Thursday, November 27, 2014

UU Society of Amherst
PO Box 502
121 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01004-0502

Phone: (413) 253-2848
Office Hours: M-F 10 - 2
Sunday Service
: 10:30 AM
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Read Rev. Alison Wohler's welcome message.

Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst. We invite you to explore our principles and mission, read some sermons, browse our latest news and come to a Sunday service (10:30 AM with a social hour after the service).





Upcoming Events

Monday, December 1, 2014 7:00 PM

Why Religious Differences Matter

This reading and discussion course will use Stephen Prothero's book God is Not One: the eight rival religions that run the world - and why their differences matter as a primary source material, but will also draw on other sources of information about our world religions and interfaith understanding.  We'll discuss each religion, then conclude with observations about our world situation and what might be helpful things we can actually do as individuals and as the UUSA to further interfaith education and interaction.  Offered by the Rev. Alison Wohler on 1st and 3rd Mondays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM beginning September 15 and ending November 17

(5 sessions).   Meetinghouse room assignment to be determined by class size.  Please call or email Alison or Judy in the meetinghouse office at 413-253-2848 or to sign up for this class.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 12:00 PM

Tuesday Lunches with the Minister:  Bring your lunch and have lunch with Alison each Tuesday at 12:00 Noon at the Meetinghouse.  If there are five or fewer, we'll have lunch around the table in my office.  If we have more than five we have the Conference Room or Judy's office to choose from.  No agenda, we'll just talk about whatever comes up.  We have such a lovely new Meetinghouse - let's enjoy it together over sandwiches.  No need to call; just show up!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 7:00 PM


This class will explore the basics of mindfulness meditation.  Mindfulness is moment-to-moment awareness of what is happening within our minds, bodies and hearts in the present moment.  Learning to live more fully in the present, attentive to our inner experience, we are able to respond to life with greater clarity, steadiness of mind, kindness and wisdom.  Each class will include guided mindfulness practices, instruction, and time for discussion.  Come learn to integrate mindfulness into daily life.  Offered by UUSA member Jess Murphy at the Meetinghouse on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM on September 30 - November 18

(8 sessions).  Max. enrollment of 12.  Please call Jess at 413-575-1963 to sign up.  Will be offered again if there is interest.  Jessica earned a master’s degree in Social Work at Boston College and has been studying and practicing mindfulness for almost 20 years.

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We Are Home!

On Sunday, April 13, we joyfully returned to our 1893 Meetinghouse and its brand-new addition! We are once again offering Sunday services and religious education classes at 10:30 AM at:

121 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA

Many thanks to the members of First Congregational Church for their hospitality during our construction project.


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Hall and Meeting Rooms for Rent

(Short- and Long-term)

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Phone 413-253-2848

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Home Stays


Home Stays for 2015 Commencements

Members of The Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, a Welcoming Congregation, are willing to host families and friends who will be attending the graduations of students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, and Smith College in May 15. No minimum stay.

The basic rate for a room with one or two beds, $125 per night for 1-2 guests, includes continental breakfast. Ask about arrangements for larger parties.

For more information, email our Home Stay Coordinator. (Please note: This is a fundraiser for the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst.)

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