Position Open for Church Secretary:

 The Portsmouth United Methodist Church in Portsmouth, RI, is looking for a Church Secretary to start as soon as possible, preferably prior to September, 2017. The position is 20 hours per week. The Church Secretary is an important part of the ministry of the church. Under the direct supervision of the Pastor, the Secretary serves as the general secretary of the church, the personal secretary to the Pastor, and the support person in office matters to both the volunteer and paid staff of the church. The Church Secretary will be expected to keep regular hours at the church office located at 2732 East Main Road in Portsmouth.

 Duties include editing and printing the weekly worship service bulletin, publishing the monthly newsletter, compiling various reports including the Church Annual Report, maintaining the church office and filing systems – including computerized files, assisting the Pastor and committees with church mailings and special projects, overseeing the church calendar, as well as other responsibilities associated with running a church office.

 Applicants are expected to have secretarial skills, including experience and knowledge of computer programs and software such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

 Applicants must be friendly, cordial, and helpful, and able to conduct him/herself in a manner that befits those who work and minister in a church. Applicants will be expected to get to know the church leadership team, have general knowledge of their responsibilities, and support them in their service. Previous experience in a church environment is highly desirable.

Intrested parties should submit a letter of interest including qualifications, experience, and references, via email to 


Rev. Michael Pike










Administrative Assistant   













Sheila Schattle
Music Director


































 David Venancio