Month: January 2021

From the Parish Committee – January 22nd, 2021

This month the Parish Committee has continued its planning for our future.  During these times of such uncertainty, it often feels like we are walking in the dark toward a dim light ahead.  It is a time to find every bit of optimism and hope available. I am so encouraged by messages of love we are hearing more and more frequently from our newly inaugurated president and vice president and from folks speaking out for a better world.  If you would like to continue to hear messages of how love...

Opening the Search and Next Steps

Beloved community, Happy New Year from your Ministerial Search Committee!!! Thanks for your interest and patience!!! Here is a bit about where we have been and where we are going: Evaluated and summarized your survey feedback Facilitated 11 cottage meetings and focus groups. (80 attendees) Hosted 43 attendees at Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop. Revised the 2-year-old Congregational Record (CR) with 29 discussion points Wrangled answers and data for 52 questions about ourselves, submitted...

Important Sanctuary Coalition Effort (Deadline of Jan 25th)

First Parish Watertown is part of a coalition of congregations committed to supporting and protecting a woman in sanctuary. Congressman Joaquin Castro has agreed to send a “Sign-On” letter to his colleagues in the House of Representative. The collective asks that anyone supportive of immigrants in sanctuary contact their US representative and request that they sign the letter.

New UU class, Sunday Jan 24 at 11:45am on Zoom

Rev Wendy will lead a virtual class for anyone curious to learn more about our Unitarian-Universalist faith and history. Everyone is welcome.   Class will be held 11:45-1pm. Feel free to grab a bite to eat during the Zoom session. Please RSVP to Sue Sours,, by Jan 22 to receive the Zoom link.

Musically Speaking – January 8, 2021

To sit and dream To sit and dream about the world. Outside our world of here and now Outside our world, our problem world. To dream of vast horizons of the soul. Of dreams made whole, unfettered, free. Help me, help me.  All you who are dreamers too. Help me make our world anew. I reach out my hand to you! To sit and dream To sit and read To sit and learn about the world. To sit and dream. —Words from “To You” by Langston Hughes Happy New Year, everyone!  I find myself imagining the world at...

January 2021