Area Religious Services and Spiritual and Religious Resources

This page is dedicated to information about off-campus resources and services in our area. For information on Amherst College resources and services, please look to the sidebar in Religious & Spiritual Life.

We do our best to keep current but organizations sometimes make changes of which we are unaware. Before visiting a community or service it might be wise to confirm the accuracy of your information.

Contact the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life if you know of a religious service or resource that should be added to our list. Thank you!

African Methodist Episcopal Zion

Goodwin Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. 41 Woodside Avenue, Amherst, MA. 256-1885; Sunday School, 9:45 AM at Cadigan Center; Sunday Service, 11 AM. Visit Goodwin Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church

Amherst Chinese Christian Church

Amherst Chinese Christian Church. 611 Belchertown Road, Amherst, MA. 259-1500.聚會時間 Services 中文主日崇拜 Chinese Worship - Sundays at 09:45 AM, 青少年團契 Youth Fellowship - Sundays at 09:30 AM,  英文查經班 English Bible Study - Sundays at 9:45 AM,  英文主日崇拜 English Worship -  Sundays at 11:15 AM, 中文成人主日學 Chinese Sunday School -  Sundays at 11:15 AM,  禱告會 Prayer Meeting - Wednesdays at 7:30 PM,  中文查經團契 Chinese Bible Study Fellowship - Fridays 7:30 PM. Pastor David Wang, 王玉庆, Phone:413-687-8844. Visit ACCC

Assemblies of God

Cornerstone Chapel. 580 Bridge Road, Northampton, MA. 584-5168. Sunday Services 10:30 AM & 6:30 PM


Baha'i Community of Amherst. Call for locations and times 1-800-228-6483 or contact us online

Baha'i Club of UMass Amherst. The club was established in 1983. Visit UMass Baha'i Club


Bible Baptist Church. 722 Florence Road, Florence, MA. 586-2290

Faith Baptist Church. 219 Florence Road, Florence, MA. 584-0285.  Sunday 11 AM Morning Worship Hour.  6:00 PM Evening Worship Service (April-October) 4:00 PM Evening Worship Service (November-March).  Visit Faith Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of Amherst. 434 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA. 549-3596; Sunday 8:45 AM (classic) 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM (contemporary); Lunch at 12 PM for college students; Visit First Baptist

MERCYhouse. 365 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA. Sunday 9:15 & 11:15 AM. (413) 374-7532; Visit MERCYhouse


Bodhisara Dharma Community. Check website for location and events; Visit Bodhisara

Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley. 116 Pleasant, Suite 242, Easthampton, MA. 527-0388. Drop-in sittings Monday 5:30 - 6:15 PM, Wednesday 7:15 - 8 PM, each with optional discussion to follow; Unguided sitting Friday 5:45 - 6:30 PM. Visit the Insight Meditation Center

New England Peace Pagoda & Cambodian Buddhist Temple. 100 Cave Hill Road, Leverett, MA. 413-367-2202; Visit the Peace Pagoda

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center. 191 Main, Northampton, MA. 585-9848; Public Sitting Sunday 9 AM, Public Sitting Meditations Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-6:30 PM, Sit & Talk Wednesday 7-8:15 PM; Visit PV Shambhala

The Zen Center on Main Street/Two Streams Zen. 78 Main Street, Northampton, MA. 586-8222; No scheduled group zazen at this time as Anraku Sensei is currently on sabbatical; Visit Two Streams Zen

Christian Science

First Church of Christ Scientist. 79 Masonic Street, Northampton, MA. 584-3420. Sunday Service/Sunday School 10:30 AM. Visit First Church of Christ Scientist, Northampton

Church of God

Church of God. 42 Cottage Street, Easthampton, MA. 203-5310.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 22 Brigham Lane, Amherst, MA. 253-4215. Sunday Sacrament 10 AM, Sunday School 11:20 AM. For information

Church of Christ/Congregational/United Church of Christ

Edwards Church. 297 Main Street, Northampton, MA. 584-5500. Worship Service and Church School Sunday 10 AM.  Visit Edwards Church

First Congregational Church of Amherst UCC. 165 Main Street, Amherst, MA. 253-3456. Sunday Service 10:30 AM, Fellowship follows. Visit First Congregational Church of Amherst

First Congregational Church of Hadley. 102 Middle Street, Hadley, MA. 584-4117. Sunday Worship 10 AM. Visit First Congregational Church of Hadley

Florence Congregational Church. 130 Pine Street, Florence, MA. 584-1325.  Sunday Worship 10 AM.  Visit Florence Congregational Church

North Hadley Congregational Church. 243 River Drive, Hadley, MA. 586-2021.  Sunday Worship 10 AM.  Visit North Hadley Congregational Church

South Congregational Church. 1066 South East Street, Amherst, MA. 253-2977. Worship and Sunday School 10 AM. Visit South Congregational Church


Grace Episcopal Church. 14 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA. 256-6754. Sunday Services 8 AM Holy Eucharist, 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist (Choral).  Wednesday healing service 12:10.  Visit Grace Episcopal Church

St. John's Episcopal Church. 48 Elm Street, Northampton, MA. 584-1757.  Holy Eucharist Sunday 8 AM, Choral Holy Eucharist Sunday 10 AM.  Visit St. John's Episcopal Church

St. Philip's Episcopal Church. 128 Main Street, Easthampton, MA. 527-0862. Sunday 8 AM &10 AM.


Northampton Friends Meeting. 43 Center Street, Suite 202, Second floor. Northampton, MA. 585-0644. Sunday 11 AM. Visit the Friends Meeting in Northampton

The Mount Toby Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. 194 Long Plain Road (Route 63), Leverett, MA. 548-9188. Meeting for Worship: 10-11 AM Sunday. Visit the Mount Toby Meeting


Sisters In Hinduism Reaching Inward (SHRI) Mount Holyoke College, Eliot House Lounge. Thursday 5-7 PM Puja prayer service and Indian dinner. Visit SHRI or contact for more information


Christ Community Church. (formerly Dwight Chapel) 1255 Federal Street, Belchertown, MA. 253-0292. Sunday services at 8:45 & 11:00 AM with Sunday School and adult classes at 10:00 AM. Visit Christ Community Church

College Church. 58 Pomeroy Terrace, Northampton, MA. 586-0057. Sunday Services 10 AM.  Visit College Church

First Churches UCC & ABC. 129 Main Street, Northampton, MA. 584-9392. Sunday worship service 10 AM. Visit First Churches

Hope Community Church. 20 Gaylord Street, Amherst, MA. Sunday School 9:30 AM. Sunday Service 11 AM. Visit Hope Church

Moores Corner Church, Church Road, Leverett, MA. 367-9361.

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall. 17 Pomeroy Lane, Amherst, MA. 253-9720. Sunday 9:30 AM, Thursday 7:00 PM. For information

Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall. 165 Bridge Road, Northampton, MA. 584-6159. For information


Beit Ahavah – Reform. Meets at Florence Congregational Church. 130 Pine Street, Florence, MA. 587-3770. 1st Friday Tot Kabbalat Shabbat 5:15-5:45 PM, Kabbalat Shabbat Service 7:30-8:45 PM, 3rd Friday Early Kabbalat Shabbat Service 6-7:15 PM. Visit Beit Ahavah

Chabad House - Chasidic. 30 North Hadley Rd, Amherst, MA. 549-2008. Shabbat Service Fri 7 PM, Sat 10 AM. Talmud class Tuesday 8PM. Visit Chabad House

Congregation Bnai Israel – Conservative. 253 Prospect Street, Northampton, MA. 584-3593. Kabbalat Shabbat Friday 6 PM, Saturday Shabbat 9:30 AM. Visit Congregation Bnai Israel

Hillel House. 388 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA. 549-1710. Shabbat Service Friday Night 6 PM (various options) dinner following during academic year. Saturday Shabbat 9:30 AM  (Orthodox). Lunch following services. (call for more info about high holidays). Visit UMass Hillel

Jewish Community of Amherst - Reconstructionist. 742 Main Street, Amherst, MA. 256-0160. Friday Services: 1st Friday (Kol Hano'ar) 5:30 PM, 3rd Friday (Farbrengen Friday) 6:15 PM, all others at 6:15 PM. Saturday Shabbat Services 10 AM. Visit the Jewish Community of Amherst


Immanuel Lutheran Church. 867 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA. 549-0322. Sunday Services: Adult Forum 9 AM, Sunday School 9:15 AM, Worship 10:30 AM. Visit Immanuel Lutheran Church

Maple Ridge Church. Maple Ridge Community Center, 659 Amherst Road, Sunderland, MA. 549-4949. Sunday service: 10 AM. Visit Maple Ridge Church


Christ United Methodist Church. 271 Rocky Hill Road, Northampton, MA. 584-5935. "Morning Worship" traditional service 9:30 AM, "The Gathering" 11 AM.  Visit Christ United Methodist Church

Hope United Methodist Church. 31 Main Street, Belchertown, MA. 323-7584. Sunday school for all ages 9 AM, Worship Service Sunday 10 AM. Visit Hope United Methodist Church

Wesley United Methodist Church. 98 North Maple Street, Hadley, MA.  549-1550. Sunday Service 10 AM. Visit Wesley United Methodist Church


Hampshire Mosque in Hadley. Under construction. Visit Hampshire Mosque


City Of David - Redeemed Christian Church of God. 8 River Drive, Hadley, MA. 413-505-9791 or 508-468-8801. Thursday Service 6-8:30 PM.  Sunday Service 10-11 AM and 11-12:30 PM.  Visit City of David


The Meadows First Presbyterian Church. 160 West State Street, Granby, MA. 413-532-6983.  Sunday Service 10 AM, Sunday school 11AM.  Visit The Meadows First Presbyterian Church

Roman Catholic

Newman Catholic Center, UMASS. 472 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA. 549-0300. Mass Monday-Friday 12:15 PM. Mass Saturday 9 AM & 4:30 PM. Mass Sunday 8 AM, 10:30 AM (plus 7 PM, 9:30 PM when UMASS in session). Visit the Newman Center of UMass

St. Brigid’s Catholic Church. 122 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA. 256-6181. Mass daily 8 AM. Mass Saturday 4 PM. Mass Sunday 8 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM (Spanish). Visit St. Brigid's Parish

Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. 120 Russell Street, Hadley, MA. 584-1326. Mass weekdays Mon., Tue., Thur. & Fri. 7 AM. Mass Saturday 4 PM, 5:30 PM. Mass Sunday 8 AM, 10:30 AM (Family Mass). Visit Most Holy Redeemer Church

Seventh-day Adventist

Florence Seventh-day Adventist Church.  35 North Main Street, Florence, MA. 413-586-3365.  Sabbath school Saturday 9:30 AM. Worship service Saturday 11 AM.  Visit Florence Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Unitarian Universalist

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst. 121 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA (currently under renovation). 253-2848. New temporary location:  First Congregational Church, 165 Main Street, Amherst, MA. Sunday service at 2 PM.  Visit the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst

Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence. 220 Main Street, Northampton, MA. 584-1390. Sunday worship 9:15 & 11 AM. Visit the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence