"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

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.

March Services Theme:  Forgiveness

Our theme for the month of March is forgiveness. For many years, Unitarian Universalism has been a bit light on the practice of confession, to self or others. Where does that leave us relative to forgiveness? And, where is it most important to begin?

March 26 – In Defense of Life (Just the Way It Is)

On the final Sunday of our March theme of forgiveness, let’s consider what we mean by apology. As a part of our service, we will also be supporting the National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice. This service will be led by the Rev. Anne Bancroft.

April 2 – Expressions of Joy

We begin a new theme this week for the month of April: JOY! What is it, exactly? And, in our busy lives, how do we engage with it? This service will be led by the Rev. Anne Bancroft.

A note from Rev. Anne: We are continuing our monthly themes this year, adding the construct of a meta-theme to guide our choices: the challenges inherent in change. We’d love to have your feedback on this 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

 

BYOC/T

Our almost-weekly Bring Your Own Coffee or Tea gatherings continue on Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. in the parish hall parlor. Upcoming dates are  March 23 and March 30. Join Rev. Anne in taking a closer look this spring at the biblical book of Genesis. All are welcome.

Explore Racial Justice Through Film

Join us this church year on selected Fridays at 7:30 p.m., as we explore racial justice through free screenings of award-winning films followed by community discussion.

See the full schedule of films here.

Wednesday Meditation Group

The church meditation group will meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. The next session is March 22. We begin at 7 p.m. with a short poem, followed by silence (seated on chairs) for 25 minutes. We hope you will join us!