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

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

“Sheltering Walls” - Rev. Rebecca Froom
Sunday, January 25, 10:30 am

What is the nature of religious community? How do we create and nourish life affirming religious communities? As we begin to prepare for the April 12th
service of installation which publicly celebrates the beginning of the shared ministry between United First Parish Church and Rev. Rebecca Froom, this service reflects on how the forms and traditions of our Unitarian Universalist religious community influence, and are influenced by, our shared beliefs and values.

This Week in Religious Education
Sunday, January 25, 10:30 am

This week in RE, students will begin a workshop that explores famous Unitarian Universalists. They will get to know these incredible figures through stories, games, and activities. All are welcome.

Informational Meeting of the Congregation
Sunday, January 25, after the service

We will be holding an informational meeting of the congregation for a state of the union check-in at the midpoint/six month mark of our church year. There will be updates regarding the 2014-2015 budget, the 375th Anniversary events that remain, the Installation Service for Rev. Froom in April, the archive room project and ongoing building/physical plant updates. We will meet in the sanctuary following the church service. Both members and friends are welcome to attend this informational meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

"Because You Are Alive Everything Is Possible"
Donna Wise
Sunday, February 1, 10:30 am

Together let’s think about being present in the moment and how our presence impacts the here and now. It is important to show up and offer our imperfect selves to those around us and to issues that concern us. Our youth need our support to be the change they want to see in the world. Donna wise will reflect on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and her experience as a teacher and a mom. She'll share how wondering out loud with children and youth offers them understanding and respect and helps them identify concerns and give them a voice when they see injustices of any kind occur around them.

Donna Wise has been a member of United First Parish Church for 7 years. She lives in Braintree, MA with her husband, Charlie and her two daughters Sofie and Sabrina along with their two dogs and seven chickens. She has been working as a special education teacher for 23 years and was recently voted Braintree’s Teacher of the Year. Donna has her masters degree in Counseling Psychology. She hopes to write and illustrate her own children’s stories some day

  Stone Temple Coffee House
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    Performance Schedule Released

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