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, March 1st***
Religion As Celebration
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.)
A minister once said to me, “If you don’t hear people singing and clapping, don’t enter that church!”. Religion speaks to all aspects of life; it speaks to sadness and sorrow, pain and suffering. But part of its purpose is to lift our spirits and help us sing, whether during times of trouble and travail or during times of joy and happiness. Let us join together to celebrate.
The flowers this Sunday
are given by John and Leslie Kolterman in memory of John’s Aunt, Marianne Glessmann and in celebration of Fiona’s 18th Birthday.
Jean O’Farrell & Betsy George
Laurie Graham & Martin Plass
Welcome & Announcements:
Jack Weis & Anne Donohue
What Gift Can We Bring?- Jane Marshall (contemp.)
Alfa Joy Radford, organ
Being Alive (from “Company”) – Stephen Sondheim (contemp.)
Chuck Claus, baritone
9:00 Nova Choir:
Bizakodo (Hopeful) – Hungarian Canon, arr. Bardos
Christus, der ist mein Leben -J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Mary Beekman, organ
11:00 Sr. Choir:
Elijah Rock! - Trad’l Spiritual, arr. Jester Hairston (1901-2000)
Festive Trumpet Tune - David German (b. 1954)
Alfa Joy Radford, organ
** Next Sunday, March 8th **
Rev. David M. Bryce
- Stewardship Update
Celebration Sunday is this coming Sunday, March 1!
- New Church Administrator Hired!
Janice Zazinski will join us starting on March 9.
- This week at First Church - Feb. 23 - March 1
Adult Programs Weekly Announcements
- 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!
- Postponed to March 1st Third Post Vigil Discussion Circle: Beyond Ferguson - Bridging Class, Cultural and Racial Separation
Third Post Vigil Discussion:
Beyond Ferguson -Bridging Class, Cultural, and Racial Separation
February 8 - 7 pm
- UUSC's 75th Gala Celebration
at the Westin Hotel in Waltham on April 30
- Winter brochure is here
Adult Programs winter brochure is now available.
- 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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