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2015-2016
First Parish UU - Canton
1508 Washington Street
Canton
MA
2021
Email
Email: 
beverly.boke@gmail.com
Phone
Phone: 
781-828-0296
Website

Site Description

First Parish UU Canton was established in 1717 as First Church of Christ. The current meetinghouse was built in 1825. About 100 members and an additional 20+ friends, with over 70 registered children, comprise the congregation. Warm, friendly, easy-going without being "loosey-gosey", First Parish is a welcoming congregation serving this Boston suburb. 25 minutes from South Station, 35 minutes from Providence by commuter rail, Canton is located at "the split" where 95 and 93 separate. With a vibrant RE program, developing youth program, younger-than-average average age, we're looking toward adding contemporary elements in all aspects of congregational life. The congregation has nurtured one intern in the past and is eager to offer another intern the opportunity to grow into his or her ministry.

Stipend Expectation

This site meets the stipend expectation

Student Involvement

Student will be invited into all aspects of the ministry of the church - will plan and conduct one service a month and participate in all other services, will participate in visiting, adult RE, youth and children's RE, will be welcome at all committee meetings and required to attend at least one meeting of each committee in the two-year span. Student may perform weddings, memorial services, child dedications and other rites of passage. Student will also be invited to develop aspects of his or her ministry as s/he understands her/his own formation. It' expected that the student will work on the clarity of his/her call, self-differentiation, covenantal understanding, honesty, establishing and maintaining boundaries, and self-awareness of spiritual, emotional, professional, theological and covenantal readiness.

Commitment to Educating Ministers

The congregation recognizes the privilege and duty of providing an opportunity for students committed to ministry in the UU tradition to develop skills and talents, learn the realities of parish ministry, and more deeply discern their call to ministry. Both the leadership and the membership are willing to invite an intern into their lives, to walk with them a while and to learn with them as well as teach them. As a teaching congregation First Parish-Canton is both experienced and open to new ideas and new ways of worshiping life. We are interested in participating in the development of excellence in our UU ministry.

Contact Information

Beverly
Boke
Title
Title: 
Rev.
1508 Washington Street
Canton
2021
Phone
Phone: 
781-828-8851
Email

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