In 1837, Second Church Roxbury, having only recently re-written its original Puritan charter to reflect the more liberal Unitarian values of the congregation, called as its new pastor the Reverend Theodore Parker, newly minted graduate of the Harvard Divinity School. Parker was...Read More
Social service activities play a big role in the life of the church’s youth group. Last May, the teens organized a Hunger Banquet for church members and friends, which vividly illustrated the wide disparities in food security around the world. In June, they led a Sunday...Read More
The 9th Annual Leaf and Petal Lovers’ Plant Sale is coming on Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. until all plants have a good home. This year we will have flats of veggies, some herbs, and the perennials we’ve come to expect. We will also sell baked goods. This sale brings in...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 9:05 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
– Theodore Parker
We extend a special welcome to visitors who venture through our doors to find out what we’re all about.
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.
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?
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.
You can sample past sermons, both text and audio, here.
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.
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.