The First Parish of Watertown is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations and the UUA New England Region – http://www.uua.org/new-england. 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.
In 2015, the Opening Doors Capital Campaign was launched, an effort which embodies hopefulness by emphasizing Commemoration, Comfort, and Community. Want to help? Find out how we can make these projects a reality! It is a three year effort.