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


Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 1st ~ 3:00 - 5:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel
This Wednesday, Laura Evonne will host meditation and contemplation in the Hunnewell Chapel. Ashes and a Lenten practice guide will be available. All are welcome!

This Sunday, February 26th

Spiritual Passions 2017! Getting Your Financial Legacy In Order

Sunday, February 26th ~ 12:30 – 3:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Do you have questions about setting up a will, or a trust, health care proxy, or other estate planning options? Would you like to leave behind a gift to Arlington Street Church or another charitable organization? Members of the Covenant Renewal Team invite you to a presentation and question/answer session featuring attorney Scott Squillace. Young and old, penny-savers and millionaires, this is where you can find out what to do!

New Member Class

Sunday, February 26th, Meet ASC ~ 12:30 pm, Perkins Room
Sunday, March 5th, Breakfast/Joining ~ 9:30 am, Hunnewell Chapel
All interested newcomers are warmly invited to our next two-session new member class. Rev. Kim joins us for the first session, where we share stories about our spiritual journeys and ask our burning questions. This class is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your relationship and knowledge of Arlington Street, and to discern whether you are ready to join. In our second session, we learn a little of Arlington Street's history, polity, and practices; and meet some of our illustrious leadership and staff. Please sign up at the Welcome Table in the parish hall after the service. All are welcome!

The New Administration

Sunday, February 26th ~ 12:30 pm, Stage Right Room

What is troubling you? What can be done? All are invited to join in a discussion after the service. Sponsored by the Social Action Committee.

Indulge 2017 Planning Meeting

Sunday, February 26th ~ 12:30 pm, Carol Smith Room
Join the planning as we continue finalizing the details of the event and auction. Invite your friends via Facebook ( to this year's fundraising gala scheduled for Saturday, April 1st at 6:30 pm.

Refuge Recovery

Every Sunday ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist path to recovering from addiction. All are welcome! For more information, please visit or email


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Arlington Street Corporation Meeting

Sunday, March 5th ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sundays, March 5th and 26th, April 9th and 23rd ~ 12:30 pm, Carol Smith Room

Shaping Our Vision - A Retreat to Advance Our Future

Saturday, March 11th ~ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Film Series Coming to ASC: Long Strange Trip,
A Journey through 2,000 Years of UU History

Part 1: March 12th ~ 12:30 - 2:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Judah Leblang: One-Man Show - One Man's Journey through the Late Middle Ages

Friday, March 24th ~ 8 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

From Spirit with Love: A Council Gathering of The Ancestors

March 25 - 26th ~ Roots and Wings Healing Arts, Natick

Feed 20,000 in Two Hours

Sunday, March 26th ~ 1:00 pm, Parish Hall

Arlington Street's Literary Salon, The Wednesdays: Shakespeare

Wednesdays, starting March 29th~ 6:00 pm, Frothingham Library

Creative and Organized? The Tiffany Team Needs You!

Have You Made Your Pledge Yet?

Coming Up at ASCenter

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The Art of Sabbath

Saturdays, February 25th, March 4th, 11th, and 18th ~ 4:00 pm, Perkins Room

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

Tuesday, February 28th ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 1st ~ 3:00 - 5:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Kundalini Yoga Class

Every Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Social Action

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#BlackLivesMatter Book Discussion: "Between the World and Me"

Monday, March 6th ~ 5:30-7:00 pm

Hate Crimes Hotline

A Marriage Proposal

Children’s Religious Education (CRE)

CRE on Sunday

Each Sunday, CRE groups begin with the sharing of sorrows and joys. Check out CRE to learn more.

Read the e-newsletter!

Read Coming of Age (COA) updates

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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!


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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. Kim K. Crawford Harvie is "Strengthening Our Spirits."

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

#LEAP4ASC Read why others are leaping for Arlington Street Church during this season's Covenant Renewal!

#LEAP4ASC Reese Millican

#LEAP4ASC Robert Holley

#LEAP4ASC Tammy Tai

#LEAP4ASC Al Ingram

#LEAP4ASC Connie Scanlon

#LEAP4ASC Teresa Herbert

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

Love, Serve, Remember
[February 12, 2017]

Turn it Up!
[February 5, 2017]

Ready For All Things
[January 8, 2017]

Come Darkness
[December 11, 2016]

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

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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