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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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    What’s New

    • Summer 2016 Lay-Led Worship Services Updated and complete! Summer Lay-Led Worship Services begin June 19, 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Download a flyer here.
    • This week at First church – June 13 – 19   Last weekly announcement until September 4th!  Have a wonderful summer        June 22    Hootenanny 7:30pm  Parlor      June 22   Book Group Potluck Supper  7pm  Upper Hall   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 ...
    • The Unitarian – June 14, 2016 Sermon information, programs, news, and upcoming events.
    • 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
    • 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 ...

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    Our minister, Rev. David Bryce
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    Summer 2016 Lay-Led Worship Services

    June 19 — Rob Kinslow
    My Father’s Hat

    June 26 — Karsten Küppenbender and Siobhan O’Neill
    Marriage as a Spiritual Path

    July 3 — Jess Hicks
    Mindful Movement, Gentle Yoga

    July 10 — Catherine Stalberg and Ken Stalberg
    Meet Me at My Garden Bench

    July 17 — Edwin Taylor
    Miracles, Myths, and Magical Thinking

    July 24 — Alice Trexler and Downing Cless
    Air, Earth, Fire, and Water

    July 31 — Charlotte Lehmann
    It’s A Party Line!

    August 7 — Livia Racz and Lynn Read
    Reflections from the 2016 Partner Church trip to Désfalva

    August 14 — Eleanor Hobbs
    The Heavenly Messengers

    August 21 — Jen Deaderick
    All Men Would Be Tyrants

    August 28 — Valentin Frank

    September 4 — Bruce Kozuma
    Faking It: Forging a life when you feel like you just may be, occasionally, out of your depth