I am delighted to announce that St. Dunstan's is now accepting applications for a part-time Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries! This is an exciting development in the life of our parish, and I am confident that, even now, God is raising up just the right person to come and minister among us.
I also am a firm believer in the power of networking, and I hope that you will help the Vestry and me spread the word about this new opportunity. Please consider sharing this position description with anyone whom you think might be interested in applying. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions - or, even better, to volunteer to serve on the Search Committee!
Finally, at this particularly difficult time to be a young person, please join me in praying for the physical, mental, and spiritual health of all children and youth:
God our Father, you see your children growing up in an
unsteady and confusing world: Show them that your ways
give more life than the ways of the world, and that following
you is better than chasing after selfish goals. Help them to
take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance
for a new start. Give them strength to hold their faith in you,
and to keep alive their joy in your creation; through Jesus
Christ our Lord, Amen
(Book of Common Prayer, p. 829).
Our world is, indeed, unsteady and confusing, and our young people (and their parents) need this church community to be the most welcoming, nourishing, and safe haven it can be. I look forward to working together to make this vision a reality.