Field Education Sites

First Church in Wenham

P.O. Box 487
Main and Arbor Streets
Wenham, MA 01984
Phone: (978) 468-4900
Fax: (978) 468-4921
Web address: www.firstchurchwenham.org/
Email: rev.fcw@verizon.net

Contact Person(s):

Rev. Michael J. Duda

Organization Description:

The First Church in Wenham (FCW), United Church of Christ (UCC), is an active and growing congregation with approximately 425 members ranging from longtime seniors to young families and youth. Founded in 1644, First Church is rich in tradition but also engaged in contemporary culture. FCW draws its members primarily from Wenham and its sister community Hamilton as well as neighboring Beverly and Ipswich. Although the community is largely residential and middleclass, FCW has a long-standing commitment to social action and global mission. The church sponsors intergenerational mission trips and has an endowed Special Grants Committee that makes over $50,000 grant awards each year. FCW has a strong ministry to youth and families offering a vibrant Christian Education program. The church at worship values contemplative prayer, inspirational music, and progressive theology from the pulpit. Goals for the coming year include a “high impact” mission program with the Christian Appalachian Project, www.chrisapp.org, and guided congregational conversations around controversial issues.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

Our Student Intern will be a member of a multi-staff ministry team and participate in planning worship, preaching (quarterly), liturgy, pastoral care, teaching, and specialized ministries of his/her choice. If appropriate the Student Intern will be invited to participate in UCC association and conference activities. FCW is actively engaged in community ministry and a variety of activities are available based on interest.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Denominational Polity
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development

Supervision:

The Student Intern will meet weekly with the Pastor and participate in semi-monthly staff meetings.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: direct pay from site

Additional Notes: Site unavailable 2011-12.

Travel expenses may be available.

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