First Parish of Watertown

35 Church St
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 617/924-6143
Web address:

Contact Person:

Rev. Mark W. Harris

Organization Description:

First Parish, gathered in 1630 is a small, but active congregation that is known for its caring support for its members. It is a humanistic, friendly and informal congregation. The church has approximately 120 members and fifty children in Religious Education.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

The student will participate fully in the life of the church, dependent upon interest and skills. We would expect active participation in the worship life of the church, including preaching opportunities. We would hope for some form of support for our Religious Education program, especially in the area of adult education. There will be many opportunities for committee work, and church administration. Responsibilities would include some support for public relations outreach, community involvement and pastoral care opportunities.

Commute/Transportation Information:

The church is a short walk from the 71 bus from Cambridge (get off at Summer St). There are also express buses to Boston in Watertown Square (also a short walk), and the 57 bus to Brighton and Kenmore.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Denominational Polity
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development


Supervision will include weekly meetings with the supervisor. The student will also relate to the various committees within the church, and have his/her own support committee (Committee on Student Ministry). Any conflicts will be mediated through this committee and the supervisor's Committee on Ministry.

Additional Information:

  • Number of Students: 1
  • Total Compensation: $6000.00
  • Type of Compensation: Direct Pay from Site
  • Additional Notes: Site currently unavailable.

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