St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 315 Lake Shore Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, New York is a Pastoral sized parish with an ASA of 110 seeking full-time clergy.
Overlooking beautiful Lake Ronkonkoma, mid-island in the Diocese of Long Island, St. Mary's is a strategic parish located within the three largest school districts on Long Island and the most highly populated area in Suffolk County.
The church has a strong Cursillo tradition in the congregation and deep awareness of Christ's action in their lives, in worship and outreach ministry. We would like to develop our Folk Mass into a contemporary worship experience reaching out to millennials and families. While we do want to grow St. Mary's, we understand that an ASE (authentic spiritual encounter) comes before an increase in ASA (average Sunday attendance).
This is a community that has many supports for a clergy family; including a preschool and active youth and is young family friendly. Sunday School is at 9:00 A.M. between the 8:00 and 10:15 services and the later service is attended by those of all ages.
Outreach includes the Playtime Preschool, a Friday Food Pantry and the Nearly New Thrift Shop.
The congregation is seeking a leader who will assist them in reaching out to the community, to share the gospel in word and action, a Rector who will help them deepen as Christians and to grow their parish.
Starting stipend includes a full health and pension benefits package and rectory.
For more information, please contact The Rev. Claire Woodley, Canon for Transition Ministry Support of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island at (516) 248-4100 ext. 135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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