Grace and St. Mark’s

at Rector
Location Massies Mill and Clifford
Date Posted October 6, 2020
Category Southwestern Virginia (Jonathan Harris)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Rural
Compensation 55,000
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing None
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 48 and 75
Average Sunday Attendance 35 and 32
Budget 109,000 and 103,000
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer yes
Non-Traditional yes
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I yes
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

Two Rural Virginia Counties Two Worshipping Communities Committed Friends and Partners

As two congregations and as partners, the people of St. Mark’s and Grace Churches form a wider worshipping community that has been working together missionally, sharing special services during Lent and Advent, and sharing music leadership for years. Although the COVID 19 pandemic has been a difficult time, both churches have become even stronger through weekly combined virtual Sunday services and a mid-week “Wednesday Night Live” Compline and sharing time.

Meanwhile the two churches feel blessed to be able to continue important ongoing ministries. Grace members again provided their annual scholarships to students in Nelson County, added to their food ministry to assist the local Food Bank, and have continued to reach out to members of their local community who need prayers and support. St. Mark’s members’ success and fulfillment has been felt in
their participation in the operation of The Episcopal Thrift Shop; their personal and church family contributions to the Hurricane Relief Fund; and their church’s support of the Amherst Cares Program
to feed hungry children.

Challenges

Connecting to a busy 21st century American generation where church membership is just one choice among many.

Comments

Find out much more about this ministry partnership opportunity in Grace's and St. Mark's joint Profile: Working Together, Two Small Churches With Big Hearts, found on each of their websites:

https://www.stmarksclifford.org
https://gracemassies.dioswva.org

Contact Information

The Rev. Cn. Jonathan F. Harris

Transition Minister

Diocese of Southwestern Virginia

jharris@dioswva.org

540 588 4586 (mobile)

Deadline December 7th, 2020