|Date Posted||August 4, 2023|
Virginia (Shirley Smith-Graham)
|Diocesan Compensation Info||https://www.thediocese.net/Customer-Content/www/CMS/files/Finance_and_Management/6_2021_Compensation_Guidelines.pdf|
|Is there a rectory?||No|
|Communicants in Good Standing||44|
|Average Sunday Attendance||26|
Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.
If health insurance benefit needed, compensation will be adjusted to fit church budget.
Liturgical style and practice
Traditional Rite II Eucharist with occasional lay-led Liturgy of the Word or Morning Prayer
- Welcoming, giving, thoughtful, and caring congregation
- Members past and present have always provided for the church financially
- Active and self-motivated core leadership
- Active lay liturgical leaders – LEM’s, lay readers, altar guild
- Long-term music program
- Strong Outreach Committee with yearly bequest for distribution
- 2 trained Lay Eucharistic Visitors who can assist with pastoral visits
- Enjoyable tradition of First Sunday potluck brunches
- Smaller congregation - need to identify and draw in new members from the community
- Older congregation - currently only one family with children
- Little growth in church
- Priest-in-charge retired on May 28, 2023 and church is currently supported by supply clergy and lay leaders
Skills Sought from New Minister
- Welcoming to people, interested in exploring ways of attracting new congregation members, and positively encouraging of congregation membership growth
- Good communicator with Vestry and congregation
- Accessible to members and responsive to member needs
- Encouraging of continued strong Outreach Program within the community
- Providing sermons of meaning, substance, and relevance
- Available for pastoral duties as needed, including hospital, home, and nursing home visitations, as well as performance of any baptisms, weddings, and funerals.
This is a quarter-time (10 hours per week) position that focuses on: preparing for and providing Holy Eucharist Rite II each Sunday with a sermon; pastoral care (hospital and nursing home visits); baptisms, weddings, and funerals; services on Ash Wednesday, Holy Week (Maundy Thursday and Good Friday), and Christmas Eve.