large outdoor chalice with stone base and dark metal shallow bowl surrounded by garden plantings

Social Action

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.

March 2023