Archives for February 2017

2/23/17: Interim Parish Musician(s) (Chattanooga, TN)

What are you looking for?
Interim Parish Musician(s)
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Grace Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Chattanooga, TN
What do you want this person to do?
Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga seeks part-time Interim Parish Musician(s) to cover organist and choral responsibilities until such time as a long-term Director of Music is appointed, following the arrival of a new Rector later in 2017. Choral responsibilities include preparing music and directing the parish choir at weekly rehearsals and services (September – May), as well as selecting hymns and anthems for worship in conjunction with the parish clergy. Organist responsibilities include accompaniment for the principle Sunday Eucharist and one weekly choral rehearsal (September – May). Additional duties consist of providing music for occasional services such as Holy Week liturgies, quarterly evensongs, and weddings/funerals as available. Administrative functions may include oversight of organ, harpsichord, and piano maintenance and of the music library. These responsibilities may be divided into one or two positions, depending on skills, interest, and availability. The education requirement is at least a Bachelor’s degree. Familiarity with Episcopal worship or similar liturgical traditions is preferred. Required weekly hours are flexible (up to 18 hours), and compensation will be competitive and commensurate to education, skill level, and experience. The Interim Parish Musician(s) WILL be eligible to apply for the permanent position(s) when posted. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume with at least three references to saygracemusic@gmail.com as soon as possible. Grace is home to a 400-seat nave and 3-manual Moller pipe organ.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume with at least three references to saygracemusic@gmail.com as soon as possible.
When is the application deadline?
04/15/2017
Do you have a website?
saygrace.net

Community of the Gospel Annual Convocation, Oct. 26-30 (Glendale, OH)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Community of the Gospel Annual Convocation
When does it start?
10/26/2017
When does it end?
10/30/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Glendale, OH
What kind of event is it?
Conference
Tell us more about what you’re planning
This convocation is the central national event of the Community of the Gospel, one of the recognized non-residential religious communities of the Episcopal Church. In addition to study, worship and fellowship, the community’s annual Chapter Meeting is held. Visitors are welcome to attend and participate. Usually this gathering is attended by more than thirty persons from across the country, including several non-member visitors.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.communityofthegospel.org
Contact name
Br. Daniel-Joseph Schroader
Email
brdanjoe@gmail.com

National Episcopal Historians and Archivists Conference, June 20-23 (NYC)

Tell us what you’re planning …
NEHA Conference 2017 – Immigration, Going Out and Coming In: Ministries, Transitions and Change in the Episcopal Church
When does it start?
06/20/2017
When does it end?
06/23/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
225 W 99th St
New York, New York 10025
What kind of event is it?
Conference
Tell us more about what you’re planning
You are invited to join American and international historians, archivists and those interested in the immigration conference theme to the 2017 Conference of the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists. The Conference consists of papers, presentations, workshops, keynote and luncheon speakers, tours of historic sites, varieties of worship in our Episcopal tradition, fellowship, a major concert and, of course, excellent food!

The NEHA Annual Meeting will take place Thursday, June 22nd before lunch. Most activities center around St. Michael’s Episcopal Church at 99th and Amsterdam. Whether you plan to attend the entire conference or one day, there are options to benefit you and your presence will be a benefit to other participants.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.episcopalhistorians.org
Does the event have a website?
http://www.episcopalhistorians.org/2017.html
Contact name
Jean Ballard Terepka
Email
jbt75nyc@gmail.com

2/15/17: Executive Assistant to the Diocesan Bishop (Philadelphia, PA)

What are you looking for?
Executive Assistant to the Diocesan Bishop
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
Where is the job site located?
Philadelphia, PA
What do you want this person to do?
The Executive Assistant to the Diocesan Bishop is an exempt staff position which has as its major responsibility the performance of administrative, clerical, and organizational duties to support the ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania and the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. This position also assists the Diocesan Staff as needed, and functions as a member of the team.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
If you are interested in applying for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to eaposition@diopa.org.
When is the application deadline?
05/01/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://conta.cc/2knyIqi
Do you have a website?
www.diopa.org

2/11/17: Organist/Choirmaster (San Antonio, TX)

What are you looking for?
Organist/Choirmaster
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church & Montessori School
Where is the job site located?
San Antonio, TX
What do you want this person to do?
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Organist/Choir Master

Purpose
The Organist/Choir-Master works in collaboration with the Rector, Vestry, and Soli Deo Gloria Guild to provide leadership to the music ministry of St. Paul’s.

Organization
The Organist/Choir Master is directly responsible to the Rector or his/her designee for developing and promoting the music ministry of St. Paul’s. The Organist/Choir Master is responsible for supervising the Choral Scholars program and any other paid musicians. The Organist/Choir-Master works closely with members of the Soli Deo Gloria Guild to promote a sense of ownership and accountability.

Organist/Choir Master Responsibilities:

Provide Music during worship by assisting the Rector in planning Sunday worship and special services of the church.

Work with the Rector and Worship Assistant in the preparation of a weekly service bulletin.
Coordinating the music program with the liturgical calendar.

Providing instrumental leadership of the liturgy, creating a vibrant atmosphere for worship, including a variety of styles of music.

Directing the organization and implementation of the choir and any vocal or instrumental soloists/ensembles for worship or special services. This includes a regularly scheduled rehearsal.

Support the ministry of St. Paul’s by:

Effectively recruiting church members into the music program. Proactively encouraging volunteers to join the choir and training them accordingly.

Overseeing and maintaining all equipment used for music (organ, instruments, sheet music, etc) and reporting any repair needs to the Vestry.

Attending occasional church functions outside of Sunday worship.

Encouraging a healthy sense of community within the choir, and responding appropriately to pastoral concerns in communication with the Rector.

Providing and adhering to agreed-upon budgets and reporting any discrepancies to the Rector.

Preparing monthly written reports to the vestry on music program, and work effectively with the vestry liaison for music ministry.

A regularly scheduled meeting with the Rector for purposes of liturgical planning and ministry collaboration.

Attendance at a monthly staff meeting.

Recruiting members to offer leadership and support Soli Deo Gloria music guild, and holding regularly scheduled meetings. Collaboration with these lay leaders is key to the growth and overall health of the music program.

Use website/social media to effectively communicate choir events/happenings.

Establish office hours at least one day a week during regular business hours of the church office.

Supervise Choral Scholars and paid musicians by:

Providing all paid musicians with the appropriate payroll paperwork and ensuring its completion.

Monitoring and reporting attendance for payroll purposes.

Providing timely feedback if musicians are not meeting expectations set forth in position descriptions.

Communicate dates and responsibilities to paid and volunteer musicians in a timely fashion.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and links to any available media (concerts, blogs, projects) relevant to the position of Organist/Choirmaster.
When is the application deadline?
05/01/2017
Do you have a website?
http://stpaulssanantonio.org

Creation and Climate with the Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Sept. 9-Oct. 10 (Glendale, OH)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Creation and Climate with the Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
When does it start?
09/29/2017
When does it end?
10/01/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Transfiguration Spirituality Center
495 Albion Avenue
Glendale, Ohio 45246
What kind of event is it?
Retreat
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Creation & Climate – Just Living or Living Justly? The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori will lead the weekend reflections.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
http://ctretreats.org/index.php
Contact name
Anne Reed
Email
ctretreats@gmail.com

Heaven on Earth: God’s Call to Community in the Book of Revelation, By Michael Battle

Title of book or publication
Heaven on Earth: God’s Call to Community in the Book of Revelation
Author(s)
Michael Battle
Publisher
Westminster John Knox Press
Month and Year of Publication
February 2017
Description or summary
Much of the literature on the book of Revelation paints a frightening apocalyptic vision of the end times. Michael Battle offers an alternative look at Revelation in this new work, seeing it instead as a hopeful call to bring heaven on earth. Battle explores the problematic imagery found in Revelation before showing how similar problems play out in our contemporary world. Battle sees Revelation as a guide that shows us that we can live out God’s call for heaven on earth by living in community with one another, as exhibited through the writings of Martin Luther King Jr., Desmond Tutu, Rowan Williams, and Ubuntu theology. He writes, “I seek to imagine in my particular Christian context how a view of heaven need not lead to culture wars and further excuses for oppressing others. Heaven, as envisioned by John of Patmos, has much greater purpose.”

Michael Battle is Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society and Director of the Desmond Tutu Center at General Theological Seminary in New York, and President and CEO of the PeaceBattle Institute. Ordained a priest by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 1993, in 2010 he was given one of the highest Anglican Church distinctions as “Six Preacher.” For more information, visit his website at www.michaelbattle.com.

Website
http://www.wjkbooks.com/Products/0664262546/heaven-on-earth.aspx
Where can the publication be purchased?
All major retailers

2/3/17: Rector for Joint Ministry (Northport, MI)

What are you looking for?
Rector for Joint Ministry
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Northport, MI
What do you want this person to do?
We are seeking a full-time rector for a joint ministry between St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church and Bethany Lutheran Church (both in Northport, MI). St. Christopher’s is a small ecumenically oriented parish located on Michigan’s beautiful Leelanau Peninsula. We are an inclusive, educated, committed congregation, many of whom are now retired. We seek a rector whose responsibilities will include celebrating weekly services for both St. Christopher’s and Bethany’s congregations, providing strategic leadership, and supporting our commitment to community outreach.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Inquiries should be made through Canon Bill Spaid, OTM for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan (wspaid@edwm.org). Additional questions should be addressed to Ed Ruffley, St. Christopher’s Rector Search Committee (eruff9@gmail.com).
When is the application deadline?
06/30/2017
Do you have a website?
www.stchristophersnorthportmi.org

2/2/17: Rector (Longview, TX)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Michael and All Angels
Where is the job site located?
Longview, TX
What do you want this person to do?
Seeking a part-time Rector to provide spiritual leadership and guidance, christian formation, pastoral care and support to our many ministries in the community. A teacher, preacher and engaging mentor. St. Michael and All Angels is a diverse congregation with good lay leadership.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please contact:
The Rev. Francene Young
Transition Minister
Episcopal Diocese of Texas
fyoung@epicenter.org
713 353 2118
When is the application deadline?
06/30/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://aa86e41e7d951355383b-cb342165bfeaa4f2927aec8e5d7de41f.r23.cf2.rackcdn.com/uploaded/s/0e5885292_1486051361_st-michael-all-angels-longview-community-portfolio.pdf
Do you have a website?
http://smaalongview.org

Bible Land Exploration w/ Father Wil & Amanda Keith, Jan. 22-31, 2018

Tell us what you’re planning …
Bible Land Exploration w/ Father Wil & Amanda Keith
When does it start?
01/22/2018
When does it end?
01/31/2018
What kind of event is it?
Tour
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Join Father Wil & Amanda Keith and Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

On this 10-day journey you will walk in the footsteps of Jesus from Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi in the north to the Sea of Galilee to Bethlehem, Jericho and Jerusalem. Qumran, Masada and a visit to the Dead Sea are included in this unique itinerary. Your first night will be on the Mediterranean Sea in Netanya followed by nights in downtown Tiberias and in Jerusalem. Also included are visits to Yad Vashem (Holocaust History Museum) and the Israel Museum. You also have the option to have the optional opportunity to dine with a Palestinian Christian family.

Post-tour extensions include Cairo & the Route of the Exodus; a Nile Cruise; or extend your stay in Jerusalem to explore more of this wonderful city.

Contact name
Donald Fishburne
Email
donald@donaldfishburne.net