Second Parish in Hingham

Unitarian Universalist

685 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043
(781) 749 -1671 |
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Welcome to

Second Parish

   e are delighted that you have found
us and hope that you will feel at
home on our website and ultimately at our church.

As Unitarian Universalists, we are open and welcoming to everyone, confident that knowing you will help us understand the world more fully and that worshiping and working with you will help us in our constant quest to serve others and to appreciate the mysteries of life.


Please consider visiting us to explore what Second Parish has to offer.


Worship Services


Sunday Morning Worship at 10 am,

"Hour of Peace"

 on Wednesday evenings

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Ways We Work to
Give Back to the Community

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Religious Education Classes for Children
and Youth

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We are a welcoming, intergenerational community that enjoys spending time together

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May 1 - To Listen, To Live

This service will feature the music of Arvo Pärt, a contemporary Estonian composer. Pärt has created a form of music he calls “tintinnabulation” that has been described in the New York Times as revealing “itself gradually, with an harmonic stillness that conjures up an alternate to hectic everyday existence.” In the sermon, I’ll consider what Pärt’s, music – and, indeed, what all great art – offers in terms of focusing our attention on what we often overlook.


May 8 - What Perfect Mother?

On this Mother’s Day, the sermon will take a look at how “Mom” wound up with the burden of being a paragon of virtue and how impossible it is to live up to that image. Ultimately, it seems the most important thing a mother can offer her children isn’t perfection, but love.


May 15 - Claire Donaldson, Guest Minister


May 22 - Flags at High St. Cemetery

We gather annually at 10:00 AM at the High Street Cemetery, just down Main Street from Second Parish across from the South Shore Baptist Church, to replace the worn flags on the graves of veterans with new flags. It is a service project that helps the Veterans’ Agent in town, but also a project that reminds all of us – young and old alike - of the great debt we owe to those who serve in our military. Following the completion of the project, we meet back in Cushing Hall for coffee hour. Children are not only welcome, but NEEDED!!!


May 29 - The Last Bastion of Respect

This Memorial Day Weekend sermon will look at how, despite all the changes that have taken place in our society in the last 60 years, respect for those who have served in the military is solemnly honored on Memorial Day Weekend. Exploring expressions of this respect that appear in music, in literature, and in every day actions, the sermon will consider the complexity of the observation of this holiday.


Visit our Recent Sermons page to read some of Stephanie's sermons.





Meet Our Minister,
Rev. Stephanie Shute Kelsch u

Upcoming Events




Second Parish 60th Annual Arts Festival, May 5 to 15

The Second Parish Art Show celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, providing the community with art, crafts, music, and plenty of fun. Our Junior Art Show features children's work from many local towns.


Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm

             Sundays from noon to 4 pm


Special Events this year:

Opening Night Reception, Wed, May 4, 7-9 pm

Junior Exhibit Reception, Thurs, May 5, 6-8 pm

Hingham Singers' Concert, Sat, May 7, 7pm

                    Tickets available at

An Evening of Art & Wine, Fri, May 13, 5-8 pm


For more information, click here or contact Sandi Smith in the church office:


Men's Breakfast, Saturday, May 21, 8 am

All men of the parish are cordially invited to attend our Men's Breakfast in Cushing Hall. We will continue our tradition of hearty breakfasts with some healthy foods included. Please RSVP to Lou Belknap at



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