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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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We are open in person and online!

We resumed in person services in September with our traditional Water Communion. While we are joyful about returning to our beloved sanctuary, we are mindful of the ongoing risk of COVID and ever vigilant about protecting our congregation, our wonderful minister, our music folks, and our volunteers. To that end, we ask that all who attend in-person services wear a mask and maintain social distance from those who are not in your family group. To assist with this, we will have masks available for adults and children at the entrances and we will cordon off every other pew. Please do not share pews outside your family group.

 

Sunday Adventures will be held out of doors when possible and in Cushing Hall if it rains.

 

At this time, we will not have a coffee hour in Cushing Hall but we do encourage everyone to gather outside on the front lawn after the service for a few minutes of fellowship, weather permitting.  We hope to resume coffee hour in some form at a later date, including a Zoom component for our long distance friends.

 

If you are unable to attend in person, our Sunday services will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube. Instructions for joining are on our Sunday Mornings page.

Upcoming Sermons

May 1 - The Intersection of Faith and Media: Rev. Tom Nalesnik

May 8 - Children at Church: Sophia Lyons Fahs

How we welcome children to church has changed over the years. On this Mothers’ Day, we’ll look at how one mother sought to implement the revolutionary idea of making children feel more at home at church. Our guest musician will be Frank Piekut.

May 15 - But I Want What You’ve Got!

So often we find ourselves looking at what someone else has and wishing we had the same things. The Ten Commandments call this “coveting”  and forbid it, but what feeds such envy and how do we manage it and healthy competition? Our guest musician will be Gabrielle Coyne.

 

May 22 - Flags at High St. Cemetery

This morning we will meet outdoors at the High Street Cemetery to replace worn American flags on the graves of veterans. All ages are welcome to join in this important service project for Memorial Day. 

May 29  - In Sunlight and Shadow: Remembering

The movement to create rural and garden cemeteries began shortly before the idea of Memorial Day became popular to celebrate the dead of the Civil War. What does it mean to honor and celebrate those who have died in the beauty of a garden cemetery with both shade and sun? Music Director Mark Slawson will provide the music.

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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