Who we are
We are proud descendants of the First Universalist Society of Weymouth, which, from 1864-1869, provided the first pulpit for Olympia Brown, the first female minister ordained in America. (click here to learn more about Rev. Brown)
Actually, we are the successor of three Weymouth Universalist congregations: The First Universalist Society, founded in 1836, The Second Universalist Society, founded in 1848, and the Third Universalist Society, founded in 1853. First and Third consolidated in 1960, and the resulting organization consolidated with Second in 1978. As the Universalist and Unitarian denominations had by that time consolidated as well, the final organization was named the Unitarian Universalist Church of Weymouth.
First Universalist met for a century in a building on the west corner of Prospect and Washington Streets in Weymouth Landing. That building burned in 1938. A new building was dedicated in 1940 and still stands on the other side of Washington Street just below the intersection with Broad Street. Today it houses an evangelical coffee house, "Fire Escape Ministries" (!).
Second Universalist met for a century in a building in Columbian Square, South Weymouth, that burned in 1954. A new building was constructed on the same site and now houses LaRossa Function Hall.
The present congregation meets in the oldest surviving building, that of the Third Universalist Society, dedicated in 1873.
The Rev. Barbara Dingwall Mills
Barbara is a long time member of the church and a resident of Weymouth. She was ordained by the congregation in 2009. In addition to Sunday services, she officiates at weddings, child dedications, memorial services and funerals for church members and the community-at-large. Barbara also serves the congregation as Administrator.
David has served this congregation for twenty-seven years with both commitment and humor! He studied organ under Edward Jenkins at the Perkins School for the Blind and Lambert Brandis at Eastern Nazarene College.
Where to find us:
We are at the corner of Sea Street and Route 3A /Bridge St. in North Weymouth, midway between the Fore River Bridge and the Back River Bridge.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Take the 220, 221, or 222 bus from the Quincy Center stop on the Red Line. We are at the third light after the bus goes over the Fore River Bridge into Weymouth.
DIRECTIONS FROM ROUTE 3: Get off at Exit 16A (Rte. 18 North). Turn right at end of exit ramp, then right at lights by the auto repair shop onto Winter Street. Proceed to end of Winter Street (Stop and Shop across intersection). Turn left on to Middle Street and proceed through 3 sets of lights. At end of Middle Street (by the cannon) turn left on to Commercial Street. Proceed through lights ( 7-Eleven on left, Sunoco on right), under railroad overpass. Bear left at the Y shortly after the overpass. Follow to end of street (now Pearl Street). The church will be across the street to the left.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Weymouth
83 Sea St., P.O. Box 38, Weymouth, MA 02191
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