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Kevin’s Fry Bread

Kevin’s Fry Bread

In last Sunday’s service, I shared a story from a book called Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard.  Here is the recipe for “Kevin’s Fry Bread” from the end of the book.  I hope people will try out this recipe in honor of our Indigenous siblings.

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Remembered Names of Trans Americans Killed in 2021

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. During our service on Sunday, November 14th First Parish of Watertown commemorated...

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“Roots Hold Me Close” – November 7th, 2021

today I will rebuild, writes our poet… a living root bridge that lasts five hundred years I encourage you to look up root bridges at some point today and take in the magnificence of these structures. They offer a powerful image– living bridges, stretched roots, laid...

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Musically Speaking – November 2021

“Holding History” is the theme of our Worship this month, and it makes me think of how music takes us back to when we first experienced it.  Music can suspend us in time; when we think of hit songs that we loved, we go back to being that age again.  Think of the feel...

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Vespers – Tuesday November 9th at 7:00pm

Vespers – Tuesday November 9th at 7:00pm

You may join us from home by watching the service live cast on YouTube. You may also sign up to attend in-person service at https://rsvp.church/r/qr8bt39X. We ask that all in-person attendants be fully vaccinated and masked. Rev. Sophia with live music by Charlyn...

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“When the Veil is Thin” – October 31st, 2021

The ancient Celts called this day Samhain (SOW-EN). It’s a turning point on the pagan wheel­–which is comprised of eight days over the course of a year–each embodying a threshold in season. They all mirror Earth’s subtle shifts. While understood and celebrated in...

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From Your Minister – November 5th, 2021

Dear Ones, These past Sundays I have, for the first time since my arrival, experienced our sanctuary filled with people (it’s amazing what a difference 25 or so has made). The space has, not unsurprisingly, come to life–colors from the stained-glass windows landing on...

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Helen Robinson Wright Fun(d) Raiser 2021

Helen Robinson Wright Fun(d) Raiser 2021

You did it!  Our walkers, runners, and bikers set out and, in just over three weeks, clocked a combined 321 miles to raise $5,575.00 for the HRW Fund!  These dollars will soon go out to provide financial assistance to those in need in our community whether it be for...

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Evening Vespers at FPW Begins November 9th

Evening Vespers at FPW Begins November 9th

Join us on November 9th at 7pm for this quiet half-hour of music, prayer, readings, and silence, offered by Rev. Sophia with live music by Charlyn Bethel, Laurie Wadsworth and Jean Gauthier. This will be a time to enjoy our candlelit sanctuary and rest in the comforts...

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“Our Ultimate Concern” – October 24th, 2021

Many of you already know that I was not brought up in this faith. My husband Jason and I were parents of young children living in a new town, hoping to build a community with people who cared about some of the things we did. And looking for a spiritual home that was...

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