Field Education Sites

Unitarian Universalist Congregation - Andover

6 Locke Street
Andover, MA 01810
Phone: (978) 475-4454
Web address: www.uuandover.org
Email: minister@uuandover.org

Contact Person(s):

TBD

Organization Description:

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover (UUCiA) is a vibrant, small religious community 25 miles north of Boston nestled in the Merrimack Valley. Our energy springs from the congregation's commitment to religious growth and development. We are intentionally interfaith in a UU context. Our worship is inter-generational and our space is flexible with movable lectern and chairs. Thus, we often worship in an egalitarian circle and incorporate aspects of world religions into our programming. We are a diversified community including, youth, young adults, partnered and single, midlife adults, elders, gay, straight and varied ethnicity's. UUCiA has an active Women's Spirituality program, a strong commitment to Social Justice, and a burgeoning Youth Group. The Women's Spirituality group sponsors lectures and adult religious education courses for the congregation and its neighbors. Unlike many affluent suburbs we are in close proximity to the inner city issues facing the City of Lawrence. We work faithfully to break down the economic, ethnic, and social barriers that separate Andover from Lawrence. The Social Justice program works to create bridges between the two. Our Youth Group is visible and involved in the congregation and within the local community. With almost three dozen members, our Youth Group adds a special energy to congregational life.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

UUCiA is seeking a Ministry Intern with creative leadership skills and initiative. Central to the intern's ministry will be assuring a spark and continuity to our Youth Group. Within this context, there is opportunity to integrate your work within congregational life through worship and preaching, teaching and religious education, pastoral care and social outreach. The time commitment is 15 hours a week most of which takes place on Sunday, weekend youth events, and weekly staff meetings.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

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

Supervision:

The supervisor will be the minister. However, as a Ministry Intern you will also work closely with the Director of Religious Education, the Youth-Adult Committee, and will have additional support from members of the congregation who volunteer as Youth Advisors, and serve on various committees.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: direct pay from site

Additional Notes: UUCiA is accessible by public transit.

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