Social service activities play a big role in the life of the church’s youth group. In May, the teens organized a Hunger Banquet for church members and friends, which vividely illustrated the wide disparities in food security around the world. They also volunteer at...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.
Our Sunday services resume on September 13 — but our doors are open all summer. We will have a series of lay-led Summer Gatherings each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in July and August. These gatherings will alternate between vespers services on second and fourth Wednesdays and meditation sessions on first, third and fifth Wednesdays. Summer meditation begins on July 1, and vespers begin on July 8.
At vespers, a lay leader will present theme materials followed by reflection and discussion. Meditation sessions will be primarily silent. We may occasionally have a session of walking meditation in the sanctuary as well.
All are welcome. Please join us!
You can sample past sermons, both text and audio, here.
You CAN do three things at once! Just come to the Urban Ministry on Saturdays this summer to help Fair Foods assemble and distribute large bags of mixed fresh produce, get to know our Roxbury neighbors, and weed and water the Urban Ministry gardens. (Our garden volunteers are taking a break in the photo above.)
On Monday and Wednesday mornings, the Roxbury Youth Program and Youth Against Mass Incarceration will be out in the gardens, and they’re looking for gardeners to help them.
To volunteer, contact the Rev. Rebecca Hinds, come by the Social Action Table, or talk to Claire Barker or Stanzi Royden.