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
Worship with us every
Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.
All Covid restrictions have been lifted.
You are welcome to continue wearing a mask
if you choose to.
Our Facebook Live broadcast also airs
at 10:00 a.m. Sunday mornings,
click here to go
directly to Facebook.
The Sound of Silence
1 Kings 19:1-15a (NRSVUE)
The famous Simon and Garfunkel song “The Sound of Silence” explores the difficulty of communicating truth in a way that will be heard. While it may be easier to believe that truth is told in the booming shouts of the powerful, or in the loud shouts of those with the biggest megaphones, truth is often uttered in the whispers of the vulnerable: “The words of the prophets / Are written on the subway walls/ And tenement halls / And whispered in the sound of silence.”
Simon and Garfunkel were not the first to make this claim.