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First Parish in Milton, Unitarian Universalist
Contact Person(s):Rev. Parisa Day Parsa
First Parish in Milton is a growing congregation of over 200 adult members and over 100 children and youth. It is a historic congregation that currently is home to a lot of young families. Milton is a suburb adjacent to Boston, bordering the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park. Historically Irish Catholic, working class in the north and east and very wealthy in the west and south, the population has been steadily shifting over the past 10 years. We are working on congregational goals of greater community outreach, deepening our facility with difference (especially multiracial/multicultural work), and strengthening the spiritual life of members. "We welcome all to grow deep faith and take bold action" is our guiding statement.
Opportunities for Student Involvement:
We are currently seeking a field education student who wants to grow in their understanding of membership development, youth advising work, and lifespan religious education administration. A student will also have the opportunity to preach once or twice during the year and develop and carry through projects that match both congregational need and student interest in consultation with supervisor. We expect a student with a high level of maturity, an ability to hold sensitive information with care, take responsibility for his/her own development, and be willing to bring her/his unique skills and gifts to the larger ministry of the congregation.
First Parish Milton is accessible by MBTA red line and bus service from Ashmont Station. The bus service in particular can be unreliable, so access to a car for non-rush hour travel is desirable.
Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:
No Arts of Ministry competencies specified.
The student will meet with the supervisor once a week, and, if in an internship, with an internship committee once a month
Number of Students: 1
Total Compensation: $4000.00
Type of Compensation: direct pay from site
Additional Notes: The student will be reimbursed for mileage from the church to pastoral care or other obligations.
Site is filled for 2010-11.