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



La Mimouna, a Moroccan Celebration of Jewish-Muslim Conviviality

Saturday, April 30th ~ 7:00 pm, Parish Hall
An ancient Moroccan Berber-Amazigh tradition, Mimouna is an interfaith celebration of spring, when on the last night of Passover, Jewish families would open their doors to Muslim neighbors for cake, dates, and dancing. Join Boston Amazigh Community, Dialogues en Humanité, and Jewish Voice for Peace to commemorate and revive this beautiful interfaith tradition. Tickets are $10 at the door (to cover food, musicians, and space). BYOB.

Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sunday ~ 12:30 pm, Carol Smith Room
Are you battling illness, caring for someone who is ill, struggling with isolation, or in the process of losing someone you love? Have you already lost someone and are 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 and be in a place of quiet listening and support, then please join the Circle of Caring. Find out more.

The Ordination of Joanna Ruth Lubkin

Sunday ~ 3:00 pm, Sanctuary
The congregation of Arlington Street Church will be ordaining Joanna Ruth Lubkin into the Unitarian Universalist ministry! Joanna has been an active member of Arlington Street Church since 2011 and is an affiliated community minister of our congregation. In addition, she is the UU Chaplain at Wellesley College and a leader at The Sanctuary Boston. Following the service, there will be a potluck reception and attendees are encouraged to bring desserts or finger food to share. All Arlington Street members and friends are invited to participate in this celebration of our family of faith!

Roy Zimmerman: This Machine

Sunday ~ 7:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel
"This Machine" is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman's hilarious, rhyme-intensive original songs. The title is a reference to Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger as well as an acknowledgement that songwriting does good work in the world. For more information please visit Music@ASC.

Help Fight Global Warming – Send a Mother's Day Card to the Legislature!

The Social Action Committee invites you to stop by our table to help Mothers Out Front tell state reps and senators to support renewable energy sources, fix gas pipeline leaks (a major global warmer), and oppose charging ratepayers for new fossil fuel infrastructure (e.g., unneeded pipelines). (Post)cards and list of state reps/senators will be available – we will stamp and mail. Make your mom proud!

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.

The Campaign to Restore the Tiffany Stained Glass Windows

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


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

Tuesday, May 10th ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

The Core of Our Faith, and How to Share It

Wednesday, May 11th ~ First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough St. Dinner: 6 pm, Lecture: 7:15 pm

New Member Class

Wednesday, May 18th, Spiritual Journey ~ 6:00 pm, Perkins Room
Sunday, May 22nd, Meet ASC ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel
Sunday, June 5th, New Member Breakfast and Book Signing ~ 9:30 am, Hunnewell Chapel

Nominating Committee ~ 2016-2017

Dining Out with Arlington Street Church Neighbors

UU Retreat for Gay & Bisexual Men

July 16- July 23, UU Ferry Beach Park Association, Maine

Coming Up at ASCenter

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Kundalini Yoga Class

Every Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm, Clarke Room

Social Action

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Counterintelligence Creatively

Tuesday, May 3rd ~ 6:30 pm, Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam Street, Roxbury

Figuring Out Who We Are and How We Got That Way

Wednesday, May 4th ~ First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston Dinner: 6:00 pm, Lecture: 7:15 pm

Courage & Commitment Forum

Saturday, May 7th ~ 7:00 pm, Arlington Street Church

Mother's Day Walk for Peace

Sunday, May 8th ~ 9:15 am, Madison Park High School, Roxbury Crossing

Raising Voices for African LGBTI Refugees Fundraiser and Concert

Fundraiser: Saturday, May 14th ~ 7:00 pm, Church of the Covenant, Boston
Concert: Sunday, May 22nd ~ 3:00 pm, Church of the Covenant, Boston

Proposed Resolution on Palestine/Israel for General Assembly 2016

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE on Sundays

Our CRE program will meet in age-based groups. Check out CRE to learn more.

2016-17 Career Opportunity: CRE Field Education Student at Arlington Street Church

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Team Finn!

Walk Five Miles on Sunday, May 29th with CRE!
R emember Finn the Christmas Eve sheep? Finn is doing well at the Maple Farm Sanctuary in Mendon, MA. Team Finn is looking for a few more people to join the team and help raise $500 for this beloved sheep and his friends. Please talk to Laura Evonne for more information.

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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Roy Zimmerman: This Machine

Sunday, May 1st ~ 7:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Harmony & Hope ~ Responding to Violence with Music

Tuesday, May 3rd ~ 9:00 am -9:00 pm, Sanctuary

Nick Page's Rock & Roll Sing

Saturday, May 7th ~ 7:30 pm, First Parish in Arlington, 630 Mass. Ave, Arlington

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
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Join us for worship this Sunday! The Sermon by Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie is "Love Is My Religion."

Arlington Street Church is a Welcoming Congregation.

All are welcome!

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From the Pulpit

#LEAP4ASC Read why others are leaping for Arlington Street Church during this season's Covenant Renewal!

#LEAP4ASC Reese Millican

#LEAP4ASC Robert Holley

#LEAP4ASC Tammy Tai

#LEAP4ASC Al Ingram

#LEAP4ASC Connie Scanlon

#LEAP4ASC Teresa Herbert

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

Forget Your Perfect Offering
[April 10, 2016]

A Path with Heart
[March 13, 2016]

Taking the Perspective of Awe
[March 6, 2016]

Covenant of Right Relations

Thanks to our wonderful friends across the river at First Parish in Cambridge (Unitarian Universalist) for sharing their Covenant of Right Relations with us! With the guidance of our Transformation Team for Racial Justice, we're beginning to consider how to make it our own. Click here to read.Your insights are welcome! Please email

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