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Andover Newton Theological School will be closed on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, due to inclement weather.

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2015-2016
The First Parish Church of Newbury
20 High Road
Newbury
MA
1951
Email
Email: 
ministernancy@aol.com
Phone
Phone: 
978-465-5597

Site Description

We are a small, vibrant church with a holistic environmental vision called, "Stewards of Earth & Spirit." We have an active special needs ministry that includes an adaptive Sunday School with, currently, 6 children ages 5-20 mostly with autism, a parent support group, parent respite nights, and a film/discussion series. Both Sunday Schools enjoy an indoor nature center and will have their own garden outdoors. Our environmental mission is called "New Eden Collaborative" that consists of 41 organic community gardens, chicken co-op, beehives, earth oven, monthly garden parties, and homesteading classes such as canning/preserving, mushroom foraging, gardening, composting, etc. We have outdoor and indoor worship services with a diverse music program that includes traditional, Celtic, American roots, contemporary, and folk. We offer Celtic contemplative prayer, services, and retreats. We are active in the Essex Association and MA Conference and collaborate with many local organizations. We are a host site for Angel Food Ministry.

Stipend Expectation

This site meets the stipend expectation

Student Involvement

Several opportunities exist depending on a student's interests:Youth ministry: "typical Sunday School" director/teacher for 5th-12th grade; Youth group leader for teensSpecial Needs ministry: Sunday School teacherPastoral care ministry: home and hospital visitsEnvironmental ministry: run the Adama cafe (with the earth oven)

Commitment to Educating Ministers

We are committed to students' spiritual development and well-being. We offer training, theological reflection, mentorship through regular meetings and modeling, a collaborative paradigm of church organization, and fun.

Special Considerations

Students of every denomination are welcome.

Contact Information

Nancy
Haverington
Title
Title: 
Reverend
35 Franklin St
Newburyport
MA
1950
Phone
Phone: 
978 465 1156
Email

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