Membership in First Parish
Are you interested in making the First Parish of Watertown your spiritual home? First Parish welcomes people of all religious backgrounds who affirm the worth of human beings, advocate freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth. We invite you to participate in our church activities, particularly:
- Newcomer breakfasts are offered twice a year to help newcomers get acquainted.
- The minister also offers a New Unitarian Universalist class, where he will share some of our First Parish history, Unitarian Universalist background, and provide information on what the church offers, and how you can be involved. Although the class is not required to join the church, it does provide helpful background, especially if this is the first Unitarian Universalist church you have attended.
- Twice each year at a Sunday service new members are formally welcomed into the life of the congregation and invited to sign our membership book at that time.
To become a member of the church, we suggest visiting for several weeks, come to social hour, and get to know our present members. Once you have decided that you would like to make this your church, please speak to the Minister. The procedure for joining is simple: just fill out an intention of membership card (yellow cards found in the pamphlet rack) and return it to the Minister or the Church Administrator.
Though there is no membership fee or other minimum requirement, people are encouraged to be generous with their time and resources, because the church is what the members make it. The Fellowship Committee can assist you in becoming involved in areas of interest to you. The church directory through Breeze is available to all members, and here is more information about committees and programs. For upcoming events and happenings, subscribe to the weekly Friday News and the monthly newsletter. Contact the church office for more details.