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
For toddlers to 6th graders, we offer a religious & spiritual program that emphasizes kindness, honesty, courage, compassion, and love.
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June 4: Bridges of Vulnerability
With ceremonies of different graduations drawing to a close, we become even more mindful of the liminal times of our lives when thresholds beckon. What is the nature of the vulnerability we feel at such times and how might we manage it? Gabrielle Coyne will be our soloist.
June 11: Summer Spirituality
This next-to-last worship service before our summer break offers a chance to reflect on how we nurture our spiritual joy without the structure of familiar ritual. While we often emphasize Nature as a gateway to spirituality, we can also consider other sources of contemplative nourishment, as well as routines to reinforce them. Mark Slawson will provide our music.
June 18: Keeping an Eye on the Ball
We have so much going on today! It is the 100th anniversary of Flower Communion, the ceremony where we all bring a single flower to church and together create a shared bouquet. It is Father’s Day. And it is our last planned meeting in the sanctuary before the pause of summer. There are many balls in the air at this service and thinking about how we manage them offers insight concerning the many different things we manage in our lives beyond church. Susannah Thornton will be our soloist.
Second Parish in the News
Second Parish Church Honors its 275th Year
April 15, 2021 in the Hingham Anchor
Second Parish 275 Grant Award Winners
December 9, 2021 in the Hingham Anchor
Second Parish Celebrates Their 275th Anniversary with a Service
December 13, 2021 in Wicked Local
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.
Our worship services were live streamed on YouTube and Facebook during the COVID pandemic. Click the links below to view prior recordings.