What’s Happening at First Parish

Musically Speaking – December 2020

Happy Holidays!  Yes, we must stay safe and well, and part of that is staying connected to each other.  Our community has never been more important than during this pandemic.  Now, with the holidays here, we are there for each other to provide light in this season of...

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Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service

First Parish of Watertown will be holding an online, synchronous Christmas Eve service, in the early evening, exact time to be confirmed. Stay tuned - details will be announced here and in the newsletter.

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FPW Online Art Auction, Dec. 1-18

FPW Online Art Auction, Dec. 1-18

First Parish of Watertown's Online Art Auction December 1 to 18, 2020 The Annual Art Show has gone virtual.  Sixteen artists, members or friends of First Parish, have generously donated original works to benefit the church.  There are over 50 items to choose from...

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In the Interim – December 4th, 2020

This month at First Parish we will be reflecting together in worship on our own relationships with stillness, and with the benefits that come from being still. This season is often a busy one, filled with activities and to-do lists. Perhaps, because of the pandemic,...

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Musically Speaking – November 2020

Do you ever wake up with a song in your mind?  I do.  Today I woke up singing our Hymn of the Month,  The Lone Wild Bird.  This is not unusual for me.  The music around me really does permeate my inner life.  Inside my head, I tend to continue to sing music I am...

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In the Interim – November 6, 2020

This month at First Parish we will be reflecting together on the theme of “healing.” The word “heal” comes from an old English word that means “whole,” or “wholeness.” The first dictionary definition of “healing” is “curing,” but to be clear, to become whole does not...

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From the Parish Committee – 10/23/2020

At the end of September, the Parish Council met and ratified goals for the upcoming church year.  One of our goals is to continue to work to sustain our community.  In this time of separation we will need to continue to find ways to stay together and to watch out for...

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Beyond Categorical Thinking

Will the new minister hear me? Will my concerns and needs be met? Will the minister understand what I’m living with? How will the community respond to our minister? In answering these questions, a picture of the “ideal minister” (categorized by age, gender identity,...

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Musically Speaking – October 2020

Sometimes Deep Listening for me is to hear something new in a piece of music each time I listen to it.  To do that, the music has to be first and foremost the only thing I am thinking about.  Music at our house is seldom in the “background”.  Years ago, as a college...

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