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

Renewal House


To Renewal House with Love

Sunday, February 7th ~ 11:00 am, Sanctuary

It's time for our annual lovefest for Renewal House, Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry's shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence.

This year, please bring full-sized toiletries—shampoo, conditioner, soap, razors, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste—and tampons and pads. All contributions will be gratefully received until 6 pm on Wednesday the 10th. Thank you!

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.

Jon Ellertson will be taking a break from Sandwich Board to get a hip replacement on March 30th with some weeks in rehab; in the meantime, Jon, Wendy, Ted and Vincent seek new volunteers who want to learn part of our weekly routine such as soup prep and sandwich making. Please email Jon or come to the kitchen any Sunday at 9:45 to 10 am to don an apron and learn our routines. And thanks to the many, many who have been helping with prep and cleanup. It takes many hands! For more information, please email Jon at

Indulge 2016 Planning Meeting

Sunday ~ Immediately following worship, Parish Hall
Sunday ~ 12:30 pm, Clarke Room
Join the planning as we continue determining decorations, menu, and auction details. Indulge 2016 is scheduled for April 23rd. Come be a part of helping to make this fun night a reality!

Uncomfortable Conversations

Sunday ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel
The Transformation Team would like to offer a time and space to continue the conversation about developing an anti-racist worldview. At the January 9th workshop on this topic, we learned about the "Uncomfortable Conversations" which have been held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans. We hope to hold these conversations monthly at ASC. All are welcome!

Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sunday, and Sunday, February 21st ~ 12:30 pm, Smith 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 and be in a place of quiet listening and support, then please join the Caring Circle.

Find out more about this.

Just Coffee - Just for You!

Sunday ~ Immediately following worship, Parish Hall
Friends, we have a new supply of Just Coffee! Please come and get yours at the Social Action table after the service. Just $12 per pound for great 100% organic coffee! Help support the grower cooperative in Chiapas, Mexico,

The Campaign to Restore the Tiffany Stained Glass Windows

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


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Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sunday, February 21st ~ 12:30 pm, Smith Room

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

F​ebruary 3r​d ​and​ 17th ~ 6:00 -​ ​8​​:00 pm ~ The Frothingham Library

New Member Class

Wednesday, February 24th, Spiritual Journey ~ 6:00 pm, Perkins Room
Sunday, February 28th, Meet ASC~ 12:30 pm, Clarke Room

Spiritual Passions 2016! Arlington Street Zen Center

Meditation Retreat

Sunday, February 28th ~ 1:00-5:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Mark Your Calendars!

Sunday, February 28th ~ 1:00 pm, Frog Pond

Delegates to Represent Arlington Street

Coming Up at ASCenter

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

Tuesday, February 9th ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

The Wednesdays: Arlington Street's Literary Salon Robert Frost's Winter Poems

Wednesday, February 10th ~ 6:00-8:00 pm, Frothingham Library

Kundalini Yoga Class

Every Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm, Clarke Room

Social Action

Find out how to get involved.

Islam 101

Sundays, February 21st (film discussion), March 13th (book discussion), and April 17th (speaker TBA) ~ 1:00-3:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Proposed Resolution on Palestine/Israel for General Assembly 2016

Spring Small Groups

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE on Sundays

Our CRE program will meet in age-based groups. 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!


For more information about the following listings, please visit 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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Do You Know Where Your
Spiritual Communtiy Is?

Join us for worship this Sunday! The Sermon by Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie, is "Amazed by Grace."

Arlington Street Church is a Welcoming Congregation.

All are welcome!

Enter through the
Great Doors at
25 Arlington Street, Boston

From the Pulpit

The season of Covenant Renewal here at Arlington Street is the time when we renew our covenant with our beloved spiritual community and pledge gifts of love, service, and financial support to this place and to our work in the world.

This year's Covenant Renewal theme is #IamASC. Here's what some Arlington Street members and friends are saying!

Harriotte Hurie - #IamASCBoston

Al Ingram - #IamASCBoston

Harlow Robinson - #IamASCBoston

Robert Holley - #IamASCBoston

Tricia Boulet - #IamASCBoston


We invite you to visit the Worship Archives. You can either read or listen to sermons.

Dropping the Story
[January 24, 2016]

Facing Down Fear
[January 10, 2016]

Successful Failure
[January 3, 2016]

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