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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.  Married and single, straight and gay, with children and without, First Church is a vibrant community embracing a diversity of answers to life's important questions. Together in fellowship we are seekers, each respecting one another's individual spiritual path.  In addition to Sunday worship, we offer many opportunities to connect and socialize, share life experiences, learn from each other, perform and enjoy music, and serve the community.

From September through early June, there are two worship services each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., along with religious education classes for children. On certain specified Sundays, announced in advance, there are changes in the schedule.  During the summer, June 15 to September 2, there is a lay-led service at 9:30 a.m. Child care is always available during Sunday services.


We offer worship services in our beautiful sanctuary each Sunday, along with religious education classes for children. Our social hour after each service is a wonderful way to meeting people; our members make a special effort to greet visitors and new parishioners. More about our Sunday services.

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

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

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.

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.

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What’s New

  • The Unitarian – April 26, 2016 Sermon information, programs, news, and upcoming events.
  • Jimmy Tingle for President Unique, funny, pure entertainmentHumor for Humanity and A Path Appears in BelmontAre pleased to announce a unique Opportunity to FEEL GOOD. May 7th- 7:30 P.M. – Tickets $30 each-Available on eventbrite.com or apathappearsinbelmont     Belmont High School- Concord Ave. Belmont, MA “Jimmy Tingle captures the sweet spot between Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. His unique brand of topical yet ...
  • This week at First Church April 18 – 24                    April 26 and May 3   “Salsa Sensation”   Learn about cuban culture and dance with Patricia Garcia and Laurie Noble              April 27  #40toNoneDay  Film and Discussion  “Pariah”          April 29  Women’s Spring Potluck  May 6   Men’s ...
  • John Bunzli with Gerri Strickler & Friends opening Second Friday Coffeehouse on Friday, May 13 at 7:30 – featured beneficiary: Renewal House. $10 / $5 for Seniors/Students.

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Our minister, Rev. David Bryce
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This Sunday

Sunday Worship — May 1

Youth Group Sunday
The senior class will share personal reflections on their time at First Church, the junior class will give a musical tribute to the graduating seniors and the sophomore class will share a story for all ages. This is an opportunity to learn what our church community has meant to our youth over the years.

Welcome and Announcements: 9 a.m. Betsy George; 11 a.m. Jackie James

9 a.m. Ushers: Ana Hammock, Sara Oaklander & John Kolterman
11 a.m. Ushers: Connie DiCocco, Katharine Canfield, Karsten Kueppenbender & Mariko Findell

Lay Pastoral Care: 9 a.m. Janet Amphlett; 11 a.m. Tom Neel

The flowers on the Chancel table this Sunday are given by Evelyn Corsini Alcorn and Tony Alcorn to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their marriage at First Church Belmont.

  • Services at 9 & 11 a.m.; childcare is provided.
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  • Sunday, May 8 — Coming of Age Ceremony