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
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.
***Sunday, April 26th***
Earth Day 2015
Rev. David M. Bryce
9:00 & 11:00 church service
Childcare for infants and young children
The flowers this Sunday
are given by Deveaux and Greg Duckworth in memory of Greg’s mother, Carol Duckworth
9 a.m.: Betsy Klimasmith
11a.m.: Lauren Crocker, Emilia Farrell, and Martha Courant
Lay Pastoral Care
9 a.m.: Abby Jacobs
11 a.m.: Martha Spaulding
Welcome & Announcements
9 a.m.: Betsy George
11 a.m.: Catherine Claypoole
Andante cantabile (Organ Symphony IV)
-Charles Widor (1844-1937)
Alfa Joy Radford, organ
Au fond du temple saint (from The Pearl Fishers)
- Georges Bizet (1838 – 75)
Davron Monroe, tenor; Chuck Claus, baritone
9 a.m. Nova Choir:
Hush! Somebody’s Callin’ My Name - Spiritual, arr. B. Dennard
9 a.m. Postlude:
Dialogue - Nicolas de Grigny (17c. French)
Mary Beekman, organ
11 a.m.: Sr. Choir with soloist, Irina Kareva
Da ispravitsa molitva moya (Let my prayer arise)
-Pavel Tchesnokov (1877-1944)
**Sunday, May 3rd**
Youth Group Sunday
Rev. David M. Bryce, Preaching
- This week at First Church - April 27 - May 3
Adult Programs Weekly Announcement
- Introducing FCBGreen
complete a very short survey: tinyurl.com/fcbgreensurvey
- First Church Rummage Sale - May 9
First Church 73rd Rummage sale is coming up! Each year, more than 100 members and friends of First Church volunteer for this community building event.
One third of the proceeds from the Rummage Sale go directly to the Tiffany Window Fund while the other two thirds are split between the Transylvania Partner Church and Social Action Committees. The Rummage Sale serves many underprivileged members of the community, helps to keep tons of material from area landfills, and provides resale opportunities to many of our treasured charitable organizations. This highly regarded annual event provides needed funds, especially for the Tiffany Window Fund, and fosters community building and camaraderie.
- Jim Wooster, Paul Judge and Friends
Second Friday Coffeehouse on May 15, 2015 at 7:30. Featured Beneficiary: The Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence. $10 / $5 for Seniors/Students.
- New Director of Music Named
Ian Garvie has accepted our offer to be the Director of Music for The First Church in Belmont, beginning July 1st.
- Stewardship Update - Mar 31 - Pledge Here Now
We need your pledge today. (Payment can be made during the coming year.)
- Celebrate Climate Justice
Between World Water Day (March 22) and Earth Day (April 22), please join us in celebrating Climate Justice Month! As part of the new Commit2Respond initiative, UUSC is inviting individuals, families, groups, and congregations to take action for climate justice. There are many ways you can get involved!
- UUSC's 75th Gala Celebration
at the Westin Hotel in Waltham on April 30
- Raising the Minimum Wage—A Moral Imperative
Millions of low-wage workers in our country work full-time and still can’t afford life’s basic necessities. How can we expect hardworking people to support themselves and their families on $7.25 an hour?
The First Church in Belmont Social Action Committee and Jim Landfried, FCB Unitarian Universalist Service Committee liasson are jointly supporting this very important human rights initiative. Please take a moment to consider signing this petition.
- Teachers needed for English as a Learning Language (ELL)
Classes currently meet for 2 hours at UUUM on Monday and Wednesday
- The Grow Clinic FCB Committee Needs Your Help
Volunteer needed to assist with emptying the Grow food baskets after church services and placing food in the closet prior to transport. Training provided, as well as lots of appreciation from a cuddly giraffe!
- The Transylvania Partner Church Education Fund
The Fund provides each student a $250 annual stipend to help defray these expenses, and we plan to support 10 students next year. Your gift of any size will help First Church continue its critical role in funding this important program. Click here for the donation form.
- Alternative Gift Program
When shopping for a special occasion for someone, please consider making an Alternative Gift.
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