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

September 9, 2018
“With All of our Visions”
Rev. Rebecca Froom and Joan McDonald

Join us for our annual, multigenerational, ingathering worship service. On this Sunday we will celebrate a “water ceremony.” Please bring water from a place dear to your heart – near or far – or water that represents where you are in your life journey. During the service we will pour our water into a common bowl, as we together create the “holy waters” of our spiritual community. As we begin the church year, we celebrate the ways that our congregation is enriched by the blending of our many voices and visions.

September 16, 2018
“The Next Page”
Rev. Rebecca Froom

In the Jewish tradition, the weeks leading up to Yom Kippur are a time for self-reflection; a time to make amends to those we have wronged, and offer forgiveness when amends are made. The season of the Jewish High Holy Days invites people to see and seek the wholeness that can be found beyond brokenness. What are the possibilities for wholeness in the relationships that sustain us, and how might we see those possibilities?

September 23, 2018
“May These Walls”

In our almost 380 year history there have been many visions for our church and its building – from the Puritan and Congregationalist model of the Meetinghouse, to John Adams’ vision of a Stone Temple for the public worship of God, to our current mission and vision statements which describe a church that is a hub of activity at the heart of Quincy. This service invites us to reflect on the legacy of the visions that precede us, and the possibilities for realizing the visions of our church that we hold in our hearts today.

September 30, 2018
“In Service of My Vision”
Rev. Rebecca Froom

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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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.