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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 19 to September 4, 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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    Sunday Worship — October 30

    The Joy of Memory — Rev. David Bryce

    Loss of loved ones is deeply painful, and death seems so final and merciless. But we also say at every memorial service that the dead live on within us and around us. Let us celebrate the lives of those now gone who filled our lives with learning, love and care. Let us recall them to our hearts and minds that we may truly feel their presence with us and within us in the gifts they gave.

    Prelude: Te Lucis Ante Terminum, Simon Andrews (b. 1958)

    9 a.m. Nova Choir Anthem: God is Seen, Alice Parker (b. 1925)

    11 a.m. Senior Choir Anthem: French setting of the Our Father, Maurice Durufle (1902 – 86)

    Postlude: Toccata in D minor, J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

    The flowers on the Chancel table this Sunday are given by Louise Bray in honor of the Creamer Family.