Seeking a Parish Administrator
A wonderful part-time job opportunity located in scenic Eastern Passage, 15 minutes from downtown Dartmouth (and on a great bus route).
Job Opening: PARISH ADMINISTRATOR (part-time)
This Position requires the UTMOST of confidentiality for our 2 point Parish
Job Description & Duties (include but are not limited to):
1. Reception. Strong Customer Service skills are required for this position. Phone calls/emails re: pivotal moments in people's lives can be a weekly occurrence (weddings, baptisms, confirmations, funerals).
2. Maintain electronic files on Microsoft 7 Windows Home Premium.
3. Monthly Bulletins. Must be created and ready for 1st Sunday of every month (minimum; special bulletins during other occasions must also be created).
4. Simply Accounting: bill payments, Sunday Weekly Offerings, reconciling Bank statement, month end reports for Parish Council meetings. Experience with Microsoft Office & Excel is necessary. Experience with Simply Accounting is strongly desired.
5. Booking Church/Hall and keeping track of all bookings; being the liaison with Groups/Individuals wishing to book.
6. Assisting the Rector in any Administrative ways necessary. These duties may include, but are not limited to, typing letters, making photocopies, researching information, dealing with Parishioners, making appointments and any other administrative duties that may arise in the normal day-to-day operations of the Office.
7. Working very closely with The Rector & The Treasurer.
8. Updating our website
9. Maintaining the book-keeping of our Parish Cemetery as well as receiving the families of deceased persons when Clergy is organizing the funeral and/or burial. You will be interacting with them as far as the fees & requirements. This is a very sensitive time and empathy is required.
10. The job requires 10 hours/week (times to be mutually arranged between you and The Rector). The Office is closed between Christmas & New Years. Starting salary is $17.50 per hour.
Please submit all applications with Cover letter, resume & references by July 25, 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer two worship services each Sunday. At 9:00 AM we meet at Christ Church in Cow Bay and at 10:30 AM we meet at St. Peter's in Eastern Passage.
You can also check out the Virtual Services page on our website to find written sermons to read and/or videos of our services.
Celebrating 130th Anniversary of Christ Church on July 31st!
Celebrating 130th Anniversary of Christ Church on July 31st!
Christ Church turns 130 this year! We are celebrating with a lovely reception after our Sunday morning service. Stay tuned, you may be getting a call to help by donating some food/goodies (or you can reach out to Cathy Clarke if you have an idea of something you’d like to bring). For this one Sunday, we’re reversing our Sunday service times. We’ll be having a 9 AM Communion service at St. Peter’s, and a 10:30 AM service at Christ Church. You’re welcome at either (or both!). Hope to see you there!
The office is temporarily closed (no set hours) as we seek our new Parish Administrator.
Donating to St. Peters
If you'd like to make a donation to the parish, we are set up to receive donations by e-transfer (email@example.com)! Simply include the following information in your e-transfer: Your full name and envelope number, or mailing address if you don't have an envelope number. In this way, you can receive a year-end tax receipt for your donation. This is a great way to make occasional or one-time donations.
Seniors’ Lunch has restarted in the parish, on Fridays from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Lunch is $7/person, and is in the church hall. Please contact Mandy Raftus (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions. Come and enjoy a lovely lunch and great conversation with a great group of people. Bring a friend along or meet some new ones! We’d love to see you all!!
Parish Council meetings are open to any member of the congregation to attend, to keep up with what happens in our parish. Unless you are a member of the Parish Council, however, you would not have a vote. If you do attend, we would ask that you remain respectful and quiet during the meeting. If you would like to speak at the meeting, please approach a member of council, preferably the Parish Council Secretary before the meeting to be added to the agenda. Minutes of the meetings will be made available online, and on paper by request from the office.
Parish Council is currently meeting electronically on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm, excluding July & August.
Capella Regalis is excited to announce the launch of a new Girls Choir! A parallel program to Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir, the choir will offer a free, mentor-based music training program to girls ages 7-13. The girls will engage with the finest sacred music from the last 1,000 years, and will sing Evensongs and concerts in the great Cathedral Church of All Saints. They will also have opportunity to participate for free in concert tours, choir camps, and collaborative projects with other musicians. The first step in launching this new program is to raise $20,000 through their online crowdfunding platform Indiegogo campaign which runs through July 31, 2022. Auditions will be held late-August, and rehearsals will begin in September. Do you know a girl who likes to sing? Can you support this initiative? Please visit capellaregalis.com to find out more.
We have a prayer shawl ministry in the parish, and always welcome new shawls! For those who don't know, a prayer shawl is given to a person in need (physically, mentally, spiritually, etc) as a reminder that they are loved, and that they are being prayed for. Our goal is to have some available to give out, whenever needed. When shawls are available, you’re welcome to take them for someone you know who is in need. If you knit or crochet, you’re welcome to make shawls in any pattern/colour you see fit. Just remember that the intention of these is that they would be big enough for people to wrap around themselves, as a comfort. We have some patterns available (just ask!) if you would like some guidance, or there are tonnes of patterns available online.
Our Sunday School is currently closed for the summer. We will resume Sunday School in the fall, and hope to see you then. Until then, have a safe and happy summer, enjoying God's beautiful creation!
St. Peter's offers an e-bulletin by email. If you would like to receive a copy of our monthly bulletin by email, please email the office at email@example.com and we will add you to the list. If you are currently receiving an e-bulletin and are not interested in that, please let us know as well.
Summer tends to be a time when things quiet down a bit in terms of parish life, though we still have some wonderful and exciting things going on. Seniors’ Lunch is restarting (see announcement below), weekly on Fridays. Christ Church is celebrating its 130th anniversary, complete with a reception and alternate service times, on July 31st, 2022. Carnival Week, including the Blessing of the Fleet and the Carnival Week service, both of which involve our parish, will be taking place in early August. I’ll also be away for a week in August (the 21-26), while I'm volunteering at a week-long church camp down at St. Anne’s Camp in the Valley. Emergency pastoral care coverage will be available during this time.
We are in the process of hiring a Parish Administrator, and hope to have someone in place in the next few weeks. In the meantime, please bear with us as we try to cover Jocelyn’s multitude of tasks! We’ll let you know more as soon as we have someone hired.
In case you missed it, the parish as a whole celebrated its 190th anniversary (believe it or not!) on June 29th, with the original St. Peter’s having had its first service on June 29th, 1832. Wow! The current building isn’t quite that old (I believe it was opened in 1962), but the parish has still been in operation for 190 years now.
We’re also looking forward to the Fall, when hopefully many of our programs will restart again. In the meantime, may you have a wonderful time enjoying the beauty of God's creation around us. We look forward to continuing to worship together each week, and to whatever the Fall may bring.