Upcoming Service

Hands Across the Hills

r this morning, Kip Fonsh, will share his experiences as a member of “Hands Across the Hills,” a cultural exchange/dialogue project that brought together two rural communities with differing cultural, social, and political profiles: Leverett in western Mass, and Letcher County in southeastern Kentucky coal country .The first exchange in Leverett was in October, 2017 and the second was in Whitesburg, Kentucky, on April, 2018.

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.


Dedicated Offerings by our UU Society financially support projects that reflect our guiding Unitarian-Universalist principles. In Fiscal Year 2018, we raised $10,201 for nine organizations:

  • North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy
  • Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Hurricane Harvey relief)
  • Breast Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital
  • Amherst Survival Center
  • Sanctuary Fund at First Congregational Church Amherst
  • Amherst Community Connections
  • CoolCap
  • Voices from the Inside
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Family 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.