Old Ship Church

Web Name: Old Ship Church

WebSite: http://www.oldshipchurch.org





107 Main Street

Hingham, MA 02043

tel: 781.749.1679

email: office@oldshipchurch.org
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Acting Director of Religious Education

Who We Are
Welcome to First Parish in Hingham, Unitarian Universalist, known as Old Ship Church.

We are a liberal Unitarian Universalistcommunity of about 250 members of all ages. We worship in an historic Meeting House and we hold religious education classes and gather after services inour Parish House across the street. Our interim minister, Rev. Erin E. Splaine, joined us on Aug. 1, 2022.

Our Meeting House, a National Historic Landmark, has stood on Hingham’s Main Street since 1681. It is the only remaining 17th-century Puritanmeeting housein the U.S.

Our community encourages personal spiritual growth through worship, engagement and service to others.
We do not require adherence to a specific creed.We affirm theUnitarian Universalist (UU) Principles and Sources, and we support each individual's unique search for truth and meaning. We are proud that our community is both a "WelcomingCongregation" and a "Green Sanctuary," both official designations from the Unitarian Universalist Association. We cherish diversity of religious backgrounds, racial and cultural identities or backgrounds, ethnicities, national origins, ages, ranges of ability, sexual orientations,gender expressions,financial means, educations, and political perspectives. We welcome all to share in congregational life.

What are Unitarian Universalists?

Watch this fun video explanation, created by the Unitarian Universalist Association! click here.

Tours of the Old Ship Meeting House​

We love to give tours and will be happy to arrange one for you once it is safe to do so. Please call the office or email to request a tour. We need a week notice in order to find a volunteer tour guide.email: office@oldshipchurch.org.


We are very pleased to welcome you to Old Ship. We want you to feel comfortable among us. For a glimpse into our congregation, please watch this introduction to Old Ship Church, a video put together by our former ministerial intern, Dave Egan. Enjoy!

In ordinary times pre-covid, September through mid June,our worship service, held in the MeetingHouse at 90 Main St., begins promptly at 10:30 am and lasts about an hour.You can park along Main Street on either side of the street, or along the circular driveway in front of the Parish House. The Meeting House is handicapped-accessible. A few handicapped-accessible spaces are located at the top of the circular drive in front of the Meeting House.

Parents with infants and toddlers are invited to join our Sunday worship services. We have 2 reserved pews set up with carpet, rocking chair, toys, etc. Feel free to use these, or to sit wherever you'd like in our Meeting House. There is easy stroller access up the garden ramp entrance, and the restrooms (with changing table) is very close by. We welcome children's voices during the service!

Our Parish House, where we hold religious education classes, fellowship hour, meetings, the office, etc. is across Main Street from the Meeting House at 107 Main St. It is handicapped-accessible, with parking spaces and the entrance on the left side.

Click here for more information about what to expect on Sundaymorning once we are back to in-person worship.

Upcoming Worship Services

​​We meet Sunday at 10:30 AM

Beginning with the September 11th service, all services will be held in person and on Zoom
The Zoom link will be ourusual Sunday worship link:https://zoom.us/j/94971146149?pwd=WUZWbVpyWUNjcDNPc3dUdXQwalNuUT09

​All are welcome!
Click here to join Sunday worship.​

To view past services, please visit our YouTube channel.
Sunday, October 2 Rev. Erin E. Splaine
Sunday, October 9 Rev. Hank Pierce
Sunday, October 16 Rev. Erin E. Splaine
Sunday, October 23 Rev. Ashley Horan & Rev.Erin E. Splaine
Sunday, October 30 Rev. Erin E. Splaine


CalendarMost in-person events, gatherings, and classes are virtual until further notice. We do all programs through Zoom. Please email the office for links to specific events.
Life Learning at Old Ship –2022-2023

In harmony with Unitarian Universalist principles and sources of inspiration, learning ­opportunities at Old Ship serve our community by encouraging spiritual growth and the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.

Gatherings will be in person or on Zoom, and some will be "multi-platform" — in-person with a Zoom option. Older youth may find many of these programs of interest and are encouraged and welcome to join. Watch the newsletter and website for changes. Contact information for course leaders is at the end.

Support Old Ship​​

Annual Pledge Campaign Underway
Old Ship Church is supported through the generosity of our members and friends. Please click here to learn more about this year's campaign. Thank you!To contribute to a fund, please click the Donate button and use the drop down to choose the fund.Donate
Support Old Ship Church through Amazon Smile!
Using this link below, shop on Amazon and a portion of the sales are donated back to Old Ship!How? Start here: https://smile.amazon.com/ and designate Old Ship Church as your charity of choice.
Friends of Old Ship Meeting House
The Old Shipcongregationis proud to be the stewards of the historic 1681 Meeting House that is our church home. Restoration and upkeep is ongoing and expensive; we appreciate support from friends and neighbors like you. Clickhereto donate to help preserve the MeetingHouse. Thank you!

How you can help others

Hingham Food Pantry:

We are againcollecting non-perishable, unopened, and unexpired food for the Hingham Food Pantry.

Donations may be made at:Sunday morning worship- there is a basket in the vestibule of the Meeting House for donations.Parish House-Donations may also be left in the bins in the vestibule of the Parish House (front door) anytime the office is open.Hingham Stop and Shop(Rt 3A, Lincoln Plaza)- large bin at the front of the storeHingham Food Pantry (Mondays, October 10 and 24, November 7 and 21, December 5 and 19from 2:30-4 p.m. and Wednesdays, October 12and 26, November 9, December 7and 21from 12:30-2 p.m.​​) -place your donations in the carts in the parking lot and please do not leave food at any other timeChecks to support the food pantry - can be sent to Hingham Food Pantry, 685 Main St., Hingham, MA 02043
The most needed items at this time:
Although all donations are appreciated, the food pantry reports that the following items are most needed at this time:CookiesPasta SauceCanned Beef StewCanned SpaghettiDried FruitsNuts1 lb. bagsof Granulated Sugar
Spread the word: Should anyone need help, please call the Hingham Food Pantryat 781-740-8180.

​For additional information, visit
the Hingham Food Pantry on Facebook.​Old Ship Church / 107 Main Street / Hingham, MA 02043 / 781-749-1679
Parish House office hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 2pm
We are always available by email at office@oldshipchurch.org.

Please note: the office is located in the Parish House, which is a separatebuilding from the Old Ship Church.

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