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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: 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.

Welcome to Summer Social Hour

On Sunday June 19th, immediately following our Flower Service (with Band!) - please plan to stay or come over to church for some Fellowship in the garden to celebrate the official end of our church year. The Fellowship Committee will provide clementines, cookies, chips, coffee & juice. If you would like to contribute some other finger foods, please contact Marianne Collins so she can coordinate food offerings. Please bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets to that we can gather mostly...

A call to creative folks! – for Rev. Sophia’s Installation, 9/25/22

Please save the date: Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022 for the Installation of Rev. Sophia M. Lyons “Weaving Together our Shared Ministry”   We are looking for artists who would like to create visual representations of our theme: Weaving Together our Shared Ministry.  We are reserving the wall outside the conference room for an art display in honor of this wonderful occasion.  If you have art work you would like to share or questions or ideas, please contact Kelly Morton or Carole Katz. (Contact...

Memorial Service – Roger Erickson, June 12th

A Memorial Service for Roger C. Erickson, late husband of Johanna Erickson, will be held on Sunday June 12, 2022,  in the sanctuary of First Parish of Watertown, starting at 2:00 PM.   Interment of Rogers ashes will follow the service. All are invited to attend and to stay for refreshments. 

Warrant – Special Congregational Meeting – June 5th

Special Congregational Meeting - June 5th The First Parish of Watertown, Unitarian Universalist Warrant for Special Congregational Meeting  June 5, 2022 To: Michael Collins, 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 virtually SUNDAY, THE 5th DAY OF JUNE, 2022 after the on- line service, to act on the following articles, viz: Article 1. Vote to approve the adoption of the 8th...

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