Church Secretary

July 20, 2016

The First United Methodist Church of Portsmouth, NH is seeking a part-time (10 hours per week) church secretary.  Our secretary maintains the the church office in an open, friendly, and professional manner.  Working with our Pastor and Lay Leader/Church Council Chair, the secretary is often the first person to interact with people visiting our church or calling in search of information or assistance. 

Duties of the secretary include; gather information for, prepare and print weekly and special bulletins and monthly newsletter; answer church telephone and review answering machine messages.  Take messages, return calls, and email chairpersons with messages as necessary. Check church email and respond to messages or forward as required.  Email updates (ie prayer chain).  Maintain a calendar of all church meetings, events, and publicity.  Prepare necessary correspondence and other mailings. Distribute mail. Other duties as assigned.  Experience a plus in updating social media/website and Mac fluent.  Background check and references required, 90 day evaluation. Confidentiality a must. Be available to work 3/4 days per week and respectful of congregation’s belief’s and mission.

To apply for this position, send a resume and cover letter to: or Susan Sarosiek, FUMC, 129 Miller Avenue, Portsmouth, NH  03801