"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 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.

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What to expect on Sunday morning

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Worship Services

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.

September 11 – Slow Coming to Wakeful

A sobering start to our Ingathering Service this year is the realization that it will be the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Our celebration of regathering will be tempered by thoughts of how the world and our lives have changed in the last decade and a half. Nonetheless, we anticipate being joyfully together to greet each other, share the waters of our various journeys, and ring in a new church year. Everyone is invited to bring a jar of water connected with their summer activities — the ocean, a favorite lake, a swimming pool, your garden hose. We hope you can be there.

Children and youth are welcome.

A note from Rev. Anne: Beginning in September with “humility,” each month has oriented somewhat thematically, related to our Reaching In, Reaching Out vision. We’d love to have your feedback on this new approach to planning our services. 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.