What’s Happening at First Parish

“That Which is Essential” – November 21st, 2021

On November 12th, the US travel ban was lifted for incoming international flights. Did you know this? It kind of fluttered over me amid all the other news to keep up with, but it didn’t sink in until a colleague recently told me about his experience at Logan...

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“We Wait” – December 5th, 2021

Last month I spent a good two hours organizing myself for this season at church. I marked my calendar, took notes, considered the arc of worship this month, noted questions for our worship planning team and committee. I made a list of things needed for rituals:...

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From Your Minister – December 3rd, 2021

Greetings to you this December!   I pray that you and yours are well and that you have what you need.   We have entered what many faith traditions call the season of light, which is a time to consider the longer stretches of night as an invitation towards restorative,...

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Winter Festival – Rain Date

The Religious Education Winter Festival will be held Sunday, December 12 (delayed due to rain). Join us outside for crafts, hot cocoa, and scenes from our pageant!

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“Our Soul’s Address” – November 14th 2021

I am so proud to be a part of this church. What a vibrant, big-loving, truth-telling people you are. I hope you hear that this morning. Part of our commitment to being a Welcoming Congregation, for that is what this the First Parish of Watertown is, means considering...

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FPW Multi-Platform Worship Survey

FPW Multi-Platform Worship Survey

As we continue to enhance multi-platform worship, Parish Committee and the AV Group want to hear about your experience attending in-person and/or online worship services.

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“Roots Hold Me Close” – November 7th, 2021

today I will rebuild, writes our poet… a living root bridge that lasts five hundred years I encourage you to look up root bridges at some point today and take in the magnificence of these structures. They offer a powerful image– living bridges, stretched roots, laid...

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Parish Committee News – November 26th, 2021

Greetings and Gratitude! Our church continues to thrive in this church year. We now have a new way to look at the total numbers of people attending our Sunday services. When you log into zoom on a Sunday morning, you may see 47 screens logged in as you did last week,...

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Kevin’s Fry Bread

Kevin’s Fry Bread

In last Sunday’s service, I shared a story from a book called Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard.  Here is the recipe for “Kevin’s Fry Bread” from the end of the book.  I hope people will try out this recipe in honor of our Indigenous siblings.

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“When the Veil is Thin” – October 31st, 2021

The ancient Celts called this day Samhain (SOW-EN). It’s a turning point on the pagan wheel­–which is comprised of eight days over the course of a year–each embodying a threshold in season. They all mirror Earth’s subtle shifts. While understood and celebrated in...

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