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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. Michael's and All Angels Anglican Mission

First Baptist Church of Amherst
434 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA
508-481-8493
Info@holytrinitymarlborough.org

Rev. Michael J. McKinnon, rector
Rev. Andrew C. Carlson, deacon

Baha'i Devotional Gathering

Bodman Lounge, Helen Hills Hills Chapel, lower level

Prayers, readings and discussion about various environmental 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 (New England Peace Pagoda)

100 Cave Hill Road
Leverett, MA
413-367-2202
info@shishido.com
https://www.facebook.com/LNEPP/

Wat Kirivongsa Bopharam

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


Tibetan Buddhist

Insight Meditation (Vipassana)

Eastworks, Second floor
116 Pleasant Street
Easthampton, MA
413-527-0388
general@insightpv.org

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

191 Main Street, third floor
Northampton, MA
413-585-9848
pvshambhala@gmail.com

Rebecca Bradshaw, guiding teacher


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
413-977-1852

Catherine Anraku Hondorp, sensei
anraku@comcast.net

Ryumon H. G. Baldoquin, Sensei
temples@twostreamszen.org
(413) 559-5282

Roman Catholic

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish

99 King Street
Northampton, MA
413-584-7310

Rev. Francis Reilly, pastor
freilly@saintelizabethannseton.net

Mary McMahon
marymcmahon@saintelizabethannseton.net

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
413-584-0133

Fr. Adam Czarnecki, pastor
fradam1967@yahoo.com

Cathedral in the Night

Cathedral in the Night is an outdoor Christian community in downtown Northampton which seeks to create a safe place for all people to gather for a meal and to empower one another to engage in issues of social justice by working to fight the causes of inequality and homelessness.  

Sunday Nights 5pm Inclusive Outdoor Worship and Community Meal
On the sidewalk of First Churches
129 Main Street
Northampton, MA

Stephanie Smith, pastor
pastorstephsmith@gmail.com 
413-533-1925
Facebook.com/cathedralinthenigh

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

23 Brigham Lane
Amherst, MA
413-549-5053

First Church of Christ Scientist

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

Ellen Howes
fivecollegecso@gmail.com

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness

165 Bridge Road
Florence, MA
413-584-6159

Florence Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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

Pastor Artur Preuss


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

45 Hancock Street
Springfield, MA
413-734-2283

Rev. Dr. Calvin J. McFadden
cmcfadden@sjkb.org

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
413-549-3596      
office@fbcamherst.org


Chinese Christian Church

Amherst Chinese Christian Church

611 Belchertown Road
Amherst, MA
413-259-1500
accc.mail@gmail.com

 

David Wang, pastor
(413) 687 8844

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
413-238-1883
contact@knowmercy.org

Robert Krumrey, pastor

Meghan Berry, Smith & Mt. Holyoke Campus Contact
meghan@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

 

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

410 Main Street
Holyoke, MA
413-533-9880

Nicholas Groves
medmannov@aol.com
773-682-5545

St. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church

118 Carew Street
Springfield, MA
413-734-8472

Fr. Michael Korolev, rector

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

605 Silver Street
Agawam, MA
413-786-4878

Holy Ground Interfaith Sanctuary

11 O'Neill Road
Haydenville, MA
(413) 268-0252

Rev. Marianna Kaul-Connolly

Chabad

Chabad House

30 North Hadley Road
Amherst, MA
(413) 626-7820

Rabbi Chaim Adelman
adelman@external.umass.edu


Conservative

B'nai Israel (CBI)

253 Prospect Street
Northampton, MA
413-584-3593
office@cbinorthampton.org

Rabbi Justin David
rabbi@cbinorthampton.org


Reconstructionist

Jewish Community of Amherst

742 Main Street
Amherst, MA
(413) 256-0160
info@jcamhers.org

Rabbi Benjamin Weiner
rabbiweiner@jcamherst.org


Reform

Beit Ahavah

130 Pine Street
Florence, MA
(413) 587-3770
info@beitahavah.org

Rabbi Riqi Kosovske

Al Baqi Islamic Center

148 Fort Pleasant Avenue
Springfield, MA
(413) 732-9288

Hampshire Mosque

Currently undergoing renovations.  See website for prayer locations.

Mail Address:
PO Box 3344
Amherst, MA 01004
info@hampshiremosque.org
 

Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts

377 Amostown Road
West Springfield, MA
413-788-7546

Imam Wissam Abdul-Baki
masjidma@gmail.com

Assembly of God

Cornerstone Chapel

580 Bridge Road
Northampton, MA
413-584-5168

Rev. Margery Hale


Baptist/Congregational

Bible Baptist Church

722 Florence Road
Florence, MA
413-586-2290

Faith Baptist Church

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

Ross Gould, pastor

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

129 Main Street
Northampton, MA
413-584-9392

Ramp-accessable entrance on Center Street side of building.

Reverend Todd Weir, Senior Pastor
pastor@firstchurches.org


Congregational/United Church of Christ

Edwards Church

297 Main Street
Northampton, MA
413-584-5500
info@edwardschurchnorthampton.org

Rev. Michael McSherry, pastor  
minister@edwardschurchnorthampton.org

Florence Congregational Church

130 Pine Street
Florence, MA
413-584-1325

Irven Gammon, pastor
pastorirv122@gmail.com

St. John's Congregational Church

45 Hancock Street
Springfield, MA
413-734-2283

Rev. Dr. Calvin J. McFadden
cmcfadden@sjkb.org


Episcopal

St. John's Episcopal Church

48 Elm Street
Northampton, MA
413-584-1757
office@stjohnsnorthampton.org

Rev. Catherine "Cat" Munz, rector
munzstjohns@verizon.net


Friends Meeting (Quaker)

Northampton Friends Meeting

43 Center Street, Suite 202
Northampton, MA
413-268-0199

Bruce and Ruth Hawkins
bhawkins@smith.edu
(413) 584-2788


Interdenominational Evangelical

College Church

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


Methodist

Christ United Methodist Church

271 Rocky Hill Road (Route 66)
Northampton, MA
413-584-5935
christnorthampton@gmail.com

Rev. David Hurst


Pentecostal

Assembly of Christian Churches

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

Christian Pentecostal Church

96 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA
413-532-6192


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 Events Management Office 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.