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2015-2016
First Parish of Westwood
340 Clapboardtree Street
Westwood
MA
2090
Email
Email: 
parish1st@firstparishwestwood.org
Phone
Phone: 
781-326-5344

Site Description

Our Mission- To worship God- To bear witness to the glory of God, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit- To support each other in Christian living and reinforce our individual and collective faith through worship, education, fellowship and service to the needs of our community and in support of the church's wider outreachOur VisionOur Congregation is growing and made up of people from many different denominational backgrounds. We are inviting, open, friendly and affirming. Individual members take an active part in local social and political groups helping to provide moral leadership within our community. We seek to grow in the knowledge and understanding of God's will as taught in the Scriptures and recognize our responsibility to demonstrate that understanding through our actions. Our Worship Service will be in accordance with, and faithful to, our belief in God: Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. It celebrates the human and divine nature of Jesus Christ. Our worship combines prayer, music, and preaching based on the Scriptures and encourages spiritual growth and congregational participation. Our worship service is challenging, inspirational and reassuring. Education at First Parish will involve extensive participation at all age levels. It teaches Christian values and provides spiritual nourishment through an understanding of the Bible, and includes programs to help children, youth and adults more effectively deal with present-day issues and concerns. Particular emphasis is on a youth program that reaches out to the community in a social environment that stresses Christian ethics. Our Outreach Program provides an understanding of, and an increasing commitment to, outreach needs locally and throughout the world. It includes interfaith participation with other congregations to identify and resolve community societal problems. The laity is actively involved in visitation and programs for seniors and shut-ins.

Stipend Expectation

This site meets the stipend expectation

Student Involvement

First Parish provides opportunities for seminarians in the following areas:- Worship leadership (sermons, call to worship, alternative worship servicesYouth ministry (Junior High Youth Fellowship, Senior High Youth Fellowship)- Adult faith formation- Pastoral administration (participation in staff meeting, coordination with pastor, church administrator)

Commitment to Educating Ministers

First Parish has had a ANTS seminarian for the past two years; and members on the TPC have been active in meeting its commitment to the seminarian.We are calling a new senior minister who will start in January 2009; who has completed ANTS supervisor training.

Contact Information

Bob
Deininger
Title
Title: 
Current chair of TPC
24 Draper Avenue
Westwood
MA
2090
Phone
Phone: 
781-255-9020
Email
Email: 

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