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

Notice There will be no Yoga class on Wednesday, January 17th, due to snow.


Black Lives Matter Boston presents: Imagine!

This Sunday, January 21st, 3:00 pm, Sanctuary, Click here to purchase tickets.
Come experience Imagine! with our own Karlene Griffiths Sekou, internationally acclaimed slam poet Neiel Israel, and - all the way from Houston - special guest, *raptivist* Genesis Blu! ViISTEN to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro's interview with Genesis Blu!

Encountering Our Spiritual Wounds

Begins, Sunday, January 28th ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Did you come to Unitarian Universalism after a wounding religious experience? So many of us find refuge in our tradition after experiencing harm elsewhere, and we never find the time or place to revisit and tend to those wounds. Join Ali Jablonsky for a 4-week spirituality group where we will explore where we came from, how we were harmed, how we can tend to our wounds, and how our experiences form who we are as Unitarian Universalists, all in the company of our ASC spiritual community. Ali is an ASC member and a Resident Chaplain at Massachusetts General Hospital. Space in limited; contact Ali via the church office at with any questions and to reserve your space!

This Sunday, January 21

Arlington Street Church Corporation Meeting

This Sunday, January 21st ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel Click here for more information.

Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sundays, January 21st, February 4th & 19th, March 4th and 18th, and April 8th and 22nd ~ 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. Facilitator, Maureen Peterson calls on her significant personal experience to create a safe space for sharing our stories and supporting one another through the crises of life.

Coffee Hour and Lunch

Sunday ~ Immediately following worship, Parish Hall

Let's all gather downstairs for coffee, soup, sandwiches, and community! Please visit the Arlington Street Cares Table (on your right as you enter the Parish Hall) to sign cards for people who have shared candles of sorrow and joy with us.

We welcome additional volunteers to help with food preparation and, especially, with clean-up. To volunteer, and for more information about joining our team, please stop by the kitchen.

Save the Date

Cris WIlliamson - Barbara Higbie - Teresa Trull The Reunion Tour

Saturday, March 31st ~ 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Back momentarily from New Zealand where she now makes her home, Teresa Trull joins forces with Barbara Higbie and Cris Williamson for an evening of beloved old and new favorites. This trio of friends, composed of gutsy blues/rock vocal dynamo and songwriter, Teresa Trull; Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist and singer, Barbara Higbie; and the iconic singer/songwriter Cris Williamson, bring a mixture of new material and old favorites to Arlington Street as part of a special few East Coast dates. Without a doubt, the very real friendship binding these three musicians brings a powerful mixture guaranteed to delight, inspire, cheer and comfort. Tickets are available at


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Encountering Our Spiritual Wounds

Begins, Sunday, January 28th ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Indulge 2018 Planning Meeting

Sunday, January 28th ~ 12:30 pm, Carol Smith Room

Meditation Retreat

Note correct date! Sunday, February 4th ~ 1:00-5:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

To Renewal House with Love

Sunday, February 11th ~ Arlington Street Church

Lunar New Year Lion Dance Parade

Sunday, February 11th ~ 12:30 pm, Chinatown

Intersectional Book Group

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

Pru in Review ~ December

Mark Your Calendar!

Coming Up at ASCenter

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

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

Kundalini Yoga Class

Every Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Social Action

Find out how to get involved.

Uncomfortable Conversations about Race

Sundays, January 28th and February 25th ~ 12:30 pm, Program Room

Car Donations Made Easy!

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE on Sunday

For today's intergenerational worship, children and youth are invited to sit with their families or join Beth in the balcony to enjoy the service with sermon bingo, coloring, and some of our favorite stuffed animal friends. Check out CRE to learn more.

Ice Skating & Hot Chocolate!

Sunday, January 14th ~ 1:00 pm, Frog Pond


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

Concert by Boston Chamber Music Society

Saturday, March 10th ~ 11:30 am, Sanctuary

Cris WIlliamson - Barbara Higbie - Teresa Trull The Reunion Tour

Saturday, March 31st ~ 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Join the Arlington Street Choir!

Every Thursday, Starting September 7th ~ 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.

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  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 Service by Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie is "Deep Rest."

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

Pride by Robert Holley

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

Angels Unawares
[December 3, 2017]

The Whole Thoreau: Contact!
[November 12, 2017]

No Regrets
[October 29, 2017]


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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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.

Click here to fill out an online Candle Card.

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