Church of Our Saviour

at Rector
Location Somerset
Date Posted May 1, 2020
Category Massachusetts (Carol Gallagher, Martha Hubbard, Kelly O'Connell)
Job Type Part Time
Setting Town
Compensation 60,106
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 281
Average Sunday Attendance 96
Child Population in Church School 15
Adult Population in Church School 7
Teacher Population in Church School 4
Budget 161,431
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book no
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

We gather as a parish to participate in shared leadership and service in our community.
We are inclusive and open, generous to those in need, and welcoming of all.
The church welcomes and serves our community and beyond with grace and love. We
do this specifically through our Food Pantry, Clothing Boutique, and Meal Ministry,
where we feed over 200 families per month, treating our guests with dignity and
respect.
We are an energetic community, constantly engaged in activities that further our
church's mission. We also take time for adult education, hosting an EfM group, in
addition to adult education sessions during the Advent and Lenten seasons.
We are the host of a multi-parish annual retreat, a youth group, confirmation classes,
special worship services and a food pantry, collaborating with three nearby parishes.
We are spiritually centered around love and grace for ourselves, each other, and the
other. We have a legacy of inclusion, welcoming all people regardless of identity or
previous religious affiliation.

Challenges

We wish to increase our membership, attracting more families with children for whom
we can provide a nurturing atmosphere, encouraging families to become involved in
the parish.
We would also like to create an active music presence in our worship services by
restoring the choir, utilizing a variety of instruments during services, and selecting
hymns that are easier to learn and that will encourage congregational participation.
We hope to become a community that supports and encourages youth development
and exploration, expanding our youth involvement, and offering programs that will
allow them to feel respected, empowered, interested and engaged. We dream of
offering special worship services tailored to the youth that will be relevant to their
needs.
We have hopes of becoming more welcoming to the handicapped, creating a way for
people to easily move between the sanctuary and the undercroft while remaining
indoors.

Comments

Other Compensation:
Pension: $10,819.00
Mileage: $750
Continuing Education: $280
Diocesan Conferences: $500

Contact Information

Church of Our Saviour
2112 County Street
Somerset, MA 02726
508-678-9663 (Church)
Email: searchcommittee@church-of-our-saviour.com
Website: www.church-of-our-saviour.com
Joseph Costa
508-840-4526 (cell)
Jennifer Paiva
508-954-8170 (cell)