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Name of Site First Unitarian Church of Portland, Oregon
Portland, OR
Address 1034 SW 13th Av
Portland, OR 97205  
Phone 503 228 6389 
Fax 503 228 2676 
Website http://www.firstunitarianportland.org 
Site E-mail Address office@firstunitarianportland.org 
Size of Congregation 900 
Supervisor Name Rev. Thomas Disrud 
Supervisor Phone 503 228 6389  
Supervisor E-mail tdisrud@firstunitarianportland.org 
Informational Contact Name Tom 
Informational Contact Phone 503 228 6389 
Informational Contact E-mail tdisrud@firstunitarianportland.org 
Focus Parish  
Fulltime/Parttime Full Time 
Compensation $3600 
Other Benefits Medical and dental benefits. Vacation and sick leave. 
Number of Months 10 
Start Date/End Date August 20, 2024  June 20, 2025 
Site Description First Unitarian has been in downtown Portland and central to the civic life of the city since its beginnings in the 1860s. Both the Congregation and the City continue to be in a time of emerging out of Covid years. Congregation continues to have strong programs in RE, Social Justice, Music and pastoral care.  
Job Description Intern Minister is full member of ministry and staff team that guides ministry of the congregation. Intern gains experience in many aspects of church life with particular areas of learning determined by intern's interests and needs.  
Site Accessibility Mostly wheelchair accessible but not completely.  
Application Procedure Send application packet that includes letter of introduction; statement of vision of ministry and how this internship site would support advancement towards that vision. Please include links to two sermons, video format preferred. Please also include references. 
Additional Notes  
Application Deadline Dec. 1, 2023 
Selection Date January 2024