All Saints’ Episcopal Church

at Interim Rector
Location Chelmsford
Date Posted December 17, 2019
Category Massachusetts (Carol Gallagher, Martha Hubbard, Kelly O'Connell)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation $108,200
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Negotiable
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 740
Average Sunday Attendance 174
Child Population in Church School 85
Adult Population in Church School 40
Teacher Population in Church School 20
Budget $358,469
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

All Saints’ is a vibrant community of Christ with strong lay leadership. We have a beautiful tradition of worship on Sundays at 8 & 10am, as well as Wednesday at noon. Our 10am Eucharist offers beautiful choir and organ music. And the halls are bustling with kid in church school. The attendees at our 8am service are well-connected and generous servants of Christ. During our worship we value thought-provoking sermons that connect our everyday lives to Jesus. The staff is some of the best – the Music Minister, Parish Administrator and Director of Religious Ed work seamlessly together to keep our operations flowing.
• Over the last few years we have experienced a growth in our church school – as well as a commitment to attendance.
• Small group opportunities seem to work best for adult education both after service & during the week.
• We are dedicated to community outreach through a feeding program to the homeless, a prison ministry and participating in a Refugee Immigration Ministry.
• Currently we are at the tail end of implementing a Capital Campaign to improve our building and grounds (including the kitchen and church school), and look forward to taking advantage of our newly updated spaces.
Our Parish is committed to serving Christ by serving one another. We seek someone who can easily collaborate with lay leadership and interacts comfortably with our youth.

Challenges

As with many parishes, finances are at the forefront of our challenges. While we have healthy Sunday attendance, we struggle to engage everyone in financial stewardship. In addition, our lack of parking and green space makes it difficult to find steady rental income to make up pledging deficits.

Though we have many wonderful opportunities for members to engage with the Parish, at times it can it can feel disjointed and overwhelming to newcomers and regulars alike. This makes integrating new members and identifying new leaders a challenge.

Comments

We hope to find someone who is gifted in bringing people along; a priest who can help us follow the Holy Spirit into our future life together. We have strong faith and commitment, but continue to seek guidance and connection. Strength in relatable sermons and heartfelt pastoral care are skills we value in a Rector. Also, with our growing church school population, whomever we call needs to be comfortable working with children

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Martha Hubbard

mhubbard@diomass.org

617-482-5800 x 211