First Parish of Watertown

Our Congregation

Our congregation belongs to the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). The First Parish of Watertown became Unitarian (believing in the oneness of God and the humanity of Jesus) in 1819, and then added the Universalist tradition of a loving God who condemns no one and saves all, when the two separate continental organizations merged in 1961. Unitarianism dates back many centuries in Europe. We espouse a liberal religion with Jewish and Christian roots. Unitarian Universalism has no creed. It affirms the worth of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth, and tries to provide a warm, supportive community for people who believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.

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In 2015, we kickoff the Opening Doors Capital Campaign, an effort which embodies hopefulness by emphasizing Commemoration, Comfort, and Community.