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

July 1, 2018
“Poetry and What Makes a Sacred Space”
Jamie and Florence

What makes a space or moment sacred?

July 8, 2018
“Manners and Courtesy”

Looking at manners and courtesy today: what is courtesy, are people less courteous today than in the past, how can we create a more courteous society?

July 15, 2018
Lisa, Liz, and Sheela

Sacred Earth - rocks and forests; Direct experience of nature as a source of knowledge.

July 22, 2018
“Homelessness & Culture”
Siri, Melinda, and Florence

Homelessness; Cultures (diversity of language, marriage, parenting); How do different culture contextualize home and homelessness.

July 29, 2018
“A UU Elevator Speech”

What is your elevator speech? Where is the line between sharing what we find in UU practice and unwelcome proselytizing?

August 5, 2018
“Water and Natural Resources in Quincy”

Historical perspectives, rives, shorelines, and future challenges.

August 12, 2018
“Gun Control and Gun Rights”

Exploring the history of gun control and gun rights and their relation to the struggle for human rights.

August 19, 2018
“Discerning Truth in An Age of Social Media”
Corey and Karl

August 26, 2018
“Rhetorical Excess”

Exploring the effects of a excesses in rhetoric and passion on society.

September 2, 2018
“Racism/Social Justice”
Sherrie and Corey

Stereotypes and Racism; Pragmatic ways to make communities more equal.

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.

It's in our hands.