October 2011 Newsletter – Arbella


September 2011 newsletter

Summer Services 2011 – 9:30 a.m.

We have a summer full of wonderful lay led services lined up this July and August.   And for a special addition, we  have the childcare services of Heidi Bedrossian.  THANK YOU HEIDI!  Please contact the “assisting” Worship Committee member before hand if you can, and give us a heads-up for needing  childcare.

Services will begin JULY 10th  and run through AUGUST 28th.  Please take special note that these services start at 9:30 am and last 45 minutes-one hour.

We have some very interesting topics from church members who have volunteered their time, ideas, and energy….A BIG THANKS!

JULY 10, led by Silke Plesch – “Our Compassion For Animals” : Why we love animals in the wild and as our pets.  Come and explore your connections with non humans.  assisting, Djalai Babazadeh, djaldanialex@rcn.com

JULY 17, led by John Chamberlain – “Mind Weaving” : using physical movements as metaphors and external routes to spiritual practice.  assisting, Silke Plesch, silke.plesch@gmail.com

JULY 24, led by Kristina Johnson Parish – “When Things Fall Apart” : Reflections on how we confront changes and find new beginnings.  assisting, Chris Sthultz, chris.sthultz@gmail.com

JULY 31, led by Isabel and Elizabeth Tappan-deFrees – “Surreal” and “Among the Broken Buddha” : Reflections on our sojourn to India and beyond.  assisting, Chuck Dickinson, cdickins@verizon.net

AUGUST 7, led by Angela Garcia – “Jig Saw Puzzles” : What I learned about life doing jig saw puzzles.  assisting, TBA

AUGUST 14, led by Amy Urban – “Medicinal Herbs” : History, philosophy and more.  assisting, Djalai Babazadeh, djaldanialex@rcn.com

AUGUST 21, led by Chris Sthultz – “How Do You See a Tree?” : Viewing the world through a lens of interconnections.  assisting, Johanna Swift-Hart, johanna@swifthart.com

AUGUST 28, led by Amber Anderson Mba and Chris Sthultz – “Rhythm and Healing” : promoting physical and spiritual well being through drumming.  assisting, Chris Sthultz, chris.sthultz@gmail.com


6-11 June Arbella pdfJune 2011 Newsletter – The Arbella

Newsletter for May 2011 – Arbella

Easter Events at First Parish – April 24, 2011

Come celebrate Easter at First Parish.

We begin with a Pancake Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. in the social hall. No charge. Breakfast includes pancakes, juice, sausage, coffee, etc.  Greet the day with your FPW friends.  All are welcome (including Visitors).

Our Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. includes special music from the adult choir, a story for all ages, and a sermon by Rev. Mark Harris on “Making a New Name.”

After the children leave the sanctuary, they will have an Easter hunt for canned goods for a local food pantry.

The day concludes with Social Hour at 11:45

April News 2011

April FPW Newsletter Arbella- April 2011

First Parish Green Sanctuary Film Series


The Green Sanctuary Committee of First Parish Church will show the family movie, “The Last Mimzy”  on Friday April 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall at 35 Church St., Watertown.   Pizza will be available at 6:30 p.m. for those who RSVP to the church – 617-924-5143 or fpwatertown@comcast.net.    This will be the final film of the year long environmental series presented by the Committee.  All ages are invited to attend.  “The Last Mimzy” (rated PG)  is a 2007 science fiction family film directed by Bob Shaye, centers on two children who develop preternatural powers when they encounter a mysterious box containing strange devices, presumed to be toys.  We soon learn this is the story of a distant future’s attempt to avert a catastrophic ecological disaster that has destroyed their world. High tech devices, masquerading as toys, are sent back in time into the hands of Noah and Emma, two children who live with their parents in early 21st century Seattle. The “toys” are mostly incomprehensible to Emma and Noah, except for what appears to be a stuffed rabbit named Mimzy.  See what they do to avert ecological disaster!


https://fpwnews.wordpress.com/2011/03/03/arbella-march 2011/March Arbella for website


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Flyer (PDF)





The First Parish of Watertown 35 Church Street, Watertown, MA

Admission $20 Coffee & Refreshments will be served

Ballads, chanteys and songs of the sea are the mainstay of “Knockabout”. Colin de la Barre, Barry O’Brien, Rose Sheehan, Peter and Joanne Souza have spliced together many nautical tunes that represent both new and old world music with a wealth of knowledge and talent. Vocals and harmonies are a major part of perform­ ances mixed with knowledge and lots of good fun. All members of “Knockabout” reside in Gloucester and Essex, MA.

For more information go to : fssgb.org or fpwatertown.org To purchase tickets online go to BrownPaperTickets.com To reserve tickets call (617) 924 ­ 6143

A benefit concert for

The Friday Night Supper Program

in Boston *

* The Friday Night Supper Program provides a warm, nutritious, home­cooked meal to the homeless and hungry people of Boston in a safe and dignified environment every Friday night. They serve approximately 150 meals every Friday to some of Boston’s most vulnerable citizens, many of whom face a constant struggle not only for food but for under­ standing and friendship as well. The program also strives to provide basic needs such as clothing and toiletries for their guests.