Announcements
 *GMF Church Administrator Job Opening: We are hiring a part-time (15-20 hours/week) church administrator. A full job description is posted at the bottom of this page. If you or someone you know may be interested in applying for this position, please send a resume to gracemennofellowship@gmail.com. Start date: May 11. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.
 
 
› Grace Mennonite Fellowship has decided to cancel Sunday School and the Worship Services on March 22 in order to help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 in our community. 
 
› During the weeks that we are not meeting together, you can still continue to tithe through EasyTithe - scroll down to the bottom of this web page and fill out the information where it says "My Online Donation" OR you can mail a check to the church. 
 
› The Gathering Meal and Bible Studies have been canceled for March 25.
 
› Everence®'s workshop on Medicare, originally scheduled for April 2, has been cancelled. 
 
› The Boys’ and Girls’ Club roller skating event, originally scheduled for March 29, has been canceled. 
 
› We are selling chocolate covered Easter Eggs to help support a mission trip to Albania. The 6 oz. eggs are available in peanut butter, coconut, and mint. $5/egg. They will be ready for pick-up Friday, March 27, 12-4 p.m., at the church. Please let Tracey Layman know if you would like to purchase any eggs and also if you have additional orders from people outside of our church.
  
› The Annual Men’s Retreat at Grace Cabin, originally scheduled for April 3 & 4 has been postponed. 
 
› ASP will be having a Pulled Pork Fundraiser the weekend of April 25. We will begin food prep at 5 p.m. on the April 24 and continue cooking on April 25. Food can be picked up after 4 p.m. on April 25 or after church on the 26th. We will need volunteers the evening of April 24 and during the day on April 25.  
 
› Attend Highland Retreat Summer Camp! If you would value a summer Christian camp experience for your son/daughter, age 5-16, register them today! See www.highlandretreat.org to register online or learn more. Grace provides camper scholarships and will match your deposit. Please see Kay Kibler if you need our code. In addition, Highland matches 50% of Grace’s contribution, and there are sibling discounts! Contact Kay Kibler with questions.
 
›  Virginia Mennonite Missions has created an online forum on Facebook called Physically Distant, Socially Engaged, to encourage mutual support and missional engagement during this time of physical isolation. 
 
› Easy Tithe online giving is available on gracemennonite.net! See the bottom of any page on the website for “My Online Donation.” You do not need to register to use this giving tool, but you can set up an account if you wish. Either a credit/debit card or your bank account can be used to make your donation. Contact the church office or Keith Bly with questions.
 
› When planning a fundraising event please contact the church office to complete a Fundraising Event Request Form four weeks before the event.

› Support Grace Mennonite Fellowship Learning Center in the Philippines! If you are interested in being paired with a student, the commitment is $1/week or $5/week. See the bulletin board in the hall for more information or contact Lindsey Kolb.

› Lacey Spring Community Food Pantry – Mondays 5:30-6:15 pm, at the back basement entrance. Contact Margie Clement to volunteer for this important community ministry. See bulletin board for more information.

› The Hispanic Church, Iglesia Menonita Monte Moriah, meets from 3-5 pm every Sunday in the children's church classroom downstairs. Other activities and events will not be scheduled in the fellowship hall during this time.

› Church office hours are Mon. mornings & Fri. 10 a.m.-noon. Please send all communications through email, gracemennonite@comcast.net, or leave a voicemail at 442-6235, throughout the week and your messages will be returned on one of those days. Thank you!
 
 
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Grace Mennonite Fellowship Administrator Job Description
 
Position: Administrator 
Supervised by: Lead Pastor
Classification: Part-time, 15-20 hours per week, paid hourly
Effective Date: May 11, 2020
Position Description: The Administrator is responsible for the operations of the church office and provides support to pastoral staff and the various committees, councils, and programs of the congregation. The Administrator works closely with the pastors in supporting and promoting the mission and vision of Grace Mennonite Fellowship (GMF).

Qualifications:
  1. Committed to support the faith, values, mission, and vision of GMF and MCUSA
  2. Has bachelor’s degree (preferred)
  3. Has ample office administrative experience, preferably in a church or non-profit setting
  4. Has high level of proficiency with computers, office software, and technology, including word processing, spreadsheets, basic graphic and web editing, PowerPoint, etc.
  5. Excels in organizational skills, strong attention to detail, with a high degree of accuracy
  6. Strong initiative, can prioritize and handle multiple tasks with minimal supervision
  7. Able to listen effectively and communicate clearly, both orally and in written form
  8. Proficient in spelling, punctuation, grammar and proofreading
  9. Able to maintain confidentiality and professionalism, with an orientation to serve others
  10. Able to perform basic physical functions normal in an office work environment
 
Key Responsibilities:  
Management of office functions and services at a schedule determined in coordination with the lead pastor and church council
  • See that:
         -all persons who come to the church office are pleasantly greeted and assisted
         -all communication forms (mail, phone, email, etc.) are answered with professionalism and timeliness or forwarded to appropriate persons
        -church member personal data is protected with a high degree of confidentiality
  • Maintain accurate and complete calendar of church meetings, events, and ministries
  • Communicate concerns about facility-related issues to Trustees
  • Schedule and manage church facility use according to policy
  • Manage all outside groups that use the church facilities on a regular basis and maintain current MOUs
  • Purchase and organize office supplies and other materials for worship and other events
  • Purchase kitchen supplies as requested by hospitality committee and other groups
  • Maintain office equipment and ensure supplies are readily available
  • Plan and/or provide for the production of publicity and promotional materials when needed
  • Coordinate Sunday worship service, including, but not limited to:
         -Create and print bulletins and bulletin inserts
         -Update PowerPoint files
         -Email communication with all involved in Sunday morning worship
         -Update website
         -Email announcements using online marketing platform (MailChimp)
  • Create monthly print and e-newsletter newsletter
  • Upload worship service audio files to the computer and post sermons on the church website
  • Maintain church website and administrate GMF Facebook page as well as post content when appropriate
  • Ensure meeting minutes and documents are appropriately archived in the church office as well as given to the church Historian
  • Maintain church directory information and email list
  • Manage the church mailboxes
  • Keep records of, and make certificates for, dedications, baptisms & memberships
  • Manage the church key codes and keys
  • Maintain worship schedule month-to-month, including scheduling of worship leaders
  • Schedule and attend semimonthly staff meetings:
           -update pastors and staff on relevant upcoming events
           -bring key operational matters for group discernment and decision
  • Support the various ministries of the church in whatever ways needed
  • Some outside office hours responsibilities as necessary
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