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Ministry Partnership with Rev. Tom Hathaway and North Prospect Union, UCC

We are delighted to announce that Church Council has approved a partnership arrangement with Rev. Tom Hathaway for a 5 Month “Consulting Contract” (July, Sept-Dec, 2014) to work with our congregation in three ministries areas.  These include, in partnership with North Prospect Union, UCC:

  • new, web based faith formation ministry;
  • youth ministry and
  • Mission and Justice Ministries.
    10435009_780064587429_5350217497916432194_nRev. Hathaway is a UCC Pastor and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School. Tom and his clergy spouse, Rev. Sarah Hathaway live in Waltham with their chocolate lab, Lucille.

He is the Associate Pastor at North Prospect Union and the Executive Director/Minister of the Outdoor Church, Cambridge, both of which we already have a relationship.

Here is a link to the Staff Page of the Outdoor Church’s web site which offers a description of his work therein:

Rev. Tom Hathaway’s CV can be found here:  Hathaway Resume.

His Statement on Ministry can be found here: Hathaway Statement on Ministry

This decision afford us a chance to explore these new ministries and the relationship with Rev. Hathaway with the intention of building his role into our first full year as a new church plant with the budgeting process for 2015.

Here is the proposal that Council approved which will provide you with details about the arrangements, roles and the ministries for which we are hiring him:  2014.06.25 Present to Church Council High Level Proposal

Here is a brief FAQ about the ministry model for Faith Formation in the Home: Faith Formation FAQ

This is a photo of the Revs Hathaway:


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