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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 
 

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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.

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Everyone 
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Welcome

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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 Services

Feb 5  - Silence: Presence, Not Absence 

So often we shy away from silence and seek to fill it with meaningful - and sometimes not meaningful  - noise. But what can we discover if we embrace silence? Building on what we discussed in the January sermon, “In Winter Silence,” this sermon will move beyond the experience of silence grounded in common experience of Nature to consider what we might find as we move into individual inner silence. Soloist will be Frank Piekut.

 

 

Feb 12 - Communion in Community

Many churches include some sort of communion in their spiritual ritual. Here at Second Parish, our experience of communion doesn’t seem to fit that pattern - and yet we do share deeply and with purpose. What IS the communion of our community? Mark Slawson will provide music.

 

 

Feb 19 - Coming to Terms: George Washington and Slavery

When we are challenged to change our perspective on long-held beliefs, we often resist and burrow into the safety of what we have always believed and practiced. Using George Washington, considered the Father of our Country, as a case study, this sermon will examine his change of perspective on slavery as we seek guidance for how we might be open to important new views. Our soloist will be Susannah Thornton.

 

 

Feb 26 -  Guest Minister

Rev. Tom Schade, whom we have asked to speak on contemporary UU history. Rev. Tom served the First Unitarian Church in Worcester, MA from 1999 to 2013, and has held many positions in the UUMA. He retired in 2013, and wrote a regular blog entitled, “the Lively Tradition” which explores the intersection of current events and UU public theology. Our soloist will be Gabrielle Coyne.

 

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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