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, January 25th***

The Wheel of Life and Our Partner Church

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.)


Our annual celebration of our partner church connection and our combined recognition of the wheel of life that affects both our congregations.


 The flowers this Sunday

are given by Sarah Cliffe and Peter Guthrie in memory of their parents, Pat and Frank Cliffe & Helen and Harvey Guthrie.


9:00: Debora Hoffman and Lanier Smythe

 11:00: Laurie Dalton and Jean Mooney

 Lay Pastoral Care:

9:00: Abby Jacobs

11:00: James Hencke

Welcome & Announcements:

9:00:  Betsy George

11:00:  Carolyn Howard



Transylvania-16th c. Hungarian melody

Alfa Joy Radford, organ

Offertory Solo:

A virágok vételkedése (Rivalry of the flowers) -Folksong from Nyitra

Livia Racz, soprano

9:00 Nova Choir:

Székely áldás (Transylvanian Blessing)

E. Norton (contemp.)

11:00 Sr. Choir:

A Székelyekhez (To the Transylvanians)

- Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)

9:00 Postlude:

Canzona - J. K. Kerll (17c German)

Mary Beekman, organ

11:00 Postlude:

A désfalvi csere alatt (Under the Désfalva shrubbery)

-Folksong from Désfalva

Livia Racz, Emma & Hanna Racz-Kozuma


** Next Sunday, February 1st**

Rev. Doris Hunter preaching

“Should We Blame Religion?”

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