What’s Happening at First Parish

Successful Annual Appeal 2022

Thank you for your swift and steady generosity in our annual appeal!  We have nearly reached our financial goal of $215,000 for the 2022 pledge campaign!  If you have not yet pledged, there is still time! We would like to get as close to our goal of 100% participation as we can. Your pledge is welcome, wanted, and enough, no matter how large or small.

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Parish Committee – March 25th, 2022

Greetings from Parish Committee!   After much deep consideration by the Opening Up Committee and the Parish Committee the decision was made to expand in-person capacity and lighten the protocols at the church starting on April 3rd. Please see the below information and...

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We Can Help to Relieve Hunger in Watertown!

Established as a non-profit by a small group of generous volunteers, the Watertown Community Fridge offers a wide range of nutritious food at no charge to those in need. Located in the parking lot of the Francis Market, at the west end of Belmont St., the Fridge is open 24/7, both for donations of food and for folks who are hungry to take what they need. We at First Parish have an opportunity to support this program by contributing food on a regular basis.

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Musically Speaking – March 2022

“Renewing our Faith” is the theme for March.  This week, I found myself wanting to answer Reverend Sophia’s challenge to answer the question posed to us in her homily on March 6th:  “What is Faith?  What do you have Faith in?”  I know that Faith means something...

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Annual Pledge Appeal 2022

Annual Pledge Appeal 2022

March is the month for the Annual Appeal! 
This is the time of year when we pledge financial support to our church.  All pledges, large or small, are important to ensure that First Parish finances remain healthy.

Please complete an annual pledge form available in the Giving section of the FPW website by March 23.

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Parish Committee – February 25, 2022

Greetings from the Parish Committee! Our month started with the Opening Up committee meeting on February 1st. It was an exciting meeting as the group reviewed the positive trends in high vaccination rates and lower covid numbers. Beginning in-person and multiplatform...

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“Room to Grow” – February 20th, 2022

“It’s not that we forgot God or the martyrs or the Prophet’s holy word—quite the opposite, in fact, we were boys built to love what was in front of our faces: my brother and I on the floor draped across each other, laughing tears into our prayer rugs.” I had never...

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“Widening the Circle” – February 6th, 2022

Our theme this month is Widening the Circle. This is not a theme that your worship committee, or I, or staff, cooked up, but rather takes its name from the 2020 report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change. They titled it: Widening the Circle of Concern.  I...

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Musically Speaking – February 11th, 2022

As I think of “Widening the Circle” as our theme for the month, I find it is just about perfect for me right now.  I love hearing that pandemic numbers are going down, enabling us to begin our return to hybrid worship.  Last night, we had a hybrid Vespers that was...

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From Your Minister – February 4th, 2022

I was deeply saddened to hear of Thich Nhat Hanh’s passing on January 22nd. For those of you who don’t know him, Thich Nhat Hanh was a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist Master–a monk, peace activist, author of over 100 books, poet, teacher and founder of the well-visited Plum...

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