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

Rev. Eugene Navias


Speaking this Sunday, August 31st at 11:00 AM

Loving Labor ................... Mary Marcel

Dwelling between nature and grace, labor is the most transformative power on earth. We will look at labors of necessity, labors of choice, the need to be productive, and the need for rest, through the stories of the quilters of Gee's Bend, Alabama; a story of my family; and the meanings of Labor Day.

Mary Marcel was born in western PA on a small farm. She completed her BA in Slavic Languages and MA in Rhetoric and Communication Studies at the University of Virginia. She earned her doctorate in Rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley, where she helped to unionize teaching assistants, and start a department of Multicultural Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay and Transgender Studies. Mary has been an Arlington Street member since 1994, and is now on the Prudential Committee. She teaches intercultural, persuasive, and managerial communication at Bentley University in Waltham, and is currently working on a book analyzing newspaper coverage of the priest sex crisis. Her essay on RuPaul's Drag Race will be available January 2015.Find out more.

Lunch Hour

Immediately following the service in the Parish Hall
Let's all gather downstairs for cool beverages, a light lunch, yummy desserts, and community!


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Homecoming Sunday

Sunday, September 7th ~ 11:00 am, Sanctuary

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!

Covenant Renewal ~ Have You Pledged Yet?

Coming Up at ASCenter

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Worship Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 2nd ~ 6:00 pm, Perkins Room

Kundalini Yoga Class

Wednesday, September 3rd ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

CRE Volunteer Training

Wednesday, September 3rd ~ 6:30–8:30 pm, Perkins Room

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

Tuesday, September 9th ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

A Spiritual Journey Through Alzheimer's Disease

Book Reading & Signing with Rev. Dr. Jade Angelica

Sunday, October 19th ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Social Action

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Join the Social Action Committee in the Fall

Join the committee and bring a social action topic that concerns you.

Adopt An Inmate

Through the Partakers Program, over a period of six years, members of the Social Action team visited someone who was incarcerated.

Free Multiculturalism / Anti-Racism Workshop Series This Fall

Wednesdays, October 1st–November 19th ~ 6:30-8:30 pm, Perkins Room

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

Childcare During Summer Worship Services

The formal CRE program begins again on Sunday, September 7th. This summer, a couple of Arlington Street youth and adult volunteers will be here to care for elementary-aged children during the service. Check out CRE to learn more.

CRE Volunteer Training

Wednesday, September 3rd ~ 6:30–8:30 pm, Perkins Room

CRE Is on Facebook!

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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 this Fall!

Thursdays, beginning September 4th ~ 7:00 pm, Clarke Room


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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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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