Upcoming Service

Conscience and Democracy

The fifth principle of Unitarian Universalism is “the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.” What does that actually look like, where can we find these values enacted in our congregation and in larger Unitarian Universalism, and how are we called to live this principle?

After the service, there will be an opportunity to sign the Membership Book for those who wish to join our UU Society today.

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
calls Rachael Hayes as our new minister!

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

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February Dedicated Offering for Homework House

The Homework House provides free, individualized tutoring and mentoring for children ages 6-12 through after-school programs in Holyoke’s most economically challenged neighborhoods. The programs focus on homework assistance and the development of math and reading skills in a safe, nurturing environment with strong academic and social support.


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.