The Search Team is happy to announce that the Congregation has voted to call Dr. Reverend Karen Bailey Francois as our new settled pastor! Pastor Karen will begin her time at Second Congregational Church on March 13. We are all so happy to welcome her to her new church family!
The purpose of the Search Team, is to prayerfully create a call to seek a new settled minister for Second Congregational Church. This is an adhoc team. They have created our profile, advertised and have received many responses.
After reading almost 50 profiles our SCC search team is actively interviewing candidates at this time. This is a time of great discernment as we meet with candidates by video conferencing and in person and ask God to lead us to the candidate that He knows best suits our church’s needs. As a team we are striving to view each candidate through a “wider lens” asking ourselves this question: “How would our congregation respond to this minister?”
We take this sacred and at times daunting process very seriously as we interview and “wait upon the Lord for guidance.” We acknowledge that many in our congregation are quite anxious during this process and we thank you for your forbearance and prayers of encouragement.
One of the highlights of meeting with multiple ministers has been their great enthusiasm for the beauty of our community, the beauty and condition of our church property and parsonage, our commitment to outreach ministries, SCC’s impact in our community, our historical love of music as well as their perception that we are a vibrant congregation with great potential to make an impact both within and beyond our church walls.