Presiding Bishop Michael Curry released a statement on family separation at the US borders, joining other faith leaders stating, “As religious leaders representing diverse faith perspectives, united in our concern for the wellbeing of vulnerable migrants who cross our borders fleeing from danger and threats to their lives, we are deeply disappointed and pained to hear this news.” The Office of Government Relations for The Episcopal Church offers action steps for folks interested in defending the access to asylum for immigrants and against the separation of families at the US borders.
General Convention is the triennial meeting of the 100 domestic and more than a dozen overseas dioceses in The Episcopal Church. The 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church will be held July 5-13 in Austin Texas. Link to official site here
275 Years and Going Strong!
2018 Pledge Form for St. John’s Episcopal Church, Stamford, CT
To live the love of God with hearts open to all.
Help us to return to others what God has given to us.
ST. JOHN’S CHURCH
HALF-TIME ASSISTANT TO THE RECTOR
PURPOSE: To assist the Rector or Priest in Charge in all aspects of church leadership
as assigned, providing organizational initiative and creative, inspirational support.
Reports to the Rector or Priest in Charge.
SCOPE OF THE POSITION: This is a part-time (half-time) position. The Assistant is
expected to be present at the Sunday liturgy and work two full days (or their
equivalent) a week.
Pastoral Care: To work with the Rector in the ministry of pastoral care and
visitation. This includes:
− Regular visitation of the sick and homebound shared with the Rector or Priest in
− Developing and overseeing a Lay Eucharistic Visitor program to include the sick
and homebound in the Eucharistic community.
− Sharing in the visitation of new families.
− Assist the Rector in the care and support of people from the downtown
community who come to the parish for assistance.
Adult Christian Education: To support parishioners in becoming knowledgeable and
loving disciples of Christ.
− Getting input from parishioners and parish leaders on Christian formation
opportunities and approaches that will help them grow as disciples.
− Teaching and leading study groups as needed and helpful.
− Assisting Bible study and small groups with study resources and support.
Worship: Under the direction of the Rector or Priest in Charge share in the
ministry of planning, preaching God’s Word and leading worship. This includes:
− Assist as required in worship planning.
− Leading weekday worship as assigned.
− Leading and/or assisting in the leadership of Sunday morning worship.
− Preaching a major service at least monthly.
Communications Public Relations: Work with the Communications
Coordinator, Rector and Parish Leaders in promoting upcoming events and
communicating through social media.
− Research and evaluate advertising opportunities
− Assist parish leaders in promoting upcoming events
− Work with the Communications Coordinator in the design and daily use of
Social Media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to communicate with
parishioners and beyond the mission, ministry and program of the parish.
Youth Group: To support the Director of Children and Youth Ministry and assist
her as needed in planning events and programs with Middle and Senior High age
Providing Continuity in the coming Interim: Get to know the parishioners and
the workings of the parish in order to help assure consistency of ministry and
programs under the direction of the Interim Rector or Priest in Charge when Fr.
Wheeler retires at the end of 2018.
ACCOUNTABILITY: The Assistant to the Rector is accountable for periodically and
annually establishing and meeting clear and measurable goals to be achieved in each
area of Responsibility. These goals to be accepted by the Rector or Priest in Charge
who provides Performance evaluation on regular basis.
August 22, 2017
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