Religious Life

Community Religious Services and Resources

NOTE: Please call before attending to confirm times of services. 

We do our best to keep current but organizations sometimes make changes of which we are unaware. Unless otherwise listed, area codes are (413). Information about on campus religious resources is available at our web site: www.amherst.edu/campuslife/religouslife

 

Baha’i

Baha'i Club at Amherst College
Visit their page at Baha'i Club at Amherst.

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

Baha'i Club at UMass Amherst
There has been a Bahai Club at the University of Massachusetts since 1983. Visit their page at Bahai Club at UMass.

Buddhist

Bodhisara Dharma Community
Sitting Group on Sunday, 10-11:30 AM
Check website for location, sitting, and other events; www.bodhisara.org

Insight Pioneer Valley
116 Pleasant, Suite 242, Easthampton, MA. 413-527-0388.
Drop-In Sittings Mondays: Sitting 5:30 - 6:15 pm, discussion 6:15 - 6:45 pm. Wednesdays: Sitting 7:15 - 8:00 pm, discussion 8 - 8:30 pm. Note: Discussions are optional. The first Monday of the month sitting offers a special introduction for beginners. Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley

New England Peace Pagoda & Cambodian Buddhist Temple
100 Cave Hill Road, Leverett, MA 01054; 413-367-2202; www.newenglandpeacepagoda.org

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center
191 Main, Northampton, 585-9848; Meditations Mon 6-7 PM, Tue 5:30-6:30 PM, Wed 7-8:15 PM; www.pvshambhala@gmail.com

The Zen Center on Main Street
78 Main, Northampton, 586-8222; Wed 6-8 PM, Sun 8:30-10:30 AM; www.twostreamszen@gmail.com

Christian


AME Zion Goodwin
  Church

41 Woodside Ave, Amherst, 256-1885; Sunday School, 9:45 AM at Cadigan Center; Sunday Service, 11 AM; www.goodwinmemorialchurch.wordpress.com

Assemblies of God
Cornerstone Chapel, 580 Bridge Road, Northampton, 584-5168; Sunday Services 10:30 AM & 6:30 PM

 

Baptist

First Baptist Church of Amherst

434 North Pleasant, Amherst 549-3596

Sunday 9:30 AM (classical)

10:45AM (contemporary)

Lunch at 12 PM for college students

www.office@fbcamherst.org

 

Mercy House

 365 N. Pleasant, Amherst

Sunday 9:15 & 11:15 AM

(413) 374-7532

www.contact@knowmercy.org

 

Vita Nova

55 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, 367-6828

Sunday Service 10:30 AM at The Monkey Bar

(63 N. Pleasant, Amherst)

www.vitanovachurch.com

 

 

Catholic

Newman Center, UMASS

472 N Pleasant, Amherst, 549-0300

Mass M-Fri 12:15PM

Mass Sat 9:00 AM, 4:30 PM

Mass Sunday 8AM, 10:30 AM

(plus 7 PM, 9:30 PM when UMASS in session)

www.newmanumass.org

 

St Brigid’s Catholic Church

122 North Pleasant, Amherst, 256-6181

Mass Daily 8 AM

Sat 4PM

Mass Sunday 8AM, 10:30 AM,

12:30 PM (Spanish)

www.diospringfield.org/subdomain/stbrigid

 

Christian Science

First Church of Christ Scientist

79 Masonic, Northampton, 584-3420

Sunday Service/Sunday School 10:30 AM

www.christianscience.northampton@gmail.com

 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

22 Brigham Lane, Amherst, 253-4215

Sunday Sacrament 10 AM,

Sunday School 11:20 AM

www.sprngfld.instysa@gmail.com

 

Congregational/United Church of Christ

South Congregational Church

1066 South East St, Amherst, 253-2977

Worship and Sunday School 10 AM

www.amherstsouthchurch.org

 

First Congregational Church of Amherst

165 Main, 253-3456

Sunday Service 10:30 AM, Fellowship follows

www.firstchurchamherst.org

 

Episcopal

Grace Episcopal Church

14 Boltwood Ave, Amherst, 256-6754

Sunday Services 8 AM Holy Eucharist,

9:00 AM Liturgy in The Round (Parish Hall)  10:30 AM Holy Eucharist (Choral)

www.gracechurchamherst.org

 

Friends

Friends Meeting

43 Center Street, Suite 202, Second floor
Northampton, MA, 01060

Sunday 11AM
www.northampton.quaker.org

 

Inter/Nondenominational

College Church

48 Pomeroy Terrace, Northampton, 586-0057 Sunday Services 9 & 11 AM

www.thecollegechurch.org

 

Dwight Chapel

1255 Federal St, Belchertown, 253-0292

Sunday School 9 AM

Worship Service 10:15 AM

www.dwightchapel.org

 

Hope Community Church

20 Gaylord, Amherst, 253-2522

Sunday School 9:30 AM

Sunday Service 11 AM

www.hopechurch.org

 

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall

17 Pomeroy Lane, Amherst, 253-9720

Sunday 9:30 AM, Thursday 7:00 PM

 

Lutheran

Immanuel Lutheran Church

867 N Pleasant, Amherst, 549-0322

Sunday Services: Adult Forum 9 AM,

Sunday School 9:15 AM, Worship 10:30 AM

www.immanuel-amherst.org

 

Methodist

Wesley United Methodist Church

98 North Maple Street, Hadley, MA 01035
413-549-1550, Adult Education 9:15

Sunday Service 10:35 AM

www.wesleyfamily.org

 

Presbyterian

Western Massachusetts House Church

Helen Hills Hills Chapel

Smith College, Northampton

1 PM the first Sunday of each month

Webpage on Facebook, search for

“Western Massachusetts House Church”

www.westernmasshousechurch@gmail.com

 

Unitarian Universalist

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst

 121 N Pleasant, Amherst

253-2848

Sunday Services 10 AM

www.uusocietyamherst.org

 

Hindu

Sisters In Hinduism Reaching Inward (SHRI) Mount Holyoke College, Eliot House Lounge

Thursday 5:00 PM Puja prayer service and Indian dinner

Contact msharma@cns.umass.edu  for more information.

 

Jewish

Chabad House

30 North Hadley Rd, Amherst, 549-2008

Shabbat Service Fri 7 PM, Sat 10 AM

www.chabadhouseatamherst.org

 

Hillel House

388 N Pleasant, Amherst, 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)

www.umass.hillel.org

 

Jewish Community of Amherst

742 Main Amherst, 256-0160

Friday Services: 1st Friday 5:30 PM,

3rd Friday 6”15 PM, all others at 6:15 PM

Saturday Shabbat Services 10 AM

www.j-c-a.org

 

Congregation Bnai Israel – Conservative

253 Prospect Street, Northampton, 413-584-3593

Kabbalat Shabbat Friday 6pm,

Saturday Shabbat 9:30 AM

www.cbinorthampton.org

 

Beit Ahavah – Reform

Meets at Florence Congregational Church

130 Pine Street, 413-587-3770

Check www.beitahavah.org/ for service times.

 

Muslim

Hampshire Mosque in Amherst

1 East Pleasant St., # 27

Amherst, 548-8865

Jumaah-Khutbah Friday 1 PM

Halago Wednesday (check website for time)

www.hampshiremosque.org