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


Boston Art Song Society Concert

Saturday, May 20th ~ 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Boston Art Song Society and Arlington Street Church will be co-sponsoring the concert "A Ménagerie of French Mélodie," a special evening of animal-themed French songs. All proceeds will go to the betterment of the Boston Art Song Society and Arlington Street Church, so bring your friends and family and spread the word!
Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for seniors and students, and can be bought in advance at

Covenant Renewal

#FiredUp4ASC: Fired Up Towards our Covenant Renewal Goal!

Thanks to everyone who made Covenant Renewal Sunday the most successful celebration of pledging in the history of Arlington Street Church! If you have not yet made your pledge for the next church year (Fiscal Year 2018 begins July 1st), please do that now! We are more than 80% of the way to our goal and waiting for those few outstanding pledges. Please keep in mind Flame and Smokey's generous match of all new money—new and increased pledges! As you consider your pledge during Covenant Renewal, please reflect on what Arlington Street Church means in your life. If this community has been transformative for you, consider taking a leap in your level of investment in the church. Coordinating your values with where your money goes is a powerful spiritual practice! The chart below is provided as a guideline to help you align your income amount, level of commitment, and monthly pledge. Thank you for your generosity!

This Sunday, May 21st

Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sunday, May 21st and June 4th ~ 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.

ASCares Committee

Sunday, May 21st~ 12:30 pm, Stage Right Room

This newly-revived committee's goal is to foster congregational community by coordinating opportunities for congregants to support one another in times of hardship and celebration. We warmly invite one and all to become involved! What you might do to be of service to other congregants: Can you bring a meal to someone just home from the hospital? Can you give someone a ride to a doctor's visit? Can you make a caring phone call to see how someone is doing after a loss? Can you send a card to someone who has just had surgery? Can you bring a meal to the parents of a newborn? ASCares is chaired by Rich Abreu. Be in touch via office@ASCBoson.orgif you have interest or questions! We look forward to working together in love and service!


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Summer Meditation

Intersectional Book Discussion

Monday, September 18th ~ 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Frothingham Library

Coming Up at ASCenter

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Arlington Street Church Visitor Tours - We Need Your Smiling Face!

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

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

Kundalini Yoga Class

Every Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

New Member Class

Wednesday, May 24th ~ Spiritual Journey, 6:00 pm, Perkins Room

Sunday, May 28th ~ Meet ASC, 12:30 pm, Chapel

Sunday, June 11th ~ New Member Breakfast/Joining, 9:30 am, Chapel

Social Action

Find out how to get involved.

Immigrant Justice Task Force

Wednesday, June 7th, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in Clark Room

Hate Crimes Hotline

A Marriage Proposal

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE on Sunday

The Children's Religious Education (CRE) program begins each Sudnay in the sanctuary. This Sunday, all CRE participants are invited on a field trip to the Public Garden and the Boston Common! Check out CRE to learn more.

CRE is going Camping!

Saturday, May 27th - Sunday, May 28th ~ Temenos Retreat Center

Sophia Lyon Fahs Sunday ~ Coming of Age

Sunday, June 4th, 11:00 am, Sanctuary
Check out CRE to learn more.

Arlington Street is currently seeking a Program Assistant for CRE during the 2017-2018 church year. Please click for more information.

Read the 5.21.2017 e-newsletter!

COA Credo Staements due


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!


For more information about the following listings, please visit Music@ASC.

Arlington Street is currently seeking an Accompanist/Organist

Click to see attached detailed job description.

Boston Art Song Society Concert

Saturday, May 20th ~ 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Emma's Revolution CD Release Concert

Saturday, May 20th ~ 8:00 pm, First Parish Cambridge, Harvard Square


Sunday, May 21st ~ 3:00 pm, Church of the Covenant in Boston

Coming Together: Art and Music

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

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 Rev. Fred Small is "Praise Be the Flood."

Arlington Street Church is a Welcoming Congregation.

All are welcome!

Enter through the
Great Doors at
25 Arlington Street, Boston

After the service, let's all gather downstairs
for coffee, soup, sandwiches, and community.

From the Pulpit

#FiredUp4ASC Read why others are fired up for Arlington Street Church during this season's Covenant Renewal!

#FiredUp4ASC Jonah Beukman

#FiredUp4ASC John Markham O'Connor

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

Walking Your Why
[May 14, 2017]

Because We Were Strangers
[April 9, 2017]

[April 2, 2017]

[March 26, 2017]

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!


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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