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


Arlington Street Circle of Caring

This Sunday & Sundays - February 5th and 19th ~ 12:30 pm, Carol Smith Room
Are you battling illness, struggling with isolation, caring for someone who is sick or dying, or coping with grief after a loss? Please visit the Circle of Caring and join our community of support, peace, healing, and love. Facilitators Maureen Peterson and Lisa Kirk lend their significant personal and professional experience to create a safe space for sharing our stories and supporting one another through the crises of life.

Indulge 2017 Planning Meeting

Sunday ~ 12:30 pm, Church Office
Join the team as we continue planning decorations, menu, and auction details. Indulge 2017 is our spring time fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, April 1st. Come be a part of helping to make this fun night a reality!

Inside Out Concert

Sunday ~ 4:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel FREE, Donations Gratefully Accepted
The award-winning Inside Out concert series returns to Arlington Street Church with works for wind quintet by Ligeti, Hindemith, and Bach.
Hindemith wrote his Wind Quintet during the roaring twenties when jazz, jitterbug and all of the arts were flourishing after World War I.
Ligeti's music is at times super-energetic and provocative, and at other times deeply emotional and evocative. His works have been featured in such films as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Eyes Wide Shut. Bach is sublime. Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag said, "Consciously, I am certainly an atheist, but I do not say that out loud, because if I look at Bach,
I cannot be an atheist."

Refuge Recovery

Every Sunday ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist path to recovering from addiction. All are welcome! For more information, please visit or email

Car Donations Made Easy!

Start your fall off on the right track by donating a vehicle. If you are finally splurging on that new vehicle, donate your trade-in to Arlington Street. Just click the link below or call 855-500-RIDE (7433).


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Alcoholics Anonymous Conference - Registration is Open!

January 27-29th ~ Kirsch Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge

Arlington Street Church Corporation Meeting

Sunday, January 29th ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Coming Together: Art and Music

First Friday of the month ~ 6:00 - 8:00 pm, JP Licks, 150 Charles Street

Spiritual Passions 2017! Meditation Retreat: Chanting, Sitting, Walking, Eating

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

Arlington Street's Literary Salon, The Wednesdays: Frost ~ Ezra Pound's "Cathay"

Wednesday, February 15th ~ 6:00 pm, Frothingham Library

Spiritual Passions 2017! The Spiritual Passion of Godless UUs

Sunday, February 19th ~ 1:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Spiritual Passions 2017! Getting Your Financial Legacy In Order

Sunday, February 26th ~ 12:30 – 3:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Judah Leblang: One-Man Show - One Man's Journey through the Late Middle Ages

Friday, March 24th ~ 8 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Arlington Street's Literary Salon, The Wednesdays: Shakespeare

Wednesdays, starting March 29th~ 6:00 pm, Frothingham Library

Have You Made Your Pledge Yet?

Coming Up at ASCenter

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

Tuesday, January 24th ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Kundalini Yoga Class

Every Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Arlington Street's Literary Salon, The Wednesdays: Frost ~ Winter Poems, Part II

Wednesday, January 18th ~ 6:00 pm, Frothingham Library

Social Action

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Civil Disobedience Training

Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace - Boston with Intelligent Mischief
Monday, January 23rd ~ 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Parish Hall

Active Bystander Intervention Training

Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace - Boston with Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Wednesday, Jan 25th ~ 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Parish Hall

Countering Islamophobia: Organizing as a Unified Force

Saturday, February 4th ~ 10 am -3 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

#BlackLivesMatter In Their Own Words

Sunday, February 12th ~ 2:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

#BlackLivesMatter Book Discussion: "Between the World and Me"

Monday, March 6th ~ 5:30-7:00 pm

Hate Crimes Hotline

A Marriage Proposal

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE on Sunday

We will meet in our age-based groups. Check out CRE to learn more.

Lunar New Year Lion Dance Parade

Sunday, January 29th ~ 1:00 pm, Chinatown Check out CRE to learn more.

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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 and Newsletter

Check out the CRE blog and newsletter 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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Inside Out Concert

Sunday, January 22nd ~ 4:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel
FREE, Donations Gratefully Accepted

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! This week's sermon by Liz Weber, Intern Minister is "Resistance and Resilience."

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.

Ready For All Things
[January 8, 2017]

Come Darkness
[December 11, 2016]

Love the Hell Out of this World
[November 13, 2016]

After November 8th
[November 6, 2016]

Rev. Kim's Chalice Lighting ~
Black Lives Matter
[September 25, 2016]


For other sermons, please click here. 

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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These podcasts are made possible by the generosity of the congregation of Arlington Street Church.

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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.

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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