10/14/17: Rector (Walla Walla, WA)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Walla Walla, WA
What do you want this person to do?
St. Paul’s is a medium pastoral sized, endowed congregation in the heart of the Walla Walla Valley. The church is situated in the southeast region of the diocese and is only a few blocks away from downtown Walla Walla and the Whitman College Campus. Walla Walla is rich in exquisite scenery, agriculture, world class wineries and breweries, year round outdoor activities, the arts and colleges. The Diocese of Spokane is place for meaningful diocesan service and we hold an expectation that clergy with fully participate in the life of the diocese.

We seek a rector to nurture our prayer and worship:
● who warmly invites all into the fold and up to the table at St. Paul’s
● who can offer an intellectually rich and captivating sermon
● who is mindful of the sensory and aesthetic experience of meaningful worship
● who recognizes and shares his or her liturgical gifts
● who can effectively communicate possible ways that our aesthetic experience may be enhanced, and help us align the use of space to the social and physical needs of our community

We seek a rector to cultivate our study and learning:
● who is energetic, compassionate and joyful and has a deep love of Jesus Christ
● who is willing to grow spiritually with us and will partner with us in our lifelong spiritual formation journeys
● who can help members discern their gifts and how best to use our gifts to enhance our connections
● who can, with courage, openness, and wisdom, help us identify and address needs, utilize gifts, and resolve concerns as they arise

We seek a rector to foster our life in community:
● who can discern where energies may best be targeted, nurture our relationships, is a good listener, and will take intentional interest in us as individuals
● who will find creative ways to enhance cross-generational relations and small group connections, and to offer much-needed ministries of health and pastoral visits for our aging members and shut-ins
● who will be part of what we already are as a community: a gathering of trusted friends
● who understands the physical needs of our space, including how to guide us in using it creatively and safely to meet the needs of our people and programs
● who finds ways to personally connect to the Walla Walla Valley

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
To apply for this position, please send the following via email to the Rev’d Canon Susan Cleveley at susanc@spokanediocese.org:

1. A cover letter addressed to the Vestry and Discernment and Review Committee describing what appeals to you about St. Paul’s and how you see your gifts and skills matching with theirs.
2. Your OTM profile
3. Your Resume

When is the application deadline?
11/10/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://spokanediocese.org/Diocese/transitional-ministry.html
Do you have a website?
www.stpaulsww.org

Undocumented: What Do Faith Communities Need to Know? Oct. 28 (NYC)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Undocumented: What Do Faith Communities Need to Know?
When does it start?
10/28/2017
When does it end?
10/28/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Trinity Church
Broadway at Wall Street
New York, New York 10007
What kind of event is it?
Seminar
Tell us more about what you’re planning
This half-day teach-in for people of faith will cover current issues related to immigration, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), temporary protected status, and sanctuary. Participants will have the opportunity to meet in small group sessions with representatives of advocacy organizations from religious and secular organizations dedicated to helping immigrants and refugees with asylum and related matters.

The morning lectures and panel discussion (10 – 11:30 AM) will be webcast live and available on demand after the event at www.trinitywallstreet.org.

Presented by Trinity Institute and Church Meets City, ministry programs of Trinity Church Wall Street.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
trinitywallstreet.org
Does the event have a website?
www.trinitywallstreet.org/undocumented

Stonewall Strong: Gay Men’s Heroic Fight for Resilience, Good Health, and a Strong Community

Title of book or publication
Stonewall Strong: Gay Men’s Heroic Fight for Resilience, Good Health, and a Strong Community
Author
John-Manuel Andriote
Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield
Month and Year of Publication
October 2017
Description or summary
Drawing from leading-edge research and nearly one hundred original interviews, Stonewall Strong makes it abundantly clear: most gay men are astonishingly resilient. Longtime Washington, DC health journalist (and St. Thomas’ Parish member) Andriote deftly weaves together research data and lived experi- ence to show that supporting gay men’s resilience is the key to helping them avoid the snares that await too many who lack the emotional tools they need to face the traumas that disproportionately afflict gay men, including childhood sexual abuse, substance abuse, risky sexual behavior, depression, and suicide.

Andriote writes with searing honesty about the choices and forces that brought him to his own ‘before-and-after’ moment, his 2005 HIV diagnosis, teasing out what he learned along the way about resilience, surviving, and thriving. He frames pivotal moments in recent history as manifestations of gay men’s resilience, from the years of secrecy and subversion before the 1969 Stonewall riots; through the coming of age, heartbreak, and politically emboldening AIDS years; and pushing onward to legal marriage equality.

Andriote gives us an inside look at family relationships that support resilient sons, the nation’s largest organizations’ efforts to build on the resilience of marginalized LGBTQ youth, drag houses, and community centers. We go inside individuals’ hearts and groups’ missions to see a community that works, plays, and even prays together–as seen in the chapter called “God Loves Us, Too,” featuring, among others, an interview with retired New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson. Finally, Andriote presents the inspiring stories of gay men who have moved beyond the traumas and stereotypes, claiming their resilience and right to good health, and working to build a com- munity that will be “Stonewall strong.”

Website
www.stonewallstrong.com
Where can the publication be purchased?
http://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442258235

10/12/17: Child Care Provider Substitute (NYC)

What are you looking for?
Child Care Provider Substitute
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Bartholomew’s Church
Where is the job site located?
New York, NY
What do you want this person to do?
Join our substitute roster and be available for Sunday substitute work from 8:30-12:30 on Sundays.
Childcare Provider Substitute will work with the Childcare Team on Sundays and holidays as requested. The individual will be flexible, punctual and keep the safety and wellbeing of the children in their care as a top priority.

Responsibilities:
Meet and parents at the door, insure that they have signed-in properly and welcome children into the room.
Assist in setup and cleanup of room(s) each week.
Maintain a clean and orderly environment.
Engage in age appropriate ways with children. This includes crafts, free play, lessons, activities and projects that are coordinated through the Childcare Coordinator.
Attend formal Safe Church Training (provided by St. Bart’s).
Consistent and good communication with Childcare Coordinator and Minister of Children, Youth and Family Formation- especially if you will be absent or late.

Qualifications:
3 years experience working with children in childcare, camp or teaching setting
High School diploma or GED
Strong interpersonal skills, reliable, warm, and energetic with stellar references in childcare or education
Excellent organizational skills; ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
Good judgment, objectivity, and patience
Excellent interpersonal skills
Good judgment, objectivity, and patience
Good analytical skills, excellent customer service skills
Responsible with the highest level of integrity and ethics

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
How to apply
Please submit your resume detailing your childcare or teaching experience
2 professional, non-family, references to: lbernardin@stbarts.org
When is the application deadline?
11/15/2017
Do you have a website?
www.stbarts.org

10/12/17: Education Specialist and Child Care Provider (NYC)

What are you looking for?
Education Specialist and Child Care Provider
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Bartholomew’s Church
Where is the job site located?
New York, NY
What do you want this person to do?
Education Specialist and Childcare Provider will work with the Childcare Team on Sundays and holidays as needed and assist the Minister for Children, Youth, and Family in education program prep, set-up, curriculum, and clean-up. The individual will be flexible, punctual and keep the safety and wellbeing of the children in their care as a top priority. Candidates should have a passion for religious education, background in education, and should be highly organized.
Responsibilities:
-Assist in set-up of Kairos Education program classrooms and Children’s Chapel
-Welcome families and act as a liaison to the Children, Youth, and Family Program during the 11 o’clock service.
-Maintain a clean and orderly environment.
-Assist our early childhood Zoe childcare program in set up, clean-up, and support.
-Engage in age appropriate activities with children. This includes crafts, free play, lessons, activities and projects that are coordinated through the Childcare Coordinator.
-Attend formal Safe Church Training (provided by St. Bart’s).
-Consistent and good communication with Childcare Coordinator and Minister of Children, Youth and Family Formation- especially if you will be absent or late.

Qualifications:
2 years experience working with children in childcare, camp or teaching setting. High School Diploma, B.A./B.S. Preferred or enrolled in higher-education.
Strong interpersonal skills, reliable, warm, and energetic with stellar references in childcare or education
Excellent organizational skills; ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
Good judgment, objectivity, and patience
Excellent interpersonal skills
Good judgment, objectivity, and patience
Good analytical skills, excellent customer service skills
Responsible with the highest level of integrity and ethics

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please submit your resume detailing your childcare or teaching experience
2 professional, non-family, references to: lbernardin@stbarts.org
If you have completed a Background Check or SafeChurch training, please also include those documents.
When is the application deadline?
11/01/2017
Do you have a website?
www.stbarts.org

Living Well Through Advent 2017

Title of book or publication
Living Well Through Advent 2017
Author
The Rev. Scott D. Stoner
Publisher
Living Compass
Month and Year of Publication
October 2017
Website
www.livingcompass.org
Where can the publication be purchased?
https://shop.livingcompass.org/collections/featured
Book Cover
Contact name
Edith Lipscomb
Email
edith@livingcompass.org

10/12/17: Music Team Leader (Wilmington, NC)

What are you looking for?
Music Team Leader
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Holy Cross Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Wilmington, NC
What do you want this person to do?
Music Team Leader Job Posting
Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Wilmington, NC is seeking a Music Team Leader, for part time employment, approximately 15 hours per week, to lead our music team. This is a unique opportunity for a person strong in voice and personality to lead with a blend of traditional hymns; praise music; contemporary music as well as gospel, etc… with a wide range of musical instruments. Our eclectic style is both inclusive and inviting and promotes and encourages musical creativity. The Music Team Leader will report directly to the Priest/Parish Rector. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking for career growth.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to music@hcew.org.

Qualifications required, but are not limited to:
The Music Team Leader must possess strong leadership and organizational skills as well as faith based musical experience within a church setting.
Excellent communication and interpersonal relationship building skills are critical.
Candidates must also have the ability and desire to work with and encourage children, young adults and mature adults to develop their musical skills in the context of worship.
The Music Team Leader must have strong keyboard or guitar skills as well as strong vocal skills with knowledge of both traditional and modern worship music.
We are seeking a person with a strong desire to create, someone with imagination and a passion for faith based leadership within our worship community.
We would prefer a person with experience in planning and leading worship programs.
Music-related Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Since the Music Team Leader will be working with the Parish youth periodically and working within a church budget, they will need to pass a background check.
The Music Team Leader will also be required to complete the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina’s Sexual Ethics Training and Anti-Racism Trainingwithin three months of hire.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Leading the music team on Sunday mornings as well as attend and conduct weekly music team rehearsals and be available for all major services of the church year, including Christmas and Easter. The Music Team Leader will also work with youth programs periodically.
Other responsibilities include building and developing a strong community among the music team and encourage active participation by the congregation, working with different talent levels.
The Music Team Leader will attend monthly Worship Committee meetings and work closely with the clergy and parish committee in the planning of music for Sunday worship service, Holy Days, and special services.
We are seeking a partner that participates in the fellowship activities of the parish and possess a strong sense of community. This includes relational presence within the congregation following Sunday morning worship service, seeking constructive input and feedback of the music program.
The Music Team Leader will also be responsible for maintaining the music program equipment, within the budget given, as well as working with the Media team on their technology.

Holy Cross has approximately 100 parishioners, we are an outreach focused church supporting and working with many community non-profits. Our motto is “All are Welcome”. We seek to make all feel welcome through music, study and outreach. Our style is casual and fun as well as inspirational and spiritual. The Music Team Leader will be an integral part of our mission, they will be a partner in Christ.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Email your resume and cover letter to music@hcew.org.
When is the application deadline?
11/11/2017
Do you have a website?
www.hcew.org

10/11/17: Rector (Greeneville, TN)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. James Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Greeneville, TN
What do you want this person to do?
Solo clergy leader. This is an active parish with a heart for outreach. The historic parish and church building are located in a community that has deep historic roots and significance from the time of the Revolutionary War. These folks value their heritage and cherish their past, but build the future on their people, their fellowship and their love of God. The parish is located in a lovely community at the foot of the Appalachians.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Send a resume, OTM profile and letter of interest to The Rev. Canon Patricia Grace at pgrace@dioet.org
When is the application deadline?
11/21/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://dioet.org
Do you have a website?
www.st-james-episcopal.com

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