Upcoming Service

Samhain: A Celebration of Remembrance

The Rev. Cynthia A. Frado

Samhain (pronounced Sow-wen) is the Ancient Celtic celebration of remembering those loved ones who have died. Traditionally held on All Hallow’s Eve, Samhain recognizes that we are all a part of the ongoing cycle of life. Unlike the Celts of long ago, our service today will not be held in an oak grove, but instead we will call the Directions, hang leaves on the Tree of Life with the names of loved ones (people and/or pets) who have died, partake of a Soul Cake and Cider communion, and listen to a tale of gratitude, grief, and joyful remembrance. This will be a multi-generational service. EVERYONE is invited to dress in costume (or not) to help “scare away” any spirits that would dare to spoil our poignant festivities. Please, no scary masks, though! There will be trick-or-treating downtown at noon.

Black Lives Matter

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA) enters a new phase this year!

Stone Soup Bazaar and Cafe

December 3 from 10am to 4pm at UUSA


My family of origin is very small. Soon after I joined the UU Society of Amherst in 1993, it became the extended family I did not have. Like the members of any family, each of us is unique. But we share a thirst to Read the full testimonial.

I hadn't heard anything about Unitarian Universalism until I was twenty-five years old. Even then, my contact with the faith was limited to attending support groups and social events hosted by these liberal congregations who were reaching out to a growing number of people "coming out" Read the full testimonial.

“I have always believed that God is love: a verb, a process, a way of being. When I was in second grade I remember rejecting the idea of a God who damns people who are not Christian— Read the full testimonial.