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

    ***Sunday, April 5th***

    “Easter”

    Rev. David M. Bryce

    9:00 & 11:00 church service

    Childcare for infants and young children

    For weather-related service and RE class cancellations, please call 617-484-1054, ext. 250

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    Easter is a celebration of resurrection of rebirth. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and the promised resurrection of each person, but also the rebirth of each of us in this life.

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    The plants this Sunday

    are given by the Belmont Unitarian Alliance.

    Ushers:

    9 a.m.: Leland Ackerson

    11 a.m.:  Connie DiCocco,  Sam James, and  Eva Patalas

    Lay Pastoral Care:

    9 a.m.: Abby Jacobs

    11 a.m.: Nancy Davis

    Welcome & Announcements:

    9 a.m.: Peter Guthrie

    11 a.m.: Tom Neel

     Easter Music: 

    Regina Coeli (from Gregorian chant) – Everett Titcomb (1833-1968)

    Alfa Joy Radford, organ

    Offertory Duet:

    Flower Song (from “Lakmé) – Léo Delibes (1836-1891)

    Melanie Bacaling, soprano;

    Irina Kareva, mezzo-soprano

    9:00 Service:

    Nova Choir:

    Festival Jubilate! - Roger Emerson (contemp.)

    Postlude: 

    Freu dich sehr, O meine Seele –  Georg Böhm  (18c German)

    Mary Beekman, organ

    11:00 Service:

    Sr. Choir:

    Honor and Glory (from Mass in b minor) -J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

    Choral Benediction:

    Communion for the Heart

    Music: J. Brahms (1833-1897)

    Words: Mark Belletini (contemp. UU composer)

    Postlude:

    Fantasie in A Major - J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

    Alfa Joy Radford, organ

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    Easter Sunrise Service — April 5 at 5:50 a.m.

    Come celebrate the cycle of rebirth at our Easter Sunrise Service. Our service will take place at dawn, surrounded by the interdependent web of all existence in the Highland Farms meadow of the Habitat grounds, in Belmont.

       We’ll meet in the Church parking lot Easter morning, leaving at 5:50 a.m. for the brief drive to Habitat.  (Or, you can meet us in the Habitat parking lot at 10 Juniper Rd., Belmont, at 6:00 a.m.

      Take Leonard St. to Clifton St., left onto Fletcher Rd. then 2nd left onto Juniper Rd.)  After the short service, all are invited back to church for a community breakfast.

      **Sunday, April 12th**

    Rev. David M. Bryce

    “A Sacred Temple: A Place to Worship, a Home for Community”


     Join us for a celebration of our building on the very day of the 125th anniversary.

    What’s New

    • New Director of Music Named

      Ian Garvie has accepted our offer to be the Director of Music for The First Church in Belmont, beginning July 1st.

    • Stewardship Update - Mar 31 - Pledge Here Now

      We need your pledge today. (Payment can be made during the coming year.)

    • This week at First Church - March 30 - April 5

      Adult Programs Weekly Announcement

    • A Path Appears in Belmont: A Campaign to Make a Difference

      Nicholas Kristof - April 15, 7:30pm, Belmont High School

    • Easter Sunrise Service, April 5 at 5:50 a.m.

      Come celebrate the cycle of rebirth at our Easter Sunrise Service. Meet us in the Habitat parking lot at 10 Juniper Rd., Belmont, at 6:00 a.m.

    • First Church Rummage Sale - May 9

      First Church 73rd Rummage sale is coming up! Each year, more than 100 members and friends of First Church volunteer for this community building event. One third of the proceeds from the Rummage Sale go directly to the Tiffany Window Fund while the other two thirds are split between the Transylvania Partner Church and Social Action Committees. The Rummage Sale serves many underprivileged members of the community, helps to keep tons of material from area landfills, and provides resale opportunities to many of our treasured charitable organizations. This highly regarded annual event provides needed funds, especially for the Tiffany Window Fund, and fosters community building and camaraderie.

    • Celebrate Climate Justice

      Between World Water Day (March 22) and Earth Day (April 22), please join us in celebrating Climate Justice Month! As part of the new Commit2Respond initiative, UUSC is inviting individuals, families, groups, and congregations to take action for climate justice. There are many ways you can get involved!

    • UUSC's 75th Gala Celebration

      at the Westin Hotel in Waltham on April 30

    • Raising the Minimum Wage—A Moral Imperative

      Millions of low-wage workers in our country work full-time and still can’t afford life’s basic necessities. How can we expect hardworking people to support themselves and their families on $7.25 an hour? The First Church in Belmont Social Action Committee and Jim Landfried, FCB Unitarian Universalist Service Committee liasson are jointly supporting this very important human rights initiative. Please take a moment to consider signing this petition.

    • Teachers needed for English as a Learning Language (ELL)

      Classes currently meet for 2 hours at UUUM on Monday and Wednesday

    • The Grow Clinic FCB Committee Needs Your Help

      Volunteer needed to assist with emptying the Grow food baskets after church services and placing food in the closet prior to transport. Training provided, as well as lots of appreciation from a cuddly giraffe!

    • The Transylvania Partner Church Education Fund

      The Fund provides each student a $250 annual stipend to help defray these expenses, and we plan to support 10 students next year. Your gift of any size will help First Church continue its critical role in funding this important program. Click here for the donation form.

    • Alternative Gift Program

      When shopping for a special occasion for someone, please consider making an Alternative Gift.

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