St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

at Priest-in-Charge
Location Goldsboro
Date Posted March 26, 2020
Category East Carolina (Mollie Roberts)
Job Type Half Time
Setting Town
Compensation $30,000
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing None
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 50
Average Sunday Attendance 18
Child Population in Church School 0
Adult Population in Church School 7
Teacher Population in Church School 5
Budget $60,000
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer yes
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

St. Andrew's as a very devoted membership. When we ask for volunteers for our outreach missions almost every one participates where they are physically able. Our outreach projects are small or we will partner with another organization. Our last Vacation Bible School was for 1 week from 9 to 3 pm. This included morning snack, lunch and mid afternoon snack. We had bible study which was reinforced through art, dance and music. We partnered with the local Continental Society.  We have an annual kite flying workshop where the youth or adult has a choice of making their own kite or bring their personal kite or the church would provide one. Gifts and certificates of all kinds were given to participants. It all ends with hot dogs and drinks.  During the fall we assemble food baskets for Thanksgiving for 3 families that would last some for a week. We also assemble food baskets for the 3 families around Easter. Other outreach ministries include collecting products to assemble hygiene 25 kits for a local Crisis Center. Our Discretionary Fund assist many outside our congregation with food, rent, utilities, etc.  Our members are eager to serve God. We have 4 LEM’s( Lay Eucharistic Ministers), 4 trained preachers, and 5 trained Lay Leaders who will, on occasion lead Morning Prayer. The congregation volunteers were ever needed. We offer as many of the church feasts and holidays as possible, which include Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Easter, All Saints' Day, etc.

Challenges

Our main challenge is that our membership is older. Of the 25 active members, 13 are over 60, with some in their late 70’s. Several members are limited with mobility and use walking canes. Another challenge is the number of our parishioners. With a small number of parishioners, that limits us with our outreach projects, especially WOW (Wonderful Outstanding Women) at Dillard Middle School. Our membership’s limited mobility issues limits the number of people that can volunteer due to the physical structure of the school building.

Comments

To learn more about St. Andrew's Episcopal, 901 Harris Street, Goldsboro, NC, go to their website at www.standrewsgoldsboro.ecdio.org or check them out on Facebook.

Contact Information

For further information or to apply for this position, please contact Hannah Jarman, Administrative Assistant to the Bishop, the Diocese of East Carolina at 252-522-0885, ext. 228 or hjarman@diocese-eastcarolina.org.

Thank you for considering ministry in the Diocese of East Carolina.