Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, as a way of life

Gathering at CRCDS

Dear Friends in Christ:

In this hard economic climate, almost all of us know of friends and members of our parishes who are actively involved in a job search. Often people in job searches stay glued to the computer screen, a strategy that can really bog down the search process. If you are looking for a new job, take a break from computer searching and meet with other people from parishes throughout the diocese who are involved in a job search. An open group is forming to help by providing: spiritual support, networking, fellowship, resources, and community to those in search of a new job.

Our diocese in conjunction with Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School is inviting all interested individuals to come to a gathering on Monday, March 30th, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the seminary. We plan to meet in the Stewart faculty lounge (near the refectory.) Libby Bakken, a parishioner at Christ Church, Pittsford, will facilitate this group along with clergy from the area. Libby has worked in the area of Human Resources and is a career consultant. She has looked at numerous resumes and has interviewed many candidates for employment. In addition to Libby, clergy from the Monroe/Rochester District will be present to provide support and a sense of spirituality to our time together. We hope to meet the second and fourth Monday of the month for an hour and a half. You are welcome to come to any or all sessions - as you find helpful. Many folk are already working with Rochester Works or networking with the August group and these are excellent resources. We intend to provide a spiritual component, additional support and resources with occasional guests from the business arena.

Parking is available at the seminary, centrally located at 1100 South Goodman St. (directly across from the entrance to Highland Park.) The seminary is on the 11/11X RTS - S. Clinton Bus Route. The seminary has graciously offered to provide computer and internet access, including a calm quiet library space to anyone in need of these services.

Often the best people to connect with when you are in a job search are other people involved in a job search. Let\'s get to know each other, and explore how we can assist one another in this process.

Faithfully,

The Rev. Lance D. Robbins
On behalf of the Job Search Committee