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First Church Unitarian, Littleton
First Church Unitarian is committed to service in the community. Our mission statement is:
The mission of First Church Unitarian is to be a welcoming, compassionate, and diverse community, seeking spiritual growth and fellowship while working for a just and sustainable world.
We make an effort to live up to this mission in the following ways:
1. We support Loaves and Fishes (a local food pantry) by having an on going collection of food, and by taking part in fund raising activities for our local population.
2. Each month our church provides a free meal for needy people alternating with other faiths in our community.
3. We are a member of the local Council of Churches which provides Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets as well as toys for children at Christmas to local families in need.
4. Two years ago our church assumed an active role in building a house for Habitat for Humanity.
5. We are an open and affirming church for GBLT persons and marched behind our FCU banner for the first time this past summer in the Gay Pride parade.
6. We support the Walk for Women's Lives to raise funds for the local women's shelters in this area.
7. Many of our members have become active in the program at the Kindergarten level in the Ayer Public School system called Nashoba Valley Reads, by reading stories to young children every morning before school to engage youngsters in the fascination and love for books.
Opportunities for Student Involvement:
The student will have the opportunity to engage in the full range of parish ministry, including planning and leading of worship, preaching, pastoral care, administration, religious education, youth and young adult ministry, community involvement, public witness, and working with volunteers. Responsibilities will be negotiated both to honor the student's current strengths and to help develop new ones. The internship is 15-20 hours per week September-June, with a two-year commitment.
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
The student will meet weekly with Rev. Fred Small for supervision, consultation, and support, and at least monthly with the Intern Committee.
Number of Students: 0
Total Compensation: $4000.00
Type of Compensation: direct pay from site
Additional Notes: The annual stipend will be $4,000 to $6,000. Travel expenses are to be negotiated within the stipend allowance.
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