large outdoor chalice with stone base and dark metal shallow bowl surrounded by garden plantings


First Parish Memorial Wall

First Parish Memorial Wall

Names of deceased First Parish members, friends, and those loved by them can be added to the Memorial Wall each summer. Applications for engravings as well as additional information can be found at Paper applications are also available in the church office. The fee for engraving a name along with birth and death years is $500.  Applications and fees must be returned to the church office no later than June 1. Requests for a reduced fee can be made...

First Parish of Watertown Unitarian Universalist: Part-time job opening for Sexton

First Parish of Watertown Unitarian Universalist: Part-time job opening for Sexton

Seeks reliable conscientious Sexton for 12 hours/ week position at the church. The sexton is responsible for the cleaning, maintenance, and oversight of the overall condition and appearance of the church building and its grounds.  The Sexton’s primary supervisor is the Minister, and the role works in conjunction with the Building and Grounds Committee. Applicants must be able to work independently with limited day-to-day guidance and have strong organizational skills. Hours include Sunday...

Have You Heard About the 8th Principle?

We covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.” The word is out about the 8th Principle! Maybe you’ve heard Reverend Sophia mention it during a worship service. Maybe you’ve participated in one of the discussions or attended another of the related events this last year. Maybe this is the first time...

POSTPONED – Committee on Ministry Invitation to Reflect on Our First Year of Shared Ministry

POSTPONED – Committee on Ministry Invitation to Reflect on Our First Year of Shared Ministry

In May of 2021 the Parish Committee assembled a new transitional Committee on Ministry to work for one year with our new minister, Reverend Sophia. The Committee consists of one person from the now-disbanded Search Committee (Judy Kamm); and two parishioners who had been nominated to the Search Committee (Katherine Calabro and Jean Gauthier). Our objective is to ensure that our new minister’s first year with us goes as smoothly as possible. Since August we have met monthly with Reverend Sophia...

The 8th Principle Vote – Please consider becoming of a member of the church! Timing is important

The 8th Principle, Your Vote and Becoming a Member of the church: The 8th Principle is a very important vote for our congregation and is planned for June 5th. In order to vote on this very important and historic adoption of the 8th Principle our by-laws require a person be an official member of the church for a minimum of 60 days (signed the membership book or virtually with the membership committee). Please contact the Membership Committee or email if you have any...

Would you like to lead a Summer Service?  (Virtual/hybrid)

Summer is coming, and with it a series of lay services led by – YOU, members   of our FPW congregation. Past summers have included a wide variety of topics including meditation, music, nature, spirituality, healing practices, travel stories, and reflections on life-changing events. We invite you to choose any topic that inspires you. The Worship Committee will help you with all aspects. The dates are July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21. Summer services are short, informal, and intimate....

Successful Annual Appeal 2022

Thank you for your swift and steady generosity in our annual appeal!  We have nearly reached our financial goal of $215,000 for the 2022 pledge campaign!  If you have not yet pledged, there is still time! We would like to get as close to our goal of 100% participation as we can. Your pledge is welcome, wanted, and enough, no matter how large or small.

We Can Help to Relieve Hunger in Watertown!

Established as a non-profit by a small group of generous volunteers, the Watertown Community Fridge offers a wide range of nutritious food at no charge to those in need. Located in the parking lot of the Francis Market, at the west end of Belmont St., the Fridge is open 24/7, both for donations of food and for folks who are hungry to take what they need. We at First Parish have an opportunity to support this program by contributing food on a regular basis.

Annual Pledge Appeal 2022

Annual Pledge Appeal 2022

March is the month for the Annual Appeal! 
This is the time of year when we pledge financial support to our church.  All pledges, large or small, are important to ensure that First Parish finances remain healthy.

Please complete an annual pledge form available in the Giving section of the FPW website by March 23.

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May 2022