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Old 15-06-2015, 13:18   #1
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Clergy live aboard

Hi, I am new to the forum and am wondering if there are any clergy live a boards out there. Hope so!
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Old 15-06-2015, 14:04   #2
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Hi, I am new to the forum and am wondering if there are any clergy live a boards out there. Hope so!
Hi I am totally new here and am glad you posted this...because as I prepare to move off shore I have been wondering about Church when one cruises....

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Old 15-06-2015, 14:12   #3
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Re: Clergy live aboard

Nothing current, but there was an Episcopalian priest named Stan Easty who retired to a boat ("Nicodemus") on the US east coast in the 1980s and served as a temporary replacement minister for churches along the ICW, enjoying his cruising along the way.

That's about all I know, but maybe there are others here who remember him.
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 15-06-2015, 14:21   #5
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Re: Clergy live aboard

There appears to be a few "Ocean Ministries" floating around out there. Many appear to be a "write off" to an otherwise costly endeavor.
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Re: Clergy live aboard

I think I saw that occupation listed in the "Making a living while cruising" thread. Could be profitable if you run it right, and of course not taxable.
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There appears to be a few "Ocean Ministries" floating around out there. Many appear to be a "write off" to an otherwise costly endeavor.
Ive known a few scammers, both ashore and afloat, but assume there must be some ligitimate live aboard clergy too...though certainly in the minority here in the tropics.
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Old 16-06-2015, 17:31   #8
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Re: Clergy live aboard

A member of the clergy would be a very welcome addition to the live-aboards in the eastern Caribbean. My wife and I, and a few others, make a point of attending local churches on Sunday morning, but we are in the minority (an understatement). Several churches that we attended did not currently have a full-time pastor, so an itinerant clergyman should be able to fill in on many of the islands. Onboard Bible studies would also be welcome for some of us.
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Old 16-06-2015, 18:43   #9
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A member of the clergy would be a very welcome addition to the live-aboards in the eastern Caribbean. My wife and I, and a few others, make a point of attending local churches on Sunday morning, but we are in the minority (an understatement). Several churches that we attended did not currently have a full-time pastor, so an itinerant clergyman should be able to fill in on many of the islands. Onboard Bible studies would also be welcome for some of us.

Another option is to find a church ashore that posts their sermons on line as audio files. For example:
Home - North Coast Church
https://stonebridgechurch.table.org/
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Re: Clergy live aboard

When we were traveling in the French Islands in the late '70's early '80's, we often saw a number of cruisers get together on Sunday's for impromptu services/bible study groups led by one or another lay churchman. I suspect a pastor would have been quite welcome and the same may hold true today. Moreover, a truely faithful pastor would have some advantages over the run of the mill cruisers. For example, he might be able to dispense with a dinghy in favor of simply walking, eh?
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