Category: Minister

Green Sanctuary News: What is Green Burial?

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.

Minister’s Letter – October 2019

Dear UUSA,

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.

An Interview with Fred Small

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.

Rachael Hayes is Ordained!

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.

UUSA Calls Rachael Hayes as Our New Minister

May 2019

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.