Field Education Sites

Tabernacle Congregational Church, UCC

50 Washington St.
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: (978) 744-3164
Fax: (978) 744-4544
Web address:

Contact Person(s):

Rev. Laura Biddle

Organization Description:

Tabernacle Church is an Open and Affirming United Church of Christ congregation. During the last seven years, the church has experienced tremendous growth. Sunday morning worship is lively and creative with an emphasis on music and lay participation. The congregation is excited about its present and future ministry in the city of Salem and at the same time is rooted in a rich history. The church is located one block from the MBTA North Shore Commuter Rail.

Terms of Placement: 12-15 hours per week; compensation of $4,000 plus transportation is available. UCC affiliation preferred, but not required.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

Depending on the student's interests and experience, tasks may include regular participation in Sunday worship as preacher or liturgist or lay leader, leaderships in adult study groups, youth groups, confirmation and/or Christian Education for the youth of Tabernacle, pastoral visitation, participation in monthly staff meetings and other committees in the church, involvement with the community homeless shelter, and specific program development as negotiated with the supervisor.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development


The student will meet weekly with the minister for evaluation, planning and theological reflection.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: work study

Additional Notes: Work study only.

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