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First Parish Unitarian Church.

First Parish Unitarian Church.

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Title:
First Parish Unitarian Church.
Description:
Interior view of Parish Hall. The 20th century brought many demographic and religious changes to Watertown, and the congregation declined, while the meetinghouse fell into disrepair. One of the better known ministers from the 1960s, David Rankin, helped revive the church, and also hid draft dodgers in the parsonage attic during the Vietnam War. In the meantime the Unitarians consolidated with another liberal religious movement, the Universalists, in 1961. One of the better known ministers from the 1960s, David Rankin, helped revive the church, and also hid draft dodgers in the parsonage attic during the Vietnam War. In the meantime the Unitarians consolidated with another liberal religious movement, the Universalists, in 1961. After the present meetinghouse was converted from a parish hall, the congregation experienced slow but steady growth. Much of this was achieved after the church called its first woman minister, Andrea Greenwood in 1992, who later served as co-minister with her husband and our present minister, Mark Harris (2012).
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Watertown Free Public Library
Collection (local):
Watertown Churches
Subjects:
Church buildings--Watertown--Massachusetts
Church history--Watertown--Massachusetts
Watertown (Mass.)--Social life and customs
Unitarian church--Watertown (Mass.)
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Watertown
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Identifier:
figure 115