"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 25 – Harbor Me

This LGBTQ service will be led by Chris Medeiros. Chris is currently a psychotherapist at Fenway Health where he works primarily with the LGBTQ community. He previously worked at Episcopal Divinity School as director of admissions for 12 years and taught a class there in Queer Theologies. The spiritual lives of LGBTQ people as outsiders to mainstream culture offer mainstream populations a rich point of reference. Harbor me is not just a wish for safety but a new understanding that we all share the same struggle.

October 2 – Diving into the Deep End

Is it brave or foolish? Our October theme is Discovery. We begin by considering what we learn about ourselves when we are able, or even able to consider, “swimming” in greater depths than we may be accustomed to. This service will be led by the Rev. Anne Bancroft.

A note from Rev. Anne: We are continuing our monthly themes this year, adding the construct of a meta-theme to guide our choices: the challenges inherent in change. We begin in September with “humility,” as we did last year. We’d love to have your feedback on this 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.

On the Horizon