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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 January


January 6  Janus and the Doorways

Our month January is named for the Roman God, Janus - the god of doorways who looks to the past and the future. As we enter the new year, what doors do we face? What doors are we willing to open? What doors do we want to walk by? How do we approach the transitions that doors offer to us?


January 13 - Guest Minister: Rev. Richard Trudeau


January 20 - Thank You, Howard Thurman

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, we have a good opportunity to consider the influences that moved King towards his leadership role in the American Civil Rights movement. Howard Thurman contributed much to the movement that we need to remember, and to continue to follow.


January 27 - Pulpit exchange: Rev. Ken Read-Brown

Our annual pulpit exchange with Rev. Ken Read-Brown, minister of Old Ship Church, First Parish of Hingham, will be the last Sunday of January.


Meet Our Minister,
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Upcoming Events

Men's Breakfast, Saturday, January 5

The next Men's Breakfast will be on Saturday, January 5 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.


Puppet Story Time with Leigh Baltzer

Saturday, January 5, 10 am

All are welcome to story-time with Leigh Baltzer and her puppets Saturday morning, January 5 at 10:00. Leigh brings many puppets who read large picture books and lead the children in singing songs.  Come have fun with puppets! Listen to stories! Sing songs! Give high fives and hugs! Free for everyone!


Adult Religious Education: Spiritual Leaders

Sunday, January 6, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

On January 6th we will look at some thoughts from Howard Thurman. An African-American author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader, he influenced Martin Luther King, Jr. and others.


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, January 6, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

The Values Quest program will meet again on Sunday, January 6, 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 creativity is the topic for the Values Quest program on January 6. Students will practice thinking out of the box using Thomas Alva Edison as a role model. Inventions for the future will be brainstormed and students will figure out how to make electric circuits using objects in the classroom. All are welcome.


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 January, we will meet on the 15th and the 22nd.


Souper Bowl Sunday, January 27

The well-received "Souper Bowl" is coming again this year on January 27th. Plan to stay awhile at coffee hour and share a bowl of soup and catch up with friends new and old.


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.


Check out

Newton's Neighbors!

Newton's Neighbors is a show about a young puppet named Newton who tries to figure out what he wants to be when he grows up. He visits professionals and hobbyist in the town of Hingham to explore their crafts and take part in some participatory activities.  His first interview is with Rev. Steph!

Watch it on Youtube here: Newton's Neighbors

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