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

Coming Up at the ASCenter

The Arlington Street Center for Liberal Religious Inquiry and Spritual Practice

Inquiry is an approach to religious commitment and education that is deeply rooted in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. Practice is equally important, as we seek to translate our ideals, values, and spiritual insights into action in our personal lives. With these principles in mind, the ASCenter offers programs that explore the principles, history and practice of the Unitarian Univeralist tradition; the Jewish and Christian roots and influences of liberal religion; resources and wisdom from world religions; study of Sacred Texts; appreciation of spiritual themes in literature, art, music and drama; and discussion of critical social issues facing our contemporary society.

Current Events

May Day People's School

Monday, May 1st ~ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, Arlington Street Church

The People's School is a day of workshops, meditation, yoga, and dance presented as education for liberation. Youth (ages 5-18) and families are invited to come and learn skills to care for ourselves and empower our communities. For more information, contact Laura Evonne Steinman at LES@ASCBoston.org.

International Workers Day

Monday, May 1st ~ 5:00 pm, Boston Common Bandstand

See you there!

Kundalini Yoga Class

Every Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm, Clarke Room
Experience fun exercises and poses, breathing techniques, chanting, meditation, and deep relaxation in this unique class. Moving energy through your body brings positive change and growth. There is a $10 charge that goes to the church. First class is free!

Join the Juice-alution!

Thursday, May 4th ~ 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Arlington Street Church Kitchen

(use the upstairs side entrance at 351 Boylston Street, right next to Parish Cafe)

Join Melissa Dlugolecki and Rev. Kim for an evening of juicing! Your belly is directly connected to much more than digestion... think mood, concentration, nutrient absorption, skin, energy, immune system, and MUCH MORE! Juicing is an effective way of fueling your body with what it needs to function best!

Ingredients, timing, cost, type, combinations, and shelf life all matter! Come learn! You'll walk away having sampled a variety of juices, smoothies, and nut mylks, with a wealth of knowledge about the process and a handy little guide to help you incorporate juices and smoothies to fit YOUR needs. Registration is limited; cost is $5 to cover materials. Email Melissa through the ASC office (office@ASCBoston.org) with questions and to reserve your spot today! Join us and give your belly a hug!

Come to the Table Gala

Saturday, May 6th ~ 5:00 pm, Arlington Street Church

Join the Friday Night Supper Program for their inaugural fundraising gala in early May. The event will include a seasonal three-course meal, live entertainment, and a silent auction featuring items from local businesses.
Proceeds from the gala will support the program's mission to feed the hungry and homeless of Boston. Tickets are $40 per person, with sales directly benefitting weekly dinners for an average of 120 disadvantaged members of our community each and every Friday. Purchase tickets at FridayNightSupper.org/donate.

Pru in Review from April 25 meeting

• Reverend Kim suggested we have "co" officers to make leadership roles more manageable.
• Covenant Renewal is going well. Some new practices were instituted this year to the ask and to make the received gifts more predictable.
• Art Nava reviewed on our financial state and helped us understand the seasonality of our operating budget.
• Tina Rose reported that Pinck & Williams presented plans for the ramp and stairs to the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC). They will present a detailed plan for the stairs at the BLC meeting on May 23rd.
• Ted Rudinsky reviewed the goals of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Foundation and our plans to move forward.
• Eve Lauria collated hundreds of ideas from the retreat and Al Ingram will lead a working group to bring these ideas to the congregation.

The Pru minutes are available to ASC members. Please contact office@ASCBoston.org.

The Campaign to Restore the Tiffany Stained Glass Windows

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

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ABOUT ASCENTER ONGOING GROUPS

 

Arlington Street Zen Center

Leader: Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie, Senior Minister
September - May: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month
Time: 7:00–8:00 pm
Location: Hunnewell Chapel
An evening of meditation practice. Sessions include seated & walking meditation, Dharma talk, and conversation. This practice is open to all, both beginning and experienced practitioners.

Arlington Street Zen Center always follows the Buddha’s Belly Reading Group.

 

Buddha’s Belly Reading Group

Leader: Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie, Senior Minister
September - May: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month
Time: 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Location: Hunnewell Chapel
Buddha’s Belly Reading Group meets twice monthly to discuss issues of spiritual practice from a Buddhist perspective. Members come from many different faith traditions and religious practices. The group has discussed works by Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Pema Chodron, Sylvia Boorstein, Shunryu Suzuki and others.

 

Kundalini Yoga

Leader: Jean Ko Stewart
Dates: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Location: Hunnewell Chapel
Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, consists of simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter his or her age or physical ability. It is a complete system of yoga that includes breath (pranayam), yoga postures (asanas), sound, chanting (mantra) and meditation. It is designed to provide you with the experience of your highest consciousness through the raising of your Kundalini.

Note: Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, preferably made of cotton or other natural, breathable fiber. Avoid eating immediately before class. Also, there is a $10 fee for this course. First class is free!

 

Transformation Team for Racial Justice

September - May: 3rd Tuesdays of each month
Time: 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
The Transformation Team for Racial Justice is an ongoing task force of Arlington Street Church that seeks to identify and eliminate interpersonal and institutional barriers of racism and oppression, and build a justice-seeking, multiracial, multicultural community. If you have suggestions, questions, comments, or concerns for The Team, please email transformation@ascboston.org, attend our open meetings on the third Tuesday of every month from 7 - 8:30 p.m. or speak with a team member (Sarah Cooleybeck, Margy Herley, Peter Lowber, Laura Pattison, Nancy Perna, Steve Marable, and Barbara Seidl). Membership on the Team requires a one year commitment and anti-racism/anti oppression/multicultural training.

 

The Wednesdays Literary Salon

Leader: Professor Alan Helms and Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie
Dates: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Location: Frothingham Library
Join Professor Alan Helms and Rev. Kim, Arlington Street Church members and the general public in a book group. The leaders guide discussions of specific works of drama, literature, and poetry.