The South Amherst Congregational Church (part of the United Church of Christ) is looking for an Education Director. Ideally this candidate is organized, enjoys working with children, can manage teachers, and is creative. The job is 25 hours a week (flexible hours) for $25K and four weeks paid vacation. Here is the list of responsibilities:
Coordinates the Sunday School calendar
Recruits, trains, and supports Sunday School teachers and nursery attendants
Designs and ensures the proper implementation of Sunday School curriculum
Maintains contact with current families and serves as an ambassador for the CE program to potential families
Works collaboratively with local churches to provide programming and faith formation for youth group
Assists the Pastor in maintaining an active social media presence to extend the reach of our ministry
Coordinates and encourages participation in programs that nurture our faith and family lives through education, service, fellowship, and worship.
Once a month this summer, the Friends invite you to enjoy a meal at a local restaurant on the night designated as a Friends "Literary Feast." All of these restaurants have graciously offered to donate a portion of their evening's proceeds to the Friends of the Jones Library. Each dinner will be lightly themed around current popular novels. The specific dates and restaurants are:
If you relish reading non-fiction with larger than life characters, and haven't yet read The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, you should most definitely treat yourself. Written in a style similar to Unbroken and Seabiscuit by Lauren Hillenbrand, it is also meticulously researched, and very compelling reading. It's the story of a hardscrabble member of the "Greatest Generation" and the crew team that he becomes part of. It is full of historical accounts of hardship from the Depression Era, college days at the University of Washington, and pre-World War II Germany. Although some members of my book club thought that the writing style was not the best, we all felt that the story and characters carried the story and kept us all going. There are many photos in the book and the epilogue fills in the later lives of each of the crew members. All in all, a memorable and inspirational story.
-- Elaine, member, the Friends of the Jones Library