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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 March


March 3  Through the Lens of Hope

Guest Minister, Jane Smith;

Worship Associate, Stephanie Shute Kelsch

As we traverse the challenges of life, we may find ourselves in a place of need. How can we transform despair into determination, and anger into action? This sermon will reflect on what hope means for us today.


March 10  More Exploration of Forgiveness

Forgiving others may be one of the most challenging things we are ever called upon to do. With no hard and fast answers to how to forgive, it makes sense to revisit some of the demands and benefits of forgiving


March 17  Why It Works, When It Works

When people speak of being “spiritual but not religious” they elevate individual over institutional effort in managing the human need for something greater. Those who speak of being “spiritual and religious” recognize a need for some sort of vehicle to sustain a connection to something greater over generations. Why It Works, When It Works will look at how the idea of church attempts to balance the benefits of individual and institutional effort.


March 24 Guest Minister, Rev. Dick Fewkes


March 31 You Want Perfection With That?

We will take a spiritual look at the tension between how driven we can be to get things absolutely right and how casually we assume perfection is possible.

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Upcoming Events

Men's Breakfast, Saturday, March 2

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


Adult Religious Education: Spiritual Leaders

Sunday, March 3, from 4:00 - 5:00 pm

March 3rd our “Spiritual Leaders” group will meet at 4:00 to talk about St. Augustine of Hippo. All are welcome to join us for an hour’s conversation inspired by quotations from St. Augustine and a short description of his life and work.


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

The Values Quest program will meet on Sunday, March 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.


Spring Training is starting in Florida and here in Hingham the Values Quest class will be learning about Jackie Robinson and the value Courage. Robinson and Branch Rickey, the president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who hired Robinson, showed amazing courage to integrate professional baseball. The students will read a biography of Jackie Robinson, talk about Jim Crow laws, and play a question and answer game using baseball rules. If the weather is good we may go outside to play.  All are welcome!


Important Messages, Sunday, March 3 at 3:00

High School Youth will meet March 3rd from 3-4 in Cushing Hall to continue our discussion of our big questions.


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


Hingham Farmers Winter Market

Saturdays, March 9th and 23rd, 10 am to 1 pm

Come check out the very popular winter market at Second Parish two Saturdays per month from 10 am to 1 pm.  The market will feature a dozen of your favorite vendors: Copicut Farm (poultry, eggs, pork), Freitas Farm (produce), Skinny Dip Farm (organic produce), River Rock Farm (beef), C&C Lobsters and Fish, Jordan Brothers Seafood, To Dine For (Mediterranean foods), Stephanie's Sourdough (bread), Spritzal Cookie Company, Chrissy's Crumble (no-grain-olas) and more.


Red Cross Blood Drive, Saturday, March 30, 10 am to 3 pm

Visit the Red Cross website to schedule an appointment:



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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