United First Parish Church
A member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
1306 Hancock Street, Quincy, Massachusetts
Church Office Hours

8 am - 1 pm


(or by appointment)

Elected Officials
2017- 2018

President/Board Chair
Wiley Cox

Vice-President/V. Chair
Lisa Howe

Erwin Schaareman

Asst Treasurer

Jamie Grassmann


Congregational Life

Religious Education
Lauren Cloutier

Social Justice Action
Florence Noonan

Worship Chair Jamie Grassmann

Communications Chair
Karl DeBisschop

Committee on Ministry
Florence Grose

We are a Welcoming Congregation and a member of the New England Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association

Upcoming Events & Services

“Remembering with Love”

Rev. Rebecca Froom

Sunday, November 4, 10:30 am


Remembering those who have died with love is beautiful, challenging, bittersweet work. When a person is living with Alzheimer's Disease or dementia the challenge to remember with love unfolds for months or years even before death. What is it to remember? This service invites us to reflect on the possibilities that memory holds, even when memory is dramatically changing. Musician congregants will play the piece “Little Talks” by Of Monsters and Men. This is our annual Remembrance Service and all are invited to bring a picture or memento of a loved one to place on our remembrance altar.



“We Did Not Make Ourselves”

Rev. Rebecca Froom

Sunday, November 11, 10:30 am


Alice Walker wrote, “To acknowledge our ancestors means we are aware that we did not make ourselves.” As a community that strives for justice, compassion, and peace, we often ask ourselves, how our values call us to act in the world, and this may be especially true on this Sunday following the midterm election. In this service we pause to look backwards to acknowledge our social justice ancestors and to honor the people, communities, and movements that have paved the way for our efforts today. This Sunday also marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War II and we will join with many other communities to honor Armistice Day by ringing our church bell twenty-one times at 11:00 am.



“Setting the Table”

Rev. Rebecca Froom and Joan McDonald

Sunday, November 18, 10:30 am


On Thanksgiving families and groups of friends from many backgrounds will gather around a table to share a harvest feast. In this multigenerational service we reflect on how our old and new traditions can help us set the table with love, and hold relationships and communities together. This service will feature music from violinist Jagan-Nath Khalsa and our UFPC choir.



Reggie Harris, guest preacher and guest musician

Sunday, November 25, 10:30 am


We’re excited to welcome Reggie Harries back into our pulpit! Reggie Harris combines a strong folk and gospel legacy with a solid background in classical, rock, jazz, and pop music. As a socially conscious acoustic musician and storyteller, he has been “walking the talk” for over 30 years, performing modern and historical songs that

explore societal ills and proffer positive social messages.

Special Events

Every Sunday, 9:00 am – Meditation Group

Every Sunday, 9:15 am – Choir Rehearsal

Every Sunday, 10:30 am – Worship Service

Every Tuesday, 10:30 am – Staff Meeting

Every Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Prison Book Program

Every Thursday, 6:30 pm – Prison Book Program

Daycare and religious education classes have resumed. For enrollment information contact DRE@ufpc.org.

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We are a community of thoughtful and caring people who seek to live spiritually powerful lives for a better world. As a Unitarian Universalist congregation, we welcome you wherever you may be in your personal quest for deeper meaning and purpose. You will find here companions for the journey. Bring your questions, your hopes, and your ideals.

We Welcome You…


whomever you are, to United First Parish Church, also known as the “Church of the Presidents” in Quincy Center.


Worship Services are held Sundays at 10:30 a.m. from the Sunday after Labor Day until Mid-June.  Services include music, readings, and sermons by our minister, guest ministers, or a lay-member of congregation.

Our readings and sermons draw from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu Buddhist, and other spiritual writing.  Childcare service is available for free from 10:15am until 11:45am.  During the summer, the congregation's lay-led services are held in the parish hall.

After service, coffee and refreshments are served in the Parish Hall.  Newcomers are especially welcome, and are encouraged to ask questions at the Social Hour.

We are now handicap-accessible, with an elevator that reaches all levels of our church, wheelchair-accessible ramp and automatic-opening door into our building, and an ADA-approved wheelchair-accessible restroom.

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