I recently attended a small interment service at Wildwood Cemetery. It was a beautiful summer morning. The guests surrounded the body, which was clad in just a shroud. The minister spoke briefly, and we sang while lowering the body into the grave and scattering it … read more.
Wow, what a first month we have had! Now that our program year has begun, it’s wonderful to see you all in
the magic of being together in worship. I am excited for many things beginning and relaunching. This year’s
Coming of Age cohort is beginning … read more.
Join us and Rev. Rachael for a look at our UU Society of Amherst history and share your history. You can look
for answers to the following fascinating questions – or maybe answer them yourself! When and where did the
first Vietnam War protest happen in Amherst? … read more.
by Pat Rector
In association with UUSA’s Green Sanctuary Committee, I agreed in May to talk with the Rev. Fred Small, Minister for Climate Justice of Arlington Street Church UU Church of Boston. Small had preached a powerful sermon on climate issues early in the spring … read more.
In our lives there are times when a day or a night can seem endless, when we look at the clock again and again only to be surprised at how little time has passed. Then there are times when we wonder where the month … read more.
Our incoming settled minister, Rachael Hayes, was ordained in a joint ceremony with her colleague, Shari Halliday-Quan, in a joint ceremony on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at the Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York. The two had met while studying for … read more.
It has been said that a good poem should resist the intelligence almost successfully. I take that to mean that for a poem (or any work of art) to have depth, significance, and the capacity to transcend the moment, it should be challenging enough to … read more.
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst is pleased and excited to announce our settled minister, Rachael Hayes!
Rachael grew up in Kentucky and attended a mixture of Catholic and public schools. In high school, she got involved with the drama club and was hooked, … read more.
New England winters are not Arctic but certainly long enough and cold enough to make us welcome spring in all of its warmth and beauty. I’ll bet we all have our favorite spring flowers and plants; mine are lilacs. We had them in our backyard—the … read more.
New England springs are wondrous fickle. There are days, even a week or so, that almost make the winter worthwhile, only to turn surly and March-like the next. We are ready for the sweet, true warmth of June well before it arrives, ready to put … read more.