What’s Happening at First Parish

Jacqueline Schwab – HRW Benefit Concert

Join pianist Jacqueline Schwab at a benefit Concert for the Helen Robinson Wright Charitable Fund of the First Parish of Watertown.

Streamed live from First Parish Church on Saturday, March 12th at 7:30pm.

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Parish Committee – January 28th, 2022

Greetings from Parish Committee! Once again it’s been an active month. The results of the multi-platform worship survey are in. We had 28 responses.  Thank you to those who responded. The results have been compiled into 15 pages of charts, graphs and 9 pages of...

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Musically Speaking – January 14th, 2022

Welcome New Year! Each month, I like to present myself as a ray of hope and light.  I like to be uplifting with new ideas for music to make you smile throughout the month.  This month, that is not so easy.  We have rightfully and temporarily pulled back to virtual...

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From Your Minister – January 7th, 2022

Greetings Church Family!   I pray that each of you are well and have what you need these days.   These past weeks have felt like a fast-moving flood, haven’t they? We find ourselves, once again, doing our best to make quick decisions and adjustments in all areas of...

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Parish Committee – December 24, 2021

Greetings from Parish Committee!   What a busy time it has been for all. The month began with Parish Committee coordinating a meeting to discuss the Multi-Platform services and our in-person protocols with a wider scope of people. The meeting included three Parish...

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Musically Speaking – December 10, 2021

“Opening to Joy” is the theme of worship for December.  Music does fit right into this!  What is more wonderful than music?  Some of my most memorable oboe playing is at the holiday season.  There are pieces by Bach (Christmas Oratorio) and Handel (The Messiah), many...

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“The Beauty of the Thing” – January 16th, 2022

Thank you First Parish Band! Beautiful. Those words that Rev. King offered, closed his ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech, given on April 3, 1968 at the Church of God in Christ headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee. The mountaintop that King drew from came from the...

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“The Holding Place” – January 2nd, 2022

My mom used to always say that entrances and exits are the hardest of things. The first time I remember her saying this to me I was leaving my most loved elementary school, a place I went to from 2nd-5th grade, a place that felt like home–I was leaving it to begin a...

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“Love Beyond Belief” – January 9th, 2022

“We are a people who normally would not mix. But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful. We are like the passengers of a great liner the moment after rescue from shipwreck when camaraderie, joyousness...

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“Let Broken-Heartedness Abound” – December 12th, 2021

Can we just take a minute to extend praise and thanks to Jean Gauthier? For her beautiful version of Joni Mitchell’s Blue? And thank you to Joni Mitchell–one of the greatest musicians of our time. A true prophet–carrying messages from beyond. Right? I was introduced...

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