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

Coming Up at the ASCenter

The Arlington Street Center for Liberal Religious Inquiry and Spritual Practice

Inquiry is an approach to religious commitment and education that is deeply rooted in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. Practice is equally important, as we seek to translate our ideals, values, and spiritual insights into action in our personal lives. With these principles in mind, the ASCenter offers programs that explore the principles, history and practice of the Unitarian Univeralist tradition; the Jewish and Christian roots and influences of liberal religion; resources and wisdom from world religions; study of Sacred Texts; appreciation of spiritual themes in literature, art, music and drama; and discussion of critical social issues facing our contemporary society.

Current Events

Arlington Street Church Corporation Meeting

Sunday, January 21st ~ 12:30 pm, Hunnewell Chapel

• Membership Update * (Doc Kinne and Liz Texeieira)

• Senior Minister's Report (Rev. Kim)

• Director of Family Ministry Search Update (HR Committee)

• Treasurer's Report (Art Nava)

• Proposed Change of Investment Company* (Art Nava)

• Accessibility Ramp Update (Tina Rose)

• Strategic Planning Update (Al Ingram/Ted Rudinsky)

• Q&A on Written Reports

   Family Ministry (Beth Robbins)

   Prudential Committee (Al Ingram)

• Other Business * Indicates vote required

Arlington Street Circle of Caring

Sundays, January 21st, February 4th & 19th, March 4th and 18th, and April 8th and 22nd ~ 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.

Black Lives Matter Boston presents: Imagine!

Sunday, January 21st, 3:00 pm, Sanctuary, Click here to purchase tickets.
Come experience Imagine! with our own Karlene Griffiths Sekou, internationally acclaimed slam poet Neiel Israel, and - all the way from Houston - special guest, *raptivist* Genesis Blu! ViISTEN to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro's interview with Genesis Blu! https://www.npr.org/2017/12/10/569477801/a-conversation-with-houstons-raptivist-genesis-blu

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

Tuesday, January 23rd ~ 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: 6:00 Buddha's Belly: We'll continue our discussion of All the Rage: Buddhist Wisdom on Anger and Acceptance (Andrea Miller, editor). Please read through page 131, "Compassion for Those Who Cause Suffering."

 

7:00 Arlington Street Zen Center: Our gathering includes seated and walking meditations, a dharma talk, and conversation. If you'd like to walk in the Public Garden (optional!), please dress for the weather. Beginners and experienced meditators from all traditions are warmly welcome.

 

Kundalini Yoga Class

Every Wednesday ~ 6:00 pm, Clarke Room
Experience fun exercises and poses, breathing techniques, chanting, meditation, and deep relaxation in this unique class. Moving energy through your body brings positive change and growth. There is a $10 charge that goes to the church. First class is free!

Share Rev. Kim's Sermons around the World

Each week we share Rev. Kim's sermon on our YouTube channel. We would love your help to record the sermon each week, to edit the video on iMovie, and/or to post the video to YouTube. No prior experience necessary, although it would be helpful. Ideally we will form a team of four to five, and organize a monthly schedule where we share the weekly tasks. If you are interested, please contact Office@ascboston.org.

#FiredUp4ASC: Fired Up Towards our Covenant Renewal Goal!

Thanks to everyone who made Covenant Renewal Sunday the most successful celebration of pledging in the history of Arlington Street Church! If you have not yet made your pledge for the next church year (Fiscal Year 2018 begins July 1st), please do that now! We are more than 83% of the way to our goal and waiting for those few outstanding pledges. Please keep in mind Flame and Smokey's generous match of all new money—new and increased pledges! As you consider your pledge during Covenant Renewal, please reflect on what Arlington Street Church means in your life. If this community has been transformative for you, consider taking a leap in your level of investment in the church. Coordinating your values with where your money goes is a powerful spiritual practice! Thank you for your generosity!

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ABOUT ASCENTER ONGOING GROUPS

 

Arlington Street Zen Center

Leader: Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie, Senior Minister
September - May: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month
Time: 7:00–8:00 pm
Location: Hunnewell Chapel
An evening of meditation practice. Sessions include seated & walking meditation, Dharma talk, and conversation. This practice is open to all, both beginning and experienced practitioners.

Arlington Street Zen Center always follows the Buddha’s Belly Reading Group.

 

Buddha’s Belly Reading Group

Leader: Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie, Senior Minister
September - May: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month
Time: 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Location: Hunnewell Chapel
Buddha’s Belly Reading Group meets twice monthly to discuss issues of spiritual practice from a Buddhist perspective. Members come from many different faith traditions and religious practices. The group has discussed works by Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Pema Chodron, Sylvia Boorstein, Shunryu Suzuki and others.

 

Kundalini Yoga

Leader: Jean Ko Stewart
Dates: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Location: Hunnewell Chapel
Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, consists of simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter his or her age or physical ability. It is a complete system of yoga that includes breath (pranayam), yoga postures (asanas), sound, chanting (mantra) and meditation. It is designed to provide you with the experience of your highest consciousness through the raising of your Kundalini.

Note: Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, preferably made of cotton or other natural, breathable fiber. Avoid eating immediately before class. Also, there is a $10 fee for this course. First class is free!

 

Transformation Team for Racial Justice

September - May: 3rd Tuesdays of each month
Time: 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
The Transformation Team for Racial Justice is an ongoing task force of Arlington Street Church that seeks to identify and eliminate interpersonal and institutional barriers of racism and oppression, and build a justice-seeking, multiracial, multicultural community. If you have suggestions, questions, comments, or concerns for The Team, please email transformation@ascboston.org, attend our open meetings on the third Tuesday of every month from 7 - 8:30 p.m. or speak with a team member (Sarah Cooleybeck, Margy Herley, Peter Lowber, Laura Pattison, Nancy Perna, Steve Marable, and Barbara Seidl). Membership on the Team requires a one year commitment and anti-racism/anti oppression/multicultural training.

 

The Wednesdays Literary Salon

Leader: Professor Alan Helms and Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie
Dates: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Location: Frothingham Library
Join Professor Alan Helms and Rev. Kim, Arlington Street Church members and the general public in a book group. The leaders guide discussions of specific works of drama, literature, and poetry.