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

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Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, September 28th ~ 11:00 am, Sanctuary

Each year on a Sunday near the Feast Day of St. Francis, we celebrate the animal companions in our lives by welcoming them (crated, on a leash, in a bowl) to be blessed. We're so happy you've come for this happy, hilarious, and love-filled worship service! Find out more.

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.

Prayer Vigil for Immigrant Detainees

Sunday, September 28th ~ 2:00 pm, 20 Bradston Street, Boston
Stop the detentions and deportations and help keep immigrant families together! Join the prayer vigil sponsored by the Boston New Sanctuary Movement at the Suffolk County House of Correction. We will car pool from the church at 1:15. If you want a ride, please email

Interfaith Open House

Sunday, September 28th ~ 2:00–5:00 pm, Roxbury
The ASC Transformation Team and the CRE Committee invite you to join us at an Interfaith Open House. Meet at the great doors at 1:15 for a short Orange Line ride from Back Bay to Roxbury Crossing or bring your animals home and then meet up in Roxbury when you can! Find out how to get involved.


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Covenant Renewal ~ Have You Pledged Yet?

Changes for OOS, Inside, the Web, & Reimbursements

A Spiritual Journey Through Alzheimer's Disease

Book Reading & Signing with Rev. Dr. Jade Angelica

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

Movie Night! "An Uncommon King"

Thursday, November 6 ~ 7:30-9:30 pm, Landmark Kendall Square Cinema, 355 Binney Street, Cambridge

Coming Up at ASCenter

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Kundalini Yoga Class

Every Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Multiculturalism / Anti-Racism Workshop Series

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

Rev. Eugene Navias Memorial Service

Sunday October 5th ~ 1:30 pm, Sanctuary, Parish Hall

Social Action

Find out how to get involved.

Interfaith Summit on Immigrant Justice

Saturday, September 27th ~ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Prayer Vigil for Immigrant Detainees

Sunday, September 28th ~ 2:00 pm, 20 Bradston Street, Boston

Interfaith Open House

Sunday, September 28th ~ 2:00–5:00 pm, Roxbury

Multiculturalism / Anti-Racism Workshop Series

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

GLAD's LGBTQ/HIV Legal Infoline Needs Volunteers

Register now for the next volunteer training, October 14 & 16 (5:30-9:30 pm) and October 18 (9:00 am-4:00 pm).

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE This Sunday

Happy Blessing of the Animals! CRE welcomes all of our honorable furry, four-legged, or scaly visitors. We especially excited to have Jack, the Market Basket Giraffe, with us to receive our gratitude and blessings for all of his hard work this summer. 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 this Fall!

Every Thursday ~ 7:00 pm, Clarke Room


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  If you are new to Unitarian Universalism,
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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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It's Sunday at 11 am
Do You Know Where Your
Spiritual Communtiy Is?

Join us for worship this Sunday! The Sermon by Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie is "We Begin Again, In Love."

Arlington Street Church is a Welcoming Congregation.

All are welcome!

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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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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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Love and Justice