Field Education Sites

Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading

239 Woburn Street
Reading, MA 01867
Phone: (781) 944-0494
Fax: (781) 944-1777
Web address: www.uureading.org/
Email: revtim@uureading.org

Contact Person(s):

Rev. Timothy Allen Kutzmark

Organization Description:

The U.U. Church of Reading is a growing vibrant community with 280 members and 150 children in the religious education program. We have a diversity of ages, with young families predominating and contributing to our recent growth. Lay leadership is strong in all areas: committees, program development, worship arts, planning and governing. Unique features of site this year includes $2.85 million building project. Student will experience a church undergoing facilities growth, and all the resultant systemic challenges. Church will also begin implementation of five-year Membership Development Plan, so student will gain invaluable first-hand experience and leadership opportunities in membership growth and change management. Site supervisor provides special emphasis on dynamic worship and creating engaging children’s worship. Reading is a suburban town, 12 miles north of Boston. While it is on a commuter rail line from North Station, a car is needed.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

Part-time (12 - 15 hours) to be chosen according to the student's interests and expertise and our current needs. Possibilities include: 1. participation in Sunday services, 2. membership development and growth, 3. pastoral care, 4. adult religious education, 4. new program development, 5. work with R.E. program and/or youth groups, 6. work with one or more of the standing committees.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

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

Supervision:

At least 1 hour per week with the minister, with ongoing support and feedback from the congregation (and the director of religious education, when appropriate).

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: direct pay from site

Additional Notes: Prefer student with at least one year of theological study completed. Provide own transportation.

Site filled 2009/10..

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