St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
St. Michael’s Parish Profile
78 Pleasant Street
Auburn, ME 04210
We are God’s family; we welcome all at Christ’s table. We embrace the energy of our youth and the wisdom of one another. We serve our Lord with faith, love, and joy.
We are looking for a 1/3 time priest in charge who will minister pastorally to our parishioners. We need a leader who will guide us spiritually to do God’s work in the many ways we help others. We want someone who is warm and gregarious. We desire a person who is skilled in social justice work, good with children and the elderly, has a calming effect and is of a traditional Episcopal theological viewpoint.
Who we are:
St. Michael’s is a pastoral size parish of about 70 people attending regularly and 120 registered members. Our worship is traditional with services each Sunday at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM plus an additional service on Wednesdays at 9:30 AM. Seventy percent of our parish are retired, elderly members. There are a few young families with about 12 children who participate in Sunday School.
Our parishioners are very active in numerous ministries to help others and maintain our church. Our payroll has a parish administrator with clerical duties and a volunteer treasurer with bookkeeping responsibilities. A Finance Committee oversees the fiscal affairs of the church. Our church building is in very good condition and includes space for two classrooms, a quiet room, a community room,
office and a large undercroft with a full kitchen. Parking is somewhat limited but additional parking is available from a law firm across the street on Sundays.
We have about 60 pledging units which raises about $80,000/year plus other income which gives us total revenues of $100,000/year. We match our expenses to our revenues and we have supported a 1/3 time priest in charge and wish to continue at that level. We also have investment funds which total $360,000. Gains from these funds are used for outreach, scholarships and other special needs including offsetting losses from operations. There is no mortgage. St. Michael’s has had and still has a choir that sings at the 10:00 AM service. It is led by an organist and includes playing at all Holy days. We also have a children’s choir that sings on special occasions.
Integrating new people
Broader parishioner involvement
Drawing from an age gap
High average age of our parish
Outreach Ministries We Support:
High Street Congregational church Food
Cell to Street
Multiple AA Groups
St. Michael’s Ministries
St. Guy Guild
Adult Bible Study Group
Proje Espwa – Haiti
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
Where we are:
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church is located in the City of Auburn which has a population of about 24,000. It is across the river from Lewiston which has a population of 40,000. It lies about half way between Portland and Augusta, and is about a 45 minute drive to either the coast or the mountains. Auburn boasts a small ski resort of its own plus two beautiful lakes, both used for year round recreation. The arts flourish here with concerts by the Maine Music Society, L-A Arts, and other organizations.
For more information, please contact:
Canon for Formation and Transition Ministry
(207) 772-1953 x123
78 Pleasant Street, Auburn, ME 04210 – (207)783-1246 – http://stmichaelsmaine.wordpress.com