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In the Interim – February 2020

During this month of February, we are exploring the two-fold theme of “Identity and Belonging.” These two concepts are really two sides of one coin, in a sense. Identity asks the question, “Who am I?” while Belonging asks the question, “Whose am I?” And there is in...

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An evening of stories, past and future – Saturday, May 16

Did you know our congregation was founded in 1630? That means we’re approaching our 400th anniversary in 2030! We can feel very proud of our church, with its vibrant membership, beautiful church building, and many other strengths. It’s exciting to imagine its future....

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Opt Up: Watertown Electricity Choice

With encouragement from The Green Sanctuary Committee, First Parish Watertown and the First Parish parsonage recently joined households and businesses in Watertown in opting up to 100 percent locally sourced renewable energy for their electricity. In the fall of 2019...

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From the Parish Committee – 1/24/20

Slowly but surely, we are beginning to get ready to begin our Search for a settled minister.  We appreciate the wonderful attendance and discussions after the service on Jan. 12.  Wendy is interested in gathering our visions for the future of this church and for the...

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Musically speaking

February 2nd is a day filled with history from the British Isles, as Candlemas, Imbolg, and/or Groundhog Day.  It is exactly half-way between Winter solstice and the Spring Equinox.  Its roots are from the pagan and Christian beliefs about the end of Christmastide and...

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In the Interim – January 2020

The work of a congregation during a time of interim ministry is partly to look backward to the past, partly to look around in the present, and partly to look ahead to the future. These are not necessarily linear tasks, but tasks that intermingle as we move together...

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From the Parish Committee – 12/27/19

The approach of a new year is a good time to reflect and to look ahead. We will be doing just that at First Parish. A small group representing Buildings and Grounds, Finance and the Parish Committee has been meeting to talk about the future of the Parsonage. This is...

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Muscially Speaking – December 2019

Music and Hope. Perhaps there is always hope when there is music. I don’t think that there HAS to be music for there to be hope. Music just might make it easier. This makes me think of what it is like singing in a hospice choir. (Jean Gauthier started the Wayfare...

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