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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.

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    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

    • This week at First Church – April 24 – 30     Divestment Panel Discussion  Sunday, April 30, 12:30pm, Parish Hall    Renaissance Worlds with Toby Lester  May 7 at 12:30pm    Belmont UU Alliance Potluck Lunch and Program  May 17 12 noon   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 our ...
    • The Unitarian – April 21, 2017 Worship service information, upcoming programs and opportunities for action, news, and events.
    • The 73rd First Church Rummage Sale — coming soon! The First Church Rummage sale is April 29 — click to find out how you can be eligible to shop the exclusive pre-sale by volunteering for only two hours!
    • YG in Support of the Declaration of Conscience We the youth group of the First Church in Belmont support this declaration of conscience released by the UUA. At this extraordinary time in our nation’s history, we are called to affirm our profound commitment to the fundamental principles of justice, equity and compassion, to truth and core values of American society. In the face of ...
    • Youth Group Statement to Invest Responsibly and Divest From Fossil Fuels To the congregation of the First Church in Belmont Unitarian Universalist: We the Youth Group are releasing this statement in support of the vote to invest responsibly. We know that our world and our lives will be harmed by global warming. On our service trip we also saw how climate change and mining coal are ...
    • Stewardship Drive – Mind The Gap! Our 2017 March Stewardship Drive ends soon, and this is the hardest stretch. If you haven’t made your commitment yet, please let us hear from you before March 31. We still need over $80,000 to meet our goal. Your pledges and contributions to the Stewardship Drive are crucial to the excellent programs and facilities at ...
    • UUA and UUSC Declaration of Conscience We commit to translate our values into action.

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    Sunday, April 23

    Earth Day — FCBGreen

    Prelude: To A Wild Rose by Edward Macdowell (1860 – 1908); Simon Andrews, piano

    11 a.m. Senior Choir Anthem: Morning Has Broken; words by Eleanor Farjeon; music by Cat Stevens and Harry Simeone

    Offertory: The Sky Above the Roof by Ralph Vaughan Williams; Irina Kareva, alto and Ian Garvie, piano

    The flowers on the Chancel Table this Sunday are given by the Herbert-Miller Family.

    • Services at 9 and 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall; childcare is provided
    • Directions and parking
    • Sermon archive
    • April 30: Youth Group Sunday
      Join youth group members as they lead a fun Sunday service, share reflections and say goodbye to our graduating seniors. We’re looking forward to being in community with you all!