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FPW’s Annual Campaign to Support Boston Medical’s Grow Clinic

FPW’s Annual Campaign to Support Boston Medical’s Grow Clinic

For nearly 35 years, FPW has participated in the annual holiday gift drive for the Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Hospital. For those new to this campaign, the Grow Clinic (linked above) works with a population of Boston area residents whose children have been diagnosed with Failure to Thrive. The Grow Clinic requests gifts in the form of $25 gift cards from Target, Stop & Shop or Amazon. These gift cards allow families the dignity to buy food for the holidays and select gifts as desired....

SCC Film Showing of “No Ordinary Man”

Nov 17| 6:30 pm | Social Hall The FPW Safe Congregation Committee will be presenting the film “No Ordinary Man” (see IMDB). The evening will be moderated by Louise Harrison Lepera, Jean Gauthier, and special guest, Nat Moss. After the showing, there will be a brief question and answer period for anyone who is interested. Pizza will be provided at 6:30 pm, and the film will begin at 7 pm. All are welcome. Film is age appropriate for 13 years +.  Blurb from IMDB: No Ordinary Man is an in-depth...

October Designated Offering

The NDN Collective has been selected to receive our Designated Offering for the month of October. The NDN Collective is Indigenous-led and dedicated to building Indigenous power through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building and narrative change. Two major areas of effort for the NDN Collective are Climate Justice initiatives impacting Indigenous Communities, and the demand for freedom for Activist Elder Leonard Peltier, who has been wrongly imprisoned for over 48...

Foundations of Contemplative Practice at FPW

Join us beginning October 23rd for Foundations of Contemplative Practice, a 10-session exploration of contemplative practices from several traditions. Each week, we will experience sitting meditation, qigong moving meditation, Naikan self-reflection, and mindfulness in daily life. The sessions will be led by Sensei Morris Doshin Sullivan.  The program runs from October 23 to December 18 (no meeting November 20). Meetings are Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the Golden Room at First Parish of...

Welcoming Building Update

Join us after service on Sunday, Sept 24 for a short update on the Welcoming Building group’s plans for next steps and a walk-though tour and ritual as we prepare to take the historical items - Arbella model, banner made by Missy Shay, and ministerial portraits - from our walls to be put into storage until June 2024. This is the first step in what will be an ongoing process to reckon with our history. Sept 24 Sun at noon -  Update from Welcoming Building group followed by walk-through and...

Concert for a Cause – Sunday September 24th at 3pm

Concert for a Cause – Sunday September 24th at 3pm

DO YOU KNOW WHO WROTE AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT? To Learn More, Please join us for a CONCERT FOR A CAUSE to Benefit the Educational Non-Profit History UnErased Featuring the Soulful Talents of Local Singer, Song Writer, Guitarist Jean Gauthier Performing Blues, Folk, Country and Original Pieces Sunday, September 24, 2023 3PM Concert (Doors open at 2:30pm) SUGGESTED DONATION $25* ADVANCE PURCHASE PREFERRED HERE CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR Cookies, Punch & Informal Q & A...

FPW Fellowship Events 2023-2024

Harvest Potluck Gathering Saturday October 28th – 6pm to 7:30pm We will gather in the Social Hall to enjoy this good ole’ Meet and Eat Potluck meal  Deck the Halls Saturday December 2rd 2023 – 3pm to 5pm Get the holiday season rolling by helping to decorate FPW inside & out. We hope to offer gift making tables and Green Sanctuary will offer a gift/clothes swap table. We will collect gift cards to donate to children who are helped by the Boston Medical Center Growth Clinic. Winter Solstice...

FPW Summer Services

As our church year comes to a close, the Worship Committee has put together 7 summer services.  The format and 10:30 time will not change, and services will be zoomed to those not able to join in person. Zoom links will be emailed on Sunday morning, as usual.   The dates, lay leader, and topics are listed below. Children are welcome to attend, but there will not be separate children's programming. July 9: Lynn Bratley - “Poetry Potluck” Back by popular demand. In this potluck we ask you to...

Rummage Sale and Bikes Not Bombs Collection

Saturday May 6, 2023 from 10am to 2pm rain or shine First Parish of Watertown, 35 Church Street, Watertown, MA 02472 Donate your old bike or accessories to benefit the youth programs and international development work of Bikes Not Bombs! The bike drive will be held at the First Parish on Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. A $20 per bike donation is requested to cover the cost of shipping your bike. Bikes Not Bombs is a local non-profit that uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social...

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November 2023