May 25, 2016

So. Amherst Religious Educational Director opening



The South Amherst Congregational Church (part of the United Church of Christ) is looking for an Education Director. Ideally this candidate is organized, enjoys working with children, can manage teachers, and is creative. The job is 25 hours a week (flexible hours) for $25K and four weeks paid vacation. Here is the list of responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the Sunday School calendar
  • Recruits, trains, and supports Sunday School teachers and nursery attendants
  • Designs and ensures the proper implementation of Sunday School curriculum
  • Maintains contact with current families and serves as an ambassador for the CE program to potential families
  • Works collaboratively with local churches to provide programming and faith formation for youth group
  • Assists the Pastor in maintaining an active social media presence to extend the reach of our ministry
  • Coordinates and encourages participation in programs that nurture our faith and family lives through education, service, fellowship, and worship.
The South Amherst Congregational Church is an open and affirming progressive church that prides itself on its green initiatives.

If you or someone you know is interested in this position, please email Kerry.

An added bonus? The church is right next door to the Munson Library. Woot!

May 22, 2016

Literary Feasts


Once a month this summer, the Friends invite you to enjoy a meal at a local restaurant on the night designated as a Friends "Literary Feast." All of these restaurants have graciously offered to donate a portion of their evening's proceeds to the Friends of the Jones Library. Each dinner will be lightly themed around current popular novels. The specific dates and restaurants are:

Wednesday, June 8
28 Amity Street, 230.3194

Wednesday, July 27
178 North Pleasant Street, 253.3811

Wednesday, August 10
51 North Pleasant Street, 253.3491


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Tell your friends! 
Or better yet, go out with your friends!
And the Friends will see you there!

May 19, 2016

Swords through the ages


It's like a real-live Game of Thrones, people!
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