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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, February 26

    On Hope and Resilience — Andrea Spencer-Linzie
    This Sunday’s sermon will explore the need for hope and resilience in this time of change and anxiety. How do we foster hope? How can we develop resilience?

    Prelude: Praeludio in D, by J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750); Simon Andrews, piano
    11 a.m. Senior Choir Anthem: Go Gently Into the Morning, by Douglas E. Wagner
    Offertory: Lord, I Want More Religion; Pennsylvania Dutch spiritual; Chuck Claus, baritone. This song is from a genre known as Pennsylvania Dutch spirituals. Though less well known than the spirituals sung by Southern slaves, they share a strongly evangelistic tone. These spirituals usually involve one simple idea, sung simply.
    Postlude: Fugue in D minor “Giant” BWV 680 by J.S. Bach; Simon Andrews, organ
    The flowers on the Chancel Table are 
    given by Paul Santos and Anne Stuart in loving memory of Robin, Cristina, Paul, and Peter Santos.