First Parish of Norwell Unitarian Universalist

24 River Street
Norwell, MA 02061
Phone: 781 659 7122
Web address:

Contact Person:

Susan Chorley

Organization Description:

First Parish of Norwell is a small, suburban congregation about 40 minutes drive south of Boston. First Parish of Norwell is a religious community where adults, youth and children can evolve spiritually, morally, and intellectually through worship, education, and service to the community and the world. Recognizing no distinction of class, sex, nationality, race, age or sexual orientation, we are a welcoming congregation that stresses the need for community amidst the impersonality of the secular world.

We unite to:

  • Create a safe place in which to nurture our spirituality and celebrate life's passages.
  • Provide a place where all persons are accepted and respected and can find mutual care and support.
  • Welcome and gather strength from diversity.
  • Sustain and promote Unitarian Universalist principles and purposes and participate in the larger fellowship of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
  • Be a forum for the discussion of contemporary issues and a catalyst for social action.
  • Support outreach to the community, to both children and adults, and through educational and artistic programs of both the performing and fine arts.

This mission is grounded in a nearly four hundred year history as a congregation.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

  • planning and leading intergenerational worship on Sundays
  • preaching and rites of passage
  • planning, coordinating and teaching children, youth and adult religious education
  • working with FP Norwell’s Fogg Outreach Committee on community connections and social justice initiatives
  • supporting small group ministries among various constituencies in the congregation and within the community.

In addition to these areas, there will be ongoing opportunities for pastoral care and counseling, and for learning about the overall administration of the church.

Commute/Transportation Information:

We are holding some of our gatherings via Zoom and beginning multi-platform worship this Fall. The student will need a car to commute to Norwell. There are commuter rail lines close by (Scituate), which is about a 10 minute car ride to the church from the station.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development


Weekly supervision with Reverend Susan Chorley.

Additional Information:

  • Number of Students: 1
  • Total Compensation: $6000.00
  • Type of Compensation: Work Study
  • Additional Notes: Compensation may be direct from the site or through the Work Study program.

Back to Results Page