Minister & Staff

 

Reverend Rebecca Froom
Reverend Rebecca Froom, Minister
Rev.Rebecca.Froom@gmail.com

Rev. Rebecca is called to a pastoral and prophetic ministry where people and communities know themselves to be worthy of love and able to love. Rev. Rebecca began her ministry at United First Parish Church in July 2015, following a unanimous vote of the congregation. Prior to her ministry in Quincy,  Rev. Rebecca served as Assistant Minister at First Universalist Society in Franklin, MA and Intern Minister at Arlington Street Church in Boston, MA. She has also served as Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, AZ. Rev. Rebecca is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and Vassar College.

Rev. Rebecca grew up in a multifaith, multiracial neighborhood in Philadelphia where she was raised by a father who is a Presbyterian minister and a mother who is Unitarian Universalist. Rev. Rebecca currently lives with her husband Alec Aman at the Lucy Stone Cooperative, an intentional living community in Boston grounded in Unitarian Universalist values and traditions and committed to
sustainability, spiritual practice and social change.
Reverend Sheldon Bennett, PhD. - Emeritus

Rev. Bennett retired from his ministry at United First Parish Church in 2012 after serving the Church and community for 25 years. He continues to be active in the community as Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of Quincy Community Action Programs, a member of the Quincy Affordable Housing Trust Fund Committee, President and Trustee of the Unitarian Universalist Service Pension Society, and Moderator of the Massachusetts Convention of Congregational Ministers. Interests include classical piano, Tai Chi, theology, hiking the Blue Hills, history, and current events.


Rev. Bennett received a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School and has a prior background in physics, construction and management consulting, and lay church leadership.   Rev. Bennett lives in Quincy, Massachusetts, with his wife Molly Mattfield Bennett and is the father of four daughters .

To contact Rev. Bennett, please send a message to the church office at office@ufpc.org.

Norman Corey, Music Director

musicdirector@ufpc.org

Norman has been with United First Parish Church for more than 25 years. Growing up in Western New York, he started piano lessons at the age of six. In high school, he began organ studies, played clarinet in the school band, accompanied the high school chorus, and sang in his church choir. 

 

At the University of Rochester, he majored in English, but studied organ all four years at Eastman School of Music, and sang in his organ teacher’s choir, where he met his wife Rita. He has spent most of his life in the Boston area as organist and choir director.  He is also library assistant at Social Law Library in Boston.

 

“While my parents listened to all types of music, they especially enjoyed the popular music of the forties and fifties.  I felt drawn to classical music from a very early age, and came to love Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Charles Ives, as well as Bach and Handel.  I am constantly learning new music, and try to challenge myself and the choir as performers, and the congregation as listeners.”

Alison Jablonsky, Director of Religious Education

DRE@ufpc.org


Ali is new to UFPC and to the greater Boston area. She grew up in Chicago, IL where she remembers spending almost all of her time at school. Ali found her biggest questions, her deepest passions, and the beginnings of her most fulfilling adventures in a classroom. After completing high school, Ali moved to Milwaukee, WI to study Secondary Education, English, and Communications at Cardinal Stritch University. In her time at Stritch, Ali developed a passion for social justice through participating in a Civil Rights Pilgrimage and Habitat for Humanity service trips. She became interested in interfaith cooperation after embarking on a Franciscan Pilgrimage and spent one year working with Interfaith Youth Core as a Coach.

 

Ali finds one of her deepest homes in Unitarian Universalism. She considers education within the tradition to be one of the greatest spaces to bring her passions for interfaith cooperation and social justice and is very excited to journey with UFPC. She will be serving as the DRE while pursuing her Master’s in Divinity Degree at Harvard Divinity School and working towards ordination in the Unitarian Universalist tradition.

 

“I see spiritual exploration and ministry as the greatest route to touch moments of awe, in which we exist as the truest sense of ourselves while simultaneously being connected to that which is greater than ourselves. I hope to touch many moments of awe while at Quincy and to guide our children, youth, and adults to grasp and hold their own experiences of awe.”

Church Administrator

office@ufpc.org

David Bousquin, Facilities Manager

Director Visitor's Program Historical Tours - Bob Damon