Archives for August 2017

There’s Room at the Table | Immigrants and Refugees Today, Sept. 17 (NYC)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Conversations That Matter | There’s Room at the Table | Immigrants and Refugees Today
When does it start?
09/17/2017 at at 1:30 p.m.
When does it end?
09/17/2017 at 4 p.m.
Tell us where you’re holding the event
The Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street (Corner of Grove and Hudson Streets)
New York, New York 10014
Tell us more about what you’re planning
On Immigration:
Immigration is at the forefront of our national conversation. While much of the immigration policy debate centers around welcoming the stranger, there is an equally critical discussion to be had about the country’s duty to those who have chosen to make America their home and now face deportation. Millions are currently at risk of barred entry or deportation, especially people of color.
Expert speakers discuss the latest developments in the struggle for immigrant and refugee rights.Speakers include:

  • Nancy Morawetz Professor of Clinical Law at NYU School of Law and Co-director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic.
  • Becca Heller Co-founder and the director of the International Refugee Assistance Project.
  • The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, and a member of the staff of the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

Join us on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 1:30 pm for a thought provoking conversation that matters as our expert speakers discuss the latest developments in the struggle for immigrant and refugee rights.

Event is free. Register at Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/thereisroom
For more information and to register go to our website: www.stlukeinthefields.org or call 212-924-0562.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.stlukeinthefields.org
Does the event have a website?
http://bit.ly/thereisroom
Contact name
Lynn Brewster
Email
lbrewster@stlukeinthefields.org

Community Revival, Sept. 22 (Raleigh, NC)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Community Revival–Revive Us Again
When does it start?
09/22/2017
When does it end?
09/22/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Raleigh, NC
What kind of event is it?
Community Revival
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Join us for a Community Revival at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, 813 Darby Street, Raleigh, NC 27610 on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM. The revival will be filled with energizing worship and prayer service, dynamic preaching, personal testimony and music from local artists and churches. The Reverend Canon Howard K. Williams, D. Min. formerly of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn NY will be the guest preacher. We are sharing the Jesus Movement: A community of people Loving, Liberating, and Life-Giving.
Contact name
Larry Stroud
Email
larrystroud46@aol.com

8/21/17: Director of Christian Education (Portland, OR)

What are you looking for?
Director of Christian Education
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Portland, OR
What do you want this person to do?
Director, Christian Education (Lay Position) @.70 Year Round. Salaried position
Focus is on Youth Ministry for Middle School and High School Youth.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field. We prefer 2 years experience in a parish setting.
Our youth are seeking meaningful opportunities to serve Jesus Christ in our church and surrounding community. St. Barnabas is a Believe Out Loud parish located in Southwest Portland.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please contact Roberta Jessen, Youth Minister/Christian Educator Discernment Committee
jessenroberta@yahoo.com
More information will be sent directly to interested candidates.
When is the application deadline?
10/01/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
Episcopal Diocese of Oregon job announcements
Do you have a website?
www.saintbarnabaspdx.org

8/21/17: Rector (Highlands, NC)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Incarnation Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Highlands, NC
What do you want this person to do?
Incarnation Episcopal Church seeks in their next rector:

A sense of humor;
A joyous and joyful heart;
A deeply spiritual leader;
A learned mind and the gift of preaching;
A skilled administrator;
A mediator and conciliator;
A friend and mentor to younger families and youth;
An effective communicator, savvy with traditional and social media;
A great planner guided by vision;
A Rector for the parish, engaged in community life beyond our walls.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
A complete application requires:
Cover letter, resume, OTM portfolio

Attention: The Rev. Canon Augusta Anderson, Canon to the Ordinary canonaugusta@diocesewnc.org

When is the application deadline?
09/08/2017
Do you have a website?
http://incarnationwnc.org

8/21/17: Rector (Springfield, OH)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Christ Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Springfield, OH
What do you want this person to do?
We are a center-city church and the only Episcopal parish serving Clark County. Parishioners also include suburban and rural residents and members from Greene and Champaign counties. There is a diverse mix of cradle Episcopalians, people with other faith backgrounds, people with no previous faith background, a variety of economic circumstances, elderly, middle-aged, young adults, teens, children, married, single, straight, LGBT, lifelong members and recent congregants, native and foreign-born, lifelong residents of the region, and recent move-ins. While there are members and attendees of color, the congregation is somewhat more Caucasian than the community it serves.

We are looking for:
♣ Someone who can appreciate our past while helping us adapt and thrive in the 21st century
♣ Someone who is an inspiring and strategic leader, capable of guiding the parish to realize Christ’s mission
♣ Someone whose sermons will inspire and be meaningful to all
Someone committed to our church growthA skilled administrator and effective delegator.

We can offer you:
♣ Willing workers – outside the box thinkers, a multitude of helping hands, a strong intellectual base, and gifted lay leaders.We’re the parish doing God’s work with outreach to our fellow neighbors!
♣ Youth who want to be involved and work with someone who values their opinions and perspectives
♣ A long-term financial base and a historic building in good repair.
♣ This is a great congregation poised for new mission into an urban area on the cusp of renaissance in the midst of poverty.Lots of possibilities with a good bit of it being realized already with folks willing to engage new opportunities.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Candidates must apply through the diocesan application form found at this link: https://diosohio.wufoo.com/forms/dso-transitions-clergy-application-form

We ask our search committees to hold confidential the identifying information of interested candidates. We ask that candidates also keep their interest in this position confidential and limited to the search process we follow.

Due to the confidential nature of the search process, we ask that all questions about the position or search process be directed to the Rev. Canon Lynn Carter-Edmands, Canon for Transitions at Lcarter-edmands@diosohio.org and that members of the congregation or Search Committee not be contacted directly. Thanks!

When is the application deadline?
10/02/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
https://diosohio.wufoo.com/forms/dso-transitions-clergy-application-form
Do you have a website?
http://christspringfield.org

8/18/17: Director of Family Ministries (Richmond, VA)

What are you looking for?
Director of Family Ministries
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA
Where is the job site located?
Richmond, VA
What do you want this person to do?
Director of Family Ministries
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Richmond, Virginia

St. Stephen’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, a large, vibrant, multi-staff parish with ASA of 1200+ seeks an ordained priest to focus on our growing family ministries. The successful candidate will work closely with the incumbent director of family ministries for several months. Responsibilities include overseeing and supporting staff and volunteers in children’s ministry, youth ministry and our ministry to parents.

The candidate must have a passion for family ministry which will be his/her main concern, though he/she will be part of a larger team, with opportunities for ministry in several other areas, including worship that ranges from very traditional to highly contemplative, extensive outreach ministries and broadly-based pastoral care.

St. Stephen’s has a thriving Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program, Sunday school and youth groups for grades 4 through 12, and speakers and groups for parents. The parish offers youth several regular opportunities to participate in youth mission trips, pilgrimages and community service. Children and youth regularly serve in our worship services, both in the main church and in Palmer Hall Chapel. Palmer Hall services, while using a traditional Book of Common Prayer liturgy, are somewhat more informal, welcoming to people who are new to the Episcopal Church’s liturgy, and engaging for children and parents alike.

Recently ordained clergy with demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills are eligible, as are more experienced clergy.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Compensation includes health and dental coverage and participation in the Church Pension Fund.

Responsibilities and areas of focus will include the following.

Managing and supporting family ministries staff:
• Youth ministry coordinator/middle school minister
• High school minister
• Lead catechist/children’s minister
• Acolyte intern
• Summer intern
• Director of children’s and youth choirs

Recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers:
• Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
• Youth Sunday school
• Confirmation mentors
• Leaders of youth groups and Bible studies
• Chaperones for trips and special events

Palmer Hall Chapel services (Sunday mornings):
• Regularly present as worship leader
• Know the community—parents and children
• Help to welcome newcomers
• Help to plan liturgy

Ministering to parents:
• Many Parents, One Vine (Sunday morning group for parents)
• Pastoral care
• Regular communication

Communicating the program to families and the wider parish:
• Family ministry e-newsletter
• Weekly Spirit (printed newsletter) and eSpirit (email newsletter)
• Seasons of the Spirit (quarterly journal)
• Website/youth blog

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Candidates should forward their OTM profile, resume and cover letter to

The Rev. Gary D. Jones, Rector
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
6000 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226

No telephone calls, please.

Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
ststephensRVA.org/employment
Do you have a website?
www.ststephensRVA.org

8/18/17: Associate Rector (Denver, CO)

What are you looking for?
Associate Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Christ Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Denver, CO
What do you want this person to do?
Position Summary

We are actively looking for an ordained Episcopal priest who shares our unique identity. To a greater or lesser degree we are a charismatic, evangelical, orthodox, liturgical Episcopal Church. We seek someone who is comfortable with all those expressions of faith and particularly someone who shares our charismatic identity. We desire someone who has specific experience in building and overseeing dynamic small group ministry, leadership development, and equipping the church to reach beyond its walls and engage in substantive ways the community around us. In addition the associate would share in the responsibilities of facilitating the ministry and life of the parish inside our walls, such as worship, pastoral care, teaching and administration. We seek someone who can build leadership and ministry structures which multiply efforts in ministry both inside and outside our walls. We seek someone with a strong work ethic and high capacity to work with challenging expectations. Our desire is to have an associate who will come alongside our rector and be part of our executive team.

Primary Responsibilities

● Lead the development and long range sustainability of Small Group Ministry.

● Lead the development and long range sustainability of community engagement ministries.

● Lead the Ministry Leadership Team which oversees the ministry program side of the church.

● Share with other clergy in the liturgical, preaching and pastoral care responsibilities of the church.

● Supervise paid and lay leaders in areas of oversight.

Secondary Responsibilities

● Lead administrative leadership teams as assigned by the rector.

● Share in the teaching of the faith within the life of the parish.

● Participate in leadership group meetings, (Staff, Vestry, Ministry Leadership Team).

● Work with the rector and leadership teams in the high level strategic, generative, innovative and creative planning for the life of Christ Church.

● Participate in the ministry and life of the Diocese by attending meetings, conventions, retreats and trainings, and serving on committees and councils of the diocese as agreed upon with the rector.

Specific Experiences and Competencies

● Ordained and canonically resident in a Diocese of the Episcopal Church.

● 3-5 years experience in parish ministry as an ordained priest.

● Preferred 3 yrs experience and expertise in leadership development, small group ministry, community engagement, and ministry development.

● Experience and competence in areas of leading worship, preaching and pastoral care.

● Highly developed personal prayer life and deep biblical knowledge.

The full position profile is available on our webpage.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
To be considered, please send your letter of introduction and curriculum vitae to Lisa McFarland, Executive Administrative Assistant. lmcfarland@christchurchdenver.org
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://christchurchdenver.org/employment
Do you have a website?
http://christchurchdenver.org

Second Annual St. John’s Community Block Party, Sept. 17 (West Hartford, CT)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Second Annual St. John’s Community Block Party
When does it start?
09/17/2017
When does it end?
09/17/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
679 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, Connecticut 06119
What kind of event is it?
Meet-Up
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Music at the Red Door is holding its second annual block party. The free event will feature local favorite, The Nields and the Hartford Steel Band. The celebration will be held on Sunday, September 17 th from 12-3pm on the front lawn of St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford. The Hartford Steel Band plays at 11:45am, and the Nields play at 1pm.
All ages are welcome to this FREE event, featuring food trucks, a bounce house, children’s activities, and historic church tours. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic or extra money for food!
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.reddoormusic.org
Contact name
Scott
Email
music@sjparish.net

Following the Spiral: Exploring Celtic Christian Heritage, Dec. 15-17 (Bellows Falls, VT)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Following the Spiral: Exploring Celtic Christian Heritage
When does it start?
12/15/2017
When does it end?
12/17/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Stone Church Center
12 Church St
Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101
What kind of event is it?
Retreat
Tell us more about what you’re planning
An Advent Retreat

Things Celtic seem to be appearing frequently in our culture – in music, art, jewelry, movies – as well as in spirituality. In fact, Celtic spiritual tradition is deeply embedded in Anglican Christianity.
The ancient Celts prized deep connections with nature and the divine wisdom hidden within it – in the rocks, plants and animals that share our world, as well as in our souls and physical bodies. Due to current upheavals in our earth’s climate as well as in human society, a deep yearning for a different way seems to be emerging in many of us, which may find resonance in the wisdom of our Celtic Christian ancestors.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.stonechurcharts.org
Does the event have a website?
www.stonechurcharts.org/event/c3158b4a20d0f2996d47d10176b02202
Contact name
Robert Bowler
Email
sca@sover.net

An Introduction to Celtic Shamanism with Jane Burns, Nov. 2-5 (Bellows Falls, VT)

Tell us what you’re planning …
An Introduction to Celtic Shamanism with Jane Burns
When does it start?
11/02/2017
When does it end?
11/05/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Stone Church Center
12 Church St
Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101
What kind of event is it?
Retreat
Tell us more about what you’re planning
This workshop will lead you into the hollow hills, the icy sea, and the splendor of the sky, as they once were experienced by the ancient Celtic races.

Through discussion and shamanic journeying, we will unravel their unique and poetic vision, their wild and courageous heart, and their deep reverence for the natural world, both seen and unseen. We will learn how to access, for purposes of divination and wisdom gathering, the Otherworld, and locate our spirit allies there. We will try our hand at shapeshifting, omen hunting and love-talking to nature. We will make power bracelets and bring back a cloak of power from the Otherworld. We will swim with the salmon and run with the deer, as the storied Fianna once did. We will ignite, align and draw inspiration from the three cauldrons of warming, motion and knowing. We will explore the Celtic Medicine Wheel, Samhain and the dark time of the year, the spiritual intention of ordeal, and the transmigration of the soul.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.stonechurcharts.org
Does the event have a website?
http://www.stonechurcharts.org/event/8c4bdeeab17ca889d3cc403278844839
Contact name
Robert Bowler
Email
sca@sover.net