Upcoming Service

Remembering Amherst’s Black Civil War Soldiers

They were not famous poets, scientists, authors, judges.  They were not “important”, most of them listed with the occupation of “laborer” in the census records.  But twenty black men from the small town of Amherst fought (and some died) in the Civil War.  They fought for a good cause  – for freedom, for the end of slavery.  They deserve to be remembered.

Black Lives Matter

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst  begins the search for a settled minister! Learn more . . .

Attention Curious Families! Check out our Director of Religious Education's blog to find out what the children's program is up to.


Approximately 100 works by artists from near and far are offered for sale in this fundraiser to support our social justice, peace, and environmental programs. Join us for an evening of fine art sales, fellowship, tasty wine and cheese, and live performances by UUSA musicians. Stop by June 7, 5-8 pm, during Amherst Arts Night Plus for a sneak preview.


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.