News & Announcements

Neighborhood conversations on race

In April 2017, about 40 people from Theodore Parker Church attended an introduction to Outreach in White Communities (OWC). OWC is a project initiated by Dorchester People for Peace to engage predominantly white people in conversations about racial profiling, racism, and white privilege. After two planning meetings, we launched our TPC effort to listen to … Continued

Work for racial justice continues this summer and fall

Since May, when our membership voted to declare its support for work to end racial injustice and to hang a flag affirming Black Lives Matter, we have had conversations throughout the congregation about how best to organize our continued work, as well as the unfurling of the flag. Our plan is to commit and hang … Continued

Becoming a church member

The spirit of membership at Theodore Parker Church is best expressed by people who share their time, talents, and financial resources to support the ongoing life of the church. The requirements for voting membership are that you be in agreement with the church’s statement of purpose and that you sign the membership book. We hope … Continued

Our “summer reads” choices: W.E.B. DuBois and bell hooks

One often imagines “summer reads” to be a bit light-handed, with engaging, if not demanding, plot lines. Our choice for this summer’s Theodore Parker Church selection is an exception to that rule. And, we’re proposing not one, but TWO books, to be read (if you’re up for it) interactively, i.e., a chapter of one, a … Continued

Vote to become a sanctuary church

In light of increasing deportations and recent executive orders, local interfaith organizers sought in winter 2016-2017 to secure commitments from area churches¬†to begin setting up sanctuary networks. An overwhelming majority of our members¬†expressed enthusiastic support for providing sanctuary in our January straw poll. On March 12, 2017, members of Theodore Parker Church present at a … Continued

Church members protest ban of immigrants

More than 20 church members joined a rally in Copley Square to protest the President’s executive order barring immigrants from entering or re-entering the US. We stand on the side of love and justice.