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Happy 2023 From the Fellowship Committee!

Here are reminders of fun social events happening in the coming months - mark your calendars. These are easy ways to meet and enjoy more people at FPW!  Feel free to reach out to Izzy Td with any questions about helping or getting involved in any of these events. Also please share ideas for other events that you would enjoy in the future January 8th - 2nd Sunday Social Hour - after church - hosted by Missy Shay & Martha Scott January 28th - Saturday - Potluck and Games Night in the Social...

Social Action Committee Congregational Read – Beyond Welcome: Building Communities of Love

Social Action Committee Congregational Read – Beyond Welcome: Building Communities of Love

The Social Action Committee has chosen the book Beyond Welcome: Building Communities of Love as this year's congregational read.  There will be a book discussion in late January, date still to be determined.  If you are interested in purchasing a copy, we have copies available for sale at $15 a book on the table to the right of the door in the office.  Leave cash or a check written out to Eileen Ryan, who ordered the books from The UU press, Skinner House in the envelope with the books.

Guest Minister for October 9th, 2022 – Rev. Andrew Kimble

Guest Minister for October 9th, 2022 – Rev. Andrew Kimble

A bridge-builder, Rev. Andrew Kimble is invested in sustaining collaborative partnerships between the academy and communities of moral discernment. Ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Andrew serves as minister of church and culture at the Historic Charles St. AMEC in Roxbury, MA. Additionally, Rev. Andrew’s participation in philanthropic initiatives at Boston University School of Theology helps raise financial support for the school’s scholarships, programs, and annual...

Let’s do the WRIGHT thing! – Join our 3rd Annual Fun(d)raiser!

Let’s do the WRIGHT thing! – Join our 3rd Annual Fun(d)raiser!

Walk, Run, or Bike to help our Watertown neighbors, many affected by the pandemic, to meet their basic food, housing, utility, and medical bills. When?  Any time between October 2 and October 23, 2021 Where?  Any place you like! What do I do?  It’s easy! Just follow these steps: Print, fill out, and mail the registration form below, along with your registration fee, or register online at: https://fpwatertown.breezechms.com/form/a70d58 Ask your friends and family members to sponsor you, AND...

Why an Installation?

A reflection from your minister about Installation Sunday on September 25th Over these past many weeks, I am sure many of you have asked the question, just what is an installation anyways?   Typically, an Installation Service takes place within the first year or so of a settlement between a minister and the congregation to which they are called. I was called as your 30th settled minister in May 2021, and my time at First Parish formally began in August of the same year. And now the big day is...

Rev. Sophia’s Installation News

The Installation of Rev. Sophia on Sept. 25 at 10:30 will be a special and important time for our church community.  If you are planning to attend the Installation service, whether in person or via Zoom, there are a few things that the installation committee would like to share with you. We are expecting a full house, so know that distancing will be difficult, if not impossible.  There will be KN-95 masks available, windows will be open, and we have four air purifiers that will be running. If...

Fellowship News – September 2022

The new church year is upon us and we look forward to spending time together. The Fellowship Committee has agreed that we should try to have one Social Hour per month with food, starting in October. We will call these the "Second Sunday Social Hour" and will be recruiting volunteers to host these events. Please watch for emails on that volunteer opportunity. We will also be recruiting Greeters for Sunday Services - another email to watch for. Here is a list of the fun, social events that are...

Installation of Reverend Sophia Lyons

Installation of Reverend Sophia Lyons

Join us Sunday morning, September 25th at 10:30 AM for the Installation of Reverend Sophia Lyons. Our Sunday service will be a community celebration centered on expressing and strengthening our commitments to each other and our work in the world.

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