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Community Worship

Local congregations are very welcoming to students, and offer worship and other programs that are open to the public. Below is a list of local congregations and places of worship.

The center has several affiliated Community Religious Advisers who are available to support students.

Transportation

We provide transportation vans for students interested in attending a worship service off campus. See the Jandon Center's website for more information.

St. George's Anglican Church

2 Clark Street
Easthampton, MA
Rev. James Hurd
revhurd@comcast.net
413-273-1415

St. Michael's and All Angels Anglican Mission

First Baptist Church of Amherst
434 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA
Rev. Michael J. McKinnon, priest and senior pastor
Rev. Andrew C. Carlson, deacon

Baha'i Devotional Gathering

Bodman Lounge, Helen Hills Hills Chapel, lower level

Prayers, readings and discussion about various envionmental themes. Spiritual and practical approaches to more sustainable living.

Second Sunday of each month, 9:30 a.m. All are welcome.

Jeannie Hunt
jeannie.hunt@gmail.com
413-586-6194

Nipponzan Myohoji

100 Cave Hill Road
Leverett, MA
info@shishido.com
413-367-2202

Wat Kirivongsa Bopharam

100A Cave Hill Road
Leverett, MA
info@shishido.com
413-367-9526


Tibetan Buddhist

Insight Meditation (Vipassana)

Eastworks, Second floor 116 Pleasant Street
Easthampton, MA
413-527-0388

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

191 Main Street
Northampton, MA
Rebecca Bradshaw, guiding teacher
413-585-9848


Zen Buddhist

Two Streams Zen

A multicultural Dharma movement transforming people and communities through fearless intimacy and living compassion.

263 Main Road, Route 66
Westhampton, MA
Anraku Catherine Hondorp, sensei
413-977-1852

Roman Catholic

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish

99 King Street
Northampton, MA
Rev. Francis Reilly, pastor
freilly@saintelizabethannseton.net
413-584-7310

See the parish's calendar for a listing of masses including those conducted in Spanish.


Polish National Catholic

Saint Valentine's Church

127 King Street
Northampton, MA
Christine Newmann, parish committee chair
krysia11@verizon.net
413-584-0133

Cathedral in the Night

867 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA
Alison Brauner
alisonbrauner@gmail.com
781-346-1175

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

104 Sunset Avenue
Amherst, MA
413-549-5053

First Church of Christ Scientist

46 Center Street
Northampton, MA
Adeleen Brown
christianscience.northampton@gmail.com
413-584-3420

Jehovah's Witness

165 Bridge Road
Florence, MA
413-584-6159

Seventh-Day Adventist

35 North Main Street
Florence, MA
413-586-3365


African American

Goodwin Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church

41 Woodside Avenue
Amherst, MA
413-256-1885
Rev. Alfred L. Johnson, Sr., pastor

St. John's Congregational Church

643 Union Street
Springfield, MA
Rev. Dr. Calvin J. McFadden
cmcfadden@sjkb.org
413-734-2283

Hope Community Church

20 Gaylord Street
Amherst, MA
413-253-7401
Rev. Crystal L. Robertson, pastor


Asian-American Contemporary

First Baptist Church

434 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA
office@fbcamherst.org


Chinese Christian Church

Amherst Chinese Christian Church

611 Belchertown Road
Amherst, MA
413-259-1500
David Teague, pastor

Springfield Chinese Christian Church

1383 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA
413-783-9313


Contemporary Christian Worship

MERCYhouse

365 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA
413-374-7532
Robert Krumrey, pastor
contact@knowmercy.org


Korean

Amherst Koinonia Church

Chapin Hall, Amherst College
17 Barrett Hill Road
Amherst, MA
amherstkoinoniachurch@gmail.com

Korean Mission Church

Mercy House
365 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA
413-374-7532

 

Church of the Holy Trinity

410 Main Street
Holyoke, MA
413-534-0568

St. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church

118 Carew Street
Springfield, MA
Rev. Michael Korolev
413-734-8472

Baps Northeast LLC

605 Silver Street
Agawam, MA
413-786-4878

Holy Ground Interfaith Sanctuary

11 O'Neill Road
Haydenville, MA
Rev. Marianna Kaul-Connolly
413-268-0252

Chabad

Chabad House

30 North Hadley Road
Amherst, MA
Rabbi Chaim Adelman
adelman@external.umass.edu
413-549-2008


Conservative

B'nai Israel (CBI)

253 Prospect Street
Northampton, MA
Rabbi Justin David
rabbi@cbinorthampton.org
413-584-3593


Reconstructionist

Jewish Community of Amherst

742 Main Street
Amherst, MA
Rabbi Benjamin Weiner
info@j-c-a.org
413-253-7747


Reform

Beit Ahavah

130 Pine Street
Florence, MA
Rabbi Riqi Kosovske
info@beitahavah.org
413-587-3770

Al Baqi Islamic Center

148 Fort Pleasant Avenue
Springfield, MA
413-734-1564

Hampshire Mosque

451 Russell Street
Hadley, MA
PO Box 3344, Amherst, MA 01004
Dr. Ali Hazratji
info@hampshiremosque.org
413-548-8865

Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts

377 Amostown Road
West Springfield, MA
Imam Wissam Abdulbaki
masjidma@gmail.com
413-788-7546

Assembly of God

Cornerstone Chapel

580 Bridge Road
Northampton, MA
Rev. Margery Hale
413-584-5168


Baptist/Congregational

Bible Baptist Church

722 Florence Road
Florence, MA
413-586-2290

Faith Baptist Church

219 Florence Road
Florence, MA
Ross Gould, pastor
faithbaptistflorence@juno.com
413-584-0285

First Churches of Northampton (U.C.C. and A.B.C.)

129 Main Street
Northampton, MA
firstchurches@verizon.net
413-584-9392


Congregational/United Church of Christ

Edwards Church

297 Main Street
Northampton, MA
William Imes, pastor
minister@edwardschurchnorthampton.org
413-584-5500

Florence Congregational Church

130 Pine Street
Florence, MA
Irven Gammon, pastor
pastorirv122@comcast.net
413-584-1325

St. John's Congregational Church

643 Union Street
Springfield, MA
Rev. Dr. Calvin J. McFadden
cmcfadden@sjkb.org
413-734-2283


Episcopal

St. John's Episcopal Church

48 Elm Street
Northampton, MA
Rev. Catherine "Cat" Munz, rector
munzstjohns@verizon.net
office@stjohnsnorthampton.org
413-584-1757


Friends Meeting (Quaker)

Northampton Friends Meeting

43 Center Street, Suite 202
Northampton, MA
Clerk Macci Schmidt
413-587-4622


Interdenominational Evangelical

College Church

48-58 Pomeroy Terrace
Northampton, MA
info@thecollegechurch.org
413-586-0057


Methodist

Christ United Methodist Church

271 Rocky Hill Road (Route 66)
Northampton, MA
Rev. Bruce Arbour
afdchaplain@gmail.com
413-584-5935


Pentecostal

Assembly of Christian Churches

318 Hartford Street
South Hadley, MA
413-535-2509

Christian Pentecostal Church

396 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA
413-532-6192

The Unitarian Society of Northampton & Florence

220 Main Street
Northampton, MA
Rev. Janet C. Bush, minister
revjanetbush@gmail.com
413-584-1390


Community Participation

The Center for Religious & Spiritual Life values community collaboration and welcomes participation from community members and organizations. In order to achieve a harmonious working relationship, the center has established protocols to guide interactions with staff and offer important information on the programming process.

  • CRSL develops its programming schedule one or two semesters prior to implementation. Community organizations and individuals who want to collaborate with CRSL on programs, activities and events should submit a proposal in writing for consideration.
  • The proposal must be approved by the director of Religious and Spiritual Life and fit into the center’s goals and objectives for the year as well as the center’s mission.
  • In some cases the proposal will be brought before the Student Advisory Board for input and feedback prior to a final decision.
  • Proposals should be submitted preferably the semester before the intended date but at least four to six weeks prior for proper consideration.
  • Proposals should include date, time, program description, budget, resources and requested support.
  • Collaborators are expected to assist in marketing efforts (e.g. creating flyers, posters and press releases). The center will use its normal college channels for on campus promotion and when warranted, marketing to the community.
  • The center makes space reservations for programs in accordance with Smith College's Office of Events Management procedures and guidelines, which can take up to two weeks for approvals.
  • Priority consideration is given to proposal ideas which align most closely to center goals.
  • Community partners are expected to adhere to CRSL established deadlines.
  • CRSL does not release student names and emails to outside groups as a rule to protect student privacy. However, the center can send communication to students using its internal database, as appropriate.
  • All marketing flyers and posters must be approved by CRSL before distribution on campus and should include CRSL, Smith College, and access logos.