Currently, our Pastoral Search Team (PST) is seeking a permanent pastor in a part-time relationship to equip our congregation in ministry. With prayerful discernment for the past 18 months, we are pursuing such an arrangement based upon our understanding of our unique DNA. Our negotiable compensation package far exceeds the minimum financial requirements of our denominational affiliates: PC(USA), ELCA, UCC and UMC. Our pastor must be ordained or accepted according to the practices of one or more of these denominations. We invite interested candidates to visit our website, ucsjridgway.org, send a cover letter along with a pastor profile or resume and request a ministry overview by contacting our Pastor Search Team via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to the United Church of the San Juans (UCSJ), nestled in the beautiful Ouray County town of Ridgway, Colorado. We are a unique church, affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Church of Christ. We offer something for everyone and whether you are searching for a church home or just “passing through” and looking for a place to worship on Sunday morning, you are welcome.
10 AM (in-person)
10 AM is also videotaped and posted on Facebook following the service
295 N. Lena Street, Ridgway, Colorado 81432
The United Church of the San Juans is an ecumenical united church that became affiliated with four mainline denominations in April 2005: Lutheran (ELCA), United Methodist, Presbyterian (USA), and United Church of Christ. Each member of the church is officially a member of all four denominations. Our church will receive help from the four denominations in finding pastors to serve the church, in obtaining resources for worship and education, and in meeting state and federal obligations. Donations from the church help to support the worldwide mission efforts of the denominations. We provide a presence for them in our locale, an area with insufficient population to support separate churches for all of them. Through our ecumenical affiliation and other efforts, we seek to promote Christian unity and understanding.
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In 2003 a group of Christians in our area met to discuss the possibility of starting a new church to serve the needs of people, love Christ, focus on more traditional worship, and respect and be open to others.
Worshipers from all Faiths are Welcome! Worship service is Sundays at 10 AM, which is also videotaped and posted on Facebook following the service.
295 N. Lena Street (Corner of Lena & Charles Streets), Ridgway, Colorado 81432
PO Box 295, Ridgway, CO, 81432
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (8:30 AM — 1:30 PM)