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General Interest

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.

Welcome letter from Rev. Sophia

Dearest Friends and Members of FPW, I pray this finds you and yours well. Since May–on that blessed Sunday when you unanimously voted YES to this our ministry together–I have been filled with a thrum of excitement and anticipation for this week to arrive. And it is finally here. Blessed be. My family and I moved into the beautiful parsonage on July 1st, made entirely possible by the love, care and attentiveness of Will Trombly and the Buildings and Grounds Committee. I sense that more hands...

Annual Meeting Warrant

The 390th Annual Meeting of the First Parish of Watertown will be held online on the 11th of April, following the Sunday Worship Service.

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.

Warrant for 2020 Annual Meeting

The First Parish of Watertown, Unitarian Universalist Warrant for 389th Annual Meeting April 11, 2020 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 26th DAY OF APRIL, 2020 after the on-line service, to act on the following articles, viz: Article 1 Reports.  To receive the reports of:  the Minister; the Treasurer; the Director of Religious...

An evening of stories, past and future – Saturday, May 16

Did you know our congregation was founded in 1630? That means we’re approaching our 400th anniversary in 2030! We can feel very proud of our church, with its vibrant membership, beautiful church building, and many other strengths. It’s exciting to imagine its future. What do you think will be happening with our congregation in ten years - or fifty? Please join the Trustees for an evening of stories about our past and of envisioning our future at 6:30pm on Saturday, May 16, 2020. We will serve...

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October 2021