Covenant Renewal ~ Have You Pledged Yet?
Sunday, May 5th ~ 11:00 am, Sanctuary
We are still hoping for pledges from an additional 95 member households. Please get your pledge in now, so we can balance next year's budget!
There is a pledge form on the back of this publication. Just fill it out, and place it in the offering basket! Please give enough to stand by this church—to maintain the glorious building we love, to step up and pay our national and district dues, to grow the programs we so enjoy, and to support the minister and staff we depend on!
A Collage of Migration
Sunday, May 19th ~ Noon, Parish Hall
Where did your family originate? Let's remind Congress that unless you are Native American, you are an immigrant! Come ready for your close-up next Sunday. We'll create a collage of our beautiful faces and the litany of places that our families left to come here. This is a project of Unitarian Universalist Mass Action, in support of our work for immigration reform. Our collage will be sent to lawmakers in the fall!
Ari & Mia
Sunday, May 19th ~ 11:00 am, Sanctuary
Arlington Street Church is thrilled to welcome Ari & Mia, Boston's Americana sister act, to play for our Sunday morning worship! With fiddle, cello, banjo, guitar, and arresting vocal harmonies, their songs evoke the sounds of Appalachian cottages, rural dance floors, and urban concert halls. They combine Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and early American songbook tunes with their own innovative compositions.
Ari & Mia "blend a traditional rootsy grounding with a clear background of classical training. Their own works are soothing and fresh, tasteful, and accomplished. This duo is taking the classical study of a conservatory program and bringing it alive in folk touring circles, says SingOut! Magazine. Both sisters studied at Boston's New England Conservatory in its cutting-edge Contemporary Improvisation department. Their album, Unruly Heart, ranked high on the national folk radio charts for 2011 and Mia's song "Across the Water," won the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the folk category. Their new album, Land on Shore, was just released this month! Find more at ariandmiamusic.com.
Saturday, May 25th ~ 2:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel
Come and celebrate long-time member Sarah Richard's marriage to her beau, Mike Ryan, right here at Arlington Street Church! Coffee and cake reception to follow. There is more information on facebook: Mike & Sarah's Wedding, or email RichardsRyanWedding@gmail.com.
CRE Visioning for 2013-2014 and Beyond!
Saturday, June 1st
Let's gather on June 1st for a Children's Religious Education (CRE) Visioning session. Come with your ideas and your strategies for how to make it all happen! If you interested in attending, please contact Laura Evonne (LES@ASCBoston.org) for more details.
Flower Communion Sunday
Sunday, June 2nd ~ 11:00 am, Sanctuary
Our annual Flower Communion service is June 2nd! Please bring a flower to church!
Annual Corporation (Congregation) Meeting
Sunday, June 2nd ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel * Indicates Vote Required
*Elections: Pru, Officers, Nominating Committee, Unitarian
Universalist Urban Ministry & Mass Bay District Delegates
*FY14 Budget / Treasurer's Report
Update on Capital Projects
Questions on written reports
· Business Administrator
· Prudential Committee
· Social Action Committee
Just Coffee—Just for You!
Friends, we have a new supply of Just Coffee! Please come and get yours at the Social Action table after the service. Just $12 per pound for great 100% organic coffee! Help support the grower cooperative in Chiapas, Mexico, www.justcoffee.org.
Represent Arlington Street at General Assembly
June 19-23, 2013 ~Louisville, Kentucky
General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. If you are interested in being one of the five delegates from Arlington Street, please contact Steve Vorenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org before Sunday, March 10th. For a great video of last year's GA, go to uua.org/ga/past/2012/209898.shtml.
Read an interview with Senior Minister Rev. Kim Crawford Harvie
Blessing of the Animals
Photos from Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
Each year on a Sunday near the Feast Day of St. Francis, we celebrate the animal companions in our lives by welcoming them (crated, on a leash, in a bowl) to be blessed. Here are photos of just one of the many companions.
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In Memory of Emily Dunn
In memory of our beloved Emily, a trust fund has been set up in her name for the education of her grandchildren, Camilla & Mia. If you would like to contribute, please send a check (payable to Emily Dunn Fund) to: Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116.