Who we are
We are an Open and Affirming (ONA) church, affiliated with the United Church of Christ, with a vital mission to build an inclusive faith-based community where all are welcomed equally. The people of Amherst Community Church come from a variety of religious traditions. This makes for an interesting mix! We bring our questions, doubts, beliefs, criticism, and willingness to both ask questions and lean into faith in order to make our lives, and the world, a better place.
We see ourselves as a welcoming faith community, hospitable to all who come seeking the grace of God and the love of Christ. Jesus didn’t turn anybody away, and neither do we!
"No matter where you are on life's journey,
you are welcome here!"
Worship with Us!
You have two ways to connect with us for worship each Sunday at 10 am:
In person at
77 Washington highway, snyder, NY 14226
Facebook live Stream
You do not need a Facebook account to watch the live stream! Click here to go directly to our ACC page to find the video.
Click below for a list of upcoming events & activities!
We Don't Know What We Don't Know
Matthew 24:36-44 (NRSVUE) What images or symbols do you associate with Advent? Pink and purple candles? Cozy Nativity scenes on soft-hued Hallmark cards? Pull tab calendars with chocolates tucked inside? What about a thief prowling outside your house, stealthy and silent? Your front door torn off its hinges, shattered glass in your foyer, and a stranger’s footsteps on your stairs? What about your most prized possessions disappearing while you sleep? Do these images seem “Advent-ish” to you? Probably not. And yet these are the images our Gospel reading for the first Sunday of Advent gives us. A homeowner caught off-guard. A house that’s been broken into. The Son of Man coming at an unexpected hour, like a thief in the night.