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HRW Fund 2021 Walk/Run/Bike Fun(d)raiser

Our Second Fall Walk/Run/Bike Fun(d)raiser begins actually, anytime, but officially:  September 17th.  
How do you get involved in the Walk/Run/Biking?  Get the registration form, or register online. 

Update on the road to hybrid service

In the month of August, wiring will be performed within the sanctuary to permanently install the equipment that we’ve been testing, preparing us for hybrid services.
Our previous foundational commitments to honor inclusivity: 
FPW will open up on Sunday mornings when we are able to hold multi-platform services.
When gathering in the building we will continue to wear masks to be inclusive and respectful of others.

Summer Worship 2021

The Worship Committee is pleased to announce the schedule of lay-led worship services for 2021. Members of our community will be leading us in Sunday morning worship from July 11 through August 22. These services are planned to be held live online over Zoom.

A Conversation with Barbara and Beverly Smith

A Conversation with Barbara and Beverly Smith

First Parish Watertown held the inaugural Sue Kuder Memorial Lecture on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm.
Beverly and Barbara Smith are founders of the Combahee River Collective. They discussed their early activism in the Civil Rights Movement; their work to build Black feminism; and their life-long commitment to social justice. A recording of the talk is available.

We Said Yes!

On Sunday, May 2, 2021, the members of First Parish voted to call Rev. Sophia Lyons as our 30th settled minister!

Introducing Reverend Sophia Lyons

Introducing Reverend Sophia Lyons

Your FPW Search Committee members are delighted to formally announce that Rev. Sophia Lyons is our ministerial candidate! We have so many things to tell you about her, but first and foremost, we are grateful beyond words that she followed this path to our congregation.

2021 Annual Meeting – April 11th

The 390th Annual Meeting of the First Parish of Watertown will be held online on the 11th of April, following the Sunday Worship Service.  Click here to see the full meeting warrant. 

Important Sanctuary Coalition Effort (Deadline of Jan 25th)

First Parish Watertown is part of a coalition of congregations committed to supporting and protecting a woman in sanctuary. Congressman Joaquin Castro has agreed to send a “Sign-On” letter to his colleagues in the House of Representative. The collective asks that anyone supportive of immigrants in sanctuary contact their US representative and request that they sign the letter.

Stay informed about news and upcoming events and activities.

October 2021