Month: April 2021

Preparing to Call Our Next Minister on Sunday

Your Search Committee is anticipating (hopefully!) the culmination of our work with you, the congregation, to welcome our next settled minister. On Sunday, May 2, at 12:15 congregation members will meet to vote on whether or not to call our candidate, Reverend Sophia Lyons. At the meeting, the Search Committee will present why we believe she will be a great minister for First Parish of Watertown. Time for questions and discussion will follow before the vote.  Candidating Week has been a time...

From the Parish Committee – April 23, 2021

Greetings from the Parish Committee! What an exciting, gratitude-filled month it is has been! As our church year came to an end, the annual meeting had a full agenda with productive zoom dialog culminating in approving updates to our by-laws, approving Article 5 of the warrant “Vote on expenditure of funds for infrastructure to enable The First Parish of Watertown to provide hybrid services,” and our ‘21-‘22 budget. Many thanks to our treasurer, Matt Calabro and the Finance Committee for all...

Candidating Week Schedule

Candidating Week Schedule

We know you are curious about Rev. Sophia and awaiting the chance to get to know her! Candidating Week will run from April 24 to May 2, 2021.  During this busy week there will be small group, larger group, and congregation-wide times to meet Rev. Sophia.

Candidating Week Schedule

Introducing Reverend Sophia Lyons

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.

Musically Speaking – April 9, 2021

Happy Spring, everyone!  I am thinking about entertainers who sing to us.  They could be live or virtual.  They are energetic, they move their hands and their legs, they dance, they smile, and they look right at us.  Their enthusiasm is infectious.  You can tell that they are reaching out to us and creating a common bond with you.  The music is part of them because they know it by heart. Now imagine that they are holding a copy of the music they are singing while they are singing.  Their...

In the Interim – April 2nd, 2021

This month’s worship theme is Becoming, and I cannot help but think how seasonally appropriate that is. The bulbs that have lain dormant in the cold earth are just now becoming crocuses and daffodils. The buds on the trees, too, are about to burst, becoming flowers of many kinds and colors. With the Search Committee having concluded its deliberations (and, presumedly, by the time you read this, having made an offer to one candidate), a new settled ministry is that much closer to becoming a...

2021 Annual Meeting – April 11th

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. 

April 2021