Welcome to Second Parish
We are delighted that you have found us and hope that you will feel at home on our website, in our online worship and activities during the pandemic, and ultimately at our church.
As Unitarian Universalists, we are open and welcoming to everyone. We believe that learning, worshiping, and working together will help us in our constant quest to serve others and to appreciate the mysteries of life.
Directions for joining our Sunday services during the pandemic are available under the Worship tab on this website. Our Sunday morning service is at 10 am. Please consider visiting us to explore what Second Parish has to offer.
We would love to have you join us for our online Sunday service at 10:00. Connection details are under the "Worship" tab.
February 28: Barriers to Being
On this final Sunday of Black History Month, we’ll turn to the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar in a sermon entitled, "Barriers to Being.” Moving from Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy” to “We Wear the Mask”, the sermon will look at how barriers restrain those being restricted and those seemingly free.
March 7: Weathering Storms
As we anticipate the end of winter, we’re going to take advantage of the Zoom feature of break out rooms to focus on YOUR stories about weathering storms. Maybe it was the Blizzard of ’78; maybe a thunderstorm when you got caught outside; maybe a storm of events not related to weather. We’ll follow the regular service format until we come to the sermon time and then break into small groups for sharing the memory of a storm we each survived. Gabrielle Coyne will be our soloist.
March 14: In Preparation
Different religions observe different customs in getting ready for holidays, but the act of preparation is of universal importance. What does such preparation truly accomplish and how does it honor the relevant holidays and deepen their spiritual meaning? Frank Piekut will be our soloist.
March 21: What Language Do You Speak?
The story of the Tower of Babel reminds us that it is impossible to accomplish anything if we don’t understand each other. With that in mind, sometimes it is good to pause and consider the layers of assumption and code that exist even in a supposedly “shared” language and how that affects communication. Mark Slawson will provide our music.
March 28: Sacrifice
We are called upon to make sacrifices at various times in our lives, sometimes willingly and other times reluctantly. On this Palm Sunday we will consider the burden and the joy of sacrifice, what it can enhance, what it can diminish, and its ultimate purpose. Our soloist will be Susannah Thornton.
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Hingham, MA 02043
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