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

Congregational Events & Announcements

Sophia Lyon Fahs Sunday ~ Coming of Age

Sunday, June 4th, 11:30 am, Sanctuary

George, Jacob, Lili, Maya, and Nicholas are Coming of Age! Don't miss next week's very special worship service, which will include each sharing their Credo ("I believe") Statements. Lunch and party to follow for people involved in the CRE program. Must RVSP by Monday, May 29th

Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sunday, 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.

22nd Boston Dyke March

Friday, June 9th ~ 6:00 pm, Parkman Bandstand (Boston Common)

Join thousands of LGBTQ people marching in the Boston Dyke March, a free, non-commercial, community-centered, grassroots, inclusive pride event. People of all ages, genders, races, orientations, religions, and abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend. Bring drums, noisemakers, whistles, signs, banners, puppets, friends, smiles, and pride. Bikes are welcome at the back of the march. The Dyke March is wheelchair, scooter, and stroller accessible. All are welcome to join in as we celebrate!

Boston Pride Parade

Saturday, June 10th ~ 11:00 am, Sanctuary

Come one, come all, to our annual pre-parade Pride service and celebration, featuring a live band! Join in as we proclaim who we are, bear joyful witness, and celebrate proudly! Friends, family, and allies — all are welcome! At 11:45, we'll leave to march in the parade and head to the festival together. Please come for the fun! All are welcome!

Flower Communion Sunday

Sunday, June 11th, 11:00 am, Sanctuary

On June 11th, we will celebrate our annual Flower Communion service. This ritual was created by Rev. Norbert Čapek, founder of the Unitarian Church in the former Czechoslovakia. He introduced this special service on June 4, 1923 to honor the divinity within each of us through the sharing of flowers. Please bring a flower to share!
This will be the final Sunday the ASC program staff will be on until the fall. The following Sunday, summer worship begins with a dazzling lineup of speakers and musicians. Please see below.

Corporation Meeting

Sunday, June 11th ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel * vote required
1. Membership Update* (Doc Kinne)
2. Election of Officers* (Nominating Committee)
• Prudential Committee (3-year term)
(3 nominees TBD)
• Co-Moderators (1-year term)
Tori Bell
Gaby Whitehouse
• Treasurer (1-year term)
Art Nava
• Clerk (1-year term)
Doc Kinne
• Nominating Committee (1-year term)
Karen Tausch
Philip Roberts
Barbara Seidl
Rachel Corey
(1 additional nominee TBD)
3. Treasurer's Update (Art Nava)
• FY'18 Budget* (The proposed FY’18 budget is available for review at
4. Stairs & Accessibility Ramp Update (Tina Rose)
5. Congregational Retreat Next Steps (Al Ingram)
6. Straw Poll for UUA Presidential Election (Art Nava)
7. Q&A on Written Reports
8. Other Business

Summer Meditation

Tuesdays, June 13th & 27th, July 11th & 25th, & August 8th & 22nd ~ 7:00 pm

While the Arlington Street Zen Center is on summer recess, Martha Weiss has generously offered her office for Buddhist meditation on the second and fourth summer Tuesdays. Martha's office is located on Marlborough Street, a short distance from ASC. If you are interested, please contact her through Jeffrey Bouchard in the church office at All are welcome!

Summer Worship

Sundays, June 18th - September 3rd ~ 11:00 am, Sanctuary

Thanks to John O'Connor, Kate Birney, and Liz Weber for the fabulous lineup of speakers engaged for this summer. Come keep the faith!

June 18 ~ Barb Seidl
June 25 ~ Melissa Dlugolecki
July 2 ~ Al Ingram
July 9 ~ Richard Marshall
July 16 ~ Jaimie Dingus
July 23 ~ John O'Connor
July 30 ~ Unitarian Universalist Association Summer Seminary
August 6 ~ Liz Weber
August 13 ~ Tina Rose
August 20 ~ Rev. Vera O'Brien
August 27 ~ Rev. Joanna Lubkin
September 3 ~ Art Nava

Summer Seminary is Coming to Arlington Street!

Sunday, July 30th ~ 11:00 am, Sanctuary

Mark your calendars for a special service by Summer Seminary students on July 30th! High school aged youth from across the country are convening in Boston to discern their call to ministry in all its forms. We welcome them to our congregation and join them in exploring the theme Giving Life the Shape of Justice. At Summer Seminary, students will learn with local religious professionals at Harvard Divinity School, Arlington Street Church, and the Unitarian Universalist Association's Headquarters.

Intersectional Book Discussion

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

Join Rev. Kim for the third in our series of occasional discussions about books with intersectional themes. For this gathering, we'll be reading Beyond Ramps: Disability at the End of the Social Contract by Marta Russell. All are welcome!

Parking Spaces in Alley - No Parking 24/7

The Finance Team has started to rent additional parking spaces to help generate additional income for the church. As a result, parking spaces will no longer be available for week night activities. Fortunately there are several low cost options nearby including 10 St. James, the Common Garage (ask about coupon books at their office) and along Arlington Street after 7pm.