Field Education Sites

First Congregational Church - Somerville

89 College Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144
Phone: (617) 625-6485
Web address: www.firstchurchsomerville.org
Email: revmolly@yahoo.com

Contact Person(s):

Rev. Molly Baskette

Organization Description:

First Church Somerville UCC is a dynamic urban congregation with a penchant for relevant 21st-century worship and faith formation. Our congregation is young (half our membership is under 35), mid-sized (130 members, average of 100 adults and 15 children in worship on Sundays) and diverse (working class, students and young professionals). We are an open and affirming church in the United Church of Christ, with a strong commitment to LGBT rights, immigration and other social justice issues; we love the arts and music and have a funky, fun sensibility. The congregation has a strong history of supporting field placement students and others preparing for the ministry.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

The specific responsibilities of the position would be shaped by the interests and needs of the particular student. Weekly involvement in Sunday worship is expected, as well as support of our emergent-style evening worship service, re/New. Other opportunities include preaching and worship planning; work with our ministries for children and youth; work with our Monday Night Dinner, a free community meal served at our church each week; coordination of volunteer service projects, and small group-building; young adults ministry; education and spirituality programs for adults or children; pastoral care and visitation.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

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

Supervision:

Weekly meetings with the supervisor, as well as bimonthly support from a seminarian support committee.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: direct pay from site

Additional Notes: Site unavailable 2013-14.

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