First Congregational Church

165 Main St, Amherst, MA




Open and Affirming


We are an Open and Affirming congregation, welcoming people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, and those of any race, socio-economic status, ethnic background, age, nationality, marital status or physical or mental ability into the full life and ministry of the church. We are a Just Peace church, committed to peaceful and just relations in all areas of our society and our world.  We are an Earth Covenant Congregation, committing ourselves with integrity to care for God’s Creation.  We are a congregation committed to pro-active anti-racism—seeking with God’s help to be a force for the elimination of racism and white privilege. 

For further information on the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC open and affirming policy, we refer you to the MACUCC LGBT site.