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First Parish in Bedford Unitarian Universalist

On the Common
75 The Great Road
Bedford, MA 01730
Phone: (781) 275-7994
Fax: (781) 275-4086
Web address: www.uubedford.org
Email: minister@uubedford.org

Contact Person(s):

Rev. John E. Gibbons

Organization Description:

The Society was gathered in 1730. The present meeting house was built in 1816; a graceful addition contains three floors of vigorously used space. There are 380 active adult members and 120 children and youth. Parish interests are varied and robust. The congregation has a fierce belief in shared ministry, reflected in collaborative effort between the laity and professional leadership. All vital signs are strong - religious education, social concern, denominational participation, aesthetics, spiritual discipline, sense of community. The congregation is committed to being a teaching parish (and learning community), and feels it has much to contribute to ministers-in-training.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

First Parish offers rich opportunities to engage the community within and beyond the meetinghouse walls, including preaching and pastoral care. The congregation seeks a student who has a background of UU church experience, is gifted with skills in facilitating and has a strong sense of vocation for parish ministry.

Terms of Placement: 15-20 Hrs/wk.

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:

Supervision is shared by the Senior and Parish Ministers, and a lay committee.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $6000

Type of Compensation: direct pay from site

Additional Notes:

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