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



Share the Plate with Only A Child

Sunday, April 13th ~ 11:00 am, Sanctuary
We continue our new spiritual practice of generosity at Arlington Street. For April, Share the Plate donations will go to Only A Child. Find out more.

What I Love About Arlington Street ~ Photo Op

Sunday, April 13th ~ Noon, Parish Hall Stage
As part of our Covenant Renewal activities this spring, please express what it is you love most about Arlington Street Church (ASC). Our own Christa Lamb will take photos of congregants as they hold a sign showing the one thing they love most about their Arlington Street experience. Find out more about this.

Building the World We Dream—Lunch Conversation!

Sunday, April 13th ~ Noon, Parish Hall Stage
The "Building the World We Dream" team invites you to eat lunch together in the Parish Hall after service. This will be an informal setting to talk about the issues of racism and multiculturalism and the charter for a Transformation Team at Arlington Street. Please come say hello and share your thoughts, or send an email to

Arlington Street Humanists

Sunday, April 13th ~ 1:00 pm, Stage Right Room
The Arlington Street Humanists will be continue discussing a good definition of Religious Humanism and how it can compliment the Unitarian Universalism experience. We'll also continuing talking about the new TV program "Cosmos," being presented by the American Humanist Association's 2009 Isaac Asimov Award Winner, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, and how it is being received. All are welcome!

Albie Sachs, Hero of Anti-Apartheid & Equal Marriage

Sunday, April 13th ~ 3:30 pm, Temple Karem Shalom, 659 Elm St., Concord
Justice Albie Sachs, appointed by Nelson Mandela to the Constitutional Court of South Africa, is a great hero of the Anti-Apartheid movement and author of the Court's decision in Minister of Home Affairs v. Fourie, in which South Africa's statute defining marriage to be between one man and one woman was declared a violation of the Constitution's mandate for equality. He will be speaking about freedom! All are welcome at no charge!


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The Boston National Poetry Month Festival

Thursday-Sunday, April 10th-13th ~ Old South Church & Boston Public Library, Copley Square

Only a Child Turns 20!

Saturday, April 12th ~ 7:00 pm, 215 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham MA

Next Buddha's Belly Book

We are beginning a new book: The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity's Hidden Treasure by Sakyong Mipham. Please read chapters 1-4 for our next meeting on Tuesday, April 22nd.

Requests for Jubilee Support

Our Jubilee initiative supports Arlington Street Church's "work in the world."

Connections Groups Are Still Open

Connections groups meet twice a month for small group facilitated sharing and reflection.

New Member Class

Sunday, May 4th, Meet ASC ~ 12:30 pm, Clarke Room
Wednesday, May 7th, Spiritual Journeys ~ 6:00 pm, Perkins Room

Coming Up at ASCenter

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Veterans' Poetry Coffee House: Midnight Voices

Tuesday, April 15th ~ 7:00–10:00 pm, Clarke Room

Claiming Our Faith!

Wednesday, April 16th ~ 6:00–7:30 pm, Perkins Room

Kundalini Yoga Class

Wednesday, April 16th ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Women's Spirituality Group

Saturday, April 19th ~ 10:00–Noon, Perkins Room

Connections Facilitators Training & Information Session

Saturday, April 26th ~ 1:00 pm, Perkins Room

Spiritual Passions Higher & Friendly Power: William James and Addiction

Sunday, May 4th ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Social Action

Find out how to get involved.

Boston Strong in Everyday Life

Saturday, April 12th ~ 7:00-9:00 pm, Sanctuary

Jobs Not Jails: Rally to End Mass Incarceration!

Saturday, April 26th ~ 1:00 pm, Boston Common

Problems and Promises of Unearned Privilege

Sunday, April 27th ~ 12:30–2:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Help Keep Immigrant Families Together

Sunday, May 4th ~ 2:00 pm, 20 Bradston Street, Boston

Mother's Day Walk for Peace

Sunday, May 11th ~ 7:00 am, Assemble at Town Field in Dorchester

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

This Week in CRE

Happy Passover and Happy Palm Sunday! Sunday, we are meeting in our aged-based groups exploring birth, hope, and tradition.Check out CRE to learn more.

CRE Is on Facebook!

Check out the CRE Facebook page to see what we're up to!

ASC's Children's Religious Education Blog

Check out the CRE blog to see what's coming up and what we've been doing lately.

View ASC's Children's Religious Education Calendar

Check out the CRE calendar to see what's coming up!


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Love of singing?

Do you love to sing? Would you consider sharing your voice as a gift of service to this community? Do you want to take just a couple of hours out of your week to create something beautiful? The Arlington Street Church Choir awaits you! Please visit Adult Choir.

Click here to see or hear ten minute move on Unitarian Universalism!

  Unitarian Universalism

  If you are new to Unitarian Universalism,
  “Voices of a Liberal Faith — Unitarian Universalists”

  is a great introduction. Click here to watch
  this ten minute video!



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! The Sermon by Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie is "Turning Brass into Gold."

Arlington Street Church is a Welcoming Congregation.

All are welcome!

Enter through the
Great Doors at
25 Arlington Street, Boston

From the Pulpit

Share the Plate
Read Rev. Kim's white paper

One Step, One Journey
What Is Church For?
    Liz Weber, January 12, 2014
A Daily Gratitude List
    Barb Seidl, January 5, 2014

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

Out of the Goodness of Our Hearts
[February 9, 2014]

How Can I Keep From Singing? A Tribute to Pete Seeger
[February 2, 2014]

Letting Go
[January 26, 2014]

ASC Sermon Podcast

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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.