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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.

New UU class, Sunday Jan 24 at 11:45am on Zoom

Rev Wendy will lead a virtual class for anyone curious to learn more about our Unitarian-Universalist faith and history. Everyone is welcome.   Class will be held 11:45-1pm. Feel free to grab a bite to eat during the Zoom session. Please RSVP to Sue Sours,, by Jan 22 to receive the Zoom link.

Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service

First Parish of Watertown will be holding an online, synchronous Christmas Eve service, in the early evening, exact time to be confirmed. Stay tuned - details will be announced here and in the newsletter.

FPW Online Art Auction, Dec. 1-18

FPW Online Art Auction, Dec. 1-18

First Parish of Watertown's Online Art Auction December 1 to 18, 2020 The Annual Art Show has gone virtual.  Sixteen artists, members or friends of First Parish, have generously donated original works to benefit the church.  There are over 50 items to choose from ranging in price from $15 to $175.  You can view them all by visiting the bidding site.  Register to bid while you’re there.  Bid often and bid high!  100% of the sales benefit First Parish. Bid Now!

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July 2021