Welcome to

Amherst Community


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


      ACC is now open for in-person Worship,

Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

We still have Covid restrictions in place:

masks are required plus social distancing


We also offer worship at 10:00 a.m. Sunday mornings

on ZOOM.

If you would like the link emailed to you,

please email the church office with your request.

(email is at the bottom of page)


Weekly Sermon

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Mark 4:26-34


          In light of Jesus’ words about a small plant that becomes a large tree, I’d like to add these words by Thomas Merton as a second reading for today:


          “A tree gives glory to God by being a tree.  For in being what God means it to be, it is obeying God.  It “consents” so to speak, to God’s creative love.  It is expressing an idea which is in God and which is not distinct from the essence of God, and therefore a tree imitates God by being a tree.  The more a tree is like itself, the more it is like its creator.  If it tried to be like something else which it was never intended to be, it would be less like God and therefore it would give God less glory.”


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