Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221  716-634-3010

Sunday Morning

  • Our Sunday church services are at 10:30am. You can see the topics listed in our newsletter. 
  • As you get comfortable with the congregation, you may want to check out Creative Interchange which meets at 9:30 in the living room.  A changing group of people gather in the mansion living room to talk about current events, science, last week’s sermon, philosophy, personal concerns, and church issues.
  • Religious education is available for children and youth.  Childcare is available the youngest children.
  • Coffee hour follows the service — a perfect time to get to mingle, ask questions and get to know us!
“God enters by a private door into every individual.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • Greeters will meet you at the door.  
  • At the welcome desk, you can fill out a name tag, pick up a newcomer packet and get guidance to the nursery or religious education wing.  If your child stays with you during service and becomes restless, feel free to go to the living room–up the ramp outside the chapel (the UUCA name for the sanctuary)–where there is a speaker, 
  • Once inside the Chapel, an Usher will hand you an order of service.  Many of the songs and readings will be projected on the screen at the front of the chapel. Sit wherever you are comfortable. Headsets are available if you need amplification to hear well.
  • A chime is rung to signal the beginning of service.
  • After a brief welcome, a few moments are devoted to greeting each other. 
  • A meditation period with music follows during which you are invited to put a stone in the finger labyrinth at the front of the chapel.   This begins the process of quieting down and engaging at a spiritual level.   
  • Readings follow as listed in the service program. Some of the readings are responsive and the minister will guide the congregation in their response. The Minister also lets folks know when to sit or stand, as you are physically able.
  • Collection that supports the work of this church is taken about mid-service.
  • Our Minister offers a sermon, “spoken reflection,” that combines the history of our religion, world religions, philosophies and moral concepts to bring a new sense of living the principled life.
  • The service ends with the Extinguishing of the Chalice and a sung Benediction.
  • Coffee Hour begins immediately after service in the Emerson Room just off the Chapel. 
  • Our Coffee Hour, with its Free Trade coffee and donated bake goods, provides a time to connect with children, newcomers, the minister and each other.