Second Parish in Hingham

Unitarian Universalist

685 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043
(781) 749 -1671 |
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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,

"Hour of Peace"

 on Wednesday evenings

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Ways We Work to
Give Back to the Community

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Religious Education Classes for Children
and Youth

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

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Men's Breakfast, Saturday, September 10, 8 am

The kick off men's breakfast will be September 10, at 8:00 a.m. 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.


Water Communion, Sunday, September 11

Bring some water from your travels this summer, or from a treasured place close to home.  We will commingle our waters in our annual homecoming water communion ceremony.


September Second Sunday Offering

This month our ingathering Sunday, September 11, coincides with Second Sunday.  During this first service of our new “church year” we will again celebrate with our traditional Water Communion.  As we each pour our water, real or symbolic, together we will recount some memorable times this summer that the water symbolizes. However, water - the lack of it as we have experienced this summer, or too much as experienced by flood victims in Louisiana - can also have devastating consequences.  So in keeping with the “water theme” of this Sunday, our offering will go to the Flood Fund of the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana to support their efforts to help coordinate flood relief in their area.  It seems fitting to reach out to a “sister church” in its time of need, so I hope you will give generously.




Upcoming Events

Worship Services


September 11th - Just Right

The homily for our celebration of Water Communion is entitled Just Right. A summer of both drought and flood focuses our attention on what it means to achieve a happy medium and what it means when that happy medium is unbalanced.  What does it mean in terms of physical, emotional, and spiritual survival for things to be just right?


September 18th - What Does It Mean to Worship?

In our covenant we promise to unite for the purpose of doing two things. The first action named is to worship. What Does It Mean to Worship? There are so many different expressions of worship, so many practices and approaches. In a congregation with widely varying theologies, what do we include and why? This is the first in a two-part sermon.


September 25th - What Does It Mean to Serve?

The second action our covenant says we unite for is to serve. Here – just as with the issue of worship - there are widely divergent interpretations of what it means to serve. What Does It Mean to Serve? will explore what it often means, and what it can mean.

Meet Our Minister,
Rev. Stephanie Shute Kelsch u


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