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Musically Speaking – April 2024

I am writing this while in isolation, down with Covid. Maybe my brain is fuzzy, but I am particularly optimistic right now. Our choir sang last week without a conductor, and they sounded great! I cannot tell you how wonderful this feels. They were ready, but who knew...

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Green Sanctuary Spotlight – April 2024

Greetings and thanks to one another as people. Our month’s worship theme is Interdependence, and this April, Unitarian Universalists all over – that means us – celebrate the shared value of Interdependence. The proposed revision for that principle reads: “We honor the...

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The View From Here – April 2024

Dearest Church Family, In my first year with you I wrote about the beauty of the Lilac Tree in the parsonage yard in April. It sits quite close to the house which makes watching its spring-green buds slowly unfurl a daily joy. Lilacs are my favorite flower, and my...

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Now’s the time to help! – Annual Appeal 2024

This is the final week of the FPW Annual Appeal for 2024-25.  As of now, we are within range! So far 72% of our goal (75 households) have contributed. Participation is important to our church's long term health. The way we look at it, reaching our participation goal...

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2024 Annual Meeting Warrant

The First Parish of Watertown, Unitarian Universalist Warrant for 393rd Annual Meeting _______ To: Kate Hanson Plass, 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...

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The View from Here – March 2024

Happy March Church Family! As always, I pray that you and yours are well these days. In these days I am reflecting on the ways we are living out our UU purposes so well as a congregation. You will have noticed that most of our worship themes this year have focused on...

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Musically Speaking – March 2024

This is the time to reflect on our world at First Parish, as this month ends the fiscal year at First Parish. Two things come to mind: finding a new song for singing our children out, and adding to the fullness of RE time for our children. First, as I mentioned a...

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2024 Annual Appeal Launch

2024 Annual Appeal Launch

Each year in the month of March, our church goes through a period of reflection and renewal in preparation for the start of its new fiscal year on April 1. There is a lot to do to get ready! As a congregational church, we govern and support ourselves financially. We...

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