Episcopal Church of St. Mary’s
Diocese: Long Island
165 Ponquogue Ave, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Position title: Priest in Charge
Current Status: vacant
Receiving Names until: August 1, 2023
Order of Ministry: Ordained Episcopal Priest
Weekly Average Sunday Attendance (ASA): 40
Attendance Palm Sunday 4.2.23 65
Number of Weekend Worship Services: 1
Number of Weekday Worship Services: 1
Number of Other Worship Services per Month:
Friday night Lenten Services: 6
Meditative Prayer: 12 Weeks, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s: 24
December prayer, music and book series 6
COMPENSATION, HOUSING, AND BENEFITS
Current Annual Compensation:
Cash Stipend: $65,000.00
Housing/Rectory: 4 People
Benefits (insurance, pension): $60,000.00
Compensation Available for New Position: $65,000.00
Pension Plan: Yes
Healthcare Option: Yes
Dental Option: Yes
Housing Equity Allowance in Budget? Yes. $3000.00
Vacation Time: 3 Weeks Negotiable
Continuing Education Time: Yes $1000.00
Sabbatical Provision: Yes Negotiable
Travel/Auto Account: Yes .60/mile
Travel/Auto Budget: $250.00
Other Professional Account: TBD
INCUMBENT HISTORY & CHURCH DAY SCHOOLS
Name: Philip R. Hubbard
Position Title: Priest
Date Begun: August 1, 2014
Date ended: May 7th, 2023
Name: Bernadette Sullivan
Date Begun: 2000
Date Ended: 2012
Name: Warren Haynes
Date Begun: May 1986
Date Ended: 1998
Day School: N/A
#1 Describe a moment in your worshipping community’s recent ministry which you recognized as one of success and fulfillment.
Response: Returning to pre Covid ministries and activities, church worship and Blessing Box/ Non food pantry. Housing and hosting the local homeless through Maureen’s Haven. Living their life with them as God has taught us to love thy neighbor as thyself. This experience challenges the heart of our parishioners. We try to relate to our guests in a different way through conversation and over a hot meal. Many guests do not speak english and our spanish speaking parishioners are not always available. However, we had two meaningful experiences despite the language barrier. The first was our Good Friday service that was held on a night when we were housing the homeless. The second, during holy week, one of our spanish speaking parishioners who is hispanic herself and fluent in both English and Spanish, was on hand and able to speak openly and freely to our Latino guests.
#2 How are you preparing yourselves for the church of the future?
Response: We are preparing ourselves for the Church of the future with expanded community outreach and improved technology while encouraging new thinking. This includes updating connectivity and livestream services.
#3 Please provide 4-6 words (separated commas) describing the gifts and skills essential to the future leaders of your worshipping community.
Response: Tech savvy, charismatic, trustworthy, community oriented, empathetic and a liturgical guide.
#4 Describe your liturgical style and practice. If your community provides more than one type of worship service please describe all.
Response: Rite I without music and Rite II with music. Beach eucharist once a month in the summer.
#5 How do you practice incorporating others into ministry?
Response: Active LEM opportunities along with providing an open and observable opportunity to be of meaningful service. ABATE, community outreach, altar guild, acolytes and readers.
#6 As a worshipping community, how do you care for your spiritual, emotional, and physical well being?
Response: Variety of worship opportunities and meditative prayer. Offering organized yoga in our Fireside room. Prayerful walks on our new prayer path. Brotherhood of St. Andrew, Women’s monthly fellowship.
#7 How do you engage in pastoral care for those beyond your worshipping community?
Response: Outreach to various community networking for the sick and homebound.
#8 Describe your worshipping community’s involvement in either the wider Church or geographical region.
Response: Ecumenical service, Blessings Box/Non Food, Ashes to Go, Ukrainian Church donations, Heifer International Project; with expanded involvement.
#9 Tell about a ministry that your worshipping community has initiated in the past five years. Who can be contacted about this?
Response: Blessings Box, Christmas Caroling, Non food Pantry and Yard Sale.
Irene Blydenburgh, Susan Rumph, Pat McCrave & Betty Sparrow, Karen Lucas.
#10 What is your practice of stewardship and how does it shape the life of your worshipping community?
Response: Individual witness talks. Limited contributions impact necessary improvements.
#11 What is your worshipping community’s experience of conflict and how have you addressed it?
Response: Property incursion issue being addressed by a legal professional. Quiet discernment and prayer.
#12 What is your experience leading/addressing change in the church? When has it gone well? When has it gone poorly? And what did you learn?
Response: Changing from 2 services to 1 has increased congregation interaction. Introducing zoom service during Covid has heightened our awareness of the need for updated technology. Secondly, Parish Hall renovations presented new ideas on future usage. These changes have strengthened our resilience and were accomplished through a consensus. Some parishioners lament the loss of the 8am service.
Worshiping Community’s Website: stmaryshb.org
The Right Reverend Lawrence C. Provenzano
Diocesan Transition Minister
The Reverend Canon Claire Woodley
Mary Castro email@example.com
Susan Rumph firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Philips email@example.com