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


Advent 2: Peace


Celebration of Legends with Aaron Larget-Caplan

Saturday, December 3rd ~ 8:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel
Join virtuoso guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan as he celebrates the release of his latest CD right here at Arlington Street Church. The evening will include a musical journey of colors, cultures, and revolutions, interspersed with stories about the music and the composers. Larget-Caplan's new CD is titled "The Legend of Hagoromo" and features music by Toru Takemitsu, Keigo Fujii, Leo Brouwer, Martin Schreiner, and Ken Ueno. Learn more and purchase tickets at

Indulge 2017 Planning Meeting

Sunday, December 4th ~ 12:30 pm ~ Frothingham Library
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!

The New Administration

December 4th ~ 12:30 pm, Parish Hall

What is troubling you? What Can Be Done? All are invited to join in a discussion after the service at the Social Action table in Parish Hall. Sponsored by the Social Action Committee

ASC History

Sunday, December 4th ~ 12:30-2:00 p.m. ~ Hunnewell Chapel

Holly Hendricks, ASC historian, will present the first of a 3-part multimedia series on ASC's history, followed by questions and discussion. Holly and other church leaders will be facilitating this series - join us for one or all! Learn more.

Coming Of Age

Sunday, December 4th ~ 1:00 pm, Perkins Room

We will be gathering to see how to pick a mentor and doing some "Speed Faithing!" For more information, please email Jaimie Dingus at

Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Every Sunday ~ 12:30 pm, Carol Smith Room

(Sundays January 8 and 15, and February 26 ~ 12:30 pm, Stage Right Room)
Are you battling illness, caring for someone who is ill, struggling with isolation or in the process of losing someone you love? Or have you already lost someone, 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 or any other type of life crisis and would like to share how you made it through, then please join the Caring Circle. Find out more.

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

Pru In Review

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The Campaign to Restore the Tiffany Stained Glass Windows

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


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The Mitten Tree

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

Annual Bethel Holiday Party

Sunday, December 11th ~ 2:30 pm, Bethel Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, Dorchester

Buddha's Belly Presents Stumbling into Infinity

A Very Special Evening with Michael Fischman

Tuesday, December 13th ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Arlington Street Zen Center Winter Solstice Vespers!

Tuesday, December 13th ~ 7:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel and Boston Public Garden

Holiday Party!

Sunday, December 18th ~ 12:30 pm, Parish Hall

Christmas Eve!

Saturday, December 24th ~ Services at 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 9:00 pm

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

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

Ushers Needed for Christmas Eve

Have You Made Your Pledge Yet?

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.

Uncomfortable Conversations

Sunday, December 18th ~ 12:30pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Hate Crimes Hotline

A Marriage Proposal

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE on Sunday

CRE groups start off with the sharing of sorrows and joys.Check out CRE to learn more.

Children's Religious Education Registration is Open!

Hey CRE families, it's the start of the school year, and that means it's time for CRE REGISTRATION! Click to read more.

Coming Of Age

Sunday, December 4th ~ 1:00 pm, Perkins Room
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 and Newsletter

Check out the CRE blog and newsletter to see what's coming up and what we've been doing lately.

Read the e-newsletter!

View ASC's Children's Religious Education Calendar

Check out the CRE calendar to see what's coming up!


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Celebration of Legends with Aaron Larget-Caplan

Saturday, December 3rd ~ 8:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Rodger Clinton Vine, Christmas Music on Piano

Sunday, December 11th ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

10th Annual Carol Sing!

Sunday, December 11th ~ 1:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

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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Do You Know Where Your
Spiritual Communtiy Is?

Join us for worship this Sunday! This week's sermon by Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie, is "Love and Fear Cannot Coexist."

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 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]

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast
[June 12, 2016]

The Butterfly Effect
[June 5, 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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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!


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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