Archives for May 2017

5/30/17: Director, Gathering of Leaders (Austin, TX)

What are you looking for?
Director
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Gathering of Leaders
Where is the job site located?
Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, TX (preferred but not required)
What do you want this person to do?
The Gathering of Leaders Director is responsible for the day to day operations of this organization and its 400+ Episcopal clergy members. Self starter needed with high accountability, strong administrative and organizational skills utilizing software to facilitate work, financial management in coordination with Seminary of the Southwest, writing for electronic and hard copy communications, website and social media maintenance, small conference planning and arrangements, keen ability to positively interact and work collaboratively with people, flexibility to annually travel to 4 small conferences (25-40 persons each) in a variety of locations and one steering committee meeting.

An undergraduate degree is preferred . Residency in Austin TX is preferred but not required. It is the hope that the new Director will have a passion for the mission of the Episcopal Church and its clergy. Training will be provided. If unable to live in Austin, Director may work from home. This is a 3/4 time job (30 hours a week, flexible) with health insurance and a 401k contribution.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Submit resumes at golposition@gmail.com along with an email describing why interested in this position.
When is the application deadline?
08/15/2017
Do you have a website?
www.thegatheringofleaders.org

An Open Door, The Anglican Centre in Rome, 2003-2016

Title of book or publication
An Open Door, The Anglican Centre in Rome, 2003-2016
Author
Mary Reath
Publisher
Canterbury Press, London
Month and Year of Publication
December, 2016
Description or summary
An Open Door describes the 50 year life of the Anglican Centre in Rome, with a focus on its work over the last ten years. The ACR is a ‘home in Rome’ for all Christians to worship, exchange ideas, share theological insights, encounter opportunities for mission, and find out how to have an inside-the-beltway experience of Rome.

This book is available in the U.S. from John Knox Books and Amazon.

Website
www.anglicancentreinrome.org
Where can the publication be purchased?
www.wjkbooks.com/Products/978184825355/an-open-door.aspx

Considering Birds & Lilies: Finding Peace & Harmony With the Everyday World Around Us

Title of book or publication
Considering Birds & Lilies: Finding Peace & Harmony With the Everyday World Around Us
Author
Cynthia Coe
Publisher
Sycamore Cove Creations
Month and Year of Publication
May 16, 2017
Description or summary
CONSIDERING BIRDS & LILIES explores the deep connection between time in nature and the Christian faith. In this thoughtful book, Cynthia Coe takes the reader through a number of expressions and examples of spirituality in nature in both the Old and New Testaments, along with nature-based practices of spirituality by Jesus and by early Christians. Topics include the role of wilderness in preparation for leadership and for new mission, the use of nature by Jesus to teach important concepts of spirituality, and the practice of faith outdoors, in the garden, and even in our own backyards. The author offers an introduction to a number of nature-based practices of spirituality, along with a series of Garden Meditations for individual use. These meditations introduce readers to the practice of Lectio Natura, the spiritual practice of seeing parables in the natural world around us in everyday life. This book will affirm the importance of time in nature as an essential part of the Christian faith and in the practice of Christian spirituality. Questions for small group discussion, journaling, or individual reflection are offered at the end of each chapter, making this book an excellent resource for Christian formation by groups or individuals.
Website
https://sycamorecove.org
Where can the publication be purchased?
http://amzn.to/2ql3I8y

5/25/17: Priest-in-Charge (Pleasantville, NJ)

What are you looking for?
Priest-in-Charge
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Mary’s Church
Where is the job site located?
Pleasantville, NJ
What do you want this person to do?
St. Mary’s Church is looking for an individual to be its Priest-in-Charge who has integrity, is bilingual, flexible, diplomatic, visionary, patient, and tech savvy. The church has been operating without stable clergy leadership for more than nine years. Hence, considerable energy will be devoted to nurturing the congregation, including with those currently in the congregation and those in the neighborhood to increase the congregation.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please contact Canon Brian Jemmott, Canon to the Ordinary/Transitions Ministry, bjemmott@dioceseofnj.org or 609-394-5281 Extension 21, to submit cover letter, OTM Portfolio, resume, and responses to Clergy Questionnaire found on the diocesan website at: http://dioceseofnj.org/transition-ministry
When is the application deadline?
07/31/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.otmportfolio.org
Do you have a website?
http://stmaryspleasantville.org

The Ultimate Quest: A Geek’s Guide to (The Episcopal) Church

Title of book or publication
“The Ultimate Quest: A Geek’s Guide to (The Episcopal) Church”
Author(s)
The Rev. Jordan Haynie Ware
Publisher
Church Publishing Incorporated
Month and Year of Publication
February 2017
Description or summary
What do Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Settlers of Catan have in common with the Episcopal Church? For self-proclaimed geek and ordained priest Jordan Haynie Ware the parallels between geek culture and the Church were obvious:

“Christians thirst for adventure, have a sense of destiny, and desire to participate in something bigger than oneself as much as any questing gamer. The geek’s obsessive need to understand how something works, to read the manual, to build a complex vocabulary that explains precisely what’s going on, these are traits that particularly the Episcopal tribe of Christians have in spades.”

The challenge facing newcomers to either the Episcopal Church or geek culture is breaking through the barriers of unfamiliar language, ritual, and symbolism. “The Ultimate Quest: A Geek’s Guide to (The Episcopal) Church” introduces the basics of Episcopal theology and practice through the lens of gaming culture.

Drawing on the language of official millennial geekdom, “Jordan brings the history of the Anglican and Episcopal Church forward, making it readily accessible and understandable to a whole new generation of seekers,” says Mary Foster Parmer, director of Gathering of Leaders and creator of InviteWelcomeConnect. “Using the language of this new generation, we are invited to connect to a universe of reconciliation, redemption, and sacred adventure. There is a longing for connection in each of us, and Jordan offers the geeks among us a clever, whimsical, and adventurous way forward.”

Ware’s light and funny style make the impenetrable mysteries of theology, liturgy, and church history accessible for all readers whether you’re a fan of Star Wars or Star Trek or neither one.

Rev. Ware, director of youth & young adult ministry at All Saints Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, has spent the last six years studying and interacting with youth and young adults who are either in church or seeking church

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

Pilgrimage in South India: Chennai, Cochin & Goa, Feb. 17-25

Tell us what you’re planning …
Pilgrimage in South India: Chennai, Cochin & Goa
When does it start?
02/17/2018
When does it end?
02/25/2018
What kind of event is it?
Pilgrimage / Tour
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Join the Rev. Bowie Snodgrass and Christ Church in Short Hills for a Pilgrimage to Chennai, Cochin, and Goa. We will visit historic sites and learn about three lines of Indian Christianity – the Mar Thoma Church that traces back to the Apostle Thomas; the Roman Church that came with St. Francis Xavier; and Anglican Christianity, which lives on today in the ecumenical Church of South India. We will also visit Jewish and Hindu sites and experience modern India’s incredible cultural heritage. This trip is open to youth 15+ with an adult and adults of all ages.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.christchurchshorthills.org
Does the event have a website?
http://www.christchurchshorthills.org/parish-life/church-events/pilgrimage-in-south-india
Contact name
The Rev. Bowie Snodgrass
Email
bsnodgrass@christchurchshorthills.org

Education for Ministry, Sept. 7-May 31 (Lake Worth, FL)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Education for Ministry
When does it start?
09/07/2017
When does it end?
05/31/2018
Tell us where you’re holding the event
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
100 North Palmway
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
What kind of event is it?
Course
Tell us more about what you’re planning
We are delighted to invite you to a four-year adventure in spiritual growth. We are Education for Ministry and our four-year program encourages students to study and reflect on all areas of Christian study. The worldwide program created by The University of the South School of Theology awards a degree after completion. In the first year students review of the Old Testament; the 2nd year, The New Testament; the 3rd year church history and the fourth year issues from philosophy to the environment. This is not a Bible study class but a way for students to learn how to think theologically and intuitively. This powerful program encourages personal ministry and is a dynamic in it’s effect on a person’s life. The program costs $350 per year and scholarships are available. We meet once a week from 1:00pm to 3:30 at our church and we invite you to join us.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
University of the South – EFM
Does the event have a website?
University of the South – EFM
Contact name
Jean Howard, Mentor
Email
jeanhhoward@bellsouth.net

Volunteer to Die, A Denise Reed Mystery

Title of book or publication
Volunteer to Die, A Denise Reed Mystery
Author(s)
Mary Koppel
Publisher
Cozy Cat Press
Month and Year of Publication
April 2017
Description or summary
Denise Reed is unemployed and about to drive her mother crazy. Denise has been hiding out at her mother’s home in New Orleans pretending to job hunt while feeling sorry for herself. She accompanies her mother one Tuesday to Riverview, an exclusive independent living facility, to volunteer. While helping one of the residents, Louise Butler, retrieve her sweater, Denise learns about the mysterious death of an aide, Tina Moore, and a rash of small thefts.

Was it an accident? Or something more? Is someone really stealing at Riverview? Denise takes a position at Riverview and begins to investigate the thefts and Tina’s accident. Before she knows it, she is Tai Chi-ing her way out of her unemployment funk, crushing on a Jason Statham look-alike named Jason, and avoiding a pimple faced thug. Will she be able to sort out who she can trust? Or will she end up like Tina Moore?

Website
http://cozycatpress.com/cozies
Where can the publication be purchased?
https://www.amazon.com

The First 100 Years in the Americas: 1917 – 2017: Third Order Society of St. Francis

Title of book or publication
The First 100 Years in the Americas, 1917 – 2017: Third Order Society of St. Francis
Author(s)
The Rev. R. John Brockmann TSSF
Publisher
CreateSpace
Month and Year of Publication
March 2017
Description or summary
When one reads what Francis of Assisi wrote, one is struck by how “unoriginal” most of his compositions were. Most were a pastiche of sacred scripture. Such a composing approach reflected his humility, suggesting that there was nothing higher or truer than Scripture, so he would “write” with the words and phrases of this truest language rather than the paltry inventions of his creation. As a humble Franciscan history of Third Order Anglican Franciscans (tertiaries) in the Province of the Americas, this book uses the composition methods of our 13th-century founder and presents a pastiche of 100 years of voices in the Province of the Americas. Papers, letters or articles written over the last century are presented whole; so, in one fashion, this history is an anthology by many authors. Many gifted people over the last 100 years wrestled with a wide variety of topics in the life of a Franciscan tertiary, and the greatest acknowledgment we can pay to them is to read what they wrote. As 21st-century Internet-experienced “readers,” we are accustomed to a visual presentation of information. Thus you will find these pages filled with over 170 pictures, diagrams, and tables so that this history is also a scrapbook of what we looked like and who we were over the past 100 years. This history also has more flesh and blood stories written by those who experienced them rather than a comprehensive collection of facts.
Website
https://www.amazon.com/First-100-Years-Americas-Society/dp/154481335X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1494097007&sr=8-1&keywords=brockmann+100
Where can the publication be purchased?
Amazon.com

Church Unity and the Corinthian Correspondence

Title of book or publication
Church Unity and the Corinthian Correspondence
Author(s)
Rev. Dr. Robert Henry Crewdson
Publisher
Mariner Publishing
Month and Year of Publication
January 2008
Description or summary
“The whole issue of the place of communion in the overall work of Christian unity has long been of interest of ecumenists, and Dr. Crewdson’s focus on this segment of Paul’s letter only adds to our need to try to comprehend, not only what it meant for the Corinthians, but what it does mean and can mean for Christians today who are serious about healing the denominational divide.”
—The Rev. Dr. G. Scott Cady, member of LERN Governing Board
Where can the publication be purchased?
http://marinermedia.com/product/church-unity-and-the-corinthian-correspondence
Contact name
Robert Crewdson
Email
athiker@embarqmail.com