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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 – May 31, 2016 Sermon information, programs, news, and upcoming events.
    • This week at First Church – May 30 – June 5, 2016   June 9 – Young Adult Programming Discussion  7:30pm  Conference Room  June 22 – Hootenanny  June 22 – Book Group Potluck Supper      MONDAY   MEDITATION   James Hencke, 8-9 p.m., Library In meditation practice, we allow ourselves to dwell in the present moment. We find that by developing our awareness and compassion we can open ourselves, relax into situations, ...
    • 2016 Annual Report Read the annual report and the biographies of current and nominated board and committee members here.
    • Sandy Island 2016 registration is open! Come for a weekend of fun and fellowship: register now for the 2016 all-church retreat at Sandy Island
    • All-Church Picnic – Sunday, June 12 Mark your calendar and plan to attend the annual All-Church Picnic immediately following the 11:00 service on Sunday, June 12!
    • Help Jobseekers in Our Congregation We have a number of people in our community that are looking for a new or better job. If you can help with networking or know of any open positions in your company, please contact us at jobseekers@uubelmont.org or talk to Martin Plass (617-977-4515). Any help is greatly appreciated! Senior Finance/Accounting Manager (part-time)Accomplished professional with experience ...
    • 37th Annual Chamber Music Benefit Concert June 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Sanctuary. A concert of chamber music for the benefit of the Pediatric SPARK Program at Boston Medical Center.
    • Richard Curzi & Positive Energy with the Belmont Roxx Orchestra Final Second Friday Coffeehouse of the season on Friday, June 10 at 7:30 – featured beneficiaries: Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministries and Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center. $10 / $5 for Seniors/Students.

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    Our minister, Rev. David Bryce
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    This Sunday

    Sunday Worship — June 5

    Justice Sunday — Rev. Dr. William Schulz
    Our Justice Sunday guest speaker is Rev. Dr. William Schulz. Bill was President of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1985 – 1993 and Executive Director of Amnesty International USA from 1994 – 2006. On June 30, he will retire and complete six years as President and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

    Welcome and Announcements: 9 a.m. Betsy George; 11 a.m. Deveaux Duckworth

    9 a.m. Ushers: Ana Hammock & Ann Dexter
    11 a.m. Ushers: Margaret Marks & Leslie Kolterman

    Lay Pastoral Care: 9 a.m. Bethany Allen;  11 a.m. James Hencke

    The flowers on the Chancel Table this Sunday are given by Linda Rice and Emma Jones in loving memory of their husband and father, Douglas Jones.

    • Services at 9 & 11 a.m.; childcare is provided.
    • Sermon archive
    • Sunday, June 12: Flower Communion — Rev. David Bryce, followed by the all-church picnic
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