"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 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.

April 24 – “Climate Justice: Here. Now. Us.”

The realities of climate change are complicated. Even though the people who live in non-industrialized countries have had very little to do with 200+ years of heat trapping industrial emissions, they are now the ones expected to suffer the earliest and most devastating consequences. Climate justice recognizes this as a human rights emergency, calling us to consider the spiritual dimensions of human rights and climate transition simultaneously. The question is: how will we respond?

May 1 – “Self”

Our theme for May is relationships, beginning on May 1 with self. We spend a fair amount of time wondering how best to be in relationship with “the other” — but what if “the other” is you?

A note from Rev. Anne: We began the year with a 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. 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

Music on Centre presents Atwater-Donnelly

Come for an evening of traditional American folk music and dance with this talented duo: Sunday, May 1, 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for age 18 and under. Email for reservations and information, or call 617-327-0542.

48th Walk for Hunger, May 1

Our Theodore Parker team will be joining Project Bread’s 48th Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 1. To register as a TPCUU Team Walker, go to the Walk website and click on the JOIN TEAM link under the photo.  To sponsor one or more of the Theodore Parker Walkers and help them reach their individual goals, click on someone on the Team Roster, just below the JOIN TEAM link.