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

Peace Parade

Selma Sunday is March 8th!

March 7th is the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the brutal attack on civil rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. Two weeks later, thousands of people arrived from all over the country and marched from Selma to Montgomery; that August, Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, ending discrimination in access to voting. This coming week, thousands of people are expected in Alabama for the reenactment of that march.

Next Sunday morning, here at Arlington Street, we will be honoring Selma Sunday. Let's be together to celebrate this watershed moment in Civil Rights history and our long walk to freedom!


About Sunday's Musical Guests

Gamelankemana aims to take Balinese gamelan to new places--both physically and musically--by reinterpreting traditional repertoire and bringing it to new audiences. The ensemble is based on a form of Balinese music called gender wayang, which is played by a quartet of bronze metallophones and used to accompany shadow-puppet plays. Even in Bali, this style of music is considered extremely demanding because the players must play independent interlocking parts with both hands, while also using their palms and fingers to dampen the keys after they are struck. The pieces in Sunday's program do not have known composers, as they have developed over many generations as part of an oral tradition, but they came to our group from a master performer and teacher named I Wayan Suweca. Anyone interested in news and upcoming performances from the group can follow them at

Power of a Loving Heart: A Weekend Intensive of Kirtan & Spiritual Teachings with Krishna Das, Sharon Salzberg, and Lama Surya Das

Saturday, February 28th ~ 7:30 pm, Arlington Street Church - Sold Out!
Sunday ~ 1:00 pm, Newton South HS, 140 Brandeis Rd., Newton
Let's come together to discover and celebrate the power of the heart by cultivating our natural capacity for faith, compassion, and love! Tickets are $75 in advance and $85, at the door.

Just Coffee Just In!

We have a new supply of Just Coffee from the coffee growers cooperative in Chiapas Mexico. Please get your supply at the Social Action table in the Parish Hall after the service: dark roast and medium roast; ground and beans; $12 a pound. Brought to you by your friends from the Social Action Committee.

Coffee Hour and Lunch

Sunday ~ Immediately following worship, Parish Hall
Let's all gather downstairs for coffee, soup, sandwiches, and community! If you're visiting Arlington Street Church, or would like information about Unitarian Universalism, please visit the Welcome Table. 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 today, or contact Jon Ellertson.

The Campaign to Restore the Tiffany Stained Glass Windows

Read all about it and find out how you can participate!


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Nondiscrimination/Inclusion Amendment to the ASC Bylaws

"It's Been a Long Winter" Potluck

Saturday, March 7th ~ 5:00 pm, Parish Hall

Arlington Street Church History, 20th Century

Sunday, March 8th ~ 12:30–1:30 pm plus Q&A, Hunnewell Chapel

Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sunday, March 8th ~ 12:30 pm, Stage Right
Sunday, March 29th ~ 12:30 pm, Frothingham Library

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

Tuesday, March 10th ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Delegates to Represent Arlington Street

Get Ready to Indulge ... Vegas Style!

Saturday, March 28th ~ 6:30 pm, Arlington Street Church

Covenant Renewal ~ Have You Pledged Yet?

Coming Up at ASCenter

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Kundalini Yoga Class

Every Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm, Clarke Room

New Member Class

Spiritual Journey, Wednesday, March 4th ~ 6:00 pm, Perkins Room
Meet ASC, Sunday, March 8th ~ 12:30 pm, Clarke Room

Social Action

Find out how to get involved.

5th Annual St. Patrick's Peace Parade Planning Meeting

Wednesday, March 4th ~ 7:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE This Sunday

On Sunday we continue a unit on Selma, the Civil Rights Movement, and racial justice. Check out CRE to learn more.

Children's Religious Education Wants You!

Would you enjoy assisting behind the scenes, sharing a story or your spiritual practice, going on a field trip, leading a sex ed class, holding babies, building with legos, or digging in the dirt! If the answer is yes, please contact Laura or Erica for more information!

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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Join the Arlington Street Choir !

Every Thursday ~ 7:00 pm, Clarke Room

Our first rehearsal of the new year is Thursday, January 8th.

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 "The Power of Imagination."

Arlington Street Church is a Welcoming Congregation.

All are welcome!

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Great Doors at
25 Arlington Street, Boston

Power of a Loving Heart

A Weekend Intensive of Kirtan
& Spiritual Teachings

with Krishna Das, Sharon Salzberg
and Special Guest Lama Surya Das

We will come together to discover and celebrate the power of the heart by cultivating our natural capacity for faith, compassion, and love.

Sunday March 1, 1pm at
Newton South HS,
140 Brandeis Rd., Newton

Tickets are $85 at the door.

To earn more about this wonderful event click here!

From the Pulpit

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

Pick Your Team
[February 22, 2015]

Seeing in the Dark
[February 8, 2015]

Lunch Counter Sit-Ins, 2015
[January 18, 2015]

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.

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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