Sunday Mornings

We meet in person on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM for an hour of worship.  You can also view our livestream on either Facebook or YouTube.  Past services are available as well on either Facebook and YouTube.

To view our livestream on Facebook, visit our Facebook page.  At 10 am on Sundays, our worship service will be live.

https://www.facebook.com/SecondParish

To view our livestream on YouTube, visit our YouTube channel and click "SUBSCRIBE."  Second Parish YouTube Channel

We are working on a possible Zoom check-in during Coffee Hour after the service (about 11:10am-12:00pm).  People on Zoom could interact with the people in Cushing Hall.  We will update you if we are able to make this happen.  In the meantime... Just so you have it, here is our Zoom link:

https://zoom.us/j/98258816632

(The password is 02043.)

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Everyone is welcome and both adults & children come to the service. Early in the service, there is a children’s message called Time for All Ages. Afterwards, the children will go outside (with masks), or if the weather isn't good, they will go upstairs (socially distanced with masks) to participate in Sunday Adventures.  Having the children with even just at the beginning of our online service adds to our multigenerational spirit.  The children learn to be part of the church.  In return, the older members clearly love getting to know the children.

Our formal service includes joys and concerns, a sermon, hymns, and prayers. Our worship is influenced by the Western Christian tradition but is always open to and draws inspiration from other viewpoints. Our goal in worshiping together is to seek understanding and strength, to find comfort and hope, and to motivate action in service to others. After the hour of worship together, we usually gather in Cushing Hall for fellowship and food.  We will be adapting to our current situation throughout the year regarding Coffee Hour, as we are committed to creating a situation where our youngest and unvaccinated are as protected as we can make them.  If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call us at 781-749-1671.

Order of Service

A sample order of service is attached if you wish to follow along.  We usually recite our covenant and one of several versions of a shared prayer each week.

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Our Church School

In our Church School we try to pass on to our children the basic religious heritage of our forebears, and to instill in them a questioning reverent mind and a healthy understanding of right and wrong.  Our Religious Education program draws inspiration from many sources, including Christian, Jewish, and other world religions, spiritual teachings from earth-centered traditions, ethical teachings from historical and contemporary thinkers, and examples from the works of Unitarian and Universalist men and women.

 

Visit our Education page to learn more about our religious education programs.

Visit Us!

We invite you to join us for Sunday Adventures -- in person -- when we gather together with the children after they attend the first part of our service altogether with the adults.

You, parents and caregivers, are welcome to come and see us in action!  The children are welcome to stay with the adults for the entire service or accompany Leigh Baltzer, Coordinator of Religious Education, upstairs for Sunday School, or as we call it at Second Parish, "Sunday Adventures."  (And parents & caregivers are welcome to accompany the children upstairs, as well.)

 

Due to COVID precautions, we encourage you to call ahead (781-749-1671) if you have any questions or concerns regarding our in-person services and the protocols we have in place to create a situation where our youngest and unvaccinated are as protected as we can make them.

 

If you are visiting with children, you might wish to arrive a few minutes early to connect with Leigh.  Also, please feel free to email her ahead of time if you have any questions at cre@secondparish.org