April 15, 2021, Submitted by Second Parish Minister, Stephanie Kelsch
Second Parish church, located on Glad Tidings Plain in Hingham, shared glad tidings indeed last week when a banner honoring the church’s 275th year was installed on the front of the building. The banner was designed by Gayla God by Designs of Hingham produced by Westongraphics of Hingham, and put in place by Sign Masters of Whitman.
Built in 1742 by the people of South Hingham, the church was officially recognized as a church four years later and ever since has offered inspiration and service to the surrounding community. It houses the Hingham Food Pantry and hosts AA meetings; gives its annual Christmas Eve collection and more than half of the regular plate collection to charities, usually local ones. Jane Shute, Chair of the 275 Committee is particularly excited about the mini-grants the church will be offering this year that will be distributed based on answers to the question, “What could I do with $275 to help the community or a neighbor?"
Due to the pandemic, Second Parish is currently broadcasting its services and, as with so many churches, exploring creative ways to keep people in touch and active.