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.
    Our minister,
    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, September 14th***

    Sharing: A Tale of Two Hummingbirds

    Rev. David M. Bryce

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    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.)

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    This past summer I have spent many pleasant hours watching birds at our feeders, including hummingbirds. As I did so my mind was drawn repeatedly to the similarities between our cousins (the other living beings with whom we share this planet) and ourselves. Watching the interactions between two hummingbirds caused me to think a bit about sharing and non-sharing; caring and non-caring.

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    The flowers this Sunday

    are given by the Pye family in celebration of the life of Mary Pye.

     Ushers:

    Members of the New Connections Ministry

    Welcome & Announcements:

    9:00 Betsy George

    11:00 Anne Donohue

    Music:

    Prelude:

    Dedication - Richard Blake (contemp.)

    Offertory Solo:

    Davron Monroe, tenor

    9:00 Organ Interlude:

    9:00 Postlude:

    Adon olam - Trad’l  Mary Beekman, organ

    11:00 Sr. Choir:

    Salmo 150  (Psalm 150) – Ernani Aguiar (b. 1949) Brazil

    11:00 Postlude:

    Heather Quay & Jon Svetkey, Folksingers

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    ** Next Sunday, September 21st **

    Rev. David M. Bryce preaching

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