What’s Happening at First Parish

Memorial Service – Roger Erickson, June 12th

A Memorial Service for Roger C. Erickson, late husband of Johanna Erickson, will be held on Sunday June 12, 2022,  in the sanctuary of First Parish of Watertown, starting at 2:00 PM.   Interment of Rogers ashes will follow the service. All are invited to attend and to...

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“The Beauty of Broken Things” – May 8th, 2022

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, our poet writes, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing. You must wake up with sorrow. You must speak to it till your voice catches the thread of all sorrows and you see the size of the cloth. Many of you...

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Warrant – Special Congregational Meeting – June 5th

Special Congregational Meeting - June 5th The First Parish of Watertown, Unitarian Universalist Warrant for Special Congregational Meeting  June 5, 2022 To: Michael Collins, Clerk of the First Parish of Watertown, Greetings: You are hereby requested to notify and warn...

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From Your Minister – May 6th, 2022

Dearest Church Family, Activist Angela Y. Davis once said, “It is in collectivities that we find reservoirs of hope and optimism.” Amid the latest news coming out of Washington DC around abortion rights*, we need reminders such as these more than ever. I certainly do....

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“To Be Present” – May 1st, 2022

Back in early fall one of our dearly loved church members Ben Jerome, gifted me with a book entitled ‘Mindfulness’ by the world renown Buddhist Joseph Goldstein who co-founded the Insight Meditation Society–maybe some of you know it. There is one in Cambridge. This...

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First Parish Memorial Wall

First Parish Memorial Wall

Names of deceased First Parish members, friends, and those loved by them can be added to the Memorial Wall each summer. Applications for engravings as well as additional information can be found at https://fpwatertown.org/about/memorial-garden/. Paper applications are...

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Have You Heard About the 8th Principle?

We covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.” The word is out about the...

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Musically Speaking – April 8th, 2022

Spring time is when the earth awakens anew.  With all the wonders of nature—birds singing, colors emerging, the promise of warm weather—all raise our spirits.  “Awakening” is our theme for April and the word suggests both looking back as in a revival of interest in...

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