Intentions Set or Settled

Twentieth century contemplative and monk Thomas Merton suggested, “The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.” As we begin our monthly theme of Intention, how might we imagine the practice of adjusting our expectations, and on behalf of what?

In the Manner of Quakers

In some years past, on the final Sunday of the calendar year we’ve held our worship service in the manner of Quakers. It’s a contemplative time when attendees come together in quiet. Out of this communal quiet, we offer spontaneous contributions to the service as we are moved: reflections, prayers, readings, even invitations to song! The service will be led by Mark Bauer, a long-term member of the Westport Friends (Quaker) Meeting as well as a member here at TPC. Come close out the old year and begin the new with contemplative worship that is grounded in the deep quiet of our community.

You can read and listen to recent sermons given at Theodore Parker Church. Sermons from September 2014 are by the Rev. Anne Bancroft unless otherwise stated. Once you open an individual sermon, you can right-click on the podcast to save it to your computer.