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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 February


February 3 Sustaining the Quest

Working for a worthy goal usually takes plenty of time and endurance. It also takes the kind of commitment that can only come from a clear vision. Howard Thurman, an important but often overlooked architect of America’s Civil Rights movement, articulated guidance that steadied Martin Luther King, Jr., and can also steady us as we work towards a better world. Today we’ll learn more about Thurman and the gift of guidance he offers.


February 10 Opening Up Love

It's easy to think, in adulthood, that we know what love is. Yet we can continue to be surprised and amazed at deeper understandings and experiences of love throughout our lives. Today we'll explore how we can stay open to the amazing surprises and gifts of love.


February 17 48 Peaks

Cheryl Suchors, author of the newly released 48 Peaks, will discuss her book and the spiritual journey she experienced tackling the highest peaks in the White Mountains. She'll discuss the power of Nature to contain grief and hope and beauty as it broadened her understanding of true success.


February 24 Spiritual Baggage

Some of us left formal church as children, and - as adults - criticize religion for what we remember understanding in our immaturity. Others have not experienced church and judge it based on what friends or media suggest. What do we do with this spiritual baggage that can diminish our understanding of what a modern church seeks to offer?

Meet Our Minister,
Rev. Stephanie Shute Kelsch u

Upcoming Events

Men's Breakfast, Saturday, February 2

The next Men's Breakfast will be on Saturday, February 2 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.


New Puppet Show with Leigh Baltzer

Saturday, February 2, 10 am

Free and open to all!  Join us as Sam Bam Ham learns the importance of speaking up and listening to his heart, with help from Newton and Limb the Zebra.  This is a special show, featuring the talents of Marloe Tanner (age 11) writing and performing in the show!  We also boast the musical genius of Larkin Tanner (age 14) and Brân James (age 13) on guitar and upright bass. The grand finale is another Hamilton-based rap by Leigh. Come out for a family-friendly event before you hunker down with the Pats on Sunday!


Adult Religious Education: Spiritual Leaders

Sunday, February 3, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

What could a 16th century Spanish Roman Catholic Carmelite nun, mystic, and theologian possibly have to say to 21st century American Unitarian Universalists?  We'll find out at our continuing First Sundays Adult RE series on "Spiritual Leaders" when we talk about Teresa of Avila. Her statement that, "There is no reason why we should expect everyone else to travel by our own road," gives you some idea of where we might intersect. She also has some thoughts about prayer, which our group has shown the willingness to discuss. All are welcome - and you'll be home in time for the game!!!


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, February 3, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

The Values Quest program will meet on Sunday, February 3, 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 value of friendship is the topic for the Values Quest program on February 3.  We will use the life of Jane Addams, an American activist, to illustrate this value.  All are welcome.


Chocolate Auction, Sunday, February 10, 11:15

Get ready to laugh, compete and eat CHOCOLATE! The Chocolate Auction will be held on Sunday February 10th after coffee hour. Second Parish's own Sean Gallagher will be the master of ceremonies as church members place friendly wagers for yummy treats. If you can please donate a labeled chocolate item before service on the morning of February 10th that would be greatly appreciated.  Items can be homemade or store-purchased. Creativity counts! If you have any questions please contact Diane DeNapoli at 781-749-0858 or dianedenap@verizon.net. Thank you so much for your continued support of Second Parish, chocolate and laughter.


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 February, we will meet on the 5th and the 19th.


Hingham Chess Club at Second Parish

The Hingham Chess Club meets on Thursday afternoons and evenings in Cushing Hall.  Lessons are taught by Chess Master, Farzad Abdi, and operate in a 12-week cycle.  There will be three levels of instruction, beginner, intermediate and advanced.  The Winter/Spring session will start on January 17.  Visit the Hingham Chess Club Facebook page for more information on registration and fees.


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