"Be ours a religion which, like sunshine, goes everywhere; its temple, all space; its shrine, the good heart; its creed, all truth; its ritual, works of love; its profession of faith, divine living."

– Theodore Parker

Welcome, Visitors!

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.

rainbowchaliceWe are a Welcoming Congregation. All are welcome here, regardless of creed, color, financial circumstances, sexual or gender orientation, or wherever you may be in your religious journey.

Theodore Parker Church offers a loop system for the hard of hearing. Hearing aid wearers with a “T” (telecoil) setting can now hear the service broadcast directly through their hearing aids. Others desiring hearing assistance may check out a portable receiver and headset from one of the greeters.

Directions to the church
What to expect on Sunday morning

TPC drawing

Worship Services

Worship services take place every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. from Sunday, September 13, 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.

Sunday, October 11

The Rev. Sarah Napoline will be leading the service, addressing theological reflection for the future of Unitarian Universalism.

A note from Rev. Anne: We begin the year with a September focus on humility. Each month will orient somewhat thematically, related to our Reaching In, Reaching Out vision. We’re excited to be trying this new planning on for size, and hope you’ll provide your feedback as the year moves along. Feel free to contact me directly, or to share your thoughts with one of the members of our Committee on Shared Ministry: Joel Neiditz, Peter Stein, Jessica Basile, and Stan Gross. We are all happy to be open ears for your thoughts.

Sermon Archive

You can sample past sermons, both text and audio, here.

On the Horizon

Theodore Parker Lecture – Sunday, November 1, 2015

The second annual Theodore Parker Lecture will be given at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, by Rev. Paul Robeson Ford. The topic of his talk will be “Turning the World Upside Down: Strategies for Lasting Criminal Justice Reform.” Rev. Ford is senior pastor at Union Baptist Church, general secretary of the Cambridge Black Pastors Alliance, executive director of the Boston Workers Alliance, and a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago. His scholarly interests are in the intersection between prison ministry, mass incarceration, and a theology that is centered on transformation and liberation.
The lecture will be followed by a reception in the parish hall. More information.

White Privilege: A Journey for Adults at TPC

Next meeting: Sunday, November 8
Waking Up White by Debby Irving is our congregational read this summer and fall. This book will focus our continuing conversation about race which Rev. Anne Bancroft has recommended.
Molly Schen is leading monthly conversations; the next one is Sunday, November 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the parish hall parlor. At these conversations, current events will be woven into the discussion of the book.
Everyone is warmly invited to attend gatherings of the “White Privilege” study group, even if you have not yet read Waking Up White. All are welcome!
More information here.