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 Co-Chairs
Elisabeth Strachan
Sandy Hovey
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

Stone Temple Coffeehouse
Saturday, November 1 at 8:00pm
Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft a musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones and a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily-won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs and sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag". Session America is an absolute must-see, must-hear. Says David Greenberger of NPR: "I'd give them 100 miles. That is to say, if they're playing anywhere within 100 miles of your home, you drive there and are grandly rewarded for your effort."   Check them out at  The amazing fiddler Laura Cortese will be performing with the band.   Call Eileen @ 617-821-4073 for tickets ($20).
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

Remembrance Altar for All Souls Service
Sunday, November 2 at 10:30am

Our Sunday morning worship service on November 2nd will be centered around the themes of All Souls Day and remembering our beloved dead. As part of the service, the congregation is invited to bring in pictures of their loved ones to place on our remembrance altar.

Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony
Thursday, October 30 at 12:00pm

The annual Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony honoring the life of John Adams is scheduled on Thursday, October 30, at noon.  The ceremony marks the 279th birthday anniversary of John Adams, who was born on October 30, 1735. An honor guard from the Quincy Navy Operation Center will present the presidential wreath on behalf of President Barack Obama.  Guest speakers and music will be included in the ceremony honoring the life and times of the second president of the United States. This annual event was started by President Lyndon Johnson, where the President of the United States has a wreath sent to the grave sites of all decease presidents honoring their lives on the anniversary date of their births.

Church Volunteers with the Prison Book Program
Thursday, October 30 at 6:30pm

Join us as we celebrate ten years of partnership between United First Parish Church and the Prison Book Program. The Prison Book Program has been housed in UFPC's basement since October of 2004, and in that time they estimate that they have shipped over 100,000 books to over 60,000 prisoners.  Imagine the doors that this all-volunteer group has opened in the lives of so many people!  PBP volunteers do a variety of jobs, including reading letters from prisoners, searching through the Program's collection of books to find the types of books that each letter requests, packing the books up, and sealing and addressing them. Many hands make little work!  To sign up or for more information, speak with Chris Jackson, Outreach chair, during coffee hour

  Stone Temple Coffee House
                2013 - 2014
    Performance Schedule Released

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