Thursday, February 21, 2008

Please Rejoice with Me!

All,

Notice anything different about the sidebar? The link to my resume is missing. Good news at last. After a long search, I’ve just accepted a call as Vicar of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Vernon, New Jersey. My first Sunday is March 9. Vernon is in Northwest New Jersey, in Sussex County. We are about 140 families worshipping in two services in a relatively new church and parish hall. We still have our first parish building, a little clapboard Gothic chapel that is still consecrated. (You can see the front of the Chapel and the back of the Church to the right.) Our mission statement is:

Mission Statement

We are a growing church family that reaches
into and beyond the community.
We have a relaxed and supportive environment,
steeped in Christian tradition.
We value new opportunities to enrich the minds
and souls of all who come here.

You can read more about St. Thomas's as the parish profile from this just-concluded search is still up on our website.

There will be a Celebration of New Ministry sometime in late spring. Once that’s scheduled, I’ll let you know!

I will continue my Lenten discipline of blogging about the Carbon Fast for Lent on a daily basis, and I also intend to report on my move and how that's going. First step: get quotes from movers. New Jerseyans in particular: any movers to recommend or avoid?

RFSJ


5 comments:

bls said...

I do rejoice with you; that's wonderful news!

Sincere congratulations; I would love to come to the celebration. (Can't help w/movers, though, sorry.)

How great, and congratulations again.

Ann said...

Woohoo!!! Great news.

Tobias Haller said...

Congratulations!

jen x said...

Congratulations! And what a lovely photo. This looks like an absolutely idyllic setting. Very exciting news!

Betsy said...

Hooray, Bob! I am thrilled for you. So glad you and your congregation have found each other. Blessings on this new call.