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Second Parish in Hingham

Unitarian Universalist


Welcome to

Second Parish

   e 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, confident that knowing you will help us understand the world more fully and that worshiping and working with you will help us in our constant quest to serve others and to appreciate the mysteries of life.


Please consider visiting us to explore what Second Parish has to offer.



Sunday Morning Worship at 10 am

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Religious Education Classes for Children
and Youth

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Ways We Work to
Give Back to the Community

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We are a welcoming, intergenerational community that enjoys spending time together

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Sermons for April


April 7  Celebrating Mary Oliver

Both celebrated and criticized for the accessibility of her poetry, Mary Oliver has become something of a poet for Unitarian Universalists with her keen and straightforward insights about Nature and Life. This service will feature lay readers presenting some of her poems, offering her words supported by special music to help us relax into Oliver’s wisdom.


April 14  When You Know What’s Coming

Sometimes it gives us a sense of control to know what is about to happen; other times it feels like a heavy burden. This Palm Sunday sermon will consider the challenges of having and sharing foresight with others.


April 21 Easter Sunday  Another Chance?

The concept of renewal is one that is constantly evident in agricultural societies. What can the story of Easter mean in our  increasingly secular and technological age?  During coffee hour, children may join in our annual Easter Egg Hunt.


April 28  Navigating our Lives

With GPS and virtual assistants abounding, it would seem that we should have an easier time getting where we want to go and completing what we set out to accomplish. It often turns out, however, that we often encounter more trouble than expected reaching our goals. What do we need to consider about how we navigate our lives?


Meet Our Minister,
Rev. Stephanie Shute Kelsch u

Upcoming Events

Men's Breakfast, Saturday, April 6

The next Men's Breakfast will be on Saturday, April 6 at 8:00 in Cushing Hall. All men of the parish are cordially invited to attend. We will continue our tradition of hearty breakfasts with some healthy foods included. Please email Lou Belknap at lsbelknap@gmail.com or call him at 781-749-5519 if you can attend. There is no agenda, but come prepared to discuss whatever is on your mind.


Adult Religious Education: Spiritual Leaders

Sunday, April 7, from 4:00 - 5:00 pm

All are welcome to our adult education class on Sunday, April 7th from 4:00 to 5:00 in Cushing Hall. At this meeting we will look at quotations from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German minister executed by the Nazi government for his role in attempting to assassinate Adolph Hitler.


Each session is stand-alone, so please join us whether you were able to come to the first meetings or not.  Stephanie plans to send out very brief reading material ahead of the meeting-- please email her if you would like to receive the readings.


Monthly Program for Young Children: Values Quest

Sunday, April 7, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

The Values Quest program will meet on Sunday, April 7, from 4 to 5 pm. This program concentrates on a specific value and a famous person who exemplifies this value. The lessons are activity-based and aimed for Kindergarten to 4th grade. Older children are welcome to visit and help the younger children.


The Values Quest program in April will focus on the value of honesty. We will learn about the Chinese philosopher Confucius and a special guest will teach the children how to write Chinese characters. All are welcome!


Important Messages, Sunday, April 14 at 4:00

Our youth group, Important Messages, is scheduled to meet April 14th at 4:00. We have been exploring questions about life and religion, and will decide how and when we would like to share the thoughts that we have touched upon.


Women's Coffee, Tuesdays at 9:30

We will be meeting every other week (the week that the Hingham Food Pantry is not using Cushing Hall) at 9:30. It's a chance for women to talk, drink coffee or tea, sew, knit, color, relax… All are welcome, including children who may accompany their mothers and hang out with the group.

In April, we will meet on the 2nd, 16th and the 30th.


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