Month: May 2021

From the Parish Committee – May 28, 2021

Greetings from the Parish Committee! Our month began with the congregational meeting unanimously voting to call Reverend Sophia as our next settled minister! Thank you again to the Search Committee for the time and effort you gave to the search process as well as organizing the Candidating week. As the next step in preparation to support our new minister, the Committee on Ministry has been formed. Judy Kamm will be the representative from the Search Committee and Norah Mulvaney-Day will...

A Conversation with Barbara and Beverly Smith

A Conversation with Barbara and Beverly Smith

First Parish Watertown held the inaugural Sue Kuder Memorial Lecture on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm.
Beverly and Barbara Smith are founders of the Combahee River Collective. They discussed their early activism in the Civil Rights Movement; their work to build Black feminism; and their life-long commitment to social justice. A recording of the talk is available.

Musically Speaking – May 2021

“Story” is our theme for May.  Music Sunday is this coming Sunday, May 16th.  We can have music tell a story, we could tell our story ABOUT music, we could tell about our lives WITH music, and we could let music BE our story.  Our Music Sunday service is titled  “Our Musical Stories”. Let’s start with a story from the movie, Lilies of the Field.   An itinerant worker, Homer Smith,  played by Sydney Poitier, happens by a group of Eastern European nuns, who are convinced that he was sent by God...

We Said Yes!

On Sunday, May 2, 2021, the members of First Parish voted to call Rev. Sophia Lyons as our 30th settled minister!

In the Interim – May 7, 2021

First of all, I just have to say…Congratulations! I’m so exited for you and for Rev. Sophia as you look forward to beginning the next chapter of your adventure together! While you were spending your time getting to know Rev. Sophia – and she, you – during your Candidating Week, I was attending the annual conference of the Transitional Ministers Chapter of the UU Ministers Association (UUMA).  Each year we meet to sharpen our skills and to deepen our connections to one another and our...

May 2021