Community Notices

Posts submitted by our members and friends that aren’t strictly church-related but may be of interest to the congregation.

Our Rite of Spring: the Theodore Parker Church Plant Sale, May 28

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Community Notices, featured, News & Announcements | Comments Off on Our Rite of Spring: the Theodore Parker Church Plant Sale, May 28

Our Rite of Spring: the Theodore Parker Church Plant Sale, May 28

The 10th Annual Theodore Parker Leaf and Petal Lovers’ Plant Sale is coming! Stop by the front yard on Saturday, May 27. We’ll be there from 9 a.m. until all plants have a good home. We will have flats of veggies, some herbs, and perennials from our own gardens. We will also sell baked goods. All proceeds support capital improvements scheduled for this year.  

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“Essentrics” Aging Backwards Demo Class on April 24

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Community Notices | Comments Off on “Essentrics” Aging Backwards Demo Class on April 24

Essentrics is an exercise workout that focuses on moving every muscle in the body to prevent and reverse muscle atrophy (“move it or lose it”).  This program, developed by Miranda Esmonde-White, has been featured on public television. There will be a demonstration Essentrics class on Monday, April 24, at 3:30 pm. in the parish hall.  This class is an opportunity to try out the program for a $5 fee. Bring a workout mat and some water.  If there is enough interest, a class will be offered once a week. For more information, contact Margo Custer or see the attached...

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“It’s All About the Drum” Concert on May 5

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Community Notices, featured, News & Announcements | Comments Off on “It’s All About the Drum” Concert on May 5

“It’s All About the Drum” Concert on May 5

Music on Centre Concert, May 5, 8 p.m. Theodore Parker Church Music on Centre presents a thrilling evening of song and global rhythms featuring three nationally known musicians: African American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and peace activist Reggie Harris and two world-class percussionists, Cheryl Prashker and Brian Melick. All profits benefit Theodore Parker Church. To volunteer or to make reservations, contact Carol Allen  or Mary Harman. Cost is $20 for each adult, $10 for those 18 and under, and a $40 maximum per...

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Democracy Forum: Increasing Access/Decreasing Unfair Influence

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Community Notices | Comments Off on Democracy Forum: Increasing Access/Decreasing Unfair Influence

Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale, the local chapter of Progressive Massachusetts, will host a forum on Democracy, on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the W Roxbury Policy Station Community Room. The forum will consider what actions we can take to make sure that our votes count. Discussion will focus on voter access, the media’s role, the influence of money in politics and voting mechanics. The forum will include guest speakers from Common Cause, MassVOTE, We the People Mass, and a public policy journalist. For more info contact:...

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The Women of Brook Farm, October 23

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Community Notices | Comments Off on The Women of Brook Farm, October 23

Sunday, October 23, 2016 — 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. Theodore Parker Church, 1859 Centre St., West Roxbury Come meet eight remarkable women who were members of or frequent visitors to Brook Farm. New Brook Farm and the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail have created this reenactment to raise awareness of the important roles women played in the Brook Farm experiment. In the beautiful sanctuary of Theodore Parker Church, members of NBF, BWHT, and TPC portraying the Brook Farm women will speak from the same pulpit from which Rev. Theodore Parker preached to some of the original Brook Farmers in the 1840s....

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Film: “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War”, October 25

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Community Notices | Comments Off on Film: “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War”, October 25

Meet the filmmaker: Sharps’ War event and live stream In 1939, Rev. Waitstill Sharp, a Unitarian minister in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and his wife, Martha, a social worker, agreed to travel to Prague to investigate reports of a humanitarian crisis. A new documentary by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War, tells the riveting story of the Sharps’ work in Europe during World War II. Harvard Divinity School is proud to present a screening of the film and a panel discussion placing the Sharps’ efforts in a larger historical context of...

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