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

Congregational Events & Announcements

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!

Indulge 2018 Planning Meeting

Sunday, January 28th ~ 12:30 pm, Carol Smith Room
Join the team as we continue planning decorations, menu, and auction details. Indulge 2018 is our spring fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, March 24th. Come be a part of helping to make this fun night a reality!

Meditation Retreat

NOTE CORRECT DATE! Sunday, February 4th ~ 1:00-5:00 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Rev. Kim and members of the Arlington Street Zen Center invite you to an afternoon meditation retreat. We'll practice alternate sitting and walking meditations, interspersed with readings from the dharma (Buddhist teachings)-the same format as our twice-monthly gatherings, just a longer session.
Whether you are experienced in meditation or interested in a full immersion introduction, please join us! Wear loose, comfortable clothing, walking shoes, and appropriate outerwear (we will be walking in the Public Garden). Zafus and zabutons (pillows and cushions) as well as chairs are provided. Come for the beginning and stay as long as you like. At 5:00, we'll celebrate by enjoying an early dinner together somewhere nearby. BYO$.

To Renewal House with Love

Sunday, February 11th ~ Arlington Street Church

It's time for our annual lovefest for Renewal House, Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry's shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence. This year, please bring full-sized toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, soap, razors, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and tampons and pads. All contributions will be gratefully received! Thank you!

Lunar New Year Lion Dance Parade

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

Let's celebrate the Lunar New Year - Year of the Dog - featuring the Lion Dance Parade, food, and fun! We will head over as a group for the parade and then enjoy Dim Sum together in Chinatown!

Intersectional Book Group

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

Join Rev. Kim for the sixth in our series of occasional discussions about books with intersectional themes. For this gathering, we'll be reading Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead by Christian Piccolini. All are welcome!

Pru in Review ~ December

The Prudential Committee is our governing board, made up of leadership elected by and from Arlington Street members.

The Pru reviewed and discussed reports on:

• Financial status (including approving expenditures for a ramp-related survey and UUA dues)

• Foundation projects to inspect/repair the building exterior and light the Tiffany windows

• An opportunity to move our endowment to another investment company

• Accessibility ramp financing options

• Visioning, and strategic/operations planning approach and roadmap

Mark Your Calendar!

There are many great Arlington Street Church events in the works for the new year. As you begin planning for 2018, be sure to save these dates for:

March 24th – Indulge Auction & Celebration

March 31st – Cris Williamson in Concert

April 1st – Easter Sunday Worship

April 8th – Rise Against Hunger Service Event

April 29th – Covenant Renewal Sunday

May 6th – Ordination of Beth Robbins

May 12th – Sakyong Mipham (son of Chögyam Trungpa; head of Shambhala)

June 9th – Pride! And an evening Kirtan with Krishna Das

Parking Spaces in Alley - No Parking 24/7

Just a reminder, parking spaces 1, 2, 3, 7, and 8 are unavailable at any time Monday through Saturday. 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.