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Name of Site First Unitarian Church of St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Address 5007 Waterman Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108  
Phone 13143610595 
Website http://www.firstuustlouis.org 
Site E-mail Address kmason@firstuustlouis.org 
Size of Congregation 208 
Supervisor Name Rev. Kim Mason 
Supervisor Phone 3143610595 x.22 
Supervisor E-mail kmason@firstuustlouis.org 
Informational Contact Name Joan Kindleberger, Internship Committee Chair 
Informational Contact Phone 3143073508 
Informational Contact E-mail joankindle@yahoo.com 
Focus Parish Ministry 
Fulltime/Parttime Either 
Compensation 2500 or 1250 if part 
Other Benefits $1,000 professional expenses  
Number of Months 10 
Start Date/End Date 08/15/2024  06/15/2024 
Site Description First Unitarian Church of St. Louis was founded in 1835. It was the first Unitarian church west of the Mississippi. We are a vibrant congregation of about 200. We have a long history of successful interns. Our congregation loves and respects its interns. First Unitarian is in a unique location both physically and culturally. We are in the historic district of the Central West End: a diverse and beautiful neighborhood that combines turn of the century mansions, apartment buildings, diners, upscale restaurants, theaters, a premier university, a leading medical center and the largest city park in the country—Forest Park, all within walking distance. The congregation is also two blocks south of the north-south divide in one of the most segregated cities in the country. Issues of housing, homelessness, racism, and gentrification play out within the neighborhood, where the congregation has been located since 1917. Combining big city activities with small town convenience, St. Louis offers a lot. Forest Park is the home to a premier zoo, art museum, history museum, (all free) tennis courts, golf courses, biking trails and playgrounds. St. Louis is a sports town with three professional teams: baseball Cardinals, Blues hockey and City soccer. The cultural center of St. Louis is nearby with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall and the Fox Theater which produces traveling Broadway shows. Housing in the Midwest is reasonably priced, and St. Louis has an international airport as well as an AMTRAK hub.  
Job Description The intern will work closely with the minister on core areas of congregational life, including worship, pastoral care, rites of passage and path to membership. Additional areas of concentration will depend on the intern’s interests and gifts. Potential areas include but are not limited to young adult and campus ministry, adult religious education, social and racial justice, and ministry to children and families. The intern will work with an Internship Committee and meet weekly with the settled minister. They will attend Board meetings, regular UUMA cluster meetings, and a ministerial study group.  
Site Accessibility Mostly accessible (ask for details) 
Application Procedure Please submit a resume, three references, a sermon (manuscript and video if possible) and a personal statement to joankindle@yahoo.com 
Additional Notes The applicant must have completed C.P.E. prior to the start of this internship. 
Application Deadline January 15, 2024 
Selection Date March 15, 2024 or earlier