Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Part-time position available at Greenwich Presbyterian Church to prepare and duplicate church bulletin on weekly basis and to prepare Annual Report and Church Directory once a year.   Approximately 6 hours a week, including weekly meeting to review bulletin with pastor.  $12 an hour.  Some work can be done at home with access to e-mail.  Send resume to the Rev. Beth Thomas, c/o Greenwich Presbyterian Church, PO Box 34, Greenwich, NJ  08323. 

Administrative Assistant Position Description

Greenwich Presbyterian Church

Job Title: Administrative Assistant/Secretary (part-time, paid position)

Purpose: To provide secretarial and administrative services

Qualifications: The administrative assistant must be competent, reliable, flexible, self-motivated and ingenious demonstrating good judgment, the ability to maintain confidentiality and able to anticipate and handle problems.

Responsibilities:

  • 1)To be responsible for the production of materials.
  • 2) To communicate on a weekly basis with the Pastor and the Clerk of Session and the Choir Director as needed in order to develop the bulletin and update the prayer list.
  • 3)To type the order of service, announcement page and inserts as needed in the bulletin weekly and run off the bulletin and fold for service A copy of the bulletin should be saved in the file cabinet for binding, two copies places on the lectern and one on the organ each Sunday.
  • 4) To prepare and distribute the Church Annual Report and Church Directory annually.
  • 5) To remain flexible as the demands of the job vary according to the season, congregation and the pastor.

Accountability:  GPC Pastor and Session

Salary: $12/hour

05-20-2016 Spaghetti Dinner

Spaghetti Dinner – Friday May 20

GPC will be hosting a fundraising Spaghetti Dinner for the community on Friday May 20 from 5-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under, and can be purchased for eat-in or take-out. Tickets can be purchased from members of the congregation in advance or at the door. To reserve tickets, call the church office by Friday May 13 (856-451-3513) and leave a message on the answering machine telling us how many adult and/or children tickets you want held for you at the door.   GPC members are reminded that donations of spaghetti and plain sauce are appreciated.  For more information, contact Barbara Wheaton bwheaton7@juno.com or (856) 451-5795

05-2016 Greenwich Good News

Greenwich Good News!

A Newsletter from Greenwich Presbyterian Church

Celebrating God’s love since 1707…

 A Note from Pastor Beth Thomas                                                  May  2016

 In my opinion there is nothing more joyous than the sound of babies gurgling and toddlers talking during a worship service.  Crying is a good sound, too, and never annoying! That’s why two recent services at GPC have been so charming.  We celebrated two baptisms in two weeks!  Amazing! God is so good!

On Sunday April 24 we baptized Paige Everly Lyons, daughter of Thomas and Shelly Ridgway Lyons, who was born on July 22, 2015.  Big sister Payton Christine Lyons, age 3, was there to help out along with grandparents and a multitude of family and friends.

On Sunday May 1 we baptized Dakota Charlotte Coward, daughter of Sine Maili Buck and David Coward, who was born Dec. 30, 2015.  All of Dakota’s big sisters Cameron Agnesino,13; Catriona Glenning, 7 and Dahlia Glenning, 3 were there to help as was big brother, Josiah Glenning, who is almost two!  Dakota has lots of loving family and grandparents on both sides and also has strong connections to the GPC as the granddaughter of our organist Peggy Buck and the great-niece of Elder Barbara Wheaton and Deacon Bob Wheaton. Continue reading 05-2016 Greenwich Good News

04-22-2016 Speaker Series

Underground Railroad Talk on Friday April 22

GPC’s 2016 Speaker Series will conclude on Friday April 22 when Lisa Stewart Garrison will present a program on the story of the Underground Railroad in and around Greenwich.  Her talk, “Freedom Seekers, Free People of Color and the Communities of Faith: Investigating the Story of the Underground Railroad,” will begin at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. It is free and open to the public and light refreshments will follow.  Garrison is a storyteller and cultural historian who has organized Underground Railroad tours in the local area.  Her talk will examine the origins, actions and interactions of early communities of faith in Western Cumberland County in aiding and anchoring the settlement and safe passage of freedom seekers in their midst. Questions? Contact Laura Sadtler (lcsadtler@widener.edu).

04-2016 Greenwich Good News

Greenwich Good News!

A Newsletter from Greenwich Presbyterian Church Celebrating God’s love since 1707…

A Note from Pastor Beth Thomas                                         April 2016

Well, dear members and friends, I would say we had some lovely times together during Lent, Holy Week and on Easter.  Our special services, the Lenten study group, the Egg Hunt and the Easter Breakfast were all well attended.  Many thanks to everyone who helped to make the season bright!

April, by contrast, looks pretty calm—and I’m thinking that’s a good thing! Both of our special events—the last presentation in our speaker series and our hosting of the Blood Bank take place on April 22 so mark your calendars now!  If you heard rumors that we had a spaghetti dinner planned this month, the Congregational Life Committee has decided to postpone that, probably until sometime in May, keep watching for an update.

In other good news, a wonderful young couple has started visiting us and are interested in becoming members, another young family has scheduled a baptism with us and—thanks to some talented public relations types—all of our worship and community outreach events have been consistently listed in our two local newspapers!  Hooray for all the ways God blesses us! He is risen!  He is risen, indeed!

News from the Deacons

The Deacons are on fire and doing so much work for our congregation that congratulations are in order for all!  They have assembled visitor bags, set up prayer request cards, and are keeping in touch with members who have lost loved ones, suffered from illness or been out of touch for a while.  It is a joy to watch them serve! If you know anyone who could use a card, call or visit, please let Dana Kuntz (danakuntz@gmail.com) know. If you would like to be included in their next project, an e­mail prayer chain, please talk to Linda Gerhard (linda_gerhard@aol.com).

Underground Railroad Talk on Friday April 22

GPC’s 2016 Speaker Series will conclude on Friday April 22 when Lisa Stewart Garrison will present a program on the story of the Underground Railroad in and around Greenwich.  Her talk, “Freedom Seekers, Free People of Color and the Communities of Faith: Investigating the Story of the Underground Railroad,” will begin at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. It is free and open to the public and light refreshments will follow.  Garrison is a storyteller and cultural historian who has organized Underground Railroad tours in the local area.  Her talk will examine the origins, actions and interactions of early communities of faith in Western Cumberland County in aiding and anchoring the settlement and safe passage of freedom seekers in their midst. Questions? Contact Laura Sadtler (lcsadtler@widener.edu).

Community Blood Drive

Greenwich Presbyterian has been hosting Red Cross Blood Drives since April, 2010 and statistics show that 1,785 people have been helped by blood collected here! The next blood drive is scheduled on Friday April 22 from 1:30­6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Thanks to Pat and Joan McAllister for coordinating this valuable community service. For more information, email (patmc42@earthlink.net).

Keep in touch

Greenwich Presbyterian Church website: www.greenwichpresnj.org

 

 

Pastor Beth is in the office on most Wednesdays.

To contact her in the meantime, about matters large or small, email her at bethomas2@comcast.net or call (302) 454­8874 (home) or (302) 379­2084 (cell). Please also use these contacts if you would like to be removed from this newsletter e­mail list.

03-2016 Greenwich Good News

Greenwich Good News for March 2016

Greenwich Good News!

A Newsletter from Greenwich Presbyterian Church

Celebrating God’s love since 1707…

A Note from Pastor Beth Thomas                                                                               March, 2016

When it comes to writing a note about Easter I am almost at a loss for words. What can anyone say about the biggest day of the Christian year? About the world-changing event of Christ’s resurrection!  About how this is the reason we believe!

 Without Easter we wouldn’t be believers or Christians or people of faith…at the most we would be nice people trying to live good lives, but believing in…what? Very early in my life I heard a sermon about the difference between Christians and “nice people.”  It was about the seriousness of going that extra mile to let people know what you believe. It may be one of the reasons God called me to be a pastor—it is easier for me to share my faith with a title attached to my name!

 What about you?  How do you share your faith?  You might want to consider inviting a friend or family member to come to church.  Many of our members have been doing that recently and two weeks ago we had a record turn-out (for the new millennium) of 45 people! If inviting someone to Sunday service is too much—how about an egg hunt—just one of the many special things GPC is offering for this celebratory time of the year. Check out our schedule of events, below.  He is risen!  He is risen, indeed!

 Lenten and Easter Events at GPC

Soup Supper and Lenten Video Series Extended

“Who Is This Man” by John Ortberg continues on Wednesdays, March 9, 16 and 23 (new date to make up for lost session on March 2). Please join us any time! Upcoming topics include “The Power of Forgiveness” (March 9) “Why It’s a Small World After All”

(March 16) and “Three Days That Changed the World” (March 23.) A wonderful Soup Supper begins at 6 p.m. each evening and the video series begins about 6:45 p.m.

**New Event: Sunday  March 13 Gifts of Women Sunday!

On Sunday, March 13 GPC will celebrate Gifts of Women Sunday.  Jeane Coleman and Linda Falcone will speak on the wonderful ways God has touched their lives.  We are also hoping to feature a special selection by the women of the choir.

 Easter Food Baskets

GCP will be providing small Easter dinners to local individuals and families in need.  To Continue reading 03-2016 Greenwich Good News