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Welcome to Second Parish

We 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. 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.

Our Sunday morning service is at 10 am. We will be worshiping together in person, and you may also join us through our livestream.  Please consider visiting us to explore what Second Parish has to offer.

We are open IN-PERSON and ON LIVESTREAM 
Masks are optional after the children go to Sunday Adventures

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Who We Are

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

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Join Us

We will meet in person and also continue to live-stream our services on Facebook & Youtube.

 

Instructions for joining are below.

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Sunday Adventures

Kids meet with Leigh Baltzer outdoors, in-person (or indoors, socially-distanced) on Sunday mornings.

Everyone 
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For toddlers to 6th graders, we offer a religious & spiritual program that emphasizes kindness, honesty, courage, compassion, and love. 

Click here to learn more!

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Upcoming Sermons

Dec. 4 at 10:00am

What Savior?

Viewing the Christmas Story in the context of the rule of the Roman Empire opens up a fresh angle on how people of the time might have seen the birth of Jesus.  What were those people hoping for? What is it that we hope for as we search for good leaders? Mark Slawson will provide our music.

 

 

Dec. 11 at 10:00am

The Unwrapped Gift

Deep into the gift-buying and gift-giving season, the news becomes full of information about how many people are shopping and where the bargains can be found. This sermon will take a different look at the “thrill of the hunt” many people find in Christmas shopping. Frank Piekut will be our soloist.

 

 

Dec. 18 at 10:00am

 Christmas Pageant

In our annual tradition, the Christmas Pageant will replace a regular sermon and our youngsters will present their version of the ancient Christmas story. Gabrielle Coyne will be our guest soloist leading us in many Christmas carols during the pageant.

 

Dec. 18 at 4:00pm

 Light for Long Nights

We hold this short service for those who are not feeling Christmas cheer as much as loneliness or loss; those who seek a quiet way to rest in the promises of the season. Susannah Thornton will be our soloist. (This service will not be live-streamed.)

 

Dec. 24 at 5:00pm

Christmas Eve Service

Children and adults are invited to this service of traditional Christmas readings and Christmas carols, ending with a candle-lit singing of “Silent Night.” Susannah Thornton and Doug Wauchope will be our guest musicians. 

Dec. 25  

No Service at Church

We hope to post a Christmas Card this morning for those who would like a message, but we expect many of you will be enjoying a little extra sleep or a second cup of coffee after Christmas Eve!

275 Grant Winners

As part of our 275th anniversary celebration, we were pleased to award five mini-grants to those who best answered the question: “What could I do with $275 to serve the community or a neighbor?”   We received over 30 worthy applications, and we thank everyone for their thoughtful submissions.  The five awards are listed below.

A transfer wheelchair for the Senior Center submitted by Diane DeNapoli, Chair of the Commission on Disabilities in Hingham, and Jennifer Young, Director of the Hingham Senior Center.

Additional Ukuleles for home practice submitted by Jessica Cheung, a South Elementary School music teacher.

Materials for building a Buddy Bench to increase socialization on the playground submitted by Aaron Howe-Roberts, a 5th grade student at Foster Elementary School.

A Math Extreme Couponing Project where students purchase food with coupons for the Hingham Food Pantry submitted by Sarah Jacobson, Hingham High School math teacher.

Cooking pots, pans, utensils and a cooking stove for a new Troop 4 patrol submitted by Mark Turnak, Troop 4 Scout Master.

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Thank you for your support!

Your contributions help support the work of Second Parish. To donate, you may mail a check to:

Second Parish

685 Main Street

Hingham, MA 02043

Or click the button below to donate through PayPal.

Prior Services

Our worship services were live streamed on YouTube and Facebook during the COVID pandemic.  Click the links below to view prior recordings.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SecondParish

YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8xj6Ffk47Z9ZxI2UtKeBYA

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