"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.

May 29 – “Memorial Day”

Memorial Day offers us a chance to remember the lives lost fighting for this nation. This past year has reminded many of us that life offers a whole range of ways that we lose loved ones. Together we will consider the losses we experience as a result of being in a relationship. We will explore where to find strength and beauty within the most challenging struggles of our lives, and how to search out joy and hope.

June 5 – “Religious Exploration Sunday”

This year’s Religious Exploration programs have explored our theology through coursework on the seven UU Principles, UU history, moral decision-making. and the Our Whole Lives sexuality education. This service will share a taste of what has happened in the classrooms, and provide us an opportunity to thank the teachers who create the learning experiences that help us grow.

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

Plant Sale, May 28

The 9th Annual Leaf and Petal Lovers Plant Sale will once again offer a range of perennials, herbs, vegetables, and houseplants to brighten local yards, gardens, and windowsills and to raise money for ongoing renovation projects. There are many ways to contribute to this popular event; details are here.