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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, 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.

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Who We Are

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

Join Us Online

Due to COVID-19, we are gathering online. Instructions for joining are here.

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Sunday Adventures

Kids meet with Leigh Baltzer in their own Zoom room on Sunday mornings.

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We're celebrating our 275th anniversary this year!

Founded in 1746, Second Parish is 275 years old.  Read more about our planned celebrations this year.

Watch our banner going up!

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Upcoming Services

We would love to have you join us for our online Sunday service at 10:00. Connection details are under the "Worship" tab.

May 30:  Ever Angels

On Memorial Day weekend, this sermon will look at nursing service in the military. For centuries acknowledged as “angels on the battlefield,” nurses have brought comfort, practical attention, and hope to wounded soldiers. At times they have done so under dangerous and threatening conditions. This sermon will focus on the female nurses who served in the Philippines during World War II and what helped them sustain their strength in caring for others. We will have special brass soloists, Elizabeth Hanlon and Chris Warren. 

June 6:  As We All Graduate

Graduation includes transition and as we approach what appears to be the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can feel as if we are all graduating - at least from lockdown to more freedom. This sermon will consider some of the factors that complicate and ease the growth of our spiritual awareness at such a time. Mark Slawson will provide our music.

 

June 13:  Personal Story

John Belknap will lead this service and Leigh Baltzer will lead Time for All Ages. Our sermon presentation will come from Len and Mariann O’Connor. They will share the story of the Elizabeth Rose Olsen Foundation, which seeks to help those suffering from Substance Abuse Disorder. Having lost their only daughter to this disease, Mariann and Len’s insight and compassion regarding its effects provide profound understanding of what it means to love and to try to help those who suffer. Gabrielle Coyne will be our soloist.

 

June 20:  Flower Communion

Come celebrate our annual Flower Communion on the lawn at Second Parish! Bring your flower, your mask and, if you like, a summer chair. Susan Weisenbeck will lead this gathering before we begin our summer break. Susannah Thornton will be our soloist, singing on the front steps of the church. We will also hear Mark’s music through the open doors and windows of the sanctuary. There will be an opportunity to visit the children’s Fairy Houses on the back lawn. And there will be individually wrapped snacks.  *** This gathering will not be Zoomed or live-streamed. ***

Prior Services

Our worship services are live streamed on YouTube and Facebook.  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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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.

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