"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. 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.

Directions to the church
What to expect on Sunday morning

Sunday 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.

Worship on Sunday, April 27:
“The Interlocking Roots of Families and Trees”

This service will be led by our religious exploration director, Johannah Murphy.  All of our families have complex root structures woven with familial narrative.  Some are narratives of love, others are narratives of lost and everything in between.  Whichever narratives we are active in, we are all part of narratives that have the potential to tie us to a greater narrative of our larger family, a family just as complex and complicated as the ones we live near.

Sermon Archive

You can sample past sermons, both text and audio, here.

On the Horizon

Ministerial Search Candidating Week and Vote, May 4-11

The members of the Ministerial Search Committee are thrilled to announce that their first choice candidate, Rev. Anne Bancroft, has accepted their call. The committee will be introducing Anne to the congregation during Candidating Week, May 4-11, prior to the congregational vote on Sunday, May 11. Read about Candidating Week and check the calendar of events and potlucks to which the congregation is invited.

Monthly Open Mike on Saturday,
April 26

Theodore Parker Church hosts an Open Mike on the last Saturday of almost every month in the parish hall. Our next Open Mike Night wil be on Saturday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. Join us in the parish hall this month for a celebration of Pete Seeger in songs and stories in honor of his 95th birthday. Bring your instrument, your voice, and stories or poetry inspired by Pete.

Meditation Group

The next meditation group meetings will be on Thursday, May 1 and May 15 , from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the home of “the Jennifers.”

Join the Church Walk for Hunger Team

Please join the Theodore Parker team for Project Bread’s 46th Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 4. Register as a walker here by going to the bottom center and clicking on the JOIN TEAM link under our team photo. Please contact Joy Martin for a button and pledge form or if you have any questions or need help registering.

7th Annual Leaf and Petal Lovers Plant Sale

Come and have fun on Saturday, May 24, at the Plant Sale. Questions, suggestions, volunteers: contact Karen Bishop. It’s not too soon to start. Happy digging! More information.