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Harvesting Hope in Perplexing Times

The Rev. Dr. Adele Smith-Penniman

Our litany of woes may be substantial: a world which knows war more than peace; a loved one facing serious illness; a neighbor fearing eviction…. How might we approach challenge with grace? How might we cultivate hope in the tiny plot of earth we each tend?

The Rev. Dr. Adele Smith-Penniman is delighted to return to Amherst. A retired UU minister, Adele has worked in parish, social justice and educational settings. She lives in the woods of Wendell and enjoys her cel-lo, weaving, and (above all) her grandchildren.

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.

November Dedicated Offering for the Amherst Survival Center

On Sunday, November 19, the UUSA will receive an offering for the Amherst Survival Center. This non-profit organization has been a model for helping people in need in an effective and dignified way. People are there to share their material resources, information, concerns, and frustrations. No one is turned away.


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.