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Now’s the time to help! – Annual Appeal 2024

This is the final week of the FPW Annual Appeal for 2024-25.  As of now, we are within range! So far 72% of our goal (75 households) have contributed. Participation is important to our church's long term health. The way we look at it, reaching our participation goal with pledges large and small says a lot about the health of our democracy, as well as our finances. Democracy is at the heart of our self-governing congregation. Please consider participating in the Annual Appeal! For more...

2024 Annual Meeting Warrant

The First Parish of Watertown, Unitarian Universalist Warrant for 393rd Annual Meeting _______ To: Kate Hanson Plass, Clerk of the First Parish of Watertown, Greetings: You are hereby requested to notify and warn the legal members of the First Parish of Watertown to meet in the meeting house or virtually SUNDAY, THE 7th DAY OF APRIL, 2024 after the service, to act on the following articles, viz: Article 1 Reports. To receive the reports of: the Minister; the Treasurer; the President of the...

2024 Annual Appeal Launch

2024 Annual Appeal Launch

Each year in the month of March, our church goes through a period of reflection and renewal in preparation for the start of its new fiscal year on April 1. There is a lot to do to get ready! As a congregational church, we govern and support ourselves financially. We contribute our time, talent and funds to support the church community.  The Annual Appeal helps raise the funds needed for the ongoing operations of First Parish. We each decide for ourselves what we can afford to pledge (or...

Are you new to First Parish? Would you like to connect more with the FPW community?

Do you consider First Parish your spiritual home? If so, consider becoming a member! 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. What does it mean to be a member at First Parish? Membership is how you indicate that you are part of the First Parish community. Members can vote on important issues such as the annual and other congregational meetings. While the majority of committees...

“Grappling with our History” panel February 25th

As a next step in our congregation’s ongoing efforts to understand our complex history and determine actions to guide our way forward, the Parish Committee will sponsor a panel after service on Feb. 25. The panel is entitled “Grappling with our History: Lessons to be Learned,” and will include speakers from other churches who will share their stories about how their congregations are working to acknowledge and address their history. Karla Baehr, member of First Parish in Brookline and Chair of...

FPW’s Annual Campaign to Support Boston Medical’s Grow Clinic

FPW’s Annual Campaign to Support Boston Medical’s Grow Clinic

For nearly 35 years, FPW has participated in the annual holiday gift drive for the Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Hospital. For those new to this campaign, the Grow Clinic (linked above) works with a population of Boston area residents whose children have been diagnosed with Failure to Thrive. The Grow Clinic requests gifts in the form of $25 gift cards from Target, Stop & Shop or Amazon. These gift cards allow families the dignity to buy food for the holidays and select gifts as desired....

SCC Film Showing of “No Ordinary Man”

Nov 17| 6:30 pm | Social Hall The FPW Safe Congregation Committee will be presenting the film “No Ordinary Man” (see IMDB). The evening will be moderated by Louise Harrison Lepera, Jean Gauthier, and special guest, Nat Moss. After the showing, there will be a brief question and answer period for anyone who is interested. Pizza will be provided at 6:30 pm, and the film will begin at 7 pm. All are welcome. Film is age appropriate for 13 years +.  Blurb from IMDB: No Ordinary Man is an in-depth...

October Designated Offering

The NDN Collective has been selected to receive our Designated Offering for the month of October. The NDN Collective is Indigenous-led and dedicated to building Indigenous power through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building and narrative change. Two major areas of effort for the NDN Collective are Climate Justice initiatives impacting Indigenous Communities, and the demand for freedom for Activist Elder Leonard Peltier, who has been wrongly imprisoned for over 48...

Foundations of Contemplative Practice at FPW

Join us beginning October 23rd for Foundations of Contemplative Practice, a 10-session exploration of contemplative practices from several traditions. Each week, we will experience sitting meditation, qigong moving meditation, Naikan self-reflection, and mindfulness in daily life. The sessions will be led by Sensei Morris Doshin Sullivan.  The program runs from October 23 to December 18 (no meeting November 20). Meetings are Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the Golden Room at First Parish of...

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