Church Office Hours


Tuesday, 9 - 12

Wednesday, 9 - 12

Thursday, 9-12
Friday, 9 - 12
Elected Officials
2015 - 2016
Pres/Chair Brenda Reed

VP/V. Chair Jim Petosa

Treasurer Florence Grose

Asst Treasurer Erwin Schaareman

Stewardship Mary-Louise Jackson-Miller

Clerk Marcia Smith
Congregational Life Chair
Lynne Courtney
Education Chairs
Kate Hurley
Jo Morris

Outreach Chair
Ann Marie Willer
Worship Chair

Communications Chair
Wiley Cox

Committee on Ministry Chair
Jamie Grassman

Upcoming Events & Services

Sundays at 10:30am - Worship Service

October 11th
“Walking With You”
Rev. Rebecca Froom

Around the world and across the ages walking has long been a part of the spiritual life - in the form of pilgrimages, disciplined walking meditation, labyrinths, or a hike in the woods (just to name a few). This service invites us to reflect on our own relationship to walking.

October 18
“Mother of Us All: A New Look at Eve and the Serpent”
Rev. Richard Trudeau, guest preacher

A careful reading of the story of Adam, Eve and the serpent shows that it is NOT about sin or the inferiority of women. It is, in fact, a very UU story, and Eve is the hero!

Richard Trudeau is minister emeritus of the UU Church of Weymouth. He is also a 10x-great-grandson of the Rev. William Thompson, first minister of United First Parish Church. His latest book is Bible Stories for Skeptics.

October 25
“Embracing the World”
Rev. Rebecca Froom

Loving kindness meditation, or metta meditation, is a key practice of Buddhism. This service invites us to compassionately reflect on the interdependent nature of our existence.

Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony Honoring the Life of John Adams

The 48th annual Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony honoring the life of John Adams, second President of the United States, will be held in the church sanctuary on Friday, October 30, 2015, at noon.  The ceremony marks the 280th birthday anniversary of John Adams, who born on October 30, 1735.

For more information, call 617-773-0062 or email,

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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

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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 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.


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