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

Coming of Age Sunday


Valentine's Day Opportunity from Only A Child

Sunday ~ 12:30 pm, Social Action Table
The Social Action Committee is sponsoring the sale of beautifully designed boxes made by the youngsters who live in the shelter and work in the carpentry shop of Only A Child.Find out more.

Arlington Street Zen Center Meditation Retreat
with Rev. Kim and members of the Arlington Street Zen Center

Sunday ~ 1:00–5:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel
Don't just do something; sit there! You are warmly invited to an afternoon meditation retreat. We'll practice alternate sitting and walking meditations, interspersed with readings from the dharma (Buddhist teachings)–the same format as our twice-monthly gatherings, just a longer session.
Find out more.

The Campaign to Restore the Tiffany Stained Glass Windows

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

Coffee Hour and Lunch

Sunday ~ Immediately following worship, Parish Hall
On the way to lunch, you are invited to stop in the Hunnewell Chapel to congratulate our Coming of Age youth, and to celebrate with a piece of cake! And then, 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?

Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sundays, Feb. 8th and 22nd ~ 12:30 pm, Frothingham Library

End-of-Life Conversations

Sundays, February 8th & March 8th ~ 1:00–2:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

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

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

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

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

A Weekend Intensive of Kirtan & Spiritual Teachings

Saturday, February 28th ~ 7:30 pm, Arlington Street Church

What Happens at Indulge ... Depends on You!

Saturday, March 28th ~ 6:30 pm, Arlington Street Church

Coming Up at ASCenter

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Kundalini Yoga Class

Every Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Social Action

Find out how to get involved.

Forum on Immigrant Justice

Saturday, February 7th ~ 1:00–4:00 pm, Parish Hall

To Renewal House with Love

Sunday, February 8th ~ 11:00 am, Sanctuary

Prayer Vigil for Immigrant Detainees

Sunday, February 15th ~ 2:00 pm, 20 Bradston Street, Boston

A Study Group Based on UU Principles: Palestine and Israel

February 2015

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE This Sunday

Sunday, children and youth will remain in the sanctuary for most of the service to celebrate the Coming of Age of our friends Lucy, Maya, Jordan, and Juanzi! Check out CRE to learn more.

I'm Maataa

Please click here to read a letter "From an ASC parent who is transgender: pronouns, parent names, and authenticity."

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!


For more information about the following listings, please visit Music@ASC.

Join the Arlington Street Choir !

Every Thursday ~ 7:00 pm, Clarke Room

Our first rehearsal of the new year is Thursday, January 8th.

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 Homily is by Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie.

Arlington Street Church is a Welcoming Congregation.

All are welcome!

Enter through the
Great Doors at
25 Arlington Street, Boston

Power of a Loving Heart

A Weekend Intensive of Kirtan
& Spiritual Teachings

with Krishna Das, Sharon Salzberg
and Special Guest Lama Surya Das

We will come together to discover and celebrate the power of the heart by cultivating our natural capacity for faith, compassion, and love.

Saturday, February 28, 7:30 pm
at Arlington Street Church and
Sunday March 1, 1pm at
Newton South HS,
140 Brandeis Rd., Newton

To purchase tickets and learn more about this wonderful event click here!

From the Pulpit

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

Lunch Counter Sit-Ins, 2015
[January 18, 2015]

Experiencing the Sacred
[January 11, 2015]

Change Your Mind
[January 4, 2015]

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.

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