Ashfield Congregational Church Seeks Music Minister
First Congregational Church UCC of Ashfield, an Open and Affirming Congregation, seeks a music minister to play organ and piano for weekly Sunday morning worship as well as accompany the choir for mid-week rehearsals/Sundays. Position is approximately quarter time. Ashfield is a rural community with easy access to the Five College Area which includes the UMass flagship campus as well as Smith, Mount Holyoke, Amherst, and Hampshire Colleges. Additional opportunities arise to play with a variety of guest instrumentalists and soloists. Classical training is preferred, with ability to work in other styles. The Organist/Choir Accompanist works closely with the minister, choir director, and worship team. The sanctuary holds a recently restored 1903 George Reed tracker organ and a baby grand piano. Salary budgeted to $10,500. Please submit letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or First Congregational Church, attn: Kare Marshall, Deacon, P.O. Box 519, Ashfield, MA 01330. Full job description here.
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First Congregational Church continues in-person Sunday services at 10AM, masks optional. Access the service remotely at this link. Meeting ID: 873 3090 6123
Invitation to Join
Singers of all voice parts are invited to join the Choir. Youth Choir is available for elementary and middle schoolers. High School singers are welcome in Adult Choir. This year several children are hoping to put on a Christmas pageant in December. For more information call Margery Heins at 413-625-8461, or speak to her (available most Sundays) at coffee hour.
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Minister's Office Hours
late afternoon - early evenings
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Rev. David Jones at email@example.com or call
904-868-9641 to set up a time.
429 Main Street * PO Box 519 * Ashfield MA 01330