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.
***Sunday, March 29th***
SPRING MUSIC SERVICE
Childcare for infants and young children
Music: “The Creation”- F.J. Haydn (1732-1809)
Senior Choir Soloists Chamber Orchestra
conducted by Alfa Joy Radford, Minister of Music & Organist
and Ian Garvie, Assistant Music Director
Homily: Creation and Re-Creation – Rev. David Bryce
This Sunday morning, during our annual Spring Music Service, the Sr. Choir and Soloists, will present THE CREATION by Franz Josef Haydn, well-known Austrian composer. The choir and soloists will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra of strings, woodwinds, brasses, timpani, and harpsichord. First Church parishioner, Kenneth Stalberg, will be the Concertmaster. Soloists are Melanie Bacaling, Livia Racz, and Melanie Salisbury, sopranos; Irina Kareva, mezzo-soprano; Davron Monroe and Roger Read, tenors; Chuck Claus and Bruce Kozuma, bass-baritones.
When Haydn’s Creation was first performed in 1798, it was considered to be his crowning achievement. In this masterpiece of the Classical period, the composer makes full, dramatic use of singers and instruments to tell the amazing Genesis story. The work is rich with musical depictions of plants, animals, sun, moon, and stars; and vivid orchestral effects symbolizing the natural wonders of the universe.
Join us on Sunday, as we welcome and rejoice in this glorious season of rebirth and renewal!
The plants are given
by the Belmont Unitarian Alliance
Kurian Thomas, Phil Thayer and David Warner
Welcome & Announcements:
Penny Schafer and Anne Donohue
Hosanna in the Highest - Hymn Tune Ellacombe, 1784
Alfa Joy Radford, organ chimes
Trumpet Descants played by Greg Gettel and Robinson Pyle
Major Choral Work:
“The Creation” -F.J. Haydn (1732-1809) with Choir, Soloists, & Orchestra
Sopranos: Melanie Bacaling, Livia Racz, Melanie Salisbury
Mezzo Soprano: Irina Kareva,
Tenors: Davron Monroe, Roger Read
Baritones: Chuck Claus, Bruce Kozuma
**Easter Sunrise Service, April 5 at 5:50 a.m.**
We’ll meet in the Church parking lot Easter morning, leaving at 5:50 a.m. for the brief drive to Habitat. (Or, you can meet us in the Habitat parking lot at 10 Juniper Rd., Belmont, at 6:00 a.m.
**Easter Sunday, April 5th **
9:00 & 11:00 Church Services
Rev. David Bryce, preaching
“Easter” — Easter is a celebration of resurrection of rebirth. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and the promised resurrection of each person, but also the rebirth of each of us in this life.