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

Stone Soup


Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sunday; Dec. 7th and 21st ~ 12:30 pm, Frothingham Library

Are you battling illness, caring for someone who is ill, or in the process of losing someone you love? Or have you already lost them, and are you trying to cope with the heartbreak and anger that accompany loss and grief? Learn more.

The Snow is Coming! Please Lend a Hand in the Garden

Sunday ~ 12:30 pm, ASC Garden
We have hundreds more bulbs to plant in our garden, leaves to rake, and plants to cut back before the snow lands. Spring will still come if we don't get it all done, but it won't be as pretty. Unfortunately, half of Team Eden is on the "injured reserve list" right now. We could really use some help today from 12:30-2:00 pm to put the garden to bed. Please join us after lunch. Tools provided, no experience needed!

Making a Difference for Immigrant Children and Families

Sunday, Meet Chelsea Collaborative's Exec.Director, Gladys Vega 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel
Thank you! Your generous contributions will go to over 250 immigrant children and families supported by Chelsea Collaborative. Chelsea Collaborative gives out food every day.
Please come to talk with Chelsea Collaborative's Executive Director, Gladys Vega, after the service today to learn more about this wonderful organization! Find out more.

Indulge Planning Meeting

Sunday ~ 12:30 pm, Clarke Room
Today is our first planning meeting for Indulge 2015. The event is scheduled for March 28th, 2015, and it will doubtless be as much fun and as successful as all the previous Indulges! Come be a part of helping to make this fun night a reality!

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.


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Covenant Renewal ~ Have You Pledged Yet?

Want To Showcase Your Crafts at the Holiday Bazaar?

Sundays, December 7th, 14th, 21st ~ 10:30 -10:45 am & 12-1:00 pm, Parish Hall let Laura Evonne Steinman know if you would be interested in participating this year (

Arlington Street's Literary Salon, The Wednesdays, presents The Wednesdays: Shakespeare's Plays

Wednesdays, Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 11, & Feb 18. ~ 6:00 pm, The Frothingham Library

Coming Up at ASCenter

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

Tuesday, November 25th ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Kundalini Yoga Class

Every Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Social Action

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Making a Difference for Immigrant Children and Families

Sunday, Meet Chelsea Collaborative's ExeccDirector, Gladys Vega 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Fair Trade Holiday Sale!

Sunday, December 14, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 pm ~ Parish Hall

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE This Sunday

Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
CRE invites you to join in on an afternoon of Stone Soup making and sunflower seed roasting. Sunday, our children will begin the service in the sanctuary to help celebrate this year's harvest with a Sunflower Communion. 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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South African Choir Visits Arlington Street Church

Sunday, December 7th ~ 1:30 pm, Sanctuary

Concert Masterpieces of European and American Music

Sunday, December 7th ~ 7:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Join the Arlington Street Choir this Fall!

Every Thursday ~ 7:00 pm, Clarke Room

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  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 "Give Thanks"

Arlington Street Church is a Welcoming Congregation.

All are welcome!

Enter through the
Great Doors at
25 Arlington Street, Boston

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.

Find out how to book your tour!

From the Pulpit

Share the Plate
Read Rev. Kim's white paper

Richard Marshall
Covenant Renewal: The Spiritual Practice of Generosity

Charles Howes
Covenant Renewal: #ILuvASC

Ellen Payzant
Covenant Renewal: Giving to the Church

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

First Resort
[November 9, 2014]

Living Legacy
[Ocotber 26, 2014]

[October 19, 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!


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.

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Love and Justice