United First Parish Church (Unitarian)

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

Ned Pride

Asst Treasurer
Erwin Schaareman

Jamie Grassmann

Marie-Louise Jackson-Miller

Congregational Life
Lynne Courtney

Religious Education
Eileen Williston

Social Justice Action
Ann Marie Willer

Worship Chair Jamie Grassmann

Communications Chair
Karl DeBisschop

Committee on Ministry
Mahmooda Qureshi

Upcoming Events & Services

Summer Chalice Circle
Sunday, July 16–September 3, 10:30 am–12:00 pm

Chalice Circles meet on Sundays in the summer from 10:30 to 12:00 in the Parish Hall in lieu of worship services. Chalice Circles are a form of small group ministry where a Facilitator presents a topic for reflection that is then discussed in a format that emphasizes intentional listening and deep sharing.

July 16 – “Earth and Theology – Water” – Liz Regan

July 23 – “Domestic Violence: We Can All Be Victims” – Stephen DeBisschop

July 30 – “PC Culture: When Is It Too Much?” – Melissa Gavazzi

August 6 – “Spirituality and Poetry” – Dona Stein and Florence Noonan

August 13 – “My Favorite Protest Song” – Sharon Gamache

August 20 – “Fuzzy Tech: How Humanities Underlie Technology” – Jane Mudge

August 27 – Topic to be determined – Reverend Rebecca Froom

September 3 – “Civility, Respect, and Forgiveness” – Ruth Levitsky

View our event calendar.

Seven Principles...


  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.


These principles are the backbone of our religious community.

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

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As a free fellowship of this historic church,
We unite to lift our hearts and open our minds to a larger reality,
To accept, support, and encourage one another,
To seek the wisdom in all religions,
To cherish and sustain the web of life,
And to strive for Justice, Compassion, and Peace.

Enter our doors and you will see
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…


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.

It's in our hands.