Field Education Sites

First Parish UU Church of Chelmsford

2 Westford Street
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Phone: (508) 256-5133
Web address: www.uuchelmsford.org/
Email: minister@uuchelmsford.org

First Parish UU Church of Chelmsford

2 Westford Street
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Phone: (508) 256-5133
Web address: www.uuchelmsford.org/
Email: minister@uuchelmsford.org

Contact Person(s):

TBD

Organization Description:

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.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Organization Description:

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.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development

Supervision:

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.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $3000.00

Type of Compensation: direct pay from site

Additional Notes: Site not available 2008/09.

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