Here is the calendar for school year 2018-19.  Feel free to get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 413-584-1390 ext. 203, if you have enrollment or other questions. Click here for the Registration Form

Early Childhood Program. 
Colin Reading to Kids 3

Ages Crawling Babies - 5 years old. Sundays, 10-11:15 (Begin in the early childhood room).

Join our excellent early childhood teacher, Asa Spelman, for child-centered play and exploration.  We offer age appropriate, safe, and responsible support for babies and toddlers. We provide infant/toddler childcare and preschool classes at all services except Christmas and New Year's Day.  

Elementary Program

Grades K-5. Sundays, 10:00-11:20 (Begin in the Sanctuary).

Elementary-aged students begin each Sunday in the Sanctuary for the beginning of the service. After the story for all ages, the class departs for lessons that align with the service. Lessons involve art, games, projects, service learning, and outdoor exploration to teach about the monthly themes, UU principles and sources, and UU history. The class learns how to be together and create a learning community with kindness, equity, and social justice.

Junior Youth

Grades 6-8. Sundays, 10:00-11:20 (Begin in the Sanctuary, unless otherwise informed).

This year, our Junior Youth Group will engage in a variety of activities and lessons to help them build a sense of identity, community, leadership, and social justice. They will learn about activists and justice makers, while cultivating their skills as facilitators and leaders. Additionally, they will have the experience of small group ministry as they ponder big questions and integrate their learning through spiritual conversations. Once a month, the class will help with the multigenerational service as Worship Assistants to learn more about worship, while making important connections with others in the community.

Other Events

Junior Youth will also participate in community service projects, adult worship, and social events with the Amherst Unitarian Society and our Youth Group. Junior Youth events may also take place on occasional Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

Youth Group CampaignOur Whole Lives (OWL)

Grades 7-9. One Saturday per month, 10am-4pm.

OWL models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. It helps adolescents address their attitudes, values, and feelings about themselves, their sexuality, and their relationship with others.  Our team of facilitators have many years of experience teaching this curriculum and working with young people. 

Youth Group 

Grades 9-12. Sundays, 4-6pm.

Youth Group is open to teens of high school age. This is a youth-led group, providing many opprortunities for leadership development and community building, with the support of a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and adult youth advisors. The youth group explores social and racial justice, community, faith, identity and more in a safe environment where the youth feel that they get to be themselves. 

Adult Education

Parents & Caregivers Group
This group generally meets once a month after the service. This is a small group to explore topics around parenting from a thoughtful, spiritual, social justice orientation; how to be a UU parent. Childcare and snacks provided. 

UU 101
For people new to UU and those raised as UU, we will meet once per month to explore UU history and identity as well as our personal faith identities.