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

Congregational Events & Announcements

Blessing of the Animals

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

Save the date for Arlington Street's annual commemoration of the Feast Day of St. Francis. We celebrate the animal companions in our lives by welcoming them (crated, on a leash, in a bowl, in a photo) to be blessed. Come join in this happy, hilarious, and love-filled worship service!

Tiffany Committee

Sunday, October 1st ~ 12:30 pm, CRE Office

All are welcome to join the Tiffany Committee as we gather to touch base on the final month of Visitor Center tours and make plans for the upcoming church year. We will meet after the service next Sunday in the CRE Office, which is just off the Perkins Room.

Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sundays, Oct. 1st, 15th, Nov. 5th, 9th, Dec. 3rd, and 17th ~ 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.

Pre-Release Screening of "The Innocent Convicts"

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

In anticipation of a November debut, Boston-based filmmaker and investigative reporter Osagie "Ossy" Okoruwa comes to Arlington Street Church to present a segment of his feature length film "The Innocent Convicts." This past July, the National Registry of Exonerations listed that, of the thousands of people who have been cleared of wrongful convictions in the past 25 years, 47 percent were black and 40 percent had been falsely incarcerated for at least 10 years before exoneration. Mr. Okoruwa's film could not be more timely. See it - and meet him - before the film's November release. For more information, please watch the trailer:

Channing: A Rededication

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

In the early nineteenth century, William Ellery Channing (born in 1780) was the foremost Unitarian preacher in the U.S. and one of Unitarianism's leading theologians. He served this congregation from 1803 until his death in 1842, when his parishioners erected a beautiful monument in his honor at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In recent years, his grave site had fallen into disrepair. A recent campaign to restore it to its former glory was a resounding success. Join Rev. Kim and Unitarian Universalists from across the Commonwealth in a celebration of this critical restoration and of Channing's great legacy. Click for more information.

"Not the Cleaver Family" by Author Maria Olsen

Sunday, October 15th ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

Please join author Maria Olsen for a reading and discussion of her newest book, "Not the Cleaver Family: The New Normal in Modern American Families."

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.