"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 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

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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.

June 19 – Peeling the Proverbial Onion

On this final service before our summer hiatus, we’ll consider the possibilities that peeling back the layers of anything provides; and we’ll consider what onion you (or we) might take on – with a nod to Father’s Day, of course.

Meditation and Vespers during July and August

We will hold lay-led meditation and vespers on Wednesday evenings during the summer hiatus of worship services.  Meditation will meet on the first and third Wednesdays, as it has throughout the church year, and vespers will meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Both will meet in the parish hall parlor (air conditioned!).

  • Meditation 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.: June 15, July 20, August 3 and August 17
  • Vespers, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.: July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24

For more information, please contact Aileen Montour or Nancy Wilber about the meditation sessions and Mark Bauer about the vespers sessions.

A note from Rev. Anne: This church year, beginning in September with “humility,” each month has oriented somewhat thematically, related to our Reaching In, Reaching Out vision. We’d love to have your feedback on this new approach to planning our services. 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

2016 Pride Parade on June 11

Saturday is Boston’s annual Pride Parade day, and lots of UU groups will be gathering at the 700-800’s on Boylston Street at 10:00-10:30. The parade starts at noon at the corner of Boylston and Clarendon streets. The Pride Festival goes on all afternoon until 7:00 p.m. at City Hall Plaza. Come join the fun!