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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.

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    What’s New

    • The Unitarian – December 1, 2015 Sunday service information, upcoming adult programs, committee events & news, and more …
    • This week at First Church – November 30 – December 6                   ADULT PROGRAMS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS    Sunday, December 6    10:30am -1:30pm, Parish Hall   Don’t miss the Holiday Fair!     Belmont Unitarian Universalist Alliance     Lunch and Program – Dec. 16     “Lena – My 100 Children”     PREQUEL TO MAJOR MUSIC   Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7:30pm, Parish Hall       MONDAY JOBSEEKER ...
    • After the Musical Words cannot even begin to express how grateful I am to all of the parents, friends, and family members who helped out with the musical this year. The show was a smashing success, and it would not have been possible without the help of the entire community. From props to makeup, set to costumes, food ...
    • Babysitting Fundraiser Have a date night or tackle your holiday shopping with the help of a Youth Group babysitter!

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    Our minister, Rev. David Bryce
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    This Sunday

    December 6

    Sermon: “Hannukah”

    Let us celebrate the joys of the miracle of Hannukah and the joys of the miracles of everyday.
    — Rev. David Bryce

    Offertory solo: Milost’ Mira, Chant from the Divine Liturgy of the Russian Orthodox Church
    Davron Monroe, tenor, and Chuck Claus, baritone

    Welcome and Announcements
    9 a.m.: Peter Guthrie; 11 a.m. Jack Weis

    Lay Pastoral Care
    9 a.m. TBA; 11 a.m. Devon Beckett

    • Services at 9 & 11 a.m.; childcare is provided.
    • Sunday, December 13: Major Music Sunday; one service at 10:30 a.m.
    • Sermon archive