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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.

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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 – February 8 – 14   Understanding Hospice – February 23  Hootenanny – February 24  UU Principles – February 28    Solar Information Workshop – February 28   Film and Discussion – February 29 Coming in MarchTheatre Discussion Series – March 6  Boston School of Painting – March 6   MONDAY  MEDITATION  James Hencke, 8-9 p.m., Classroom #5   In meditation practice, we allow ourselves to ...
    • The Unitarian – February 9, 2016 Click here to download a printable version of The Unitarian (pdf file) Sunday Worship — February 14 Sermon: Love — Rev. David Bryce Today we celebrate love in its aspect of love for other people, love for other living beings, love for life. We begin with the legends of Saint Valentine. Welcome and Announcements: 9 a.m. Betsy George; 11 a.m. Penny ...
    • UUs Working to Stop the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline (Posted on behalf of UU Mass Action) Join us on Saturday, February 13th to help plan the UU resistance to the construction of the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline! All people are welcome, whether you are an experienced organizer, are concerned about climate change, or simply don’t want a dangerous pipeline in your neighborhood. We will be ...
    • Piano Benefit Concert Thank you to all who came to the Piano Benefit concert on the 23rd. We had a small but intrepid audience, and a wonderful group of musicians who presented an excellent and musically diverse program. Kudos to all!
    • Upcoming Winter 2016 Programs Poetry, “the conversation,” field trip to the UUA Headquarters, wellness programs, and so much more …

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    Our minister, Rev. David Bryce
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    This Sunday

    Sermon: Love — Rev. David Bryce

    Today we celebrate love in its aspect of love for other people, love for other living beings, love for life. We begin with the legends of Saint Valentine.

    Welcome and Announcements: 9 a.m. Betsy George; 11 a.m. Penny Schafer

    Ushers: 9 a.m.: Bruce Logan & Marianne Leahy; 11 a.m.: Pam Andrews & John Little

    Lay Pastoral Care: 9 a.m. Tom Neel; 11 a.m. James Hencke

    The flowers on the Chancel table this Sunday are given by Alice Trexler and Downing Cless, with gratitude on Valentine’s Day to the staff, committee members, and teachers/volunteers who work so hard on behalf of Children’s Religious Education.

    • Services 9 & 11 a.m.; childcare is provided.
    • Sunday, February 21: Does Religion Matter? — Rev. Doris Hunter
    • Sermon archive