What’s Happening at First Parish

In the Interim – Feburary 5, 2021

During the month of February, we will be reflecting together on the meaning of Beloved Community.  For the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Beloved Community was an important concept, the aspirational vision of a community that included everyone, that did not...

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Where is the white smoke?

Where is the white smoke?

While your Search Committee is not a group of church officials sequestered day and night waiting to send a signal of a decision, we are a group of church leaders working very hard to be sure we have crossed all our t’s and dotted all our i’s on good process to determine the candidate to present to you for a vote in the spring.

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From the Parish Committee – January 22nd, 2021

This month the Parish Committee has continued its planning for our future.  During these times of such uncertainty, it often feels like we are walking in the dark toward a dim light ahead.  It is a time to find every bit of optimism and hope available. I am so...

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Opening the Search and Next Steps

Beloved community, Happy New Year from your Ministerial Search Committee!!! Thanks for your interest and patience!!! Here is a bit about where we have been and where we are going: Evaluated and summarized your survey feedback Facilitated 11 cottage meetings and focus...

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Important Sanctuary Coalition Effort (Deadline of Jan 25th)

First Parish Watertown is part of a coalition of congregations committed to supporting and protecting a woman in sanctuary. Congressman Joaquin Castro has agreed to send a “Sign-On” letter to his colleagues in the House of Representative. The collective asks that anyone supportive of immigrants in sanctuary contact their US representative and request that they sign the letter.

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New UU class, Sunday Jan 24 at 11:45am on Zoom

Rev Wendy will lead a virtual class for anyone curious to learn more about our Unitarian-Universalist faith and history. Everyone is welcome.   Class will be held 11:45-1pm. Feel free to grab a bite to eat during the Zoom session. Please RSVP to Sue Sours,...

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Musically Speaking – January 8, 2021

To sit and dream To sit and dream about the world. Outside our world of here and now Outside our world, our problem world. To dream of vast horizons of the soul. Of dreams made whole, unfettered, free. Help me, help me.  All you who are dreamers too. Help me make our...

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In the Interim – January 1, 2021

Happy New Year! During the month of January, we will be exploring the theme of “Imagination.” There are many ways we can use imagination, and all of them help to shape our reality. We can imagine a better world or the best possible outcome in any situation and be...

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From the Parish Committee – 12/25/20

At the end of this very unusual year, the Parish Committee is thinking toward the future.  We have been carefully tracking our budget to make sure we are able to start our next fiscal year free of large budget deficits.  The success of the on-line auction this month...

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