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

Upcoming Events & Services

June 21, 2015

“Surrounded By Beauty”

Rev. Rebecca Froom and Alison Jablonsky

On our last Sunday of the “church-year” we will celebrate the diversity of our community through the Unitarian Universalist tradition of a Flower Communion. In this multigenerational service, everyone is encouraged to bring a flower from their favorite garden (or florist). At the end of the service everyone will leave with a different flower than the one they arrived with. (We will also provide some flowers for those who aren’t able to bring their own flower.)

June 28, 2015

Chalice Circle: “What is intentional listening?”

Marie-Louise Jackson Miller

This Sunday we begin our summer tradition of Sunday morning Chalice Circles. Chalice Circles are facilitated, reflective discussions that follow a “small group ministry” format that encourages intentional listening. Each week the discussion will be facilitated by a UFPC congregant on a topic of their choosing. Inspired by the format of small group ministry itself, in this first Chalice Circle Marie-Louise Jackson-Miller asks us “what is intentional listening” and why does it important for creating community?


Following this first Chalice Circle discussion, there will be a planning meeting for Chalice Circles for the remainder of the summer for everyone who is interested in facilitating a Chalice Circle or is curious about what topics could be discussed on a future Sunday

Chalice Circle Planning Meeting

June 28th at 12:00 PM

Chalice Circle is a discussion group on a variety of topics held from 10:30 – 12:00 on Sundays during the summer in the Parish Hall (in lieu of worship). This year Chalice Circle will run from June 28th through September 6th. Each Chalice Circle will have a facilitator who presents the topic and helps guide the discussion. Each week there will also be a host for the Chalice Circle Team who will support the facilitator as needed during their planning and on Sunday morning. This year’s Chalice Circle Team is Karl DeBisschop, Sharon Gamache, Marie-Louise Jackson-Miller, Jamie Grassmann, and David Bousquin.  If you would like to facilitate a Chalice Circle but cannot be there on June 28th, or just want to submit your topic early, please contact Jamie Grassmann or the church office at

General Assembly -“Building a New Way”

June 24-28, Portland, Oregon

General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. You can
find out more about GA, including registration rates, at If you are interested in attending and would like to serve as a delegate for UFPC, please contact Rev. Rebecca.

Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony
Friday, July 10, Noon.

The annual Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony honoring the life of John Quincy Adams, Sixth President of the United States, will take place this year on Friday, July 10, at noon.  A Navy Honor Guard will present the presidential wreath on behalf of President Barack Obama and place it on the tomb of John Quincy Adams located beneath the church sanctuary.  There will be several speakers and music performed during the ceremony.  The public is invited to attend and can see the tombs the Presidents and First Ladies immediately following the ceremony.

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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.

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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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