The 8th Annual Leaf and Petal Lovers’ Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 23, from 9 a.m. until all plants have a good home. This year we will have flats of veggies, some herbs, and the perennials we’ve come to expect. We will also sell baked goods. This sale brings...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.
From the State House to the streets, our communities are alive with the struggle for racial justice. A protest song asks, “Which side are you on, my people, which side are you on?” Let us pray, sing, and worship together on the journey to the freedom side. The service will be led by the Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen, a Unitarian Universalist community minister, and leadership development associate for youth and young adults of color.
Poems written and/or read by Theodore Parker Church poetry lovers young and old are the focus of this annual celebration of the poetic spirit.
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 at 7 p.m. It’s a lovely, quiet respite from a sometimes overwhelming world. Please join us on Thursday, May 7, for a time of quiet and reflection.
You can sample past sermons, both text and audio, here.
The Friends of the West Roxbury Library / West Roxbury Reads 2015 book is The Giver by Lois Lowry. First published in 1993, this book has offered a powerful challenge to the idea of equitable community. Rev. Anne will be moderating a panel discussion on the “Ethical Issues in The Giver.” Panelists are: Rabbi Sara Paasche-Orlow, Hebrew Senior Life; Dr. Maureen Connelly, Harvard Medical Schools; and Dr. Sadath Sayeed, Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. Join us for what promises to be a very engaging conversation. Thursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. at the West Roxbury Branch Library, 1961 Centre St.