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Name of Site UUs of Mt. Airy (Philadelphia)
Philadelphia, PA
Address 6900 Stenton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19150  
Phone 8067869733 
Website http://uumtairy.org 
Site E-mail Address mckinley.L.sims@gmail.com 
Size of Congregation 90 
Supervisor Name Rev. McKinley L. Sims (he/him) 
Supervisor Phone 8067869733 
Supervisor E-mail Minister@uumtairy.org 
Informational Contact Name McKinley Sims 
Informational Contact Phone 8067869733 
Informational Contact E-mail Minister@uumtairy.org 
Focus Small church, ARAOMC, Urban ministry 
Fulltime/Parttime Part Time 
Compensation Negotiable, TBD 
Other Benefits Negotiable 
Number of Months 20 
Start Date/End Date Aug. 2024  June 2026 
Site Description Historical Universalist, small, racially integrated, semi-urban congregation. 90ish members, 30% POC, 8th Principle Congregation. We have one service on Sunday mornings, averaging 60 folks in attendance and averaging 6-8 children in RE. Services were lay led for the year prior to settled minister starting in 2018. We do pluralistic and deeply ritualized worship, emphasize themes of communal healing and restoration, balance doing some UU 101 explanations of rituals and sermon content for folks who come from unchurched or ex-Christian backgrounds to feel more fluent in the service. There‚Äôs a strong Gospel and Jazz tradition in Philadelphia that has become a staple of our musical program this year.  
Job Description Monthly preaching, pastoral care duties, RE experience, potential OWL training and facilitation, justice work at state and local levels. Lots of GOTV work for 2024, and potential to get hands on leadership while settled minister is on sabbatical sometime in 2025.  
Site Accessibility Sanctuary, fellowship hall, & church office - yes 
Application Procedure Email minister@uumtairy.org with any interest to set up an informal zoom call. Let's chat!  
Additional Notes  
Application Deadline 6/30/24 
Selection Date 7/4/2024