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

Covenant Renewal


Team Finn!

Sunday ~ 11:15 pm, Walk Five Miles with CRE!
Remember Finn, the Christmas Eve sheep? He is doing well at the Maple Farm Sanctuary in Mendon, MA. Team Finn will be walking around the Boston Common and Gardens to raise $500 for our beloved sheep and his friends. To donate, visit, or give your contribution directy to Laura Evonne.​​

Sanctuary Boston Concert for GBIO!

Friday, June 3rd ~ 7:00 pm, First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough St.
Join us for a benefit concert for the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO). The evening will feature stories of GBIO's amazing justice work and performances by Sanctuary Boston musicians, led by our own Mark David Buckles. First Church and First Parish are both active member congregations of GBIO and work with faith communities across the city on criminal justice reform, gun violence prevention, and affordable housing. No tickets are needed, but bring your checkbook and your generosity as we pass the hat for GBIO! Stay for snacks and socializing!

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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New Member Class

Sunday, June 5th, New Member Breakfast and Book Signing ~ 9:30 am, Hunnewell Chapel

Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sunday, June 5th ~ 12:30 pm, Carol Smith Room

Sunday, June 12th ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Arlington Street Church Annual Meeting

Saturday, June 5th ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel


Saturday, June 11th ~ 11:00 am, Sanctuary

Dance the Night Away with Off the Record!

Saturday, June 11th ~ 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

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

Tuesday, June 14th ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Isabella Freedman MiniVacation

June 20th — 23rd ~ Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

UU Retreat for Gay & Bisexual Men

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

Dining Out with Arlington Street Church Neighbors

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.

Black Lives at UU General Assembly

June 22nd — 26th, General Assembly, Columbus, OH

Proposed Resolution on Palestine/Israel for General Assembly 2016

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE on Sundays

There is no formal CRE program Sunday. TEAM FINN will be walking around the Boston Common and Gardens to raise $500 for our beloved sheep and his friends.Check out CRE to learn more.

Children's Religious Education Summer Crew!

Would UU like to do some painting and organizing this summer while the CRE program is on summer break? If so, please contact Laura Evonne at

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.

Sanctuary Boston Concert for GBIO!

Friday, June 3rd ~ 7:00 pm, First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough St.

Arlington Street Church is currently seeking an Accompanist/Organist

Click here to learn more Music@ASC.

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 Beth Robbins, Intern Minister is "Amplify Acknowledgment."

Arlington Street Church is a Welcoming Congregation.

All are welcome!

Enter through the
Great Doors at
25 Arlington Street, Boston

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.

Love is My Religion
[May 1, 2016]

Seeing, for Harriotte Hurie Ranvig, in honor of Earth Day
[April 24, 2016]

Confidence in Confidence
[April 17, 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