Field Education Sites

First Congregational Church, UCC - Melrose

121 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176
Phone: (781) 665-2111
Fax: (781) 665-8824
Web address:

Contact Person(s):

Rev. Dominic Taranowski

Organization Description:

First Congregational Church is large, active church with active laity. Our cornerstone ministries are in the areas of Christian Education (our Sunday School has some 60-70 children and youth registered) and Music (we have five different music groups). We are decidedly progressive in both theology and practice and serve a middleclass, bedroom, suburban community on the Northshore.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

We are committed to providing a broad based experience to include leadership opportunities in the following areas: oversight of our Sunday School program (teacher support, curriculum development, etc.), leadership of middle school and high school youth groups, preaching and liturgical leadership, pastoral calling and visitation, evangelism and church administration.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development


One hour a week sessions with the Pastor. Meetings with lay support committee. Attendance at Staff Meetings. Occasional theological reflection papers.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: direct pay from site

Additional Notes: Site unavailable 2009/10.

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