St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

Please note: Regular in-person activities and services at Saint Matthew’s remain suspended as we seek to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We ask you to keep in your prayers all who have been affected by this pandemic and those who care for them. To stay in community and support one another during this time, we will continue to live-stream our service at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. We are now also offering an in-person worship service, held outdoors, each Sunday at 8:00 a.m., weather permitting.

Rector Search

Update – Search Committee – July 31st, 2020

We have received a few more applications this week. We are in the process of scheduling some initial Zoom calls with a couple candidates in order to start distilling our list. Still a long road ahead in the discernment process. Rev. Canon Arlette D. Benoit Joseph, the Canon of Transition Ministry for the Diocese of…

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Update – Search Committee – July 6th, 2020

The Search Committee leads had a very productive kickoff meeting with Rev. Canon Arlette D. Benoit Joseph, the Canon of Transition Ministry for the Diocese of Pennsylvania, and we continue to work weekly with Bud Holland, our rector search consultant. Arlette mentioned that application flow will probably be a little slow until we get closer…

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Parish Profile Approved by Bishop’s Office

The Profile Committee and Vestry are pleased to report that the Parish Profile was approved by the Bishop’s office on June 18th and the Search Committee is now accepting applications for the rector position at Saint Matthew’s, Maple Glen! The Parish Profile is available online here. Yours in Christ,THE PARISH PROFILE COMMITTEE Joe BuesgenPam DunlapJane…

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Parish Profile Now Complete!

The Profile Committee is pleased to report that the Parish Profile was approved by the Vestry on June 9th and has now been submitted to the Bishop’s office for approval. It will be published on our website as soon as Bishop Gutierrez has had the opportunity to review it. We are eager for you to…

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Rector Search Update – Profile Committee

On Monday, February 10th, we concluded the focus group sessions which started in mid-January. Approximately 104 people participated in the sessions. The Profile Committee then met to work on codifying the responses into a usable format. This report was then used to help formulate the structure of the Parish Profile, and identify key elements on…

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Focus on the Future – The Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT)

We are inviting you to complete the Church Assessment Tool (CAT), an online survey that will help us gauge the strength, vitality, and trends in our church. The information gained from this assessment will be valuable in helping us to write a more complete Parish Profile, and will be useful information for the Search Committee…

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Rector Search Update – Search Committee

The Search Committee has now been finalized. The members are as follows: Tim Walsh (co-chair), Karen Sawyer (co-chair), Manny Sevilla, Antonia Greene-Edwards, Connie Dee, Roger Sumner, Gabrielle Pascuzzi, Jon Clark, Trent Coombs, Nancy Williams. Thank you, committee members, for committing to this critical part of the Transition Ministry. Please keep this team in your thoughts…

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Rector Search Update – Profile Committee

THANK YOU to all who have participated in the Parish Profile Committee’s focus group sessions over the past weeks. These group meetings are intentionally designed to engage our church’s membership in answering critical questions surrounding the assembly of the parish profile, and the qualities of our next Rector. If you have not yet had a…

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Focus on the Future of Saint Matthew’s Church

All members of Saint Matthew’s are invited to join its Parish Profile Committee at several upcoming focus sessions. These group meetings are intentionally designed to engage our church’s membership in answering critical questions surrounding the assembly of the parish profile, and the qualities of our next Rector.  Several of these sessions will be held at…

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Sign Up for Parish Profile Focus Group Sessions

Your opinion matters! In January and February the Parish Profile Committee is conducting focus group sessions to identify the qualities we are looking for in a new Rector for Saint Matthew’s church. During the focus group session, you will answer five questions about the life and ministry of Saint Matthew’s. Please sign up to attend…

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