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Children's Religious Education (CRE)

The Religious Education Program at FCB aims to provide an enlightening, engaging and rewarding religious educational experience for all children that:

  • Is grounded in the principles of Unitarian Universalism

  • Focuses on fundamental human values, life skills, and spiritual development and exploration

  • Encourages an understanding and acceptance of all religions

  • Creates a sense of belonging to the entire church community


We offer a variety of programs on Sunday morning (9a.m., 11a.m.), and beyond, that capture the interest of children and help educate them on key social, spiritual and relational topics.

Contact Nate for more info

Upcoming CRE Events

  • Jul 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Parish Hall, 404 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Since the beginning, humans have created stories about the universe. From early mythology to current scientific knowledge, let’s explore Creation this Sunday, July 14, with Sandra Kindt and Devon Beckett.
  • Aug 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Parlor, 404 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Join us for an evening of knitting, crocheting, quilting, and connecting as we create squares for the Welcome Blanket Project with Beth El Temple. Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month, alternating between First Church and Beth El. For questions contact Laura Caputo at lscaputo@gmail.com.
  • Sep 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – Sep 15, 2024, 10:00 PM
    Sandy Island, Mirror Lake, NH 03853, USA
    Join us for the all church Retreat on Sandy Island in Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire September 13-15, 2024. Registration is open, online payment is available through a link in the registration form.
  • Time is TBD
    Zoom
  • Jul 09, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Beth El Temple, 2 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Join us for an evening of knitting, crocheting, quilting, and connecting as we create squares for the Welcome Blanket Project with Beth El Temple. Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month, alternating between First Church and Beth El. For questions contact Laura Caputo at lscaputo@gmail.com.
  • Jun 27, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join our longstanding group on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm to explore the fascinating interplay of spirituality and science through engaging discussions fueled by thought-provoking readings. To receive the Zoom link, contact Erika Nesse at erika.nesse@gmail.com.
  • Jun 26, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Zoom
    All are welcome to join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month. This month, we're discussing The Flag, the Cross and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at His Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened, by Bill McKibben.
  • Jun 24, 2024, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Zoom
    FCB Sangha, a meditation group meeting every Monday at 7:30 pm on Zoom, invites newcomers and experienced practitioners to discover inner peace and harmony through meditation, drawing from a tradition of 'Sangha' that fosters support and guidance across generations.
  • Jun 16, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Zoom
    FCB Green, a sub-committee of the Social Action Committee, meets on the third Sunday of every month at 8:00 pm via Zoom to bolster FCB's commitment to climate justice. Contact Downing Cless at downingcless@gmail.com to learn more about this initiative.
  • Jun 15, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Zoom
    Explore films spotlighting the Black-Indigenous-People of Color community. Join us for independent screenings and lively discussions every third Saturday from 7:30 to 9 pm.
  • Jun 14, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    First Church in Belmont, 404 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    VISIT www.secondfridayconcerts.org for information.
  • Jun 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Parlor, 404 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Join us for an evening of knitting, crocheting, quilting, and connecting as we create squares for the Welcome Blanket Project with Beth El Temple. Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month, alternating between First Church and Beth El. For questions contact Laura Caputo at lscaputo@gmail.com.
  • Jun 09, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Town Green, 404 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Please join us for a festive end-of-the-church-year celebration on Sunday, June 9, immediately following the 10:00 am single service on the Town Green. Tickets are for sale. Sign up to volunteer today. Please contact Lillian Anderson at landerson@uubelmont.org with questions.
  • Jun 08, 2024, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Meet at Parking Lot, 404 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Please note the change of time! Due to Linda Atkinson's memorial service, we are changing the time of our hike so that all can attend. Please join us on Saturday, June 8, at 2:30 pm in the church parking lot to carpool, or at 2:45 pm in the dirt parking lot at 79 Codman Road in Lincoln
  • Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Sanctuary, 404 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Please join us in person or livestream to celebrate the life of Linda Atkinson, a beloved longtime member of our community on Saturday, June 8, at 10:00 am, reception to follow.
  • Jun 07, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Parish Hall, 404 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Kira Garvie has a degree in organ performance from Boston University and a master’s degree in organ and sacred music and a performer’s diploma in organ performance from Indiana University. This concert will be held in the First Church sanctuary, home of our magnificent Casavant organ.
  • Jun 06, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Zoom and In Person
    Join us on the first Thursday of the month at 4:00 pm October - June. We welcome enthusiasts of all skill levels to discuss seasonal topics and share experiences. Contact Jess Hausman at hausman.jessica@gmail.com for location details and more information.
  • Jun 05, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Upper Hall, 404 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Join us for SoUUper Lunch in the Upper Gathering Hall to connect and deepen over hot soup while fostering friendly conversations and community bonds; all are welcome, including newcomers. Contact Kathy Lind at kathyalind@aol.com or Miriam Baker at miriambaker426@gmail.com for details.

Whether it's structured curriculum or free play, there will be something for for any child or youth who attends Sunday morning services at 9a.m. or 11a.m. 

CRE Portal

We encourage families to not only join us in person, but also visit our website, where we share lessons, parent resources, and media content to help families explore our offerings, even further!

Volunteer With CRE

We are always in need of helpers for our Children's Religious Education programs. From nursery care to maintenance assistance to OWL  facilitation, we have needs for every interested volunteer. 

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