Huntington University has launched a doctoral program in Occupational Therapy at its campus in Peoria, Ariz. It will share space with HU’s Arizona Center for Digital Media Arts.

This is an expansion of the highly successful doctoral program based at the Parkview Randallia campus in Fort Wayne, Ind. The current program already attracts students from the West Coast.

The Arizona program will begin classes in January 2021 for 32 students. In the meantime, the university is making arrangements to hire a full-time program director, academic fieldwork coordinator, faculty, and an administrative assistant.

A two-room Birth Waiting House, for women with high-risk pregnancies, opened at Mattru Hospital on March 8. Special thanks to Summit Church Missions for donating the funds needed to make it happen.

According to Elaine Metzger, Sierra Leone has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world. One reason is the lack of hospitals. Mattru Hospital is one of only two in the Bonthe District, and the lack of roads and transportation makes it difficult for women to get to hospitals.

Elaine writes, “Thankfully there are more village health centers where high risk pregnancies can be detected earlier. Now those women can travel to Mattru earlier in their pregnancy and live in the Birth Waiting House until the baby arrives. Being on hospital grounds, they will have access to medical support as soon as labor begins.”

The Chiang Rai International Christian School (CRICS) is looking for teachers to fill a variety of needs in 2019-2020. The school serves expats, like the children of UB missionaries Brian and Rachel Glunt, as well as Thai students. Hannah Barrett, a UB Global Jump Start staff member and Huntington University graduate, is currently teaching elementary education at CRICS.

Current Needs:
Secondary Math
Secondary Social Studies
Computer Teacher (Gr 2-12)
Art
Elementary
Special Education Teacher and Assistant
Speech and Language Pathologist
Substitute Teacher
English as a Second Language Teacher
Curriculum Coordinator

Contact them at recruiter@crics.asia

Mrs. Sonia Blair passed away March 18, 2019. Until December, she was served as secretary and in other capacities at Pleasant Hill UB church in Greencastle, Pa. Among Sonia’s children is Dr. Anthony Blair, an ordained UB minister who is currently president of Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, Pa. The funeral will be held at 11 am Saturday, March 23, at Pleasant Hill.

Terrence L. Bakner Sr., 80, passed away on March 12, 2019, in Chambersburg, Pa. He was a former United Brethren minister in Pennsylvania, including at Blue Rock UB church in Waynesboro. He was also a graduate of Huntington University.

Corunna United Brethren in Christ Church is a small-town congregation located just beyond the northern suburbs of Fort Wayne, Ind. We are looking for a co-vocational pastor who will help us reach our full potential in spiritual growth and ministry to others.

Our next pastor will be a person who balances effective preaching with pastoral care. The ability to encourage, equip and enable God’s people to do the work of ministry is essential. Skill and experience with discipleship will be a benefit. It is also anticipated that this individual will maintain professional ministerial credentials with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA.

Corunna UB is a congregation of approximately 40 people who are consistent in both attendance and financial support. We are a biblically and missionally minded congregation with a wide range of generations and talents and a welcoming, family-feel atmosphere.

If this sounds like something for which God has been preparing you, please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and a current photo to bishop@ub.org.

Strinestown United Brethren Church (Manchester, Pa.) is a small-town congregation located midway between York and Harrisburg on Pennsylvania’s I-83 corridor. We are looking for a co-vocational pastor who will help us know and passionately serve Christ in all we do.

Our next pastor will be a person who balances effective preaching with pastoral care. The ability to help people develop their spiritual life and build a sense of fellowship is essential. Skill and experience in administration and working with children will be a benefit. It is also anticipated that this individual will maintain professional ministerial credentials with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA.

Strinestown UB is a congregation of approximately 50 people. Though small, we are a loving, financially stable church who faithfully striving to minister to our community.

If this sounds like something for which God has been preparing you, please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and a current photo to bishop@ub.org.

First United Brethren Church (Findlay, Ohio) is a congregation with a rich history in a growing community along the I-75 corridor. We are looking for a pastor to work alongside our people, giving sound leadership and fresh ideas as we seek to train disciples who train disciples.

Our next pastor will be an effective communicator with a heart for investing in people. The ability to work as a team and encourage others to do ministry is essential. Experience in ministering with people with divergent backgrounds and traditions will be a benefit. It is also expected that this individual will maintain professional ministerial credentials with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA.

First UB is a congregation of about 65 people. Though small, we are financially stable and have the facilities and desire to experience both spiritual and numerical growth over the next 3-5 years.

If this sounds like something for which God has been preparing you, please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and a current photo to bishop@ub.org.

College Park Church (Huntington, Ind.) is a spiritually and financially healthy congregation with a rich history. We are looking for a senior pastor who will lead us in following Jesus by loving God, loving people, and serving the world.

Our next pastor will be known for excellence in biblical preaching and have a passion for energizing God’s people to engage in ministry. Strong administrative and team-building skills are essential. Experience in developing and equipping both staff and lay leaders will be a benefit. It is also expected that this individual will maintain professional ministerial credentials with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA, and desire to engage with the Huntington University community.

College Park Church is a congregation of about 450 people. One of our strengths is the many respected Bible teachers, theologians, former pastors, and missionaries who are part of the congregation. Additional positive qualities include community engagement, participation in missions, and ministries which meet a variety of needs. We have a staff of 3 full-time ministry staff and 9 part-time ministry and support staff. Our modern facility, situated immediately adjacent to Huntington University, has been recently renovated and is large enough to accommodate much growth.

If this sounds like something for which God has been preparing you, please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and a current photo to bishop@ub.org.