Trinity Episcopal Church, Newtown
|Date Posted||March 14, 2019|
Connecticut (Rev. Lee Ann Tolzmann)
|Compensation||Will meet diocesan guidelines.|
|Health Benefits||Full Family|
|Communicants in Good Standing||129|
|Average Sunday Attendance||94|
|Adult Population in Church School||25|
Trinity warmly welcomes visitors and newcomers. Our worship is joyful and meaningful. The clergy and staff are collegial. We are realigning our ministries in this missional age to focus on making disciples and becoming apostles. Vestry re-structuring is providing us with an opportunity to strengthen lay leadership through worship, formation, missional engagement, and parish life. Through intergenerational listening and learning, we are seeking to discern where God is already at work in our neighborhood and then follow. To ground our work in God's mission, we are seeking to make Trinity a people of prayer and develop a network of groups within Trinity that build relationships.
We are continuing to heal from the trauma of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School which happened here in 2012. Because of a visioning process undertaken in 2015, we are continuing to feel the tension around the realities of our decreased parish-size, programs and budget today. We have been experimenting with intergenerational learning and still have much to learn about this. We haven’t yet had hard conversations about racism and white privilege.
The Curate we hire will be warmly welcomed into the parish and community. He or she will be supported in their ministry with our youth and families and are not expected to be an expert. A curiosity and interest in intergenerational formation is what is being sought. A newly ordained person will find Trinity a wonderful parish in which to grow and learn.
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The Rev. Dr. Jenny Montgomery
Priest in Charge