What’s Happening at First Parish

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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Candidating Week Schedule

Introducing Reverend Sophia Lyons

Your FPW Search Committee members are delighted to formally announce that Rev. Sophia Lyons is our ministerial candidate! We have so many things to tell you about her, but first and foremost, we are grateful beyond words that she followed this path to our congregation.

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Musically Speaking – April 9, 2021

Happy Spring, everyone!  I am thinking about entertainers who sing to us.  They could be live or virtual.  They are energetic, they move their hands and their legs, they dance, they smile, and they look right at us.  Their enthusiasm is infectious.  You can tell that...

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In the Interim – April 2nd, 2021

This month’s worship theme is Becoming, and I cannot help but think how seasonally appropriate that is. The bulbs that have lain dormant in the cold earth are just now becoming crocuses and daffodils. The buds on the trees, too, are about to burst, becoming flowers of...

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Annual Meeting Warrant

The 390th Annual Meeting of the First Parish of Watertown will be held online on the 11th of April, following the Sunday Worship Service.

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