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, July 27**
9:30am Lay-Led Service Parish Hall
Living on the Edge*
*see “What’s New” for preview
Full Summer Schedule
June 15 Betwixt and Between: Blazing a Faith-Filled Trail. – Amber Brown
June 22 Between the Bars – Susan Tordella +Tony Smith
June 29 Buddhist Meditation and Mindfulness in Everyday Life -
Siobhan O’Neill + Karsten Küppenbender
July 6 Emergence – Ann + Will Cordis
July 13 Of Music and Relaxation – Valentin Frank
July 20 The Gift – Richard Waring
July 27 Living on the Edge – Edwin Taylor
August 3 What Is Your Moral Obligation Resulting From Climate Change? -
Tom Neel + John Kolterman
August 10 Still in Dialogue: UU and Secular Humanism – Bruce Dame
August 17 Social Action: Building Community; Building Friends -
Laurie Carter Noble + Patricia Garcia
August 24 Curve Balls- Douglas Burden
August 31 Finding the Gift when Life Falls Apart – Judy Ashway
***September 7 Normal 9 & 11am Services resume in Sanctuary
- Summer Meditation
Monday Meditation will meet throughout the summer
- Living on the Edge
Edwin F. Taylor will lead the Summer Service on Sunday, July 27, 2014
- This week at First church - June 16-22
Adult Programs Weekly Announcement
- Register for the 2014-15 Youth & Children's music programs
All families planning to participate in choir during the 2014/2015 school year must register, even if they are registered for our current 2013/2014 year.
- 2014 Slates Elected
Click here for the newly elected Slates and handouts
- Job Posting: Director, Children's Religious Education
Position will begin August 1, 2014.
- 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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