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After many months of work the First Congregational Church of Hartland PROFILE is complete and in circulation! The Search Committee released our church’s profile to the UCC Conference and it is now being read (and hopefully acted upon) by candidates across Vermont and all across the country, who might be interested in serving as our new Settled Pastor.  

The Search Committee would like to thank all who contributed to the compilation of this profile, particularly all in the congregation and the community who opened their hearts to share what they really feel is important about sustaining the future of our vibrant church.  If you would like to read the profile, please contact Cindy Hale , Assistant Chair of the Search Committee.

Search Committee Word-Group Report

We enjoyed the opportunity to share all the input we received from everyone over the past weeks.  All the surveys, the discussions, the one on one conversations; you really had a lot to say – and we wrote it all down!

This data will give us a great start as we launch into the next phase of our work – building our church profile, a process which will take several more weeks, but which is underway at this time.

In case you didn’t get the chance to hear our report from November 17th, here are the word-groups that Maggie put together.

Who we are as a Church community

What actions define us as a Church

How do we describe Hartland

What qualities do we seek in a new Pastor

Link here for Search Committee Members