Covenant Renewal: #FiredUp4ASC
Sunday, May 7th ~ 11:00 am, Sanctuary
We are - every one of us! - the people of the Beloved Community at Arlington Street. Don't miss Covenant Renewal Sunday! Be here next week for our celebration of generosity as we make our pledges to support next year's church budget. Come hungry! A special thank you lunch will
follow the service!
Buddha's Belly ~ The Buddhist Book Discussion and Arlington Street Zen Center
Tuesday, May 9th ~ 6:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel
Buddha's Belly and Arlington Street Zen Center (feel free to come to one or both) meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday.
6:00 Buddha's Belly: We will continue our discussion of The Book of Joy by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Bishop Desmond Tutu. Please read through page 262, up to Chapter 8, "Generosity."
7:00 Arlington Street Zen Center: Our gathering includes seated and walking meditations, a dharma talk, and conversation. If you'd like to join Rev. Kim and walk in the Public Garden (optional!), please dress for the weather. Beginners and experienced meditators from all traditions are warmly welcome.
Arlington Street's Literary Salon, The Wednesdays: Shakespeare
Wednesdays ~ 6:00 pm, Frothingham Library
May 10th ~ As You Like It
Prof. Alan Helms and Rev. Kim welcome you to the next installment of the Wednesdays Shakespearathon! Reading all 38 of Shakespeare's plays is admittedly a huge ambition, but Shakespeare is, by universal consent, not only the greatest writer in the English language, but one of the immortals of world literature. We'll need patience with archaic language while attending to a plethora of footnotes (there's no doing without them unless you live in a world where you cut your meat with a bodkin and your children say their orizons at bedtime). In other words, these Shakespeare courses are not for the faint of heart. But since it's generally true that "as ye sow, so shall ye reap," the rewards will be enormous. For many of us, this will be one of the great experiences of our lives! All are welcome!
21st Annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace
Sunday, May 14th ~ 8:30 am, from Towne Field, Dorchester or
9:45 am (estimated) from Madison Park High School, Roxbury Crossing
The Louis D Brown Peace Institute's Mother's Day Walk for Peace is a celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities. Every year, families from across the state walk together to demand dignity and compassion for all families impacted by murder. Join our ASC family in walking toward peace by registering at www.mothersdaywalk4peace.org/register.html and selecting "Arlington Street Church Boston" as your designated team.
Arlington Street Church Visitor Tours
Starts May 15th
The guided tour program for our historic church and its unique Tiffany stained glass windows will begin again on May 15th. Tours will be offered 10:00 am - 3:00 pm on Tuesday through Saturday during May and Monday through Saturday from June to October. Volunteers are needed to warmly welcome our guests from all over the globe! If you are interested in serving as an ambassador or greeter in the visitor's center, please contact office@ASCBoston.org for further details and to sign up.
Intersectional Book Discussion
Monday, May 15th ~ 6:00 pm, Frothingham Library
Join Rev. Kim for the second in our series of occasional discussions about books with intersectional themes. For this gathering, we'll be reading Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. Former Marine and Yale Law School graduate J.D. Vance writes movingly about the Appalachian values of his upbringing in a poor Appalachian town, offering a probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. All are welcome!
Arlington Street Circle of Caring
Sunday, May 21st~ 12:30 pm, Stage Room Right
Are you battling illness, caring for someone who is ill, struggling with isolation or in the process of losing someone you love? Or have you already lost someone, and are you trying to cope with the heartbreak and anger that accompany loss and grief? If you are currently struggling, or have experienced this or any other type of life crisis and would like to share how you made it through, then please join the Caring Circle. Maureen Peterson is an ASC member who has lost her parents and her best friend to cancer and her brother and close friends to AIDS. Lisa Kirk, who officially joined the ASC Community last year has lead grief and small support groups for other congregations and has lots of experience and insight to share with the group.
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.