Monday, January 26, 2015



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, January 26, 2015 6:30 PM

350MA at the Meetinghouse General meetings of Climate Action NOW/350MA are being held at the Meetinghouse on the fourth Monday of each month.  For more information, call Darcy Dumont at 413-253-9644.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015 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 in Classroom A.

Max. enrollment of 12.  Please call Jess at 413-575-1963 to sign up.   Jessica earned a master’s degree in Social Work at Boston College and has been studying and practicing mindfulness for almost 20 years.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:30 AM

Weekly gathering of men from the UUSA congregation.  Newcomers welcome!  For more information, contact Michael Sussman at 413-549-0149 or

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Next Sunday Service

Sunday, February 1, 2015 10:30 AM

What's new and why it matters, what's in it for the humans; hope and sustainability as matters of faith

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright is the founder of Wright Builders Inc., the contractor for the Unitarian Univeralist Society of Amherst’s 2013-2014 addition and renovation project. He traces his roots back 42 years to interest in sustainability. Beginning in 1976, he was involved in early passive solar projects, including Jonathan’s development of Massachusetts’s first active solar industrial building for Wright Architectural Millwork, in 1977.

Jonathan and his team continue their dogged pursuit of a sustainable methods and approaches, which include two Living Building Challenge projects in planning and construction, which his company sees as the path to a plausible and peaceful future. As a graduate of the pioneer class at Hampshire College, he learned much about how to derive meaning and success from work. As a leader in innovation and design, Wright Builders partners with architects and designers to produce signature residences, affordable housing, institutional renovations, and business locations. Jonathan and his co-owner Mark Ledwell have provided leadership for the development of Village Hill Northampton, where Wright Builders is 30% complete in its 4th LEED certified and ENERGY STAR project of 28 homes. Jonathan is the author of After the Rain, a book of Poetry published in 2014.

Service Coordinator: Rachel Peterson



Community Breakfast Every Wednesday

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, in partnership with Craig's Doors - a Home Association, Inc., serves breakfast from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. every Wednesday in our Willie Eaton Social Hall.

The breakfast is open to the public free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend.

These Wednesday breakfasts are exactly the kind of service to the community that our congregation was foreseeing when we voted to to remain in downtown Amherst and expand our meetinghouse. We are grateful to Craig's Doors for its vision as well.

Craig's Doors operates Craig's Place, an emergency shelter, from November 1 - April 30 at First Baptist Church in Amherst. 


UUSA on Facebook!

UUSA is now on Facebook! Please "like" and "share" our new page! Contact Membership for more information. Read more...



Hall and Meeting Rooms for Rent

(Short- and Long-term)

View them here


Phone 413-253-2848

or email for details.

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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