Social service activities play a big role in the life of the church’s youth group. In May, the teens organized a Hunger Banquet for church members and friends, which vividely illustrated the wide disparities in food security around the world. They also volunteer at...Read More
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.
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.
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.
We’re missing the Christian acknowledgement of Pentecost by one week, but take time to consider the intriguing concept of the Holy Spirit, recognized in all three Abrahamic traditions, though in decidedly different form. Does it have any relevance for us as Unitarian Universalists? Might we imagine that a breath of love enlivens our commitment to be in particular relationship with the world? This service will be led by the Rev. Anne Bancroft.
This service will be led by the Rev. Anne Bancroft. We’ll be celebrating our children and youth with several Challenge Year participants offering their credos, and taking the time to appreciate all of those who contribute to our all-ages religious exploration.
Please join us in the parish hall parlor for meditation on June 3 and June 17, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Come participate and, in addition, feel free to bring guests. Sessions will be primarily silent, with a poem or reading to start the session. Aileen Montour and Nancy Wilber will host these two sessions. Meditation experience is not necessary.
Meditation will continue in the parish hall through the summer as part of our Summer Gatherings (more information to come) and possibly into the church year.
You can sample past sermons, both text and audio, here.
We will hold our annual meeting on Sunday, June 7 in the parish hall following a quick potluck lunch. The agenda includes approving a budget and electing church officers. This is the official warrant announcing the meeting.