faith.
Hours: Part Time (20-25 hours/week variable by needs)
Reports to: Pastor & Board of Christian Education
Supervises: Sunday School, Youth and Adult Christian Ed Programs
Start Date: August 2013
•. Personal commitment to the Christian Faith. Enthusiastic and optimistic about educational ministry. Ability to work with and nurture people’s development as disciples of Jesus Christ.
•. Academic training in education and theology. Theological Degree Preferred.
•. Experience in the church in either volunteer or professional positions and/or experience in teaching, administration and supervision.
Direct Sunday School Program:
•. Upgrade our vibrant, engaging and relevant Sunday School curriculum that is spiritually appropriate for all ages and that addresses the special needs of all youth.
•. Instruct and mentor Sunday School teachers on forms and methods of teaching and engaging students.
•. Facilitate the transition from participation and leadership in the Sunday School program to active participation and involvement in adult worship services.
Youth Group Programs:
•. Develop experiential learning opportunities outside of Sunday School for spiritual growth of youth, including local, national, and international mission work.
•. Develop and Direct events for Youth Recreation in a Christian Environment.
Adult Christian Education Programs:
•. Develop and lead relevant, spiritual, Christian education programs that address the issues facing adults in today’s society, and expand spiritual and social awareness.
•. Develop programs to address the needs and issues of parents, single parents, and families.
$20,000 to $23,000 dollars per year
When you enter First Congregational Church, you can expect to be warmly welcomed by members of our church family acting as greeters. You will be offered a nametag and, if you are a first-time visitor, an informational welcome packet.
if you have children interested in participating in the Sunday School class, you may wish to arrive a little early to explore the classrooms located in the school adjoining the back of the church. Sunday School participants gather in their classrooms before the service, arrive together for the beginning of the service and sit together in the front pews. The children stay in church through the Children's Message, and are then dismissed to their classes. You are also welcome to keep your children with you throughout the full service. A nursery room staffed by at least one adult and some of the teens is also available for infants and toddlers. If you bring an infant or toddler to the nursery, please make sure his or her name is on all belongings.
During the first Sunday of each month we celebrate Holy Communion. Communion is served in the pews, with members of the Diaconate serving the congregation. The communion service differs slightly from the regular service in that there is generally not a children's message, therefore the children in Sunday School classes (under second grade) do not participate in the service on that Sunday.
During all of the services, you can expect to sing a few traditional hymns and hear wonderful music from our classically trained director, soloists, and choir (which is always seeking new members!).
At the closing of service, you are welcome to join in the fellowship hour in our Great Hall. This is a time to get a cup of coffee or juice, have a snack, and talk casually with one another. You can expect to find a friendly, positively-charged atmosphere, buzzing with talk of current social, political, and church-related events. You can also expect to see many small children playing together and having a great time!
Copyright 2011 Majority of photographs taken by Jenn Idell www.thephotowitch.com