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

Volunteer Week


Covenant Renewal: #IamASC

Sunday ~ 12:30 pm, Parish Hall
We are - every one of us! - the people of the beloved community at Arlington Street​. Once a year, we renew our covenant of love and service with one another, and the world. This year's theme is #IamASC! Today, and for the entire month of April, our own Christa Lamb will be in the photo booth to snap your head shot for our #IamASC social media campaign. We'll also be filling in the blanks on ASC "Mad Libs" to share a little bit more about who we are. Come on by after the service and be part of the fun!

Over My Dead Body: How to Plan Your Own Memorial Service

Sunday ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel
Join our Community Minister, Rev. Vera O'Brien, for a hands-on, interactive workshop to plan your own memorial service. We'll talk about memorable services—memorable for better or for worse! Then we'll plan, with the goal that each participant will leave with a draft or finished product that can go on file with the church office and be shared with family and friends. Find out more.

Prayer Vigil for Immigrant Detainees

Sunday ~ 2:00 PM, 20 Bradston Street, Boston
Stop the detentions and deportations and help keep immigrant families together! Join the prayer vigil sponsored by the Boston New Sanctuary Movement at the Suffolk County House of Correction. We will car pool from the church at 1:15. If you want a ride, please email

Social Action Committee's Winter Clothing Drive

Sunday - May 3rd
Why we are collecting winter apparel now that it's finally Spring? We're hoping that many of you and your neighbors will be disposing of unwanted winter items that can be put to good use. We plan to store cold weather clothing now for next winter, to distribute to people who are homeless. Please help us prevent cold weather injuries, such as frostbite and hypothermia, in a population that faces exposure to the elements on a daily basis. Donations may be dropped off today at the social action table, or during the week at the church office. Thank you!

The Call for Climate Justice - A Conversation with Tim DeChristopher

Sunday ~ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, First Church Boston
In recent years the climate justice movement has made great strides in organizing. However, there are still important areas of climate ethics to be addressed if we are to deepen our work, better support those on the front lines, and grow the movement. Find out how more.

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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Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sunday, April 26th ~ 12:30 pm, Frothingham Library

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

Tuesday, April 28th ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Contacting the Transformation Team for Racial Justice

Third Tuesday of every month from 7 - 8:30 pm

Make Me One With Everything

Sunday, May 3rd ~ 11 am, Sanctuary and 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Please join Team ASC for the 19th Annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace

Sunday, May 10th ~ 7 am, Town Field, Dorchester

Covenant Renewal and Friday Night Supper Appreciation Luncheon

Sunday, May 17th ~ 11:00 am, Sanctuary and 12:00 pm, Parish Hall

Covenant Renewal ~ Have You Pledged Yet?

Coming Up at ASCenter

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Kundalini Yoga Class

Every Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm, Clarke Room

The Wednesdays: Arlington Street's Literary Salon
Whitman's "Song of Myself"

Wednesdays, April 22nd and 29th, May 6th and 13th ~ 6:00-8:00 pm, Frothingham Library

Social Action

Find out how to get involved.

The Call for Climate Justice - A conversation with Tim DeChristopher

Sunday ~ 12:30pm - 2:00pm, First Church Boston

Prayer Vigil for Immigrant Detainees

Sunday ~ 2:00 PM, 20 Bradston Street, Boston

Just Coffee!

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE This Sunday

Sunday, CRE is continuing a unit on climate justice, based on materials provided by the faith-based non-profit Commit2Respond. This Sunday's theme is fire. 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

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.

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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Do You Know Where Your
Spiritual Communtiy Is?

Join us for worship this Sunday! The Sermon by Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie is "Get Out!"

Arlington Street Church is a Welcoming Congregation.

All are welcome!

Enter through the
Great Doors at
25 Arlington Street, Boston

From the Pulpit

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

Call to Selma, 2015
[March 8, 2015]

Pick Your Team
[February 22, 2015]

Seeing in the Dark
[February 8, 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