Welcome to Second Parish
Thanks for visiting our website. Please take some time to explore it and learn more about us. We also hope you’ll come visit us in person ton Sundays at 10:00AM for our weekly worship service. Directions for joining our Sunday services are available under the Worship tab on this website. Children join us for the first part of the service and then go off for Sunday Adventures, where their exploration is guided by the Unitarian Universalist Soul Matters curriculum.
If you’re not sure about a Sunday morning service, you can watch us online on Facebook or Youtube any time using the links below for Prior Services. There are also opportunities to join in community activities at other times of the week - usually noted on the Friends of Second Parish Facebook page or on this website.
We look forward to meeting you!
12/03. Enduring Gifts (10:00 am)
When we think of gift-giving at this time of year, often we find ourselves wrestling
with what to buy for the person who has everything - or the person who doesn’t
want anything - or the person so hard to please that we just feel like giving up.
That’s when it can help to pause and ponder the grace involved in true giving and
receiving; so much goes on beyond a simple exchange. Enduring Gifts will look
at how a gift from the hearts of the indigenous Choctaw Nation to victims of the
Great Famine in Ireland illustrates the grace that elevates a gift.
12/10. Annual Christmas Pageant (10:00 am)
As they do every year, our children will tell us the ancient Christmas Story in their
own wonderful way. All children are invited to participate in this “place your face
in the face place” of panels the children decorated in order to tell the story. During
the first part of the service, the children will be in Cushing Hall making last minute
adjustments, and then they will join us in the sanctuary to tell the story. Frank
Piekut will be the soloist.
12/17 Where Would We Be Without Scrooge’s Nephew? (10:00 am)
Scrooge’s nephew may not be the most memorable of characters in
A Christmas Carol, but he makes an important contribution to the ageless message of the story. His role illustrates some of what we need to remember in our own times of harsh perspectives and profound human need.
12/17 Light for Long Nights (4:00 pm)
This special service - of mainly music, some words, and symbolic
candles - will offer respite to anyone needing a break from the hectic holiday
season. About 45 minutes in length, it is open to everyone who would value some
time to sit and reflect.
12/24. Circle Worship in Cushing Hall (10:00 am)
Christmas Eve morning is a busy time for so many, but if you would like to
experience some peace as well as holiday happiness, please come to our informal
worship in Cushing Hall at 10:00 AM. Mark will provide the music. Leigh will be
on hand for Sunday Adventures, which we may combine with a story for all ages -
depending on who is there. Coffee Hour will also be informal, so please feel free to
Bring Your Own Coffee & Treats!!!!
12/24. Christmas Eve Service (5:00 pm)
This year we will gather for the reading of the Christmas Story and the
singing of Christmas carols that will culminate in our (battery) candle-lit singing of
“Silent Night.” We usually have a wonderful turn out at this 45 minute service for
all ages. Come join us!
12/31. Pancake Breakfast (10:00 am)
What better way to welcome the last day of 2023 than with a pancake breakfast in
Cushing Hall? Rather than a regular service that day, we will all pitch in to making
and sharing a meal together that will include not only tasty food, but also saying
goodbye to the old year and welcoming the new. All ages welcome! Bring a friend!
Our worship services are live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook. Click the links below to view prior recordings.