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!
Mustard Seeds and the Spirit: They Are Enough
Luke 17:5-10 (MSG) This week's Gospel reading begins with a request we know well: "Increase our faith!" Maybe you've made this request many times, and you’ve used language just as insistent and desperate as the disciples’ language in Luke’s Gospel. To be fair, in the verses just before our lectionary reading, Jesus delivers some heavy-duty teaching to his would-be followers: "Hard trials and temptations are bound to come, but too bad for whoever brings them on!” And, "Even if your brother or sister sins against you seven times in a day and seven times comes back to you saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them." Hardly easy stuff; no wonder the disciples cry, "More!" Their request is so earnest, so well-intentioned. They're not asking for wealth, comfort, prestige, or safety. They're asking for faith. Isn’t that a good thing?