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.
April 23 – Poetry Sunday
Poetry Sunday is an annual rite of spring at Theodore Parker Church. Please join us for our celebration of poetic verse. Several members of the congregation will read their favorite poems written by others or poems that they have written themselves. Julie McVay and Tom Keydel are coordinating this lay-led service.
April 30 – Go, Fish, Go
This service will be led by the Rev. Anne Bancroft. The sermon title clearly plays with the title of P. D. Eastman’s well-known Go, Dog, Go and invites us to consider a fish awakening to the water it swims in.
This Sunday will be a busy day for us, officially welcoming new members and celebrating a baby dedication during our service. We will also participate in the White Supremacy Teach-In that a network of Unitarian Universalist religious professionals and lay leaders from both within and outside congregations have called on congregations to observe. The Teach-In initiative is being “led by UUs of color and white UUs working together” and now includes more than 400 participating communities. I encourage you to learn more about the call.
A note from Rev. Anne: We are continuing our monthly themes this year, adding the construct of a meta-theme to guide our choices: the challenges inherent in change. We’d love to have your feedback on this approach to planning our services. Feel free to contact me directly, or to share your thoughts with one of the members of our Committee on Shared Ministry: Joel Neiditz, Peter Stein, Jessica Basile, and Stan Gross. We are all happy to be open ears for your thoughts.
You can sample past sermons, both text and audio, here.