What’s Happening at First Parish

Welcome to Summer Social Hour

On Sunday June 19th, immediately following our Flower Service (with Band!) - please plan to stay or come over to church for some Fellowship in the garden to celebrate the official end of our church year. The Fellowship Committee will provide clementines, cookies,...

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Musically Speaking – June 10th, 2022

Before going to sleep at night, Guy and I trade off reading aloud.  We choose our book carefully, as we don’t want some of the harsh realities of our lives to be our last thoughts before sleep.  Right now, we are reading Redwall by Brian Jacques.   It is about a...

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From Your Minister – June 3rd, 2022

Greetings Church Family! I pray that you and yours are well these days. June’s theme is Celebrating Blessings and a good one to end our church year with. Natural endings invite us to both count them and prepare for them. Right now, we are holding several transitions...

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“A Brave People” – May 29th, 2022

  “We have so little faith,” Anne Morrow Lindbergh wisely writes, “we have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb. We are afraid that it will never return. We insist on...

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From the Parish Committee – May 27th, 2022

Greetings from the Parish Committee, It’s been a busy past month! The 391st Annual Meeting of FPW was held with a large number of the congregation participating. There was a lively discussion on the revised Social Action by-law that concluded with a unanimous vote in...

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Memorial Service – Roger Erickson, June 12th

A Memorial Service for Roger C. Erickson, late husband of Johanna Erickson, will be held on Sunday June 12, 2022,  in the sanctuary of First Parish of Watertown, starting at 2:00 PM.   Interment of Rogers ashes will follow the service. All are invited to attend and to...

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“The Beauty of Broken Things” – May 8th, 2022

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, our poet writes, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing. You must wake up with sorrow. You must speak to it till your voice catches the thread of all sorrows and you see the size of the cloth. Many of you...

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Warrant – Special Congregational Meeting – June 5th

Special Congregational Meeting - June 5th The First Parish of Watertown, Unitarian Universalist Warrant for Special Congregational Meeting  June 5, 2022 To: Michael Collins, Clerk of the First Parish of Watertown, Greetings: You are hereby requested to notify and warn...

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From Your Minister – May 6th, 2022

Dearest Church Family, Activist Angela Y. Davis once said, “It is in collectivities that we find reservoirs of hope and optimism.” Amid the latest news coming out of Washington DC around abortion rights*, we need reminders such as these more than ever. I certainly do....

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