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

    May 24 — “Heroism,” Rev. David M. Bryce

    Heroism comes in many forms. It is often in the actions of soldiers on the field of combat and it is in the actions of those who engage in non-violent civil disobedience. In lesser ways, it is in the sharing of our true selves and it is sometimes displayed in the quiet heroism of just getting through the day. Today we celebrate heroism in its many forms.

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

    Prelude: Improvisations on Materna, – Samuel Ward (1848-1903); arr. AJR
    Alfa Joy Radford, organ



    Offertory Solo: Chuck Claus, baritone



    Postlude: Theme and Variations on America, – Janet Linker (contemp.)
    Alfa Joy Radford, organ


    Ushers: 9 a.m. David Warner & Lee Ackerson; 11 a.m.  Barbara Terry & Leslie Kolterman

    Lay Pastoral Care: 9 a.m. Steve Saar; 11 a.m. James Hencke

    The flowers on the Chancel Table this Sunday John and Teresa Howe in loving memory of Barbara Burleigh Howe (1925-1995) to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of her birth.

    Next Sunday, May 31

    Music as a Means to Spirituality.” Reflections on music and its enhancement of our spiritual lives and worship. Rev. Doris Hunter, Rev. Alfa Joy Radford, Rev. David M Bryce

    Followed by a Service of Installation
    The First Church in Belmont will install Rev. Alfa Joy Radford as our Minister of Music Emerita in a special service at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2015. Come celebrate with us as we acknowledge fifty-five years of faithful service.

    Please share your photos and memories of Alfa with us at alfabook@uubelmont.org. More details in this week’s Unitarian.


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