Pastoral Vacancy

General Job Description

First Congregational Church of Malone, UCC is seeking a part-time Pastor to lead our congregation.  The pastor of First Congregational Church of Malone will

  • provide enthusiastic encouragement to congregational participation in personal spiritual devotional time and small group Bible Study, and guidance for the theological and Biblical soundness of lay-lead Bible Studies,
  • plan and organize Sunday worship service, including
    • preaching
    • choosing Scripture and liturgy
    • providing lay reader with the elements of worship for which they are responsible
    • working with the Deacons to craft the format and style of worship
    • administering Communion
    • responsibility for liturgical paraments (changing altar/pulpit vestments with the Ecclesiastical year))
    • coordinating children’s story time during worship (conduct or delegate)
  • conduct
    • member classes and acceptance of new members
    • baptisms
    • weddings
    • funerals
  • counsel church members and be available to community members seeking counsel
  • attend Board meetings when necessary


Recognizing that part-time ministry often requires a pastor to be bi-vocational, we will seek to be flexible with regard to office hours and other expectations.   The position requires 25 hours/week, to include Sunday responsibilities, office hours, and attendance at board meetings.  Response to emergencies and attendance at other church events is according to availability.

We look forward to discussing the specifics of the position with interested candidates.

Interested candidates may submit resume to the Search Committee at: malonechurchsearch [at] or P.O. Box 592, Malone, NY 12953

Please visit our profile on the UCC NY Conference website, with contact info on applying through the UCC: