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First Parish UU Church of Chelmsford
First Parish UU Church of Chelmsford is an active church of about 200 members with average Sunday morning attendance by 80-90 adults and 45-55 children. We are diverse in age, theology and orientation with active participation by the congregation in all areas of church life and a growing population of young families. Chelmsford, a suburban town on the Merrimack, borders Lowell, an industrial city, yet still has orchards and a cranberry bog. Our members come from middle-class Chelmsford and increasingly from towns surrounding us from upper-middle-class Westford to multi-class Lowell so our economic diversity is increasing. By far the easiest way to get around is by automobile. Routes 3 and 495 intersect near Chelmsford center.
Terms of Placement: Site will provide an amount to help cover FICA.
Opportunities for Student Involvement:
The program can provide a broad range of ministerial experience, and will be tailored to meet the student's particular needs. Opportunities include: preaching and worship, pastoral care, adult education, committee work in areas of student's interest/need, work with youth and/or children, program development and interfaith involvement. Intern should plan to attend weekly staff meetings and some meetings of the governing board.
No information provided.
Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:
- Pastoral Care and Counseling
- Preaching and Worship
- Religious Education and Spiritual Development
At least one hour per week with the minister. Monthly meetings with the Teaching Committee to provide ongoing support and feedback from the congregation. The student, minister and teaching committee form a team for the student's education.
Number of Students: 1
Total Compensation: $3000.00
Type of Compensation: direct pay from site
Additional Notes: Site not available 2008/09.