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Social Action

October Designated Offering

The NDN Collective has been selected to receive our Designated Offering for the month of October. The NDN Collective is Indigenous-led and dedicated to building Indigenous power through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building and narrative change. Two major areas of effort for the NDN Collective are Climate Justice initiatives impacting Indigenous Communities, and the demand for freedom for Activist Elder Leonard Peltier, who has been wrongly imprisoned for over 48...

Concert for a Cause – Sunday September 24th at 3pm

Concert for a Cause – Sunday September 24th at 3pm

DO YOU KNOW WHO WROTE AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT? To Learn More, Please join us for a CONCERT FOR A CAUSE to Benefit the Educational Non-Profit History UnErased Featuring the Soulful Talents of Local Singer, Song Writer, Guitarist Jean Gauthier Performing Blues, Folk, Country and Original Pieces Sunday, September 24, 2023 3PM Concert (Doors open at 2:30pm) SUGGESTED DONATION $25* ADVANCE PURCHASE PREFERRED HERE CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR Cookies, Punch & Informal Q & A...

Social Action Committee Congregational Read – Beyond Welcome: Building Communities of Love

Social Action Committee Congregational Read – Beyond Welcome: Building Communities of Love

The Social Action Committee has chosen the book Beyond Welcome: Building Communities of Love as this year's congregational read.  There will be a book discussion in late January, date still to be determined.  If you are interested in purchasing a copy, we have copies available for sale at $15 a book on the table to the right of the door in the office.  Leave cash or a check written out to Eileen Ryan, who ordered the books from The UU press, Skinner House in the envelope with the books.

We Can Help to Relieve Hunger in Watertown!

Established as a non-profit by a small group of generous volunteers, the Watertown Community Fridge offers a wide range of nutritious food at no charge to those in need. Located in the parking lot of the Francis Market, at the west end of Belmont St., the Fridge is open 24/7, both for donations of food and for folks who are hungry to take what they need. We at First Parish have an opportunity to support this program by contributing food on a regular basis.

A Conversation with Barbara and Beverly Smith

A Conversation with Barbara and Beverly Smith

First Parish Watertown held the inaugural Sue Kuder Memorial Lecture on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm.
Beverly and Barbara Smith are founders of the Combahee River Collective. They discussed their early activism in the Civil Rights Movement; their work to build Black feminism; and their life-long commitment to social justice. A recording of the talk is available.

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.

We commit to being a force for social change by working with others in the larger community to promote justice, equity and compassion.

May 2024