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Name of Site Fox Valley UU Fellowship
Appleton, WI
Address 2600 Philip Ln.
Appleton, WI 54915  
Phone 9207310849 
Site E-mail Address 
Size of Congregation 600 
Supervisor Name Rev. Christina Leone Tracy 
Supervisor Phone 920-831-0849 
Supervisor E-mail 
Informational Contact Name Christina Leone Tracy 
Informational Contact Phone 920-831-0849 
Informational Contact E-mail 
Focus parish 
Fulltime/Parttime Full Time 
Compensation $2,000 
Other Benefits $500 professional expenses, 80% premium for UUA health insurance if needed for intern only. 
Number of Months
Start Date/End Date 09/01/2020  05/31/2021 
Site Description Appleton is the largest and most populous of the Fox Cities: twenty contiguous villages, cities, and towns along the Fox River in East Central Wisconsin. With more than 236,000 residents, this is the third largest metro area in Wisconsin and one of the fastest growing regions in the state. The Fox Cities metropolitan area is in an agricultural region with many natural areas of forests, lakes, marshes and parklands. The Fox Valley UU Fellowship is a healthy and dynamic congregation of liberal religious people who are on many paths of spiritual growth. We are proud of our 64-year history and traditions, but open to new possibilities. Despite our growth, we work to keep community spirit alive in a number of ways. We cherish an informal atmosphere. A combination of survey data and membership records from the last fifteen years suggests less than 5% of members are under age 30, 22% in their thirties, 18% in their forties, 21% in their fifties, 24% in their sixties, and 11% age 70 or older. We have a larger presence in the wider community than expected based on being over 600 members alone. We are active with our local grassroots interfaith social justice organization, and several of our social justice teams partner with other congregations, as well as nonprofits including two homeless shelters, and local advocacy groups. We are committed to supporting our ministers and staff. We have a vibrant mix of long-term as well as newer members. The vitality of our community is reflected in the wide age-spread of participants in our programs and committees. Our religious education programs are a source of pride, and continuing life-span education is a major goal of our congregation.  
Job Description Our internship will be tailored to meet our intern's specific formation goals and personal passions, while also allowing them the opportunity to serve the needs and desires of the Fellowship (and the greater wholes of the larger community and Unitarian Universalism). Our intern will preach, teach, provide pastoral care, officiate rites of passage, and coordinate and collaborate with a variety of lay leaders and professional staff. They will attend meetings and events and assume some leadership responsibilities in a variety of areas, including worship arts; stewardship; education and faith formation for all ages; justice work such as advocacy and organizing on issues related to the climate crisis, immigration and asylum, poverty, and more; membership; small groups; and policy based governance. A successful intern will be aligned with the mission and vision of the Fellowship. They should be ready to engage in regular theological reflection with the ministry team. They will be expected to both innovate and sustain, and they will receive supportive encouragement as well as challenge from called ministers, professional staff, members and friends, and an excellent intern committee. We will do our best to assist with practical matters such as securing housing, supporting family who might accompany our intern, and other general tasks associated with settling in locally. Our internship is full time from September to May/June, with exact dates to be negotiated to the satisfaction of all parties. Our senior minister will serve as supervisor.  
Site Accessibility wheelchair accessible, hearing-loop 
Application Procedure Please provide us with a one page cover letter (or letter of intent); a professional resume; one sample sermon; one additional liturgical element (such as a call to gather, pastoral prayer, or story for all ages); and contact information for two professional (not personal) references. The ministers and intern committee will conduct Zoom interviews. Our deadline is rolling; please apply as soon as possible.  
Additional Notes We are open to hiring a half time two year intern if it would be mutually beneficial. Compensation would be $1,000 per month.  
Application Deadline Rolling: Goal- Feb 29, 20 
Selection Date Rolling: Goal- April 5, 2 

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