Pastor at First Friends Meeting
About the job
We currently meet on Sunday via Zoom
Call for new Pastor at First Friends in Richmond, IN
First Friends Meeting is calling for applications for the position of Pastor from spiritually mature people ready to lead a congregation of about 100 souls. The ideal pastor should be a member of a Quaker congregation, have a degree from a recognized seminary, and have experience working with groups who hold a wide variety of beliefs. Experience with the Religious Society of Friends organizations is a plus.
To apply, please send your resume and a sample sermon to:
First Friends Meeting
2010 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, IN, 47374
Attention: Bonita Porter
You may also apply via email:
We welcome interim speakers as well. If you can provide a sermon for our Zoom worship service during this interim period, please contact bonita.porter(at)gmail.com to schedule a date.
Who We Are
We offer a community that starts with simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and earth care. We are Christ-centered as a meeting, but open to the religious experiences and convictions of all individuals, believing that direct knowledge of God is available to all people everywhere, whatever their religious or cultural background. We believe that children have a special connection to the life of the Spirit, and work to be a warm, nurturing community for children, young people, and their families. Adult spiritual enrichment opportunities include Bible study, book discussions, communication workshops, etc., nurturing individual lives and group dynamics in a vital faith for the twenty-first century. Meals, celebrations, and other fun events also help us enjoy one another. Members of the First Friends Meeting have been active in the larger community as well. The membership is about 100, with an average weekly attendance of about 50 in meeting for worship. Many are second- and third-generation members. A “gathered” meeting is frequently experienced with about 15 minutes of open worship during which a number of congregants often share a vocal ministry. We are open and affirming. We are theologically diverse, with considerable acceptance of varied viewpoints and openness to new experiences and ideas as we are led by the Holy Spirit.