"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.

February 19 – Mystery and More

Wendell Berry writes, “When we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey.” Join for a spirit-filled worship on facing down the unknown with heart and humor.

The Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen will preach. She is the UUA’s Leadership Development Associate for Youth and Young Adults of Color and a community minister with First Parish in Cambridge. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, she was a founding member of the Lucy Stone Cooperative and now serves on the Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries Steering Committee and the UU Ministers Association.

February 26 – Compassion Becoming Real

Members of the Theodore Parker Church Caring Ministry Team will share resources, reflections, and questions inviting us to continue growing in compassion.

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 began in September with “humility,” as we did last year. Our theme for the month of February is “compassion.” 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

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 starting in January. The next session is February 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!

BYOC/T

Our new weekly Bring Your Own Coffee or Tea gathering continues on Thursday morning, February  16 (weather permitting), at 8 a.m. in the parish hall parlor. Join Rev. Anne for good conversation and spiritual support for whatever is on your mind. All are welcome.

Let’s Read Together in February and March!

What better time of year to curl up with a gripping book and talk about it with friends? All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, grapples with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves the characters’ school, their community, and ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.

The book is available at Theodore Parker Church and libraries. Book groups will meet at church and homes from February 28 through March 12. Join us by emailing Claire Barker.