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Welcome to Second Parish

Summer 2022

 

Thanks for visiting our website. Please take some time to explore it and learn more about us. We also hope you’ll come visit us in person the Sunday after Labor Day, when we resume our regular services. Directions for joining our Sunday services are available under the Worship tab on this website. Our Sunday morning service is at 10 am. Children join us for the first part of the service and then go off for Sunday Adventures, where their exploration is guided by the Unitarian Universalist Soul Matters curriculum.

 

This past year we have been gradually emerging from pandemic restrictions and are hoping to be fully emerged when we return to regular services in September. Many have especially missed coffee hour!

You may wonder why we suspend regular services in the summer. There are many reasons. Some are traditional - UU churches, especially in this area, have long adapted their summer worship service approach. Some reasons are practical - attendance tends to diminish in the summer as people get busy with outdoor activities; our historic sanctuary is not air conditioned. Other reasons are theological - a summer “off” from listening to the minister can encourage people to explore their spiritual and religious needs in creative and different ways, whether that be by seeing what’s happening in other churches or meditating on the beach.

 

In the meantime, if you need to reach us please either email the church at secondparish@yahoo.com, or call the church office at 781-749-1671 and leave a message. Emails and messages are checked weekly. May your summer offer you renewal and relaxation. Hope to see you in September!

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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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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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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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