Field Education Sites

First Parish in Lincoln, UUA and UCC

14 Bedford Road
P.O. Box 6218
Lincoln, MA 01773-6218
Phone: (781) 259-8118
Fax: (781) 259-9212
Web address:

Contact Person(s):

Rev. Roger Paine

Organization Description:

The First Parish in Lincoln is a community church in association with the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. There are 360 active adult members and 150 children in the church school. The congregation embraces a wide range of beliefs,from liberal Christians to humanists; more than 25 denominations of origin are represented. The church is committed to "spiritual hospitality": strong support for each person's spiritual path and desire to grow. The congregation also gives away 17% of its operating budget, about $80,000 each year.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

A student minister working an average of 15 hours a week participates regularly in the Sunday service, preaches at least six times during the church year, leads one or two adult education courses, and is available for pastoral counseling and/or a service project. S/he will also attend some key committee meetings.

Commute/Transportation Information:

You'll need a car. The drive from Cambridge/Somerville is about 20 minutes.

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


Weekly one-hour meetings with Rev. Roger Paine.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: direct pay from site

Additional Notes: Student travel will also be covered. $100.00 will be paid extra for each sermon. UU Interns work 20/hours/week or full-time and are paid $6,750 for half-time or $13,000 for full-time (9 1/2 months).

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