Our Faith and Worship Services

Join us in our Church Street building or live online for worship services.  Reservations, masks, and proof of vaccination are required to attend services in person. Learn more about multi-platform worship and our COVID-19 response.

Sunday Services

Worship services are held every Sunday morning at 10:30 am from September to June in our Sanctuary. Our services last about one hour and fifteen minutes. Lay-led services are held during the summer months. Dress is informal.

The beginning of the service includes our weekly announcements, a musical prelude, our opening rituals and chalice lighting, and a time for all ages.  Our minister, Rev. Sophia, regularly leads the service, including selected readings, a sermon, and a spoken meditation.  Several times through the church year, members of the congregation lead lay services.

Sunday worship services are also streamed live on Zoom.  Links to the service are distributed to members and friends in advance via email.  Newcomers are welcome to join us! To receive the link, send a request to office@fpwatertown.org.

Evening Vespers

These candlelit contemplative services offer quiet music, readings, and time for shared silence in our beautiful sanctuary. Candles can be lit throughout the service, and we ask that you please enter in silence.

We gather the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm and services run around 30 minutes. Attendants are welcome to begin arriving at 6:45pm to enjoy the silence of the sanctuary, as well as linger afterwards as needed.

You may join us from home by watching the service live cast on YouTube.

Past Sermons

“A Brave People” – May 29th, 2022

  “We have so little faith,” Anne Morrow Lindbergh wisely writes, “we have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb. We are afraid that it will never return. We insist on...

“The Beauty of Broken Things” – May 8th, 2022

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, our poet writes, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing. You must wake up with sorrow. You must speak to it till your voice catches the thread of all sorrows and you see the size of the cloth. Many of you...

“To Be Present” – May 1st, 2022

Back in early fall one of our dearly loved church members Ben Jerome, gifted me with a book entitled ‘Mindfulness’ by the world renown Buddhist Joseph Goldstein who co-founded the Insight Meditation Society–maybe some of you know it. There is one in Cambridge. This...

“To Be Kindred” – March 27th, 2022

The reading we just heard from the late Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson was a meditation offered at GA’s 2013 Sunday worship service, this is, more or less, the culminating gathering at General Assembly. For those of you who aren’t familiar with GA, it’s what we refer to as the...

“Amazing Grace” – March 13th, 2022

Do any of you remember the Cincinnati Zoo story back from 2016? It was a story that not only swept every news outlet, but also every news comment section and social media platform, as well as playground side conversations, school conversations, and water coolers at...

“A People of Faith” – March 6th, 2022

If you would enter into the wilderness, do not begin without a blessing. Do not leave without hearing who you are: Beloved. How often do we do this? How often do we find ourselves faced with a difficult, harrowing road–a real crisis–that, we know, is going to take...
woman in black robe and white stole holds singing bowl and striker at lectern

Upcoming Worship

Worship Service

Sunday August 14, 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM

All are welcome! We are currenly offering in person services (masks required) that are also streamed via Zoom. If you would like the Zoom link for the service, please contact office@fpwatertown.org by Saturday. 


Worship Service

Sunday August 21, 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM

All are welcome! We are currenly offering in person services (masks required) that are also streamed via Zoom. If you would like the Zoom link for the service, please contact office@fpwatertown.org by Saturday.