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

Campaign to Restore Tiffany Windows

The Campaign to Restore the Tiffany Stained Glass Windows

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Holiday Bazaar!

Sunday, December 21st ~ 10:30 -10:45 am & 12:00-1:00 pm, Parish Hall

Support our local craftspeople and artists by shopping local! And it doesn't get much more local than our own Parish Hall! Come check out the beautiful handcrafted gifts for purchase before and after the service.

Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sunday ~ 12:30 pm, Frothingham Library
Are you battling illness, caring for someone who is ill, or in the process of losing someone you love? Or have you already lost them, and are you trying to cope with the heartbreak and anger that accompany loss and grief? If you are currently struggling, or have experienced this type of life crisis and would like to share how you made it through, then please join the Caring Circle. Find out more.

CRE Holiday Party

Sunday ~ 12:30 pm, Perkins Room

Come to the CRE Holiday Party! We will be making gingerbread houses, clove oranges, latkes, and paper chains. All are welcome!

Christmas Eve Ushers Needed!

Christmas Eve is coming and we will be needing ushers for all three services: 5pm, 7pm and 9pm. Find out how you can help.

Christmas Eve!

Tuesday, December 24th Services ~ 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 9:00 pm, Sanctuary

O, Come All Ye Faithful! Our choir sings in the holiday at the 5:00 pm family service, with participation by all the children (this service is perfect for children, but all are welcome at all three services!). At 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm, the Boston Gay Men's Chorus stands in for the Heavenly Host! Candle lighting is a highlight of all three services (candles are provided). Please come and bring your loved ones to share in this magical evening!

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.


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Covenant Renewal ~ Have You Pledged Yet?

First Night at Arlington Street

Wednesday, December 31st ~ 10:00 pm, Sanctuary

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

Wednesdays, Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 11, & Feb 18. ~ 6:00 pm, The Frothingham Library

Save the Date for Indulge 2015!

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

Coming Up at ASCenter

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

Tuesday, December 23rd ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Arlington Street Zen Center Winter Solstice Vespers and Waking Up the Trees!

Tuesday, December 23rd, 7:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel and Boston Public Garden

Kundalini Yoga Class

Friday, December 26th (because of the Wednesday holiday) ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Rev. Vera OBrien preaches "A Year to Live"

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

Social Action

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Spiritual Passion: People of Faith United for Racial Justice

Sunday January 4th ~ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Ebola Crisis Response: Arlington Street Teams Up with Stop Hunger Now!

Sunday, January 18th ~ 1:00 pm, Parish Hall

A Study Group Based on UU Principles: Palestine and Israel

February 2015

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE This Sunday

Sunday, CRE will remain in the sanctuary for the Lessons and Carols service. Check out CRE to learn more.

CRE Holiday Party

Sunday ~ 12:30 pm, Perkins Room

Come to the CRE Holiday Party! We will be making gingerbread houses, clove oranges, latkes, and paper chains. All are welcome!

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

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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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