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“Radical Hope” by Rev. Wendy L. Bell – December 8, 2019

This morning is the second Sunday of Advent, which, in Christian churches, is the first season of a brand-new liturgical year. In congregations which traditionally light the candles of an Advent wreath on each of the four Sunday’s of Advent, last week’s candle would...

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Musically Speaking – February 2020

When I think of my identity and sense of belonging in the world, it all centers around music. There is no question that music moves my spirit and that music is essential to my life. Music has sustained me through the good times and the challenging ones. I basically...

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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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