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The Parish Administrators’ Collaboration (PAC) of the Diocese of Maine is a community of professionals who support one another, share knowledge and resources, and support the ministry of our congregations and the mission of the Church. 
 
Membership is open to the parish administrator of each congregation in the diocese, whether paid or volunteer. 
A “Parish Administrator” is defined as the one person in each church who is central to the overall administration of the congregation, including - but not limited to - office coordination, calendaring and appointments, secretarial work, preparation of materials, etc.
 
 
How to Connect with PAC:
* Come to an in-person meeting. The next meeting will be held on June 18th. Read Bishop Lane's letter inviting you to this PAC day at St. Patrick's, Brewer here
* Request an invitation to the private This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
* Visit this page to download shared templates and keep tabs on any available resources.
 
Shared Forms/Examples:
Annual Report Samples
Building Use 
Database/Church Management/Membership Resources
Job Descriptions/LOA's 
Newsletter Examples  
Wilton  
 Parishioner Transfer
Weddings
 
Resources:
* Subscribe to The Dio Log (diocesan email newsletter) to stay up-to-date on diocesan news.
* Visit the Resources for Clergy and Congregational Leaders page on our website. You’ll find links to finance, clergy compensation, insurance, governance, stewardship, Christian Formation, other networks, etc.
* Find guidelines and forms about Celebrations of New Ministry on the information section of the Clergy Resources page.
* Connect with another congregation: use this list of Episcopal churches in Maine by town.
* The Organized Admin: http://theorganizedadmin.com
* All Things Admin: http://allthingsadmin.com/
* Looking for a place to donate church books, vestments, or liturgical items? Find resources here
* When an electronic tool is better than paper - or you need both: http://www.signupgenius.com/
* Need to convert a PDF to Word? There are a few free tools online that don't require a download. Try http://www.pdfonline.com (using the "free" one on the left) for small files.
* Database/Church management software comparison chart (half-way down this page): http://www.mbsinc.com/church-donor-management-software-chms/
 
Materials and Notes from Past Meetings:
Meeting June 18th 2018 ~ Agenda: Coffee & Fellowship, Hannah Anderson Part I, Lunch, Hannah Anderson Part II, Eucharist
Along with our guest presenter -life coach, Hannah Anderson, we explored ways to bring more lightness and energy into all aspects of our lives. Hannah shared tools from her coaching expertise that can be applied at work and home to open up possibilities for joy and spaciousness in daily life.
Hannah has served as a parish priest for 24 years, most recently as Canon to the Ordinary in the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire. Now retired from active ministry, she is a life coach and consultant with people and organizations throughout the country. Hannah's love of art, creativity and the spiritual life enrich her approach to life coaching. She and her husband, Bob, live in Concord, New Hampshire.
Hannah Anderson, Life Coach and Consultant of Golden Thread Coaching and Consultation
www.goldenthreadcoaching.com
Meeting October 2nd 2017 ~ Agenda: Lunch & Chat, Worship, Elizabeth Estey discusses archive basics
Meeting April 26th 2017 ~ Agenda: Coffee & Fellowship, Congos in Transition, Boundaries at work, Celebrations of New Ministry, Lunch, Communications by Cn. Heidi Shott
Celebrations of New Ministry Information & Templates (scroll down to "Information" on this page)
Meeting Sept 13th 2016 ~ Agenda: Coffee & Fellowship, Resolving Conflict by Rev. Cn. Michael Ambler, Transition Ministry, Lunch, Organizing Data, Small Group Discussions
Meeting June 7th 2016 ~ Agenda: Lunch, Worship & Welcome by Bishop Lane, Introductions, About the network, Defining the role of a parish admin, Imagining how PAC can help us
 
Diocesan Forms:
The 2018 mileage reimbursement rate is $.545 cents per mile.
Please mail to: Barbara Martin, Diocese of Maine, 143 State Street, Portland, ME 04101
 
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