First Parish of Watertown


The First Parish of Watertown is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations and the UUA New England Region – Worship services are held every Sunday morning at 10:30 am from September to June. Our services last about one hour and fifteen minutes. Lay-led services are held during the summer months starting at 9:30 am.  Children remain with their families for the first few minutes of nearly every worship service.  After that, they are invited to attend age-appropriate Religious Education classes. Services are followed by social hour downstairs, where you can enjoy coffee, refreshments and conversation.

The First Parish of Watertown offers a variety of programs to respond to individual spiritual needs.   Orientation classes for newcomers are offered in the Fall and Winter.   Adult classes and support groups are offered on a regular basis.  Our Social Action Committee sponsors a monthly Giving Box where parishioners have the opportunity to contribute to a variety of local social service organizations.   Information about all of our programs is printed in our parish newsletter, the Arbella.

The First Parish of Watertown is a Welcoming Congregation.  We welcome and celebrate the presence and participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people in every aspect of congregational activity.

First Parish is located at 35 Church Street in Watertown Square (directions).  The building is accessible.


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