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
Click here for more info

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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, March 29th***

***Palm Sunday***

 10:30 am:


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.

What’s New

  • A Path Appears in Belmont: A Campaign to Make a Difference

    Nicholas Kristof - April 15, 7:30pm, Belmont High School

  • Easter Sunrise Service, April 5 at 5:50 a.m.

    Come celebrate the cycle of rebirth at our Easter Sunrise Service. Meet us in the Habitat parking lot at 10 Juniper Rd., Belmont, at 6:00 a.m.

  • This week at First Church - March 23 - 30

    Adult Programs Weekly Announcement

  • Stewardship Update - Mar 21 - Pledge Here Now

    Please make your pledge by March 31st

  • 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.

  • Seeking Candidates for Church Offices

    Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for church offices for 2015/16. Nominations are due on Monday March 23.

  • New Church Administrator Hired!

    Janice Zazinski will join us starting on March 9.

  • 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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