|Date Posted||September 17, 2019|
Long Island (Claire Woodley)
|Health Benefits||Full Family|
|Communicants in Good Standing||481|
|Average Sunday Attendance||153|
|Child Population in Church School||40|
|Teacher Population in Church School||6|
St. Jude is a Pastoral sized parish that is a can-do parish with an extensive and well managed parish life with vibrant worship. St. Jude has an outreach center that serves mothers and children in a variety of ways. They have have a Deacon that assists with outreach and deep lay participation. They have a rich LGBTQ ministry and a variety of family styles. Located mid-Island they are close to the Southern shore of Long Island and Jones Beach/Fire Island.
There former Rector was removed under Title IV discipline. The community wants to maintain their financial health and programmatic vitality. While the Title IV removal was a surprise, the prior incumbent had been frequently absent, due to health issues and had isolated himself from the wider Deanery. The church would like to reconnect with other churches to join them at their ministry center and build mission relationships with other entities in Wantagh.
The Rev. Canon Claire Woodley, Canon for Congregational Support