Archives for 2017

10/31/17: Rector, part time (Sterling, IL)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Grace Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Sterling, IL
What do you want this person to do?
Grace’s next rector should look forward to working with the highly active lay leaders to continue the outreach in the community and maintain the warm and welcoming hospitality of the congregation. The community of faith in Sterling is intergenerational, high energy group focused on making members of their town feel just as loved and cared for as the members of the congregation.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
To apply, please use this form: https://episcopalchicago.wufoo.com/forms/diocese-of-chicago-transitions-clergy-application/
When is the application deadline?
12/19/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.episcopalchicago.org/our-diocese/for-clergy/clergy-openings
Do you have a website?
www.episcopalgrace.org

10/31/17: Rector (Morris, IL)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Morris, IL
What do you want this person to do?
Rector of a congregation made up of a small but close-knit group of committed Episcopalians dedicated to ministry with each other and their community.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
To apply, please use this form: https://episcopalchicago.wufoo.com/forms/diocese-of-chicago-transitions-clergy-application/
When is the application deadline?
12/19/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.episcopalchicago.org/our-diocese/for-clergy/clergy-openings/
Do you have a website?
www.stthomasmorris.org

10/26/17: Associate Rector, Curacy Program (Naples, FL)

What are you looking for?
Associate Rector (Curacy Program)
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Naples, FL
What do you want this person to do?
Purpose

The Associate Rector is responsible for sharing in the ministry of the church for worship, formation, fellowship and service through the preaching, liturgical, and pastoral life of the congregation as directed by the Rector.

Accountability

Works directly under the supervision of the Rector.

Level of Independence/Supervision

Works largely independently, is expected to manage time and resources, attend staff meetings, and maintain office hours.

Collaboration

Works in close collaboration with the rector, other priests and lay leaders with resources from supporting lay ministry staff.

Compensation

Compensation is highly competitive for resource churches, including church provided housing.

Principal Functions

• Regular participation in the Sunday and weekday services and presiding and preaching as assigned.
• Provide pastoral ministry for baptisms, weddings (preparation etc.), hospital visitation, shut-in visitation, funerals and conducting services for those unable to attend Church services with regularity.
• Regularly meet with fellow clergy, staff, Vestry and other committees as assigned.
• Teaching a course in the Adult Christian Education as requested by the Rector.
• Develop and support specific parish groups as assigned by the Rector.
• Participate in newcomers programs and activities.
• Provide pertinent information for parish communications’ mediums, i.e. Sunday bulletin, Trinitarian, Website, Formation Website, etc.
• Interface with staff in fulfilling pastoral service and seek staff participation and support in the performance of tasks.
• Attend Diocesan and local clergy gatherings, annual retreats.
Special Functions relating to Curacy

In addition to the principal functions above, there are special functions, benefits and expectations related to a termed curacy. Those include:
• Attending a Level I training in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd over the course of the first year of ministry.
• Attending a Clergy Clinic in Family Systems Theory through the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center over the course of the second year of ministry
• Discerning at the end of the second year of ministry/beginning of the third year of ministry a call to a more specific ministry as priest, whether a call to ministry outside Trinity-by-the-Cove or a changed ministry within Trinity-by-the-Cove.

Qualifications

The Associate Rector is to be a priest in good standing in the Episcopal Church or otherwise in good standing with appropriate Diocesan authority in the process for ordained ministry as a priest within the Episcopal Church, with experience in parish ministry, and demonstrable leadership skills.

Abilities

• Effective Teacher
• Proficient liturgist
• Pastoral sensitivity and grace
• Skillful and creative project development management
• Competence and comfort with computers and online communication
• Readiness to give and receive feedback and to offer complete solutions and plans
• Adept at group facilitation and volunteer recruiting and support
• A willingness to learn and ask questions—a sense of curiosity and drive to improve

Personality

All Trinity by the Cove employees should have an appreciation for the work of the church, understanding that we are “customer driven”, where the customers are members, visitors, vendors, and other employees. Every employee is expected to:
• Have a strong work ethic
• Be a dependable and trustworthy member of our team
• Have a kind disposition
• Work well with others as a member of our team
• Handle frequent (typically during peak season) interruptions with patience

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Interested applicants should send (1) a Letter expressing interest, (2) a current resume, (3) a current OTM profile to The Rev. Edward Gleason (egleason@trinitybythecove.com). Following receipt of these documents, candidates will be contacted to continue an interview process, beginning with a telephone or video conference.
When is the application deadline?
05/31/2018
Do you have a website?
www.trinitybythecove.com

Planning for Rites and Rituals: A Resource for Episcopal Worship: Year B, 2017-18

Title of book or publication
Planning for Rites and Rituals: A Resource for Episcopal Worship: Year B, 2017-18
Author(s)
Editors Nancy Bryan, Sharon Ely Pearson, and Milton Brasher-
Publisher
Church Publishing Inc
Month and Year of Publication
October 2017
Description or summary
Church Publishing announces the release of “one of the best resources any Episcopal leader could have in planning out the program year, liturgically and formation-wise.” Planning for Rites and Rituals: A Resource for Episcopal Worship: Year B, 2017-18, an all-in-one liturgical season planner for worship, is the first in a series, addressing Advent 1 2017 through Christ the King Sunday 2018. Year C, 2018-19 and Year A, 2019-20 will be published in subsequent years.

Organized by season and week of the liturgical year, Planning for Rites and Rituals offers congregational and other worship planners comprehensive week-by-week content and ideas for liturgy and music, preaching, and visuals, shaped by the Revised Common Lectionary, the Book of Common Prayer, the church year, and the assembly gathered around word and sacrament.

Editors Nancy Bryan, Sharon Ely Pearson, and Milton Brasher-Cunningham worked with a diverse group of contributors to create a resource made up of a wide range of thought-provoking, creative options for Sundays and holy days throughout the liturgical year.

The result is a planning resource grouped by liturgical season and date. Included are ways to engage a range of ages as well as help “seeing” the images in each week’s scripture. It also contains hymn suggestions keyed to the lectionary and brief introductions to each week’s scripture readings.

Each season begins with a “Preparing for . . . ” section followed by “Seasonal Rites” which offers expansive ideas for worship within or outside the primary Sunday service. Following these two overview documents, every Sunday’s set of resources offers everything needed for putting together a Sunday (or holy day) service as well as other ideas for formation and community engagement within and beyond your church doors. Weekday Commemorations occurring during a season are noted by day of the week and date, with shortened biographies of individuals being remembered.

Website
www.churchpublishing.org/planningforritesandrituals
Where can the publication be purchased?
www.churchpublishing.org/jesusheist
Contact name
Nancy Davidge
Email
nancy@davidge.net

A Word to Live By

Title of book or publication
A Word to Live By
Author
Lauren Winner
Publisher
Church Publishing Inc
Month and Year of Publication
October 2017
Description or summary
Congregations considering joining Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Good Book Club during Lent/Easter 2018 may find Lauren Winner’s new book, “A Word to Live By,” a helpful resource for members who may find reading the Bible challenging.

Winner, a best-selling author, scholar, and priest, drew upon her own difficulties reading the Bible while writing this book.

Although the Bible has always been central to Winner’s faith, for most of her life it bored her. Seven years ago, something changed. She found herself open to and curious about the Bible:

“I found that, for the first time, I was particularly awake – to God and myself – when I read the Bible. I began to have some inkling of what people mean when they say the Bible seems to effervesce with God’s presence.”

“A Word to Live By,” is the seventh volume in the Church’s Teachings for a Changing World series, a collection of books by visionary Episcopal thinkers and leaders to reintroduce the essentials of Episcopal teaching and faith. Discussion questions within each chapter invite readers and study groups into deeper engagement. Additional resources are available online.

Winner introduces readers to the genres that we find in the Bible (among them founding narratives, genealogies, psalms, epistles, apocalypse, and gospels) and the ways that scripture is used during worship. She’s especially interested in why Episcopal worship so thoroughly involves “offering God’s own words back to God”–that is, why Episcopal prayers draw so heavily on the language of scripture (she draws on pie baking and contemporary theater in discussing that topic). And she explores ways to study and pray the scriptures outside of Sunday morning worship. “Pause and Consider” questions in each chapter invite readers into deeper engagement. Throughout, Winner aims to spark readers’ curiosity about how the Bible can deepen their relationship with God.

Website
www.churchpublishing.org/wordtoliveby
Where can the publication be purchased?
www.churchpublishing.org/jesusheist
Contact name
Nancy Davidge
Email
nancy@davidge.net

10/18/17: Director of Music Ministries (Chevy Chase, MD)

What are you looking for?
Director of Music Ministries
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Johns Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish
Where is the job site located?
Chevy Chase, MD
What do you want this person to do?
Episcopal program parish with 1400 members seeks a full-time Director of Music Ministries who will continue to build the role of music in the church, maintaining high standards while including all ages/talents. The individual must be a creative leader and team player able to work with clergy to plan the music and liturgy for worship. The Director must be experienced with Episcopal liturgical and music traditions; be able to teach, direct, and offer this music; and encourage diverse musical expressions that serve to broaden participation. The Director leads two choirs in Sunday morning worship – a mixed-age family choir at the 9:00 service, and an adult choir with section leaders at the 11:15 service. The Director also facilitates a contemporary 5:00 Sunday service, directs a handbell choir and two young children’s choirs (K-grade 2; grades 3-5), each of which performs every couple of months. The Director plays atSunday services and all special services, including weddings and funerals. Instruments include a 2008 Berghaus 3529-pipe organ and a 2007 Mason & Hamlin BB grand piano in our main worship space, a one-manual Reuter tracker organ in the chapel, and three octaves Schulmerich handbells and chimes.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Applicants should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Music/Organ, and a minimum of five years experience. Salary will follow the compensation guidelines of the Diocese of Washington. Benefits are provided according to parish personnel guidelines. The search committee will send applications to all candidates in mid-November. Completed applications are due December 31, 2017. We anticipate selecting our new Director early March, 2018. More information about the parish is available at http://stjohnsnorwood.org/. To obtain an application, please indicate your interest by November 15, 2017 by electronic or U.S. mail:
John Welch, co-chair, Search Committee
St. John’s Episcopal Church
6701 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
John.Welch@mercer.com
When is the application deadline?
12/31/2017
Do you have a website?
stjohnsnorwood.org

Tour: Magical Christmas Markets, Dec. 1-9, 2018

Tell us what you’re planning …
Magical Christmas Markets
When does it start?
12/01/2018
When does it end?
12/09/2018
What kind of event is it?
Tour
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Join EO Guest Speaker Annwn Myers on the AmaWaterways’ AmaSonata for the Magical Christmas Markets river cruise in Europe December 1-9, 2018. Delight in the combination of pageantry and timeless traditions as you experience the magical Christmas markets along the Danube river. The sounds, smells, tastes and sights will mix the medieval and modern on this enchanting journey. You will stop in Nuremburg, Regensburg, Passau, Vienna and more. Annwn’s inspirational messages will enhance this special holiday experience.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.eo.travel
Does the event have a website?
www.eo.travelwithus.com/tours/magical-christmas-markets-river-cruise-2018#eotours
Contact name
Donald Fishburne
Email
donald@donaldfishburne.net

Tour: Celtic Christianity in Scotland, Oct. 1-10, 2018

Tell us what you’re planning …
Celtic Christianity in Scotland
When does it start?
10/01/2018
When does it end?
10/10/2018
What kind of event is it?
Tour
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Explore areas of Scotland where some of the traditions and practices of Celtic Christianity were developed and then passed on to the wider Church. Your pilgrimage will include Oban, Lismore, Mull, Iona, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline, St. Andrews and more. Enhance your time in the UK with the optional extension to Ireland.

This is a unique retreat or pilgrimage opportunity for a group from your church. Ask about how the host can earn travel benefits.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.eo.travel
Does the event have a website?
www.eo.travelwithus.com/tours/celtic-christianity-in-scotland-2018#eotours
Contact name
Donald Fishburne
Email
donald@donaldfishburne.net

10/2/17: Rector (Colonie, NY)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Michael’s Church
Where is the job site located?
Colonie, NY
What do you want this person to do?
We are looking for Rector who will lead our pastoral sized church into the next phase of our spiritual growth. St. Michael’s Church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the Word of God, with a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We seek a Rector who will enthusiastically engage St Michael’s ministries of worship, Christian formation, and outreach. We look forward to a leader who will walk with us as we live into our identities as children of God the Father, moved by the Holy Spirit to recognize Christ in each person we encounter.

St. Michael’s is within the Albany, New York capital region which is lively and energetic, balancing its historic roots with a vibrant metropolitan atmosphere. Its uniqueness stems from its ability to offer residents and visitors world class cultural venues in a metropolitan setting, side by side with outdoor recreational activities in beautiful and scenic surroundings.

View St Michael’s Office for Transition Ministry Profile at https://www.otmportfolio.org

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Contact Elizabeth Strickland at estrickland@albanydiocese.org
When is the application deadline?
12/31/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
https://www.otmportfolio.org
Do you have a website?
http://stmichaelscolonie.org

9/20/17: Director of Music (New Bern, NC)

What are you looking for?
Director of Music
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Christ Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
New Bern, NC
What do you want this person to do?
Christ Episcopal Church located in historic New Bern NC is seeking a full-time Director of Music. Duties include planning, rehearsing and performing the music for two Sunday services as well as Weddings and Funerals. In addition, the choir presents four Evensong Services a year, a candlelight service of Advent Lessons and Carols and a Good Friday Passiontide service. Choral concerts with orchestra have included Rutter’s Requiem and Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. A noon Lenten Music Series has also been offered. Choirs consist of a 20+ adult choir and youth choirs. Available instruments are a two manual Zimmer, two pianos, a three-octave hand bell set, a full carillon, and Orff instruments. Requirements are a Master of Music with a minimum of five year’s experience, strong knowledge and love of Anglican liturgy, and familiarity with contemporary Christian music. Experience with reinvigorating a youth choir program is desirable. Compensation package contains full benefits; salary starts at $58,000. The church website www.christchurchnewbern.com contains a full job description and more information on Christ Church. Expressions of interest may be submitted to music17@christchurchnewbern.com.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please submit resumes to music17@christchurchnewbern.com.

The church website www.christchurchnewbern.com contains further information.

When is the application deadline?
12/31/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
email resumes to music17@christchurchnewbern.com
Do you have a website?
www.christchurchnewbern.com