Church Office Hours


Monday 9-12

Tuesday, 9 - 12

Wednesday, 9 - 12

Thursday, 9-12
Friday, 9 - 12
Elected Officials
2014 - 2015
Pres/Chair Kirt Switzer
VP/V Chair Brenda Reed
Treasurer Florence Grose
Asst Treasurer Erwin Schaareman
Stewardship Erwin Schaareman
Clerk Marie Louise Jackson-Miller
Congregational Life Chair
Leslie Simpson
Education Chairs
Elisabeth Strachan
Outreach Chair
Chris Jackson
Worship Co-Chairs
Sharon Gamache
Communications Chair
Wiley Cox
Committee on Ministry Chair
Jamie Grassman
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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 a sermon by our minister, guest speaker or a member of the congregation.


Our readings and sermons draw from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist spiritual writings, literature and poetry. Childcare service is available from 10:15 until 11:45. During the summer, congregation-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 come and ask questions at the Social Hour.


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

It's in our hands.
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.

Upcoming Events & Services

“Like Hearted People”
Rev. Rebecca Froom, Sunday, March 1, 2015
Unitarian Universalists often say they find a home in their congregation because it is good to be in community with “like minded people.” At the same time, we value theological diversity and the sentiment “we need not think alike to love alike.” How can we be in community as “like hearted” people?

Writing Group
Sunday, March 1, 12:00 pm
Our UFPC Writing Group will meet on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 12 noon in the parlor of the Parish Hall. Our sessions last about one hour and all are welcome to attend and participate according to your desire. Our approach is to write in a free style manner on a presented theme (or, if any individual has a desire to write on something of their own inspiration, we are happy for that, too!) We then share what we've written with the other members of the group by reading aloud. (Members of the group are submitting more polished writing for inclusion in a collection that will be shared with congregation later in the spring. For more information, feel free to speak with  Jim Petosa at church.

Book Group
Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 pm
The Book Group at UFPC invites you to join us Tuesday, March 3rd at 7pm. Due to our unstable weather, our meeting location is TBD. We will discuss The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen (2102). "Based on the true story of Mary Bowser, a freed slave who returns to Virginia to spy on the Confederates, (the novel) is the powerful story of a woman who must sacrifice her freedom to truly achieve it"-- Provided by publisher. ALL ARE WELCOME. We share potluck cookies and recommend that you bring your own beverage.

“Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible”
Film Screening and Discussion
Friday, March 6, 6:30-9:00 pm
How do we engage white people in meaningful conversations about race? Join us for a film screening and discussion that helps bridge the gap between good intentions and meaningful change. The film features stories from white men and women on overcoming issues of unconscious bias and entitlement. The stories in the film reveal what is often required to move through the stages of denial, defensiveness, guilt, fear, and shame into making a solid commitment to ending racial injustice. This film catalyzes powerful dialogue to support the learning, change and healing of all people who want to undo race-based oppression. The film features Tim Wise, Joe Fahey, Peggy V. McIntosh, Marguerite Parks, Gary Howard and many more. Light refreshments will be available at 6:30 and the films screening will begin at 7:00. C

  Stone Temple Coffee House
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    Performance Schedule Released

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