We welcome you to join us in worship, programs, and community, regardless of your faith tradition, race, gender, or family structure.


Sunday Worship Services

Online Sunday Worship Service

Worship services are held live online at 10:30 am on Sunday mornings.

We gather together for online worship synchronously, using both live and recorded elements in the service. Our online services last about 40 minutes and are designed to welcome children’s attendance and participation.

Services are followed by social hour in breakout rooms, where you can bring your own coffee and enjoy conversation and community.

Upcoming Service  

Worship Service

Sunday November 29, 2020
10:30AM - 12:00PM

"Taming the Elephant Mind"

This morning we reflect on the practice of Mindfulness and its healing benefits for body, mind, and spirit. 

All are welcome! If you would like the Zoom link for the service, please contact office@fpwatertown.org.


Sermons by our minister and homilies by lay speakers call us to reflect on our lives and spirituality, learn from the sources of our faith, and deepen our commitment to social justice.

Our Faith

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As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm the inherent worth of all people and embrace the free search for truth without a creed.

Our Minister

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Rev. Wendy Bell is our Interim Minister.  This year, our congregation is searching to call our 30th minister.

Our History

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The First Parish of Watertown, established in 1630, is one of the oldest parishes in the United States.

In Our Own Words

FPW is a gentle, caring community where I learn and grow. It’s also a place that appreciates what I have to give.


These Zoom services mean so much to me at this difficult time… it’s good enough that I remember I’m part of this community.  It’s a lifeline during the pandemic.


We’re a small church that acts big.  We have some very energetic people who can do a lot.



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Faith is a lifelong learning experience. Our Religious Education program promotes children’s individual religious exploration in a loving environment. Adult Programs bring religious education to the grownups.


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We commit to being a force for social change in our congregation, our town, and the world.  We support anti-racism work, speak out for immigrant rights, fight for climate justice, and welcome and celebrate LGBTQiA+ people.


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Join our community at social events, in ongoing groups, and program committee work!  In times of need, a Caring Circle coordinates practical support and our minister provides pastoral care.

Stay Informed about First Parish

What's Happening

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Weekly Newsletter

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Check out our church calendar of upcoming services, committee meetings, and events.