Grace Church, Ossining

at Priest-in-Charge
Location Ossining
Date Posted January 31, 2022
Category New York (Nora Smith)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation Compensation & benefits according to diocesan guidelines.
Diocesan Compensation Info https://dioceseny.org/administration/for-clergy/clergy-finance/minimum-compensation-guidelines-for-priests/
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing for 5
Is there a rectory? Yes
If there IS a rectory, is it optional or required that cleric live there? Required
Equity Allowance Yes
Communicants in Good Standing 127
Average Sunday Attendance 75
Child Population in Church School 2
Adult Population in Church School 11
Teacher Population in Church School 3
Budget $369,395

Description

Liturgical style and practice

Because Grace Episcopal church is in its infancy following the joining of two parishes, we currently practice two distinct types of worship. Sometimes we worship in the Anglo-Catholic formal tradition using Rite I. At other times we participate in more relaxed worship using contemporary language. In response to COVID 19 we instituted online Sunday services and added a simplified outside Eucharist. Additionally, we began nightly, pre-recorded compline services and a midweek live virtual evening prayer service which continue even though we have resumed in person Sunday services.

Strengths

Grace Church is a marriage of realists, who have spent the last ten years discerning, reflecting and affirming that we are truly better and stronger together. The challenges of Covid and the opportunity to find new ways to worship together solidified our bond as a unified parish.

Challenges

Our newly minted parish has a myriad of moving parts, and the integration of these parts is delicate. Our historic congregations, landmark properties and financial assets await the direction of a strong, nimble and visionary leader who can make effective decisions in a respectful, compassionate manner so we can thrive and survive. While we are blessed with Diocesan support we are still very much in uncharted territory.

Comments

Church website: https://graceossining.org/

Parish Profile and OTM Community Ministry Portfolio, available from the Diocese of New York's Positions Open webpage:
https://www.dioceseny.org/administration/for-clergy/transition-ministry-office/positions-open/ 

Contact Information

Receiving Names Until: September 30, 2022

Thank you for learning more about Grace Episcopal Church. If you feel called to apply, please send your Letter of Interest, Resume, and OTM Portfolio to our Co-Chairs, Richard Shaw and Jo Ann McGrath at: search@graceossining.org and copy Canon Nora Smith at: nsmith@dioceseny.org