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

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Marywood Chamber Singers

Sunday ~ 11:00 am, Sanctuary
Arlington Street Church welcomes the Marywood Chamber Singers, an ensemble of 24 undergraduates from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. The choir, conducted by Rick Hoffenberg, has performed in music series throughout the northeastern United States, and was one of eight finalists across the United States for the 2012 American Prize in Choral Performance.

Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sunday ~ 12:30 pm, Frothingham Library
Are you battling illness, caring for someone who is ill, struggling with isolation or in the process of losing someone you love? Or have you already lost someone, and are you trying to cope with the heartbreak and anger that accompany loss and grief? If you are currently struggling, or have experienced this or any other type of life crisis and would like to share how you made it through, then please join the Caring Circle. Read more.

Memorial Day for Peace

Monday, May 25th ~ 1:00-4:00 pm, Christopher Columbus Park, 200 Atlantic Ave., Boston
Join the Vets for Peace in remembering their fallen comrades. Come to call out their names and ceremoniously drop carnations into the sea with the toll of a bell. All are welcome!

Dear Friends of Stop Hunger Now

We are delighted to announce that the meals from your meal packaging event on January 18th have been shipped in a container totaling 285,120 meals from our New England warehouse. The meals will be received by our in-country partner LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry in MalawiRead the letter.

The Campaign to Restore the Tiffany Stained Glass Windows

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


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It's Covenant Renewal Season! Have You Pledged Yet?

Annual Corporation (Congregation) Meeting

Sunday, June 7th ~ 12:30 PM, Hunnewell Chapel *Vote required

Unitarian Universalist Retreat for Gay & Bisexual Men

July 11th-18th ~ Ferry Beach, Saco, Maine

Contacting the Transformation Team for Racial Justice

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

Coming Up at ASCenter

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

Tuesday, May 26th ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Kundalini Yoga Class

Every Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm, Clarke Room

New Member Class

Wednesday, May 20th ~ Spiritual Journey, 6:00 pm, Perkins Room
Sunday, May 31st ~ Meet ASC, 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Social Action

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Friday Night Supper Program Needs Your Help!

Friday, June 5th ~ 5:00 pm, Kitchen

A Note From Parish Concerns

Just Coffee!

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE This Sunday

This Memorial Day Sunday, children and youth will be discussing memory. 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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Marywood Chamber Singers

Sunday, May 24th ~ 11:00 am, Sanctuary

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

Join us for worship this Sunday! The Sermon "Prayer for Atheists" is by Joanna Lubkin.

Arlington Street Church is a Welcoming Congregation.

All are welcome!

Enter through the
Great Doors at
25 Arlington Street, Boston

From the Pulpit

The season of Covenant Renewal here at Arlington Street is the time when we renew our covenant with our beloved spiritual community and pledge gifts of love, service, and financial support to this place and to our work in the world.

This year's Covenant Renewal theme is #IamASC. Here's what some Arlington Street members and friends are saying!

Harriotte Hurie - #IamASCBoston

Al Ingram - #IamASCBoston

Harlow Robinson - #IamASCBoston

Robert Holley - #IamASCBoston

Tricia Boulet - #IamASCBoston


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

Love Offering
[May 17, 2015]

Good Mothering
[May 10, 2015]

Call to Selma, 2015
[March 8, 2015]

ASC Sermon Podcast

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These podcasts are made possible by the generosity of the congregation of Arlington Street Church. Please consider making a donation to help spread the word and further the work of Arlington Street Church in the world. If you click on the Donate button, you will be taken to our verified and secure PayPal account.

Thank you for your support!


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!


Virtual Tour Now! Take this 360° virtual tour of our sanctuary and chapel.

Get Married! We have beautiful settings for weddings and commitment ceremonies, and conveniently located space for meetings and events for reasonable fees!

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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