Did you know that the “flaming chalice”, symbol of Unitarian Universalism worldwide, traces its origin to the Unitarian Service Committee, founded to support an underground railroad for those escaping Nazi Germany, which was founded with the aid of First Church in Belmont in December 1940? More on the Chalice. More on the UU Service Committee.
Did you know the Town of Belmont’s official town bell rings from our Bell Tower? To find out more about how we are intertwined, click here.

Did you know that in the Spring of 2001, we proudly opened our doors as a safe haven and spiritual home for the GLBT community? Annually, we join the Town of Belmont as the only Mass town that marches in the Pride Parade as a town. More

Did you know that the Tiffany stained glass window of our church was commissioned by Edwin F. Atkins, and dedicated on April 12, 1890? As UUs, some of us identify with the traveler in our quest for a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. More

If you’d like to learn more about our vibrant, world class music program with 5 Choirs, special Music Services & fall Children’s Musical, click here.
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    Rev David Bryce
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    Welcome to The First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist. We are a mid-sized church of almost 400 families and individuals. From September through early June, we offer two worship services each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., along with religious education classes for children (preschool through teen). Child care is available for younger children. On certain specified Sundays, announced in advance, there are changes in the schedule. Our social hour after each service is a wonderful way to meet people; our members make a special effort to greet visitors and new parishioners. During the summer, June 15 to September 2, there is a lay-led service at 9:30 a.m. Child care is available during the summer. .

    This Sunday

    ***Sunday, March 8th***

    Multigenerational Service: Making a Difference

    Rev. David M. Bryce

    9:00 & 11:00 Church Service

    Childcare for infants and young children

    (For weather-related Service and Children RE class cancellations, please check 617.484.1054 x250.)


    Remember Daylight Savings Begins!

    (“Spring Forward”, move clocks ahead one hour)


    First Church is in the midst of this year’s major Social Action Committee project — “A Path Appears in Belmont: A Campaign to Make a Difference.” Through word and sound, our multigenerational service conveys the same message: that regardless of our age or stage in life, each of us can make a world of difference by giving of ourselves individually and collectively, locally and globally. The Junior, Chancel, and Sr. Choirs will sing. Come be inspired to make a difference in the lives of others.


    The flowers this Sunday

    are in celebration of a caring church community and days filled with more light and warmth!


    Mary Louise & Jim Landfried

    Martha Courant & Ann Dexter

    Welcome & Announcements:

    Peter Guthrie and Catherine Claypoole



    Wondrous Love - American Folk Hymn, arr. AJR

    Alfa Joy Radford, organ

    9:00 Jr. Choir:

    I’m Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing! -Trad’l Spiritual

    Let There Be Peace on Earth - Sy Miller & Jill Jackson

    9:00 Offertory:

    Bagatelles No. 12 & 15 -Robert Vandall (contemp.)

    Mariko Findell, piano

    9:00 Postlude:

    O Gott, du frommer Gott -Brahms

    Mary Beekman, organ

    11:00 Chancel Choir:

    My Heart Ever Faithful - J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

    To Make a Difference in Our World -Joseph & Pamela Martin (contemp.)

    11:00 Sr. Choir Offertory:

    Il Bianco e Dolce Cigno (The White, Sweet Swan)  – J. Arcadelt (16th c.)

    11:00 Postlude:

    Fantasy in d minor -J. S. Bach


    ** Next Sunday, March 15th **

    Rev. David M. Bryce preaching,

    Selma: Fifty Years On

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