United Church of Christ
has Moved to
901 East Stroop Road
Kettering, OH 45429
"Joyfully Progressive, Open & Affirming, Committed to Justice"
Come join us for worship, justice work, discussion, fellowship, and fun!
Sunday 10:30 AM
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PART TIME JOB
Harmony Creek Church:
A United Church of Christ Community
901 E. Stroop Rd
Kettering, OH 45429
Job Type: Part Time
Salary: $29,640 per year
Schedule: 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30-3:00 (30 min unpaid lunch)
Interested Parties should submit a resume to:
Harmony Creek Church seeks to be a leading, inclusive voice for progressive Christianity in the Miami Valley of southwest Ohio. We are striving to create a rich and vibrant learning and faith community that gives voice to a meaningful and compelling experience of Christianity in our contemporary context. As progressive Christians, we affirm that the teachings of Jesus provide a core way to experience the Sacredness and Oneness of life, but we can draw from diverse sources of wisdom in our spiritual journey. We find grace in the search for understanding and believe there is more value in questioning than in absolutes. As a United Church of Christ congregation and in line with our Open and Affirming designation within the UCC, Harmony Creek welcomes full inclusion of persons from all faith traditions (or no tradition) and without regard for sexual or gender identity. We trust that diversity in all its forms more fully bears the image of God.
The Office Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the church administrative functions, development and publishing of communication materials and bookkeeping. The Office Manager shall provide oversight of the church office, handling administrative tasks and functions and supporting the Pastor. The Office Manager is responsible for creating and publishing various communication materials for the church. The Office Manager serves the church as a full charge bookkeeper to maintain the financial records of Harmony Creek Church and assists the Treasurer to present an accurate account of the church’s finances. The Office Manager serves as the key point of contact and conduit of information between the church, the congregation, the church Council, various Ministry Team Chairs, church members, and visitors. The Office Manager plays a crucial role to ensure that Harmony Creek Church is welcoming to everyone.
For more details on specific responsibilities, qualifications, and job requirements, please carefully review the following PDF.
Office Manager Position Description
Implicit Bias Workshop Coming to Harmony Creek
Saturday, March 16
9:00 AM – Noon
Have you ever wondered whether you have subconscious biases that affect your interactions with others? Why do they matter, and what can we do to mitigate them? Learn the answers to these questions!
Harmony Creek’s Justice League will sponsor a free workshop on Implicit Bias on Saturday, March 16th from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Fellowship Hall. All are invited to participate in this exciting learning opportunity, which will be led by Sinclair professors Dr. Kathleen Gish (sociology) and Myra Bozeman (communication).
Implicit bias is our evaluations or beliefs, whether positive or negative, that exist without our even realizing it. We often form these implicit evaluations based on inaccurate information or stereotypes of people, objects, and ideas. Because they are subconscious, they influence our decisions, perceptions, and behaviors in ways that may not align with our values without our even being aware of it! This makes it more difficult for us to live up to our values of equity and fairness. Becoming aware of our implicit biases is like checking our blind spots.
Harmony Creek is hosting this training and inviting all in the community to participate. Register at this link or email email@example.com with "Implicit Bias Training" in the subject line to reserve your seat!
All participants will be asked to complete a brief training and quiz from the Kirwan Institute before the workshop, which can be found at https://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/implicit-bias-module-series.* We hope you will join us on this social justice adventure!
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"It is important to learn about implicit bias, particularly those biases that don't align with your intentions or explicit beliefs."
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University
Introducting UCC General Minister and President, the Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson
At the 34th General Synod in Indianapolis on Monday, July 3, 2023, the Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson was elected as the 10th General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ. This makes her the first woman – and the first woman of African descent – to lead the denomination.