|Date Posted||September 9, 2022|
Long Island (Claire Woodley)
|Diocesan Compensation Info||https://www.dioceseli.org/files/5016/3759/5600/2021-r2-for-2022-clergy-compensation-guidelines.pdf|
|Health Benefits||Full Family|
|Is there a rectory?||No|
|Communicants in Good Standing||193|
|Average Sunday Attendance||43|
|Child Population in Church School||14|
|Teacher Population in Church School||2|
Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.
Compensation includes salary, housing allowance and utilities
Liturgical style and practice
Liturgy at Grace Church Jamaica comes out of the “broad” church tradition of Episcopal
worship. Prior to COVID, we offered two Sunday services. Since reopening, there has been one
service at 10 am. We plan to resume the second 8 am service in the Fall. The service is Rite Two
Eucharistic with choir. The Hymnal songs, with selections from Lift Every Voice and Sing,
provide just the right mix for our congregation. The organ music, weaved with some piano
selection, is pleasant and satisfying. We also have Wednesday noon-day service which, since
reopening after the pandemic is on the second Wednesday of the month and will be on hiatus
for the summer. There is church Sunday school service for children at 10am. The first Sunday
of the month Is Youth Sunday. The Youth participate by being ushers, lecturers, and also sing.
There are special holiday worship events such as Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols during which
children from the Sunday school participate in the Christmas pageant, Christmas Eve Eucharist,
Christmas Day, New Year service: Holy Eucharist, All Saints Day , Ash Wednesday, Holy Week services,
Easter Vigil, Easter Day, Pentecost and Harvest Sunday where the Sunday school and Aim Youth Group
decorate the church for Thanksgiving.
The Grace Church blending of diverse cultures to worship together as one church community; combination of hymnal with Lift Every Voice And Sing selections; offering of Rite Two services and the renewal Cursillo Movement, and the magnificent outreach to youth and seniors of our neighboring community.
Our inability to secure an adequate number of pledges for proper budget preparation, and our limited technology capabilities.
Grace church vestry will encourage more pledges in the future by enlightening our congregation to the fact that the giving outweighs the pledges.
Our goal is to enhance the use of technology by recruiting members with technological ability to assist members of our church who need assistance in this area in order to participate in services.