Upcoming Service

Sanctuary: A Ministry of Presence

Please join us for our Social Action and Social Justice service. Our guest this morning, Glen Bertrand, will be speaking on the spiritual and moral implications of the sanctuary movement, its history and its principles. Glen has been a member of a sister congregation, First Congregational Church of Amherst, since March 2017. and has been deeply involved with their undocumented resident under protection.

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.

January Dedicated Offering for Amherst Community Connections

Amherst Community Connections (ACC) serves vulnerable individuals and families in the Pioneer Valley through outreach, case management and referrals to soup kitchens, crisis centers, detox services, and help with food stamp/fuel assistance applications and housing move-in costs. ACC also works to engage the community in long-term, coordinated solutions that emphasize homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing, affordable housing and appropriate supportive services.


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.