|Date Posted||February 13, 2020|
Rochester (Johnnie Ross)
|Average Sunday Attendance||57|
|Child Population in Church School||11|
|Adult Population in Church School||10|
|Teacher Population in Church School||5|
Located in the community of Henrietta, a diverse suburb of Rochester, NY, St. Peter’s is a welcoming, loving, and inclusive parish, with an involved, committed congregation. The strong fellowship of our worshipping community, on Sundays and throughout the week, empowers our parishioners to make a difference for others.
We are seeking to partner with a priest who can bring the Gospel into our daily lives, through preaching, teaching and congregational leadership. A strong candidate would be comfortable in engaging people both within and outside the church, and in encouraging others to build their ministries, affirming their gifts and talents. The parish also values intentional listening and strength in pastoral care to our worshipping community and those around us.
We have a strong tradition of formation and community engagement.
The Community of Henrietta offers comfortable, affordable living and is minutes from both downtown Rochester and the surrounding countryside. The City of Rochester offers a variety of dining, sporting and cultural opportunities, with a particularly vibrant music scene, anchored by the world-renowed Eastman School of Music. Henrietta’s school system is highly regarded, and many of the surrounding communities have highly ranked educational systems. Henrietta is home of the Rochester Institute of Technology and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and minutes from the University of Rochester, a nationally-recognized research university. There are approximately 27 institutions of higher education and professional learning in the Diocese of Rochester. Henrietta is also less than half an hour from the Finger Lakes, one of the premier destinations in New York State, which offer stunning vistas, hiking, boating and biking opportunities, fine dining and easy getaways.
The parish faces challenges to attract and retain young families. The parish also recognizes the need to grow into the future. Members of the congregation have attended the College for Congregational Development, and actively seek to use the tools from the College to revitalize and grow the parish's ministry. Funding continues to be tight, and hence we can only call a 3/4 priest at this time. We hope the congregation will be able to sustain a full-time rector in the future.
The Very Rev. Virginia Tyler Smith
Dean of Transitions, Diocese of Rochester