The Church of Grace and Resurrection

at Rector
Location Elmhurst, Queens New York City
Date Posted September 14, 2021
Category Long Island (Claire Woodley)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Urban
Compensation $85,000
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance Yes
Communicants in Good Standing 423
Average Sunday Attendance 111
Child Population in Church School 8
Teacher Population in Church School 4
Budget $242.368.00
Anglo-Catholic yes
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

This blended parish of two churches brings a strong commitment to working with their surrounding community.  Offering ESL classes to adults and children is part of the glue that brought these congregations together. They network well with community groups such as the NAACP and ecumenical and deanery partners. Grace and Resurrection is made up of both African American and members form different Caribbean countries. The diversity is both honored and celebrated throughout the year. The church is committed to supporting youth both in the congregation and in the community.

Challenges

The congregation is graying and while they honor their Caribbean roots they are seeking ways to move into a future that incorporates and celebrates those who are born in the USA and build a post-Caribbean identity parish.

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Claire Woodley cwoodley@dioceseli.org