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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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Welcome Back!

Our regular services will resume on September 9.  We hope you will join us!


Sermons for September


September 9  For Everyone: The Spirituality of Water

We begin our church year by celebrating Water Communion, a ceremony in which everyone is invited to bring forward water symbolizing a significant aspect of their summer and share its meaning with the congregation. This is a multi-generational service, with a short message for both youngsters and adults, followed by a coffee hour for fellowship and conversation.


September 16  Spiritually Home

In a world where increasing numbers of people aren't comfortable with the idea of "church" - how do people find a spiritual home? Spirituality has been a constant in human life for centuries. What does it do for us? What makes it so eagerly pursued?


September 23 How Can I Love My Neighbors When Some Days I Can’t Even Stand my Family?

The directive to treat our neighbors as we ourselves would want to be treated appears across religions, spiritual traditions, and cultures. What does that suggest about universal human characteristics and universal responses from religion?


September 30  How Good were the Good Old Days?

On this day when Second Parish is a stop on the Hingham Historical Society House Tour in the afternoon, we'll take a look back at what it was like to go to church in "the olden days." Don't worry - we won't re-enact the three-hour sermons - but will consider some of the key differences and why change has proved necessary.


Meet Our Minister,
Rev. Stephanie Shute Kelsch u

Upcoming Events

Men's Breakfast, Saturday, September 8

The first Men's Breakfast of the year will be on Saturday, September 8 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.


Hingham Chess Club at Second Parish

New this fall, the Hingham Chess Club will meet on Thursday afternoons and evenings in Cushing Hall starting on September 20.  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.  Visit the Hingham Chess Club Facebook page for more information on registration and fees.



Red Cross Blood Drive, Saturday, September 29

Save the date for our fall blood drive.  The need for blood is urgent.  Donors and volunteers are needed.


The Pumpkin Patch is Coming!

The Pumpkin Patch will open the last week of September and run for several weekends.  Plan to come pick your favorite and enjoy the photo opportunity.

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