St. Gabriel's

Priest-in-Charge

Date Posted March 20, 2019
Diocese Bethlehem (Anne Kitch)
Location Douglassville, PA
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Suburban
Compensation $82,500
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance Yes

Parish Profile

Average Sunday Attendance 148
Child Population in Church School 38
Adult Population in Church School 6
Teacher Population in Church School 21
Budget $360,000
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary yes
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I yes
Rite II yes

Strengths

At St. Gabriel’s, we embrace the Episcopal traditions, but we are a flexible community, understanding people’s imperfections and welcoming changes.  We like to say: “Come as you are” and this is true for inward spirit and outward appearance. This is a community with a strong sense of family with each of its multiple congregations.  We have very strong lay ministers – all who are very dedicated to our ministries. We look for new ways to bring the love of God to those who may not come within our doors and bravely adapt current ministries and create new ministries to meet these needs.

Our ministries include:

  • A strong youth program
  • A day school for infants through Pre-k, with before and after school through 6th grade
  • A recovery ministry including a weekly worship service
  • Strong pastoral connection to the continuing care facility adjacent to our property
  • A new ministry of Laundry Love

Challenges

St. Gabriel’s is in a period of transition – where we will need guidance to decide how best we should next serve our community effectively.  We will look to our next priest to help us define our vision, giving patient guidance, and encouraging our lay ministers to set new paths. Preaching and teaching will play a big role in this as well to keep our congregation engaged and inspired.

Contact Information

The Bishop's office of the Diocese of Bethlehem

office@diobeth.org
610-691-5655