We gather on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate that which is most worthy to us: to share our concerns for our own lives and for the world, and to experience the joy and express gratitude for our being. We begin all together – children, youth, and adults – opening our services with song. Come as you are, and are able. You will find warmth and welcome.
Our children celebrate their own learning after the Story for All Ages, moving to the parish hall for age-friendly exploration. We have childcare for our youngest friends throughout the morning.
“What should I expect on Sunday morning?”
Our services are about an hour long, though sometimes the spirit needs a bit more time to be appreciated! They typically include lighting of the chalice, announcements, hymns, music, readings, unison readings, silent meditation, and a sermon or homily. About one-quarter of our services are led by guest ministers or lay members of the congregation.
Following the service and learning time, we gather for fellowship in the parish hall, enjoying coffee, tea, and nourishing nibbles – all are welcome.
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.
“What should I wear?”
Dress is casual. Many “regulars” wear jeans and sneakers. Others get a little more dressed up (khakis and a sweater or jacket, for example), but you will find few, if any, suits and ties. Children’s classes often involve physical movement and art projects, so children should dress appropriately. Shorts, T-shirts, and sandals are the typical attire for the informal services held during the summer.