Trinity Episcopal Church of Solebury

at Interim
Location Solebury
Date Posted October 4, 2021
Category Pennsylvania (Arlette Benoit Joseph)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation $91,800
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing None
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 494
Average Sunday Attendance 145
Child Population in Church School 44
Adult Population in Church School 25
Teacher Population in Church School 7
Budget $441,315
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer yes
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

Mission conscious and engaged in both local and larger social

and justice issues.

Welcoming to newcomers and open to diversity: newcomers of

varying background do not feel out of place.

Social Outreach Activity Illustrates Mission Consciousness:

Lobsterfest raises funds for Mission Philly and local foods banks

Cookie Bake fundraiser

Interfaith activities, outreach to non-traditional groups

Knitting ministry

Education/special programs (Sacred Ground)

Worship

Welcomes all

Continues to be broadcast and is recorded weekly

Extraordinary music programs & resources attracts broader artistic community

Weekly Centering Prayer group

Social

Foyers group dinners

Advent wreath making and Advent food drive

Knitting ministry

Sunday coffee hour/brunches

Day School

Independent, well structured and related, day school

Resurgence of day school program post Covid

Families stayed with the school during Covid

Synergy with school district - we offer our building for emergency use

Financial Resources

Careful budget management with consistent match of expenses to income

Spiritual Support

Pastoral Care Team

Centering Prayer

Location

Beautiful well maintained property – no major repair at this time,

small community, school system well regarded

Leadership

Vestry meets by Zoom weekly to help guide the church through Covid

Partnerships

New Hope Cares

St. Thomas Episcopal Philly

AA Association

Red Cross Blood Drive

Polling Station

Fisherman’s Mark

Buck County Opportunity Council

Delaware Valley Food Pantry

Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks

Pearl Street Giving

 

Challenges

Adult parish re-engagement post-Covid

Youth re-engagement – church has cycled through strong period of

rapid growth with younger family, finances and outreach during the

first decade of 2000. Church has seen numbers decline over past

several years.

Discerning the questions.

What do we want to be when we grow up?

Self-study and identify as well as relevance to community:

How do we move forward strategically?

Restructure and reinstate office hours post-Covid

Comments

We are seeking an interim who:

Has a clear sense of calling to priestly/pastoral ministry

Fits well liturgically and in outreach

Willing to take an active role in the parish self-study

Both challenging and accepting of where we are

Engender continuing and greater outreach

Delegate and empower talented volunteers to mission

Comfortable with musical tradition and expression here

Accepts our salary, housing and benefit package

Maintain regular office, visitation and outreach habits

Contact Information

Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and OTM profile to Canon Arlette D. Benoit Joseph abenoitjoseph@diopa.org