The Unitarian - Summer 2017

Lay-Led Summer Services
Sunday, September 10: Multigenerational Service
Our services on September 10, at 9 and 11 a.m., will be a multigenerational water Ingathering. We will celebrate the opening of the church year with a ceremony in which we each pour a small amount of water into a common vessel. The water we bring represents a part of our summer that we are bringing into the new church year.
     Whether you go on an exotic journey or vacation in your backyard, bring a small amount of water to represent your summer's spiritual journeys.

All-Things-Summer at the First Church
Click for your handy fridge guide to FCB in the summer.
Welcome Back Reception & Open House, September 7

The Fellowship Committee and the Parish Board invite you to reconnect with your friends after a long summer break, meet & greet staff, officers, and new church members, and socialize at this informal gathering!
  • Thursday, September 7
  • 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall
  • Appetizers and light refreshments
  • Bring a bottle of wine to share
  • Childcare and entertainment for young kids
At long last, the Pilgrim Window has been liberated from its plywood cover and its full beauty shines forth! After many months of careful consideration by an engineer and consultants and a few snafus, a specially-designed exterior (storm) window now protects the Tiffany window from potential harsh environmental conditions ...  click for more

The musical this year will be The Gondoliers, by Gilbert and Sullivan.

Sandy Island Registration is Open: September 15 - 17
The Fellowship Committee invites you to join us for the popular First Church Sandy Island Retreat. This is a wonderful opportunity to kick back, relax, and meet new and old friends after a long summer. Sandy Island offers recreational opportunities for people of all interests and ages.
     Information and the registration link are online:
     Questions? Contact Ariane Frank and Martin Plass at
Among Us
Our deepest condolences to Pat Paul, whose mother passed away the first week of July. Pat's address is 56 Gorham Road, Belmont, Mass. 02478.
Program & Committee News in Brief
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First Church in Belmont has become quite active in working with asylum seekers, refugees and undocumented immigrants. Increasingly we hear questions about how we serve these communities and also what exactly do these terms mean. We hope this piece will help address these questions.

First Church Belmont at General Assembly 2017
Lillian Anderson, Ian Garvie, Sana Saeed, Cam Anderson and Andrea Spencer-Linzie, attended the UUA General Assembly in New Orleans in June, representing the youth program, music, adult programs and ministry.

Social Action News: The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
The Social Action Committee, V-Day Belmont and Haley House Bakery Café are working together to produce our first ever presentation of The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler.
  • August 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Haley House Bakery Café, 12 Dade Street, Roxbury
Belmont UU Alliance Wednesday Lunch and Program Calendar for Fall 2017
  • September 20 - Concord River Cruise & Lunch
  • October 18 - Armenian Museum of America in Watertown
  • November 15 - Belmont Animal Control Officer, John Maguranis
  • December 20 - Rev. Doris Hunter, "UU's and Interfaith Initiatives"
Connect with UU actions, events & resources
Parish Board
Information and board minutes are online at

Contact Us
Summer office hours, through August 28:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 - 2
The church office will be closed August 7 - 18. 

Next issue: Friday, September 1
Please send your announcements, news, events, and other submissions to by noon on Wednesday, August 30. Items may be edited for space and clarity.

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