Field Education Sites

First Religious Society - Carlisle

P.O. Box 817
27 School Street
Carlisle, MA 01741
Phone: (978) 369-5180
Fax: (978) 369-1891
Web address:

Contact Person(s):

Rev. Dr. Diane Miller

Organization Description:

The church, established in 1758, overlooks the town green in Carlisle Center, about 17 miles from HDS. Carlisle is an affluent, suburban community which strives to maintain its rural feel and open space. Various organizations in town use the building. The church has 150 adult members and a small but vital program for nursery through high school.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

The congregation has moved from Field Education to a two-year, half-time internship model designed to meet requirements of the UUA Ministerial Fellowship Committee. An Internship Committee will work with the student, in addition to the Supervisory guidance. Students taking the role of Student Minister have a wide range of experiences geared toward preparation for ministry. Student Ministers have had responsibilities in Youth, Preaching and Worship, Administration and Management, Pastoral Care, Teamwork, and more. The Church is looking for innovative/creative programs and involvement reaching all age groups. Students are limited only by time, imagination, and experience.

Commute/Transportation Information:

There is no public transportation to Carlisle, so students will need to have access to a car.

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 supervision.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $7000.00

Type of Compensation: direct pay from site

Additional Notes: Unitarian Universalist not necessary, but must be at home with liberal tradition.

This site is available for field education placements and UU internships.

Compensation range is $4,000-$7,000.

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