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Ministerial Credentialing Director, Rev. David Pettee

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Name of Site First Religious Society in Carlisle, MA
Carlisle, MA
Address 27 School Street
P.O. Box 817
Carlisle, MA 01741  
Phone 978-369-5180 
Site E-mail Address  
Size of Congregation 200 
Supervisor Name Rev. Lisa Mobayed 
Supervisor Phone 857-636-9375 
Supervisor E-mail 
Informational Contact Name M.J. Lanum 
Informational Contact Phone 240-994-3994 
Informational Contact E-mail 
Focus Parish ministry 
Fulltime/Parttime Part Time 
Compensation $10,170/year 
Other Benefits $1,000 professional-development fund to be used at the candidate’s discretion 
Number of Months 22 
Start Date/End Date September 2020  June 2022 
Site Description The First Religious Society in Carlisle, established in 1780, is a church with deep roots and lofty aspirations. Situated in a leafy, suburban town, 30 miles northwest of Boston, we are growing, especially in young families. We now have more than 200 active members and more than 100 children enrolled in our Religious Education Program. Recently honored as a Breakthrough Congregation for our innovative youth programming, the church will be featured in the upcoming Spring 2020 edition of UU World.  
Job Description We are seeking a Ministerial Intern who would like to work closely with our Minister and our Director of Family Ministry. At FRS, we have cultivated a shared ministry model that encourages the creative input of all, with the focus on collaboration, innovation, and spiritual growth. The Intern will assist in planning worship with the Minister, the Director of Family Ministry, the Music Director, and our Worship Arts Committee, and will have an opportunity to be the worship leader approximately once a month. Besides worship and preaching, the internship offers exposure to the governance and administrative elements of church life, to pastoral care, to our youth programs, to our ministries within and beyond the church. We are interested in meeting candidates who will come with an open heart and an open mind, who are willing to be influenced by and to influence the life of the church, who can share their gifts, admit their challenges, and are excited to offer their full selves to ministry. We are an authentic, creative, and dedicated congregation always seeking new ways to love and understand the world and one another. We offer a two-year, part-time position, averaging 20 hours per week for 10 months, from September through June. We follow the UUA’s recommended intern salary guidelines for Geo Index 5, and additionally will supply a $1,000 professional-development fund to be used at the candidate’s discretion.  
Site Accessibility Elevator access to all floors; pulpit has 5 steps. 
Application Procedure Please submit your bio, a resume/CV, one sample sermon, and one additional sample of writing. Applications will be reviewed by the minister and lay leaders from the Ministerial Internship Committee. Initial interviews will be conducted by phone, video chat, or in person. We will ask for references from candidates who are invited to return for a second interview. 
Additional Notes  
Application Deadline March 31, 2020 
Selection Date May 1, 2020 

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