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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 15 to September 2, 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.

    What’s New

    • Halloween Costume Party for Kids! Saturday, October 24th    5 – 7 p.m. at the First Church Halloween Costume Party for Kids! Hosted by Youth Group pumpkin painting, spooky walk, bobbing for apples, cider donut eating contest, pizza Suggested donation: $5 per person or $25 per family Proceeds benefit the Youth Group’s biennial Service Trip Print this flyer out and post it on your fridge!  
    • Fellowship Fall Hike – Saturday, October 10 Pack up your kids, put on your hiking boots and join us for the 1st Fellowship Fall Hike on Saturday, October 10th – 1-4 pm – Explore Beautiful Local Conservation Land – Meet at the Habitat Parking Lot, 10 Juniper Road, Belmont, at 1pm sharp. We will hike through Habitat, Lone Tree Hill, Rock Meadow and Beaver Brook to the ...
    • This week at First Church – October 5-11 ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS October 5 – October 11, 2015 ********** Belmont Serves needs volunteers        “Awe at the Edge of the Universe” – Oct. 18       First Church Women’s Retreat             We are planning our next FCB Women’s Retreat at Rolling Ridge, in Andover, MA, from February 19 to 21, ...
    • Second Friday Coffeehouse Season Tickets available now! DID YOU KNOW .. ? .. our Second Friday Coffeehouse is greater Boston’s first and longest-running (completing our 30th season!) all-benefit coffeehouse? .. our wonderful church family purchased sixty-two (62!) Season Tickets last year to insure support of our ten worthy beneficiaries? .. we were able to distribute close to $10,000? .. and TOGETHER we can do it again ...
    • Adult Programs at First Church New Fall programs. All are welcome.

    All news

    Our minister, Rev. David Bryce
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    This Sunday

    October 11: The View From Where You Are

    With due respect to the late Yogi Berra’s instruction about the importance of “showing up” I would add that “looking up” as in “gaining perspective” is equally necessary to a richly rewarding life. What you see is often enriched by another point of view.

    — Rev. Dr. Victor Carpenter, Minister Emeritus, preaches.

    Plenary IV- Distinguished Service Award Photo/Nancy Pierce

    • Services at 9 & 11 a.m.; childcare is provided.
    • Sunday, October 18: Rev. David Bryce
    • Sermon archive: uubelmont.org/sermons