Field Education Sites

First Parish in Weston

349 Boston Post Rd.
Weston, MA 02493
Phone: (781) 893-7798
Fax: (781) 647-9684
Web address: www.firstparishweston.org
Email: tomwintle@firstparishweston.org

Contact Person(s):

Rev. Thomas Wintle

Organization Description:

The First Parish, founded in 1698, is a vigorous suburban church with strong social action and religious education programs. A Unitarian Universalist Christian church with 550 adult members and 200 children, it maintains a partner church relationship with the 400-year-old Unitarian Church in Torda, Romania. Field placement is planned to provide the student with experience in many aspects of church life and with opportunities for theological reflection on this experience.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

The student is expected to spend 12-15 hours weekly in the parish. Tasks: assist in worship services and preach at least 3 times; conduct worship for children occasionally; advise a youth group; make pastoral calls; work on a project of the student's own choosing.

Commute/Transportation Information:

Commuter rail Fitchburg line to Weston's Kendal Green station

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

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

Supervision:

Supervision involves a weekly meeting of supervisor and intern to discuss and evaluate the progress of the student's program. Student meets regularly with the Intern Committee and occasionally with the Religious Education Committee.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $5000.00

Type of Compensation: direct pay from site

Additional Notes: Compensation is $700/month.

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