The Rev. Anne Bancroft was installed as the church’s 29th minister in a special ceremony on Sunday, November 16, 2014. “We ask that you speak your truth to us in freedom, that you minister to us in our joys and sorrows, and that you set forth, by word and example, a...Read More
The Theodore Parker Singers is an ensemble with an eclectic repertoire that performs several times a month. New singers are always welcome. The group rehearses every Sunday at 9:15 a.m. in the sanctuary. Michael Johnson, the group’s director, composes and arranges much of...Read More
Three hundred years ago, in 1712, a band of farmers from the western part of Roxbury grew tired of the long trip to their parish church and petitioned the colonial government for permission to form a new parish closer to their homes. When their request was denied, they...Read More
Worship services, religious exploration, pastoral care, and committee work are only part of what Theodore Parker Church is all about. We also love to have fun! Coffee hour after each service often features dips, desserts, and other delectables whipped up by the stalwart cooks...Read More
– Theodore Parker
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.
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.
In this lay-led service, Robin Colgrove and Tom Keydel will consider the premise of the book, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, by Steven Pinker.
We will be continuing our evening vespers services once a month into June. We will gather in the sanctuary on the first Thursday of each month, beginning January 8, at 7 p.m. It’s a lovely, quiet respite from a sometimes overwhelming world.
You can sample past sermons, both text and audio, here.