The Theodore Parker Singers is an ensemble with an eclectic repertoire that performs several times a month. New singers are always welcome. The group rehearses every Sunday at 9:15 a.m. in the sanctuary. Michael Johnson, the group’s director, composes and arranges much of...Read More
Three hundred years ago, in 1712, a band of farmers from the western part of Roxbury grew tired of the long trip to their parish church and petitioned the colonial government for permission to form a new parish closer to their homes. When their request was denied, they...Read More
Worship services, religious exploration, pastoral care, and committee work are only part of what Theodore Parker Church is all about. We also love to have fun! Coffee hour after each service often features dips, desserts, and other delectables whipped up by the stalwart cooks...Read More
– Theodore Parker
We extend a special welcome to visitors who venture through our doors to find out what we’re all about.
Our congregation includes people from many religious backgrounds and perspectives. We come together to learn, to care for one another, and to act for social justice in our community and in the world. All are welcome here, regardless of creed, color, financial circumstances, sexual or gender orientation, or wherever you may be in your religious journey.
Worship services take place every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. from the Sunday after Labor Day through Father’s Day (the third Sunday of June). Services last approximately one hour, followed by a fellowship hour in the parish hall to which all are cordially invited.
This worship service will feature members of the Standing Committee, Transition Team and Ministerial Search Committee. We will reflect on where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going. There will be a time for questions and answers and informal discussion in the parlor following coffee hour for anyone who has specific questions. All are welcome.
This service will be led by Rev. Phyllis B. O’Connell. During this service, there will be time for candle lighting in memory of loved ones who died this year. I will invite you to write the name you wish spoken on a piece of paper inserted in your Order of Service and, once the names are collected, a candle will be lit for each name.
You can sample past sermons, both text and audio, here.
We are more than 70% on our way toward reaching our goal. If you haven’t returned your pledge card, please bring it this week. If you have questions about the pledge drive, please contact Anne Forsyth, chair of the Finance Committee.
Please stop by the Social Action table during fellowship hour for updates and information on some current issues that the committee is involved with. Foremost at the moment is the MA Trust Act, a bill which was just filed in response to the Secure Communities Program. You will find background information and details of this month’s Immigration Coalition conference call here.
Our spring plant sale will happen on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. until all the plants have a good home. This year we will have flats of veggies, some herbs, and the perennials we’ve come to expect. We will also sell baked goods. NEW this year: Andy, the farmer from Silverbrook Farm, will have a table at our sale to sign up and provide information on the new Corey Street Farmers Market and CSA. West Roxbury Saves Energy will have an information table on solar energy for West Roxbury/Roslindale homes, and New Brook Farm will have a table and will raffle a few shrubs to raise money to help it get started. Click here for more information on how you can help.
We are continuing our conversation about forces that influence human interaction by reading Dignity: Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict by Donna Hicks. This is a potluck dessert at Jennifer Bottomley’s home on Friday, May 31st from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Questions? Contact Cathy Ware.
Theodore Parker Church hosts an Open Mic (or Mike) on the last Saturday of every month in the parish hall. Join us for our next Open Mic on May 25, 2013. Sign-up begins at 7 pm and performances at 7:30 pm. More information.
Dean Stevens and friends return to Theodore Parker Church on Saturday, June 1st for a “delicious music bash,” starting at 8 pm. More information.