"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.

January 31 – Imperfect or None

The Rev. Anne Bancroft completes our January focus on perspectives, and asks us to consider how we hold community first when our own viewpoints may not be primary.

February 7 – What’s in a Word?

Our February focus will be on words — those we hear or have heard in religious arenas but perhaps struggle to understand or find meaningful context for. If you know there are words you can’t quite reconcile, send them along to Rev. Anne!

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 as the year moves along. 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

White Privilege: A Journey for Adults at TPC

Next meeting: Sunday, February 7
Molly Schen is leading a monthly study group inspired by Waking Up White by Debby Irving. The next meeting is Sunday, February 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the parish hall parlor. These conversations weave together current events with discussion of the book. Everyone is warmly invited to attend, even if you have not read Waking Up White. Additional sessions will take place on March 13 and April 10.
More information here.

“Wonderful Wearables” Clothing and Accessory Exchange Party

Saturday, February 6, 1-5 p.m.
Bring your ready-to-swap wearables to this fun get-together in the parish hall, and come prepared to find some “new to you” treasures in exchange. Men, women, and supervised children are all welcome — bring along your friends and neighbors! Items should be clean and free of holes, stains, or broken parts. Each item you bring gives you credit toward an item to take in exchange–not just clothing but also footwear, scarves, handbags, hats, and gloves. Please be prepared to remove leftover items at 5 p.m. And please email Cecilia Bennett to let her know you’ll be coming.