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

Thanksgiving Harvest


Coffee Hour and Lunch

Sunday ~ Immediately following worship, Parish Hall
Let's all gather downstairs for coffee, soup, sandwiches, and community! For Blessing of the Animals, Jon Ellertson is featuring a vegan feast! If you're visiting Arlington Street Church, or would like information about Unitarian Universalism, please visit the Welcome Table.

We welcome additional volunteers to help with food preparation and, especially, with clean-up. To volunteer, and for more information about joining our team, please stop by the kitchen today, or contact Jon Ellertson.

World AIDS Day Beloved Community, Beloved Work: Moving Forward in Life

Friday, December 1st ~ 6:30 pm, Cambridge Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge World AIDS Day is a time when our community can gather to remember those we have lost to AIDS, celebrate their and our lives together, and make a commitment to continue living in love. Please join local faith communities as we enter into the practice of community remembrance and celebration through meditation, chanting, music, personal sharing, and silence.

Want To Showcase Your Crafts at the Holiday Bazaar?

Sundays, December 6th, 13th, 20th ~ 12-1200 pm, Parish Hall

December is around the corner, and it's almost time for our Holiday Bazaar! Would you like help make this happen? Please speak with Laura Evonne ( ASAP. Would you like to reserve a table? Each table is asked to make a free-will donation to the church from their proceeds.

The Campaign to Restore the Tiffany Stained Glass Windows

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


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Dining Out with Arlington Street Church Neighbors

Experiencing Awe: Spirituality & Nature

Sunday, December 6th ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

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

Tuesday, December 8th ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

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

J​anuary 6th and ​20th, F​ebruary 3r​d ​and​ 17th ~ 6:00 -​ ​8​​:00 pm~ The Frothingham Library

The Wednesdays: Arlington Street's Literary Salon Robert Frost's Winter Poems

Wednesday, February 10th ~ 6:00-8:00 pm, Frothingham Library

Spiritual Passions 2016! Arlington Street Zen Center

Introduction to Meditation

Sunday, January 10th ~ 1:00-3:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Meditation Retreat

Sunday, February 28th ~ 1:00-5:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

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

Coming Up at ASCenter

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Kundalini Yoga Class

Every Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm, Clarke Room

Social Action

Find out how to get involved.

Save the Date! ~ Transformation Team for Racial Justice! All-day Workshop

Saturday, January 9th, Arlington Street Church

Animal Issues Group

VNACare Network and Hospice Seeks Volunteers

Just Coffee!

Sunday ~ Following worship, Social Action Table, Parish Hall

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE on Sundays

All children and youth will meet in the Perkins Room with Erica, Allie, and Nancy. Check out CRE to learn more.

CRE Band

Sunday, December 6th ~ 12:30-1:00 pm, Clarke Room 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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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 by Intern Minister, Beth Robbins, is "Salvation."

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.

For Real
[November 8, 2015]

Post Traumatic Growth
[November 1, 2015]

[October 25, 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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Join Us! Browse our web site to learn how to participate at Arlington Street Church! And here are some directions to Arlington Street Church. Come visit us!

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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