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


We are proud to share the resplendent beauty and history of our Tiffany stained glass
windows with you. Now open for tours, Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 3 pm.

Hurricane Relief

To volunteer with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on the ground in Texas or Florida, go here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4623138

If you would like to help Best Friends Animal Society with animal rescue in Texas or Florida, please click here: http://support.bestfriends.org

This Sunday, September 17th

Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Today and Sundays, Oct. 1st and 15th ~ 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.

Share Rev. Kim's Sermons around the World

Each week we share Rev. Kim's sermon on our YouTube channel. We would love your help to record the sermon each week, to edit the video on iMovie, and/or to post the video to YouTube. No prior experience necessary, although it would be helpful. Ideally we will form a team of four to five, and organize a monthly schedule where we share the weekly tasks. If you are interested, please contact Office@ascboston.org.

Coffee Hour

Sunday ~ Immediately following worship, Parish Hall

Let's all gather downstairs for coffee, soup, sandwiches, and community!

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.

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 83% 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! Thank you for your generosity!

Announcements

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Go, Granny D! ~ live performance

Friday, Sept 15th ~ 7:30 pm, First Church, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston

Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sundays, Sept 17th, Oct. 1st, 15th, Nov. 5th, 9th, Dec. 3rd, and 17th ~ 12:30 pm, Carol Smith Room

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

Tuesday, September 26th ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 1st ~ 11:00 am, Sanctuary

Pre-Release Screening of "The Innocent Convicts"

Sunday, October 1st ~ 2:00 pm, Parish Hall

Channing: A Rededication

Sunday, October 1st ~ 2:00 pm, Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge (meet at Story Chapel)

Coming Up at ASCenter

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

Intersectional Book Discussion

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

Join the Investment Subcommittee

Monday, September 18th ~ 6:30 pm, Carol Smith Room

Kundalini Yoga Class

Every Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Pru in Review

Social Action

Find out how to get involved.

Car Donations Made Easy!

Hate Crimes Hotline

A Marriage Proposal

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE on Sunday

As we sing Longtime Sun, let's all leave the sanctuary down the center aisle and gather downstairs in the Perkins Room. Check out CRE to read Beth and Erica's Welcome Back letter and to learn more.

Music@ASC

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

3 Concerts by Boston Chamber Music Society

Saturdays, September 23rd, November 11th, and March 10th ~ 11:30 am, Sanctuary

Voices 21C Public Forum

Sunday, September 24th ~ 1:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

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.

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. Kim K. Crawford Harvie is "Don't Go Back to Sleep."

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.

Walking Your Why
[May 14, 2017]

Because We Were Strangers
[April 9, 2017]

Eureka!
[April 2, 2017]

Empathy
[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 Transformation@ASCBoston.org.

ASC Sermon Podcast

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These podcasts are made possible by the generosity of the congregation of Arlington Street Church.

Support Arlington Street Church

Please consider making a donation to help spread the word and further the work of Arlington Street Church in the world. If you click on the Donate button, you will be taken to our verified and secure PayPal account.

Thank you for your support!

  

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!


Newcomers

Virtual Tour Now! Take this 360° virtual tour of our sanctuary and chapel.

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.

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.

Find out how to book your tour!


Love and Justice