What’s Happening at First Parish

Musically Speaking – September 10th, 2021

Our worship theme for September is Possibility and may be the perfect focus as we embark upon hybrid worship.  Why “the loud and the soft”, you ask?  It is a metaphor describing our services.  Musically speaking, dynamics are making music loud, soft, getting louder, or getting softer.

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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. 

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From Your Minister – September 3rd, 2021

This past month has been a time of sharing stories; a time of good reflection; and a time of imagining what the coming days might look like. For what will this church year hold? Of course, this is only a beginning. I have not met many of you. We are only at the start...

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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.

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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...

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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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