United Church of Christ
“I do not understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us. ”
- Anne Lamott
The people of the Amherst Community Church come from a variety of religious traditions. This makes for an interesting mix! We bring our questions, our doubts, our beliefs, our criticism, our willingness to both ask questions and lean into faith in order to make our lives, and the world, a better place.
Sunday Worship Service
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Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.
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You are welcome to continue wearing a mask
if you choose to.
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Is Dwayne Poor?
Luke 12:13-21 (The Message)
I agreed with Debi Thomas who said, when she looked up the Lectionary Gospel reading for this week, that she groaned because she “really, really, really [didn’t] want to write about money. Money is one of those things we’re not supposed to bring up in polite company. We get squirmy when people ask about it. Especially when they ask in ways that challenge our lifestyles or our priorities. For all sorts of reasons, we prefer talking about Christian virtues that are safely abstract—faith, hope, love, joy. But budgets? Retirement plans? Shopping habits? Tithes and offerings? Those are so specific,” Thomas said. “So concrete. So private. But here’s the thing: Jesus doesn’t care one whit about our middle-class sensibilities. So here we go...”