Religious Life

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 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 Life if you know of a religious service or resource that should be added to our list. Thank you!

African Methodist Episcopal

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

Amherst Chinese Christian Church

Amherst Chinese Christian Church. 611 Belchertown Road, Amherst, MA. 259-1500.聚會時間 Services週日 Sundays at 09:30 AM-- 中文主日崇拜 Chinese Worship. Sundays at 09:30 AM-- 青少年團契 Youth Fellowship. Sundays at 09:30 AM-- 英文查經班 English Bible Study. Sundays at 11:15 AM-- 英文主日崇拜 English Worship. Sundays at 11:15 AM-- 中文成人主日學 Chinese Sunday School. 週三 Wednesdays at 7:30 PM -- 禱告會 Prayer Meeting. 週五 Fridays at 7:30 PM -- 中文查經團契 Chinese Bible Study Fellowship. 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

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

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

Baptist

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

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

Vita Nova. 460 West Street, Amherst, MA. Sunday Service 10:30 AM at The Monkey Bar (63 N. Pleasant, Amherst). 367-6828; Visit Vita Nova

Buddhist

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; 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

Easthampton Congregational Church. 112 Main Street, Easthampton, MA. 527-4790. Sunday Worship 10 AM - 12 PM.  Visit Easthampton Congregational Church

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, 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

First Congregational Church of Southampton UCC. 212 College Highway, Southampton, MA. 527-1173.  Sunday Worship 10 AM.  Visit First Congregational Church of Southampton

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

Episcopal

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 and 10 AM.

Friends/Society of Friends

Friends Meeting. 43 Center Street, Suite 202, Second floor. Northampton, MA. 587-4622. Sunday 11AM. Visit the Friends Meeting in Northampton

The Mount Toby Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). 194 Long Plain Road (Route 63), Leverett, MA 01054. 548-9188. Meeting for Worship: 10-11 AM Sunday. Visit the Mount Toby Meeting

Hindu

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 msharma@cns.umass.edu for more information

Inter/Non-Denominational

Christ Community Church. (formerly Dwight Chapel) 1255 Federal Street, Belchertown, MA. 253-0292. Sunday services at 8:45 and 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

God is Love Church. 285 East Street, Easthampton, MA. 527-2572. Services: Worship Sunday at 9:30 AM; Prayer and Healing Monday at 7 PM; Mid-week Service Wednesday at 7 PM. Visit God is Love Church

Hope Community Church. 20 Gaylord Street, Amherst, 253-2522. 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

Jewish

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 N Pleasant, 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 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

Lutheran

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

Trinity Lutheran Church-LCMS, 2 Clark Street, Easthampton, MA. 527-3311. Worship Service and Sunday School every Sunday at 9AM, Holy Communion on the first and third Sunday of each month. Visit Trinity Lutheran Church

Maple Ridge Church

Maple Ridge Church, Maple Ridge Community Center, 659 Amherst Road, Sunderland, MA 01375. 549-4949. Sunday service: 10 AM. Visit Maple Ridge Church

Methodist

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 01035
413-549-1550. Sunday Service 10 AM. Visit Wesley United Methodist Church

Muslim

Hampshire Mosque in Amherst. 1 East Pleasant Street, Unit 27, Amherst, MA. 548-8865. Jumaah-Khutbah Friday 1 PM. Halago Wednesday (check website for time). Visit Hampshire Mosque

Northampton Vineyard

The Northampton Vineyard, 5 Strong Avenue, Northampton, MA. 584-3108. Now meeting Sundays at 10:30 AM in the Litte Theater at Northampton High School at 380 Elm Street. Visit Northampton Vineyard

Presbyterian

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 N Pleasant, Amherst, 549-0300. Mass Monday-Friday 12:15PM. Mass Saturday 9 AM and 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, Amherst, 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

Unitarian Universalist

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst. 121 North Pleasant Street, Amherst (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 and 11 AM. Visit the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence