Welcome!

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

Sunday Worship Services

Worship Service

Sunday April 11, 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM

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


 

Announcements

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    Your FPW Search Committee members are delighted to formally announce that Rev. Sophia Lyons is our ministerial candidate! We have so many things to tell you about her, but first and foremost, we are grateful beyond words that she followed this path to our congregation.

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    How do you see the world? Who do you look up to? What cause are you passionate about? What helps you get through hard times? What book or movie have you been thinking about recently? Summer is coming, and with it a series of lay services led by – YOU!

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    The 390th Annual Meeting of the First Parish of Watertown will be held online on the 11th of April, following the Sunday Worship Service.  Click here to see the full meeting warrant. 

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.

K.W.

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.

L.B.

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

Anon.

Learning

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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.

Justice

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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.

Connection

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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.

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