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First Church in Belmont (Unitarian Universalist)
Contact Person(s):Rev. David M. Bryce
First Church in Belmont is a liberal congregation of 365 adult members and has a strong and well-balanced program of worship, religious education, music and community involvement.
Opportunities for Student Involvement:
Student will engage in many aspects of parish ministry. The tasks agreed upon will depend on the student's experience, interests and background and the needs of the Minister and the Church. Expectations of the student include: familiarity with UU tradition and values; strong interest in parish ministry and religious education, readiness to give of self to others, ability to respect confidences; genuine caring and respect for others.
Weekly schedule: Sundays, other times as necessary.
The church is a fifteen minute drive from HDS and is also on the bus line from Harvard Square (#'s 74 and 75).
Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:
- Administration and Program Development
- Denominational Polity
- Pastoral Care and Counseling
- Preaching and Worship
- Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Weekly meeting (1 hr.) between student and supervisor will provide an opportunity to assess how the experience is moving toward the agreed upon goals, to reflect theologically upon ministry and to clarify aspects of church life. An additional weekly half hour meeting will be held for planning.
Number of Students: 1
Total Compensation: $4000.00
Type of Compensation: direct pay from site
Additional Notes: Site unavailable 2013-14.