Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 23248.AA0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 23248
Ministry Name SUNNYSIDE
Mailing Address 1270 N FREDERICK PIKE
WINCHESTER, VA 22603
Phone 540-550-2847
Fax
E-Mail bwolford52@gmail.como
WWW Address www.sunnysidepresbyterianchurch.org
Ministry Size Under 100 members
Ethnic Composition Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2%
White 98%
Average Worship Attendance 22
Church School Attendance 5
Curriculum Adult Class only - various materials
Yoked Church True
Presbytery SHENANDOAH PRESBYTERY
Synod SYNOD OF MID-ATLANTIC
Community Type Rural
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Information about the position

Position:   Pastor, yoked/parish
Experience Required:   0 to 2 Years
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Part-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

“We are a church as God intended, a community of believers who care for one another and go out into the world proclaiming the goodness of God’s love as shown in Jesus Christ.  All are welcome here!”

What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

Our congregation feels the need to minister to the surrounding area.  We are currently serving monthly free community meals; providing for a meeting place for the local AA members; assisting CCAP through financial means to help folks with food and services.  We have a very active committee which plans events for the next 6 months, including hosting 2 Gospel groups which will be performing at our church. We will be having a community Maundy Thursday service and have plans to celebrate our 70th year as a community of believers called by God.  This will occur in October of 2022.  Sunnyside Church also seeks to share pastoral leadership with another church, and are partnering with Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church. Their needs are less than that of Sunnyside. We have shared a friendship with each other over several years due to family ties in each church.

How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

The Sunnyside community is increasing in size through new housing projects.  We feel the need to develop effective ways to make our church more visible in the community by installation of new signage, updating the church’s property and doing regular mailing and advertising through local media.  We currently are broadcasting our Sunday morning services as well.

How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

We feel it is necessary for our church to have an individual who is able to help give us vision for planning a future for Sunnyside in ways that we may have not realized. Our congregation is willing to do whatever God leads us to do to return Sunnyside Presbyterian Church to its fullest potential.  We need guidance.

Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

Our congregation desires a caring individual and a good leader.  We are currently a congregation of 50+ members.  Visitation of the elderly and sick members is very important to us.  It would be great to have an individual with a sense of good humor as well.  Most important is a person who will preach the word of God each Sunday.

What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

This person will be responsible for Planning worship services, moderating Session, providing assistance and knowledge in planning events, and visitation. Sunnyside has an office which will be available o this person and furnished to meet any needs they may have.

Optional Links
www.sunnysidepresbyterianchurch.org 
Leadership Competencies:
Compassionate
Hopeful
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Teacher
Communicator
Advisor
Decision Making
Interpersonal Engagement
Flexibility
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $35,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Open to Manse/Housing Allowance
References:
Name Relation
Rev. Charles Symons, Jr.
8527 Back Rd, Woodstock VA 22664
540-459-9045
assocgp@shenpres.org
charter member
Robert Lowell
8617 Middle Rd, Strasburg VA 22657
540-465-4049
assocgp@shenpres.org
pulpit supply
Rev. Dr. Nancy Meehan Yao
POB 1146, Harrisonburg VA 22803
904-806-5795
assocgp@shenpres.org
Assoc Gen Presbyter
Has the Pastor Nominating Committee and Search committee affirmed its intention to follow the Form of Government in this regard?
Yes
Deadline date for this MIF:  (none)
Version Track Info: This MIF was last updated on   9/29/2022


Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   REV. BRONWEN W BOSWELL Address  1111 NORTH MAIN STREET, HARRISONBURG VA 22802-4630
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (540) 433-2556
Fax  (540) 433-6830 Email  presbytersc@shenpres.org
COM:   REV. PATRICK PETTIT Address  1111 N. MAIN ST., HARRISONBURG VA 22802
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (540) 459-2646
Fax  (540) 662-7097 Email  kims@shenpres.org
PNC:  Barbara Wolford Address  2741 Northwestern Pike, Winchester VA 22603
Daytime Phone  540-550-2847 Office Phone  540-667-1419
Fax  Email  bwolford52@gmail.com

Yoke Position Information - Mt Hope

Church ID 23226
Church Name Mt Hope
Total Distance Between All Churches (in Miles) 20
Total Driving Time Between All Churches (in Minutes) 19
What is the membership size of the yoked congregation? 18
What is the worship time of each congregation?
Mt. Hope = 9:00 a.m. weekly
Sunnyside = 11:00 a.m. weekly
Provide the schedule for each church school.
Mt. Hope = NA
Sunnyside = 10:00 weekly
Describe the schedule for any other regular activities such as choir, youth groups, committees and outreach activities.
Mt. Hope Session meets quarterly
Sunnyside Session meets second Thursday of each month
Committees every other month
Mission Statement (of yoked church).

“Mt Hope Presbyterian Church exists to glorify God and reach out to others in our rural community.”

1. What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

“We love the Lord through worship, study, service and prayer.  We live our vision by loving one another, sharing the Word, growing together in faith, and serving those in need.  We embrace God as our Creator and Savior.  Christ alone is our only salvation.  We want the love of God reflected in our lives for others to see.  We believe in prayer and seek God’s will.  We take pride in our Church, welcoming all to Sunday morning services as we come together for corporate worship, fellowship, prayer and praise.”

2. How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

“We reach out through visitation, prayer, funeral lunches, donations to the local food pantry, and help to families in the community who are in need, and by bringing communion to shut-ins and worship/communion to area nursing homes.  We also hold many ecumenical worship and music events.  We have been long supporters of Camp Paddy Run, a local Presbyterian-related Christian camp, providing meals and support for campers and staff.  We support the Shenandoah Pregnancy Center and create and send Christmas boxes internationally through Operation Christmas Child.”

3. How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

“By leading us in prayer, worship and visitation, and leading and coordinating  Bible study.”

4. Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

“The candidate for this position should be compassionate, friendly and spiritual.”

5. What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

“The pastor will conduct worship, moderate Session meetings, do congregational visitation, preside at communion, baptisms and funerals.”