"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. 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

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.

October 12: “Living in Another Country”

This service is being led by the Rev. Constance St. Hilaire.  The average age of Unitarian Universalists is 63.  The world has changed a lot in our lifetimes and sometimes it seems as if we are living in another country.  How do we merge our values with today’s world?

October 19: “The Variable Wisdom of Imitating Trees” Like all of nature, trees have rhythms, visible especially in this part of the world. What do they teach us about our own potential? How might we follow their example (or not) in the seasons ahead?

Sermon Archive

You can sample past sermons, both text and audio, here.

On the Horizon

Installation Service for Rev. Anne Bancroft

We will formally ‘install’ Rev. Bancropft as our new settled minister at a special service on Sunday, November 16 at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome. A reception in the parish hall will follow the service.

Fall Course for Adults: Escalating Inequality

Our fall adult religious education offerings will begin with a course on “Escalating Inequality.” We will explore social conditions and processes that explain the rapid increase in economic inequality during the past thirty-five years. The course will meet at 7 p.m. on the first Sunday of most months (six sessions total), starting October 5. More information.

Saturday Open Mic

Our next Saturday Open Mic will be October 25 in the parish hall. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. and performances at 7:30. We’re eclectic and family friendly. Open Mic is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Michael Johnson and Julie McVay are asking for volunteers to help run the TPC Open Mike nights on the last Saturday night of each month. If you are willing and able, please email Michael Johnson.

Meditation Group

The next Meditation Group meeting will be on Thursday, October 2 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the home of the Jennifers (106 Temple Street, West Roxbury). Subsequent meetings will be on the first Thursday of each month.