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If you know of anyone looking for part time work, San Damiano is hiring people for our dining room: 

San Damiano Retreat is currently in need of hiring a few part-time people to work in the Retreat House Dining Room. The hours would be mostly evenings, including Saturday and Sunday. The work would include setting tables, preparing buffet tables, offering coffee/dessert, cleaning up after meals, vacuuming, and doing dishes.

The beginning salary is $10.50 an hour. The scheduled hours are based on the number of retreatants, which varies from week to week. Routinely, people work 4:30pm to 8pm. Fridays are 5pm to 9pm. There will be some weeks when there are no hours available. This position is ideal for someone who wants to make a little extra money and support us in our tradition of joy, hospitality, compassion, peace, and simplicity as we “……provide a peaceful environment of natural beauty where people of all faiths and backgrounds may seek spiritual renewal and growth.”

If you have questions or are interested in applying, please contact Br. Michael Minton at 925-837-9141.

(posted 9-5-14)


Hillcrest Congregational Church UCC in Pleasant Hill is seeking a primary accompanist (piano/organ). Responsibilities include weekly Sundayservices (10:30 a.m., Sept – June) and weekly choir rehearsals (Thursdays, 7 p.m., late Aug – early June). Please submit cover letter/statement and Resume, including names of three references, by email to or by regular mail to Music Search Committee, Hillcrest Congregational Church UCC, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523.

Seeking a Primary Accompanist (Piano/Organ)

Hillcrest Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) Pleasant Hill, California


Play keyboards for

o Weekly Sunday service (Most Sundays, 10:30 a.m., Sept – June)
o Weekly Choir Rehearsals (Most Thursdays, 7 p.m., late Aug – early June) o Extra Christmas and Easter rehearsals and performances


  • Play in a variety of styles
  • Ability and experience to support choir and choir director in rehearsal and performance
  • Ability and experience to support congregational singing


  • Proficiency on piano and organ
  • Ability to read and play four-part open score for rehearsals
  • Prior church experience

Salary: $10,000. Negotiable based on ability and experience Position open and Review of Applications begins immediately

Please submit a cover letter/statement and Resume, including names of three references, by email ( or regular mail.

Music Search Committee
Hillcrest Congregational, Church UCC 404 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523 925-689-8260

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Hillcrest is a historic, progressive, and Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. It is located in a San Francisco East Bay community adjacent to Walnut Creek.

(posted 9-5-14)

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