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

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.
Our minister,
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-lead service at 9:30 a.m. Child care is available during the summer.


This Sunday

***Sunday, November 2nd***

Good or Evil, and Who Decides?

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.)




Guy Fawkes Day is a British holiday celebrated on November 5. Fawkes intended to blow up Parliament, was found out, arrested and executed; the holiday celebrates this. Was the plan of Fawkes an act of terrorism; was it a justified action by and for an oppressed minority; was it both? Sneak preview: We human beings tend to use a double standard in our judgments. If there is an ultimate standard, whether Divine, Cosmic or Human, a standard by which my life is judged, how do I want it applied to me?


The flowers this Sunday

are given by Lanier Smythe in memory of Richard Curry Marius (Jul 29, 1933-Nov 5, 1999)


Members of the New Connections Ministry

Welcome & Announcements:

9:00 Peter Guthrie

11:00 Todd Schatzki



Sonatine (Cantata 106) – J. S. Bach (1685-1750); Alfa Joy Radford, organ

Offertory Solo:

Hört, ihr Augen, auf zu weinen Melanie Salisbury

9:00 Postlude:

Toccata in d - J. S. Bach (1685-1750); Mary Beekman, organ

11:00 Sr Choir:

Holy Spirit -Marguerite A. Shaw (contemp. UU composer; sister of Alfa Radford)

11:00 Postlude:

Allegretto (from Opus 137) -Anton Fürstenau (1792-1852) Terry D’Errico and Susan Jackson, flutes


** Next Sunday, November 9th **

Rev. David M. Bryce preaching, Timey Wimey Things


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