Church members voted unanimously on May 11 to call the Reverend Anne Bancroft to be our next settled minister. She will begin her ministry on Aug. 1. “I’m excited to accept the call as minister to this energetic and vibrant community of seekers,” Rev. Bancroft said. “What a...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 9:15 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
Worship services, religious exploration, pastoral care, and committee work are only part of what Theodore Parker Church is all about. We also love to have fun! Coffee hour after each service often features dips, desserts, and other delectables whipped up by the stalwart cooks...Read More
– Theodore Parker
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. 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.
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 church is currently on its annual summer break. Weekly Sunday worship services will resume after Labor Day. We invite you to check this page periodically for updates, and also to subscribe to our e-newsletter to keep informed about upcoming events and activities. Contact the church administrator to have your email address added to the subscriber list.
During the summer, we have weekly informal, lay-led services on Tuesday evenings. The services are held in the parish hall parlor.
Tuesday, August 12, 7:30 p.m.
We are all familiar with religious rites of passage, often grounded in passages of time. UUs have a few; most other faiths have many. Our inner spiritual self may or may not evolve or develop in a way that coincides with a set timetable of ritual-based events. Discussion and reflection will include exploration of our experiences, with the spiritual milestones that mark our journeys. Karen Bishop will lead the service.
Tuesday, August 19, 7:30 p.m.
Julie McVay will lead the service.
Tuesday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.
How do our beliefs inform our views on social justice? When work for justice becomes frustrating, tedious, or even dangerous, how might our interior life sustain us? After brief readings, we will share our thoughts and experiences about possibilities for the integration of justice with spirituality. Madeleine Cousineau will lead the service.
You can sample past sermons, both text and audio, here.