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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.


We provide transportation vans for students interested in attending a worship service off campus. See the Jandon Center's website for more information. Regular transportation is currently available to St. John's Congregational Church in Springfiled. Contact the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life (413-585-2750) for details.

St. Michael's and All Angels Anglican Mission

First Baptist Church of Amherst
434 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA

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

Nipponzan Myohoji (New England Peace Pagoda)

100 Cave Hill Road
Leverett, MA

Wat Kirivongsa Bopharam

100A Cave Hill Road
Leverett, MA

Tibetan Buddhist

Insight Meditation (Vipassana)

Eastworks, Second floor
116 Pleasant Street
Easthampton, MA

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

191 Main Street, third floor
Northampton, MA

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

Catherine Anraku Hondorp, sensei

Ryumon H. G. Baldoquin, Sensei
(413) 559-5282

Roman Catholic

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish

99 King Street
Northampton, MA

Rev. Francis Reilly, pastor

Mary McMahon

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

Fr. Adam Czarnecki, pastor

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 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

23 Brigham Lane
Amherst, MA

First Church of Christ Scientist

46 Center Street
Northampton, MA

Ellen Howes

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness

165 Bridge Road
Florence, MA

Florence Seventh-Day Adventist Church

35 North Main Street
Florence, MA

Pastor Artur Preuss

African American

Goodwin Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church

41 Woodside Avenue
Amherst, MA
Rev. Alfred L. Johnson, Sr., pastor

St. John's Congregational Church

45 Hancock Street
Springfield, MA

Rev. Dr. Calvin J. McFadden

Hope Community Church

20 Gaylord Street
Amherst, MA
Rev. Crystal L. Robertson, pastor

Asian-American Contemporary

First Baptist Church

434 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA

Chinese Christian Church

Amherst Chinese Christian Church

611 Belchertown Road
Amherst, MA


David Wang, pastor
(413) 687 8844

David Teague, pastor

Springfield Chinese Christian Church

1383 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA

Contemporary Christian Worship


365 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA

Robert Krumrey, pastor

Meghan Berry, Smith & Mt. Holyoke Campus Contact


Amherst Koinonia Church

Chapin Hall, Amherst College
17 Barrett Hill Road
Amherst, MA

Korean Mission Church

Mercy House
365 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA


Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

410 Main Street
Holyoke, MA

Nicholas Groves

St. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church

118 Carew Street
Springfield, MA

Fr. Michael Korolev, rector

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

605 Silver Street
Agawam, MA

Holy Ground Interfaith Sanctuary

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

Rev. Marianna Kaul-Connolly


Chabad House

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

Rabbi Chaim Adelman


B'nai Israel (CBI)

253 Prospect Street
Northampton, MA

Rabbi Justin David


Jewish Community of Amherst

742 Main Street
Amherst, MA
(413) 256-0160

Rabbi Benjamin Weiner


Beit Ahavah

130 Pine Street
Florence, MA
(413) 587-3770

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

Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts

377 Amostown Road
West Springfield, MA

Imam Wissam Abdul-Baki

Assembly of God

Cornerstone Chapel

580 Bridge Road
Northampton, MA

Rev. Margery Hale


Bible Baptist Church

722 Florence Road
Florence, MA

Faith Baptist Church

219 Florence Road
Florence, MA

Ross Gould, pastor

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

129 Main Street
Northampton, MA

Ramp-accessable entrance on Center Street side of building.

Reverend Todd Weir, Senior Pastor

Congregational/United Church of Christ

Edwards Church

297 Main Street
Northampton, MA

Rev. Michael McSherry, pastor

Florence Congregational Church

130 Pine Street
Florence, MA

Irven Gammon, pastor

St. John's Congregational Church

45 Hancock Street
Springfield, MA

Rev. Dr. Calvin J. McFadden


St. John's Episcopal Church

48 Elm Street
Northampton, MA

Rev. Catherine "Cat" Munz, rector

Friends Meeting (Quaker)

Northampton Friends Meeting

43 Center Street, Suite 202
Northampton, MA

Bruce and Ruth Hawkins
(413) 584-2788

Interdenominational Evangelical

College Church

48-58 Pomeroy Terrace
Northampton, MA


Christ United Methodist Church

271 Rocky Hill Road (Route 66)
Northampton, MA

Rev. David Hurst


Assembly of Christian Churches

18 Hartford Street
South Hadley, MA

Christian Pentecostal Church

96 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA

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.