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

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

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

Upcoming Events & Services

April 1, 2018
“Returning Love”
Rev. Rebecca Froom

On this Easter Sunday we reflect on the ways in which life and love returns to our lives following times of loss and despair. Join us for this music filled service that will lift the spirits of people of all ages. The worship service will be followed by our annual Easter hunt where our children will search for candy filled eggs, and for food donations for Interfaith Social Services.

April 8, 2018
“Lift Our Hearts”
Rev. Rebecca Froom

On this Sunday when we welcome new members we reflect on the ways in which our spiritual identities emerge and grow with and within community.

April 15, 2018
“Love the Hell out of this World”
Matt Meyer, guest preacher and guest musician

When the culture around us doesn’t encourage us to our best selves, how do we model the kind of world we want to live in? Matt will reflect on the good and bad of middle school, the time he picked the very best costume for a high-stakes 5th grade costume party, and how we find the skills for beloved community.

Matt Meyer is a musician and community organizer who has led hundreds of services for UU congregations across the country. He has a degree in hand drumming and has studied abroad in Cuba, Ghana and Central America. Matt serves as Director of Community Life for Sanctuary Boston and is a founding resident of the Lucy Stone Cooperative in Roxbury.

April 22, 2018
“Cherish and Sustain”
Rev. Rebecca Froom

Our congregation’s covenant calls us to “cherish and sustain the web of life.” How can we best do that in an era of climate change where the web of life is being disrupted? This service grounds us in our appreciation and reverence for the earth, and rooted in that place of love and gratitude challenges us to consider how we can respond to the change around us in a way that honors the independence of all life and the diversity of human responses to climate change.

April 22, 2018 at 1:30 PM
“Blessing of the Animals”
Rev. Rebecca Froom and Rev. Michelle Walsh

On this Earth Day afternoon we will gather in the courtyard to celebrate the interdependent web of life. Bring your pet, a picture of a pet or your favorite stuffed animal to receive a blessing.

April 29, 2018
“The Emerging Path”
Rev. Rebecca Froom

We often speak of the spiritual life as a journey, and there are many forms of spiritual practice that embody this journey metaphor – from walking labyrinths, to pilgrimages, to hiking. This service reflects on the twists, turns, seeming endings, and new beginnings that we encounter on a journey.

Special Events

Monday, April 2, 7:00 pm – Book Group

Sunday, April 8, 12:00 pm – Writing Group

Tuesday, April 3, 7:00 pm – Management Team Meeting

Thursday, April 5, 7:00 pm – Worship Committee Meeting [offsite]

Sunday, April 8, 7:00 pm – Core Group Meeting [Prison Book Program]

Tuesday, April 10, 7:00 pm – Committee on Ministry Meeting

Wednesday, April 9, 10:00 am – Kindred Spirits Discussion Group for Seniors [offsite]

Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 pm – Board of Governors Meeting

Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am – Prison Book Program

Sunday, April 22, 4:00 pm – Covenant Group

Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 pm – Covenant Group

Sunday, April 29, 12:00 - Practicing Inclusion: A Welcoming Congregation Teach-in

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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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.

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