What’s Happening at First Parish

Summer Worship 2021

The Worship Committee is pleased to announce the schedule of lay-led worship services for 2021. Members of our community will be leading us in Sunday morning worship from July 11 through August 22. These services are planned to be held live online over Zoom.

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In the Interim – June 2021

It is hard to believe, but the end of this two-year Interim Period is fast approaching, and it is almost time to say “good-bye.”  This coming Sunday, June 6th, we will be holding our second virtual flower communion. Sunday, June 13th will be the annual Youth Group...

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From the Parish Committee – May 28, 2021

Greetings from the Parish Committee! Our month began with the congregational meeting unanimously voting to call Reverend Sophia as our next settled minister! Thank you again to the Search Committee for the time and effort you gave to the search process as well as...

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A Conversation with Barbara and Beverly Smith

A Conversation with Barbara and Beverly Smith

First Parish Watertown held the inaugural Sue Kuder Memorial Lecture on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm.
Beverly and Barbara Smith are founders of the Combahee River Collective. They discussed their early activism in the Civil Rights Movement; their work to build Black feminism; and their life-long commitment to social justice. A recording of the talk is available.

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Musically Speaking – May 2021

“Story” is our theme for May.  Music Sunday is this coming Sunday, May 16th.  We can have music tell a story, we could tell our story ABOUT music, we could tell about our lives WITH music, and we could let music BE our story.  Our Music Sunday service is titled  “Our...

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We Said Yes!

On Sunday, May 2, 2021, the members of First Parish voted to call Rev. Sophia Lyons as our 30th settled minister!

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In the Interim – May 7, 2021

First of all, I just have to say…Congratulations! I’m so exited for you and for Rev. Sophia as you look forward to beginning the next chapter of your adventure together! While you were spending your time getting to know Rev. Sophia – and she, you – during your...

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Preparing to Call Our Next Minister on Sunday

Your Search Committee is anticipating (hopefully!) the culmination of our work with you, the congregation, to welcome our next settled minister. On Sunday, May 2, at 12:15 congregation members will meet to vote on whether or not to call our candidate, Reverend Sophia...

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From the Parish Committee – April 23, 2021

Greetings from the Parish Committee! What an exciting, gratitude-filled month it is has been! As our church year came to an end, the annual meeting had a full agenda with productive zoom dialog culminating in approving updates to our by-laws, approving Article 5 of...

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Candidating Week Schedule

Candidating Week Schedule

We know you are curious about Rev. Sophia and awaiting the chance to get to know her! Candidating Week will run from April 24 to May 2, 2021.  During this busy week there will be small group, larger group, and congregation-wide times to meet Rev. Sophia.

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