Arlington Street Church, Unitarian Universalist. Gathered in Love and Service for Justice and Peace. 351 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
 

Tiffany Windows Tours

We are proud to share the resplendent beauty and history of our Tiffany stained glass windows with you. Open for tours Monday - Saturday 10 am - 3 pm.

This Saturday, October 21st

Fall Potluck & Game Night!

Saturday, October 21st ~ 5:30 pm, Parish Hall
Rev. Kim, Beth, Erica, and our fabulous host, Queen Cheryl, warmly invite you to an all-church potluck dinner and game night! Please feel free to bring a dish, a friend, and your favorite game! Bridge or Chutes and Ladders anyone?

This Sunday, October 22nd

Your Thanksgiving Pie Order Provides Hot Meals

Sunday ~ Noon, Parish Hall

Every Thanksgiving since 1993, 150 of Boston's top chefs donate more than 20,000 freshly baked pies to support Community Servings. Every $30 pie sold enables Community Servings to provide a week of free, nutritious, home-delivered meals to 1,850 critically ill individuals and their families. 93% of this year's $800,000 goal will directly support the mission.

The Pie in the Sky bake sale is your chance to enjoy a wonderful, freshly-baked gourmet pie and celebrate the true spirit of Thanksgiving. Choose apple, pecan, pumpkin, or sweet potato! You can pick up your pies the day before Thanksgiving at over 100 different sites in the greater Boston area.

Order directly from Lisa Drapkin and Debbie Lewis in the Parish Hall today or next Sunday. All pie orders must be received by November 13th. If you do not want a pie, please consider making a donation!

Let's Decorate Our Altar

Sunday ~ 12:15 pm, Sanctuary

If you would like to help decorate the altar for next Sunday's observance of El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), please meet Rev. Kim in the sanctuary after worship today. All are welcome! No experience necessary!

Sunday's Share the Plate: Supporting Syrian Refugees

Founded in 2007, Karam Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in the United States serving those affected by the worst humanitarian crisis of our lifetime. Karam's mission is to instill hope, foster healing, and build a peaceful, prosperous future for Syria.

Today's Share the Plate collection will go to Karam's program that resettles refugees here. Their goal is to eliminate female teen marriage and child labor and to insure that Syrian refugee children have access to quality education and a safe home. Thank you for your generosity!

Coffee Hour and Lunch

Sunday ~ Immediately following worship, Parish Hall

Let's all gather downstairs for coffee, soup, sandwiches, and community! Please visit the Arlington Street Cares Table (on your right as you enter the Parish Hall) to sign cards for people who have shared candles of sorrow and joy with us.

We welcome additional volunteers to help with food preparation and, especially, with clean-up. To volunteer, and for more information about joining our team, please stop by the kitchen.

Announcements

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Arlington Street's Literary Salon, The Wednesdays: Shakespeare

Wednesdays ~ 6:00 pm, Frothingham Library
N​ovember 1st​ ~ ​​Hamlet
November 15​th ~ Twelfth Night
November 29th ~ ​Troilus and Cressida
December 13​th ​~ All's Well That Ends Well​

Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sundays, Nov. 5th, 9th, Dec. 3rd, and 17th ~ 12:30 pm, Carol Smith Room

Saturday, October 21st ~ 5:30 pm, Parish Hall

Arlington Street Church Corporation Meeting

Sunday, November 5th ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Intersectional Book Group

Monday, November 6th ~ 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Frothingham Library

Have You Remembered Arlington Street in Your Will?

Sunday, November 19th ~ ​1:30-3:30 pm, Private location TBA

Movie Night: Walk With Me

Monday, November 20th ~ 7:30 pm ~ Kendall Square Cinema

Coming Up at ASCenter

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Arlington Street Church Visitor Tours - We Need Your Smiling Face!

Buddha's Belly ~ The Buddhist Book Discussion and Arlington Street Zen Center

Tuesday, October 24th ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

New Member Class

Wednesday, October 25th, Spiritual Journey ~ 6:00 pm, Perkins Room
Sunday, October 29th, Meet ASC~ 12:30 pm, Carol Smith Room
Sunday, November 5th, New Member Breakfast/Joining ~ 9:30 am, Chapel

Kundalini Yoga Class

Every Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Join the Investment Subcommittee

Thursday, October 23rd ~ 6:30 pm, Carol Smith Room

Pru in Review ~ September

Social Action

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Car Donations Made Easy!

Hate Crimes Hotline

A Marriage Proposal

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE on Sunday

On Sunday we are learning about El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and preparing for next week's intergenerational service. Check out CRE to learn more.

Music@ASC

For more information about the following listings, please visit Music@ASC.

Concerts by Boston Chamber Music Society

Saturdays, November 11th, and March 10th ~ 11:30 am, Sanctuary

Join the Arlington Street Choir!

Every Thursday, Starting September 7th ~ 7:00 pm, Clarke Room

Experience the spiritual practice of communal singing! Take just a couple of hours out of your week to create something beautiful, make friends, and add more music to your life! Musicians and non-musicians are welcome—we are a mix of professionals and amateurs.

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Special Considerations for Special Needs

The Arlington Street public transit station re-opened in June 2009 and now provides handicapped access from the transit station to street level via elevators and/or a ramp. A separate part of the MBTA project created a wheelchair ramp leading from street level on Boylston Street to the church office door.

Handicapped access to the Sanctuary on Arlington Street is provided by a ramp on Arlington Street which leads to an entrance to the Sanctuary.

During worship services, and other special events, FM amplification headsets can be provided upon request. Braille hymnals are also available for Sunday services, as well as a large print version of the hymnal and each week’s order of service. Please ask an usher for assistance.

Arlington Street Church has a wheelchair accessible restroom immediately adjacent to the Sanctuary.

 

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It's Sunday at 11 am
Do You Know Where Your
Spiritual Communtiy Is?

Join us for worship this Sunday! This week's Sermon by Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie is "Defying Tyranny."

Arlington Street Church is a Welcoming Congregation.

All are welcome!

Enter through the
Great Doors at
25 Arlington Street, Boston

After the service, let's all gather downstairs
for coffee, soup, sandwiches, and community.

From the Pulpit

#FiredUp4ASC Read why others are fired up for Arlington Street Church during this season's Covenant Renewal!

#FiredUp4ASC Jonah Beukman

#FiredUp4ASC John Markham O'Connor

Pride by Robert Holley

We invite you to visit the Worship Archives. You can either read or listen to sermons.

Even When You Think They're Not Listening
[October 8, 2017]

Blessing of the Animals: Who Blesses Whom?
[October 1, 2017]

Take Heart
[September 10, 2017]

Rev. Kim's Chalice Lighting ~
Black Lives Matter
[September 25, 2016]

 

For other sermons, please click here. 

Covenant of Right Relations

Thanks to our wonderful friends across the river at First Parish in Cambridge (Unitarian Universalist) for sharing their Covenant of Right Relations with us! With the guidance of our Transformation Team for Racial Justice, we're beginning to consider how to make it our own. Click here to read.Your insights are welcome! Please email Transformation@ASCBoston.org.

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Welcome to Arlington Street Church

asc churchWelcome to Arlington Street Church, gathered in love and service for justice and peace. We're so glad you found us! Unitarian Universalists believe that personal experience, conscience, and reason are the final authorities in religion. Instead of subscribing to a single religious creed or doctrine, we keep an open mind to the religious questions people have struggled with in all times and places, and we honor a diversity of answers. Join us! All are welcome!


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Candles of Sorrow & Joy

Candles can be submitted online by Arlington Street Church members and friends and will be included in our weekly Candles of Sorrow & Joy ritual during the Sunday morning worship service.

Click here to fill out an online Candle Card.

Book a Tour of Arlington Street Church

Arlington Street Church offers tours of our historic church for Coming of Age programs, heritage tours, religious education programs, and other interested parties.

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Love and Justice