Who We Are
Welcome to the First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist. We are a mid-sized church of almost 400 families and individuals.
We offer two worship services each Sunday at 9:00 am and 11:00 am, along with religious education classes for children (preschool through teen). On certain specified Sundays, announced in advance, only one 10:30 am only service is offered. Child care is always available. Our social hour after each service is a wonderful way to meeting people; our members make a special effort to greet visitors and new parishioners.
Our church community is based upon and reflects the interests, needs and actions of our membership and friends. We are what we want our community to be. Most of the work and fellowship in our church happens behind the scenes, on days other than Sundays. As a faith community, we strive to nurture our members spiritually, welcome diversity, and engage in socially responsible efforts that contribute tangible contributions to the world.
Unitarian Universalists subscribe to no creed or dogma. We encourage the pursuit of personal religious vision. In the love of truth and in the spirit of justice, as described in our Principles, we unite for the worship of God and the service of humanity.
Our heritage includes the Judeo-Christian tradition and the perspectives of the world’s great religions. People from different cultural and religious backgrounds, all types of families, individuals and sexual orientations are welcome. We work to provide multicultural and multigenerational events and celebrations from a variety of faith backgrounds.
Our church year corresponds to some degree to theseason. The church year begins with the in-gathering ceremony in September. Our annual meeting caps the year and is usually held in May before the annual church picnic in June. We have lay led services (with child care) throughout the summer at 9:30am, usually in the (Upper Level) Parish Hall.