Hidden Identity


Join congregation member, Ruth Kahn, as she shares a spiritual odyssey of learning. We’ll consider ideas about times of healing, about finding unexpected sacred space, and about discovering the story of people compelled to reinvent themselves. While coping with the loss of her beloved husband, Ruth discovered the magic of place in New Mexico, and the amazing story of Crypto-Jews (crypto is Greek for “hidden”) forced to convert to Catholicism during the painful expulsions from Spain in the 1500’s. Raised a secular Jew in New York and New England, Ruth found resonance with their stories. Her journey encourages us to imagine our own.

2017 Theodore Parker Lecture

Upcoming Events

  1. Theodore Parker Church Winter Fair

    December 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. “Islam and the Beloved Community”

    December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Notes from Rev. Anne

  • Being together in these challenging times November 9, 2017

    I have missed being here the past two Sunday mornings. It feels like a loss being disconnected from the time that we set aside to spend together, and I’m looking forward to this week’s gathering. Over these past weeks, at least two egregious events have happened in our country – the truck ...

  • Seeking the holy in its many forms October 12, 2017

    I’d like to share a story about a young child, perhaps five or so, but not too young to be aware that her best friend was often unwell. “Sam was in the hospital this week,” she might mention, as the candlelight flickered into being. Or, “Sam is better. He came to my ...

  • Kindness – an antidote to hopelessness October 5, 2017

    Last Sunday was a special day here, honoring our commitment to the work of racial justice and raising a public statement of affirmation for lives that have too long been devalued. It felt good to be together, thoughtfully sharing in contemplation and ...