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

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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, October 26th***   

    A Time of Memory

    Rev. David M. Bryce

    9:00 & 11:00 Church Service

    Childcare for infants and young children

    (For weather-related Service and Children RE class cancellations, please check 617.484.1054 x250.)

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    (If you wish, bring a small picture of someone who has died to hold during the service.)

    In the northern hemisphere, the days that cluster around November 1 are in several cultures the time for remembering the departed, but are also celebrated as times of at least some fear and the facing of fear. In such festivals as Samhain, Dia de los Muertos, Halloween and All Souls Day we remember those of our loved ones who have gone on to death and we celebrate their continued presence in our lives through the many ways they touched and changed us.

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     The flowers this Sunday

    are given by Richard and Jean Lyon in celebration of family and friends.

     Ushers:

    Members of the New Connections Ministry

     Welcome & Announcements:

    9:00 Sara Oaklander

    11:00 Catherine Claypoole

    Music:

    Prelude:

    Andante nobile - Flor Peeters (1903-1986);

    Alfa Joy Radford, organ

    Offertory Duet:

    O Lovely Peace - G. F. Handel (1685-1759)

    Melanie Bacaling, soprano; Irina Kareva, alto

    9:00 Nova Choir:

    In Sweet Fields of Autumn –Melody – Wm. Kirkpatrick arr.; Betsy Jo Angebranndt (contemp UU composer)

    9:00 Postlude:

    Voluntary No. 2 - Maurice Green;

    Mary Beekman, organ

    11:00 Sr. Choir:

    Once More, My Soul -Wm. Billings (1746-1800)

    11:00 Postlude:

    Prelude in g minor -J.S. Bach (1685-1750),

    Ian Garvie, organ

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    ** Next Sunday, November 2nd **

    Rev. David M. Bryce preaching,

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