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Position Open
2017-2018
The Union Church in Waban
14 Collins Road
Newton
MA
02468
Email
Email: 
Stacy@ucw.org
Phone
Phone: 
617 965-3893
Website

Site Description

This placement is designed to help prepare the student for parish ministry. The Union Church is an interdenominational church in the Protestant tradition that is affiliated with the United Church of Christ. We are a spiritually inclusive, child cherishing, mission and outreach minded community that is fully accessible. We have roughly 160 members with forty elementary school aged children We offer confirmation class for middle school aged youth and are fortifying our youth programming. Being a spiritually inclusive community, we welcome all to walk with us in the way of Jesus, doing justice, loving kindness and walking humbly with our Lord. We are involved in our community here in Newton working in partnership with the Newton Food Pantry for example and also reach out to partners around the world in Nicaragua and Zambia. We are a church where the doors of our building and the doors of our hearts are flung open in an ever widening welcome. [The Union Church is right on the Green Line/Riverside D at the "Waban" stop, just down the line from ANTS.]

Stipend Expectation

This site meets the stipend expectation

Student Involvement

Considering the student's interests and needs,involvement will include a broad spectrum of parish life including but not limited to: weekly participation in Sunday worship; teaching opportunities with adults, children and youth, co-leading confirmation class; designing and leading seasonal offerings such as Lenten spiritual practices or Advent devotions; leading Bible Study; prayer groups; participating in pastoral care and outreach and support to the elderly.

Commitment to Educating Ministers

The Union Church in Waban has a tradition of strong lay leadership. Members believe in and live out the priesthood of all believers. Education is deeply valued and is evident in our commitment to a vibrant educational formation for our children and youth. This same commitment to education and formation is extended to those preparing for ministry. The student minister at the Union Church can expect to be well supported and to be given a wide range of opportunities to sharpen his/her skills for ordained ministry.

Special Considerations

Fully accessible building. Located conveniently on the Green Line/Riverside D.

Comments

Yes, recommended stipend will be requested as a line item in the 2011-2012 budget. Budget will be reviewed and voted at the church annual meeting in June 2011.

Contact Information

Stacy
Swain
Title
Title: 
Rev.
14 Collins Road
Waban
MA
02468
Phone
Phone: 
617-965-3893
Email
Email: 

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