St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church

at Rector
Location Quincy
Date Posted May 18, 2020
Category Massachusetts (Carol Gallagher, Martha Hubbard, Kelly O'Connell)
Job Type 3/4 Time
Setting Urban
Compensation 70,000
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing for 4
Equity Allowance Negotiable
Communicants in Good Standing 54
Average Sunday Attendance 60
Child Population in Church School 10
Adult Population in Church School 0
Teacher Population in Church School 5
Budget 199,885
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 yes
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

Participation: Leaders within our parish do an excellent job encouraging parishioners to participate in services, music ministry (choir and special music, including by children), and other
parish activities. A wide variety of parishioners support Sunday morning services by reading, acolyting, and ushering. Our parish also rotates vestry members in order to include parishioners. We participate in the parish’s ministry through bi-annual fairs, monthly service opportunities, on-site thrift shop, and weekly post-service coffee hour.
Tradition: We have a traditional Episcopal worship style that follows the Book of Common Prayer and incorporates a choir into its worship services. We typically follow the Rite 2 service and most of the music offered is traditional in nature. We have lively programs to celebrate the feast days, which include special music and readings in which the entire church participates.
Family: The community of St. Chrysostom’s feels very much like a family. Our parishioners avidly stand up for each other, provide support and understanding, and share in our common goal to live faithfully and charitably.

Challenges

Need for Growth and Stability: Change has recently been challenging for our parish: we lost two priests and their families back-to-back (after our first rector left, the priest-associate took another position in the diocese). They were staples within the parish community, so their
departure was felt deeply within the parish, causing us to seek a new center of balance. When transformations within our church occur, it provides opportunities for parishioners to step up and take on new roles of involvement and leadership. As parishioners, we learn new skills and build resilience as a community. We look to a new Rector to guide us over the threshold to financial and spiritual calm.

Contact Information

Contact Person Name: Lisa Carpenter
Contact Person Address: 17 Squanto Road, Quincy MA 02169
Contact Person Phone Number: 617.851.0747
Contact Person Email: stcsearch617@gmail.com