So....

Jul. 25th, 2014 09:37 pm
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I was waiting in line for a haircut this morning. I had already turned my phone down, so after a bit I checked it, and there was a voicemail message from my contact at Just Right Presby. There was still someone ahead of me so I slipped out and returned his call. After the opening greetings, he said "I'd like to offer you a job!" I said "oh, please do!" and he laid out the details-- about 20% more than I'm making now, 5 Sundays off per year. I accepted on the spot, having already decided that this was best for me and my family.

Things that make me especially happy:

Being a Presbyterian again, after 30 years a Methodist and nearly 6 years serving Lutherans.
Pipes!
A genuine choir, a dozen folk capable of singing in 4 parts, even willing to attempt a cappella.
12 hours later, I've gotten 'hello' emails from the pastor and 2 committee heads.
The title is Minister of Music-- a title I've actually never held.

I've emailed Too Big Lutheran telling them I'm withdrawing my application, and phoned Too Small Methodist. That was hard; they don't have another candidate, and there's a lot I found appealing about them. In fact, I even said that if there's any way I can help with some of the outreach ideas Rev. P. has without stepping on the toes of whoever they hire, I would love to do so.

Date: 2014-07-26 02:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gingicat
*happydances for you*

Do please email me with the name of the church? And your new home address?

Date: 2014-07-26 03:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beki_d
Awesomeness! I am still blocked from posting on LJ, but I wanted to let you know I am happy for you and am still reading.

Date: 2014-07-26 05:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amaebi
Beki, you're blocked from posting on LJ???

Carol, you know how ecstatic I am about the splendid and appropriate offer. :)

Date: 2014-07-27 03:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beki_d
Yeah. LJ doesn't like my privacy software. As I understand it, LJ won't let you log in from a secure login (HTTPS) Even if I shut that down, it still won't allow me to post.

Date: 2014-07-27 02:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amaebi
:(

Date: 2014-07-26 04:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kyrielle
Eeeeeeeeee awesome!

Date: 2014-07-26 10:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wordweaverlynn
I am so glad! And I hope Too Small Methodist finds just the right person.

Date: 2014-07-26 05:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amaebi
Amen.

Not only as a general principle, but for that specific pastor. I want her to have speedy desirable results and speedy support, in whichever order.

Date: 2014-07-28 02:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cellio
Congratulations! That's wonderful!

Minister of Music is a fabulous job title.

Date: 2014-07-29 01:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] faithwallis
Congratulations! :) So happy for you!

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