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LGBTQ-Supportive Religious and Spiritual Groups in Western Massachusetts

Groups are listed if they allow LGBTQ people to participate in all religious activities; serve in all leadership positions for which they are otherwise qualified; embrace same-sex couples and, where possible, perform same-sex marriages; interpret their religious texts in ways that are not hurtful to LGBTQ people; and do not treat LGBTQ people as spiritually incomplete by virtue of their sexuality or gender identity (i.e., LGBTQ people do not need to reject their sexuality or gender identity to get to any afterlife).


Also see: LGBT-Supportive Religious Resources at UMass:
http://www.umass.edu/religious_affairs/LGBTQ/



American Baptist

First Churches (also United Church of Christ)
129 Main Street, Northampton
(413) 584-9392; www.firstchurches.org


Episcopal

All Saints Episcopal Church
59 Summer Street, North Adams
(413) 664-9656; www.allsaintsberkshires.com

Grace Episcopal Church
14 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst
(413) 256-6754; www.gracechurchamherst.org

St. John's Episcopal Church
Main and South Streets, Ashfield
(413) 628-4402; http://blogs.stjohnsashfield.org

St. John's Episcopal Church
48 Elm Street, Northampton
(413) 584-1757; http://www.stjohnsnorthampton.org

Friends (Quakers)

Mount Toby Meeting of Friends
147 Long Plain Road (Route 63), Leverett
(413) 548-9188; http://mounttoby.quaker.org

Northampton Friends
43 Center Street, 2nd Floor, Northampton
(413) 587-4622; http://northampton.quaker.org

South Berkshire Friends
280 State Road, Great Barrington
(413) 528-1230; www.southberkshirefriends.org



Jewish

Beit Ahavah: The Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton
(413) 587-3770; www.beitahavah.org
Services are held at the Florence Congregational Church, 130 Pine Street, Florence

Congregation Ahavath Sholom (a Reconstructionist synagogue)
15 North Street, Great Barrington
(413) 528-4197; www.ahavathsholom.com

Congregation B'nai Israel ("an egalitarian Conservative congregation")
253 Prospect Street, Northampton
(413) 584-3593; www.cbinorthampton.org

Jewish Community of Amherst (a Reconstructionist synagogue)
742 Main Street, Amherst
(413) 256-0160; www.j-c-a.org

UMass Hillel
388 North Pleasant Street, Amherst
(413) 549-1710; http://umasshillel.org


Lutheran

Immanuel Lutheran Church
867 North Pleasant Street, Amherst
(413) 549-0322; www.immanuel-amherst.org


Methodist

East Longmeadow United Methodist Church
215 Somers Road, East Longmeadow
(413) 525-7416; http://www.elumc.org

First United Methodist Church of North Adams and Williamstown
777 Main Street, Williamstown; (413) 458-3183
134 Main Street, North Adams; (413) 664-9655

Merged Ministry of Mittineague and First United Methodist Church
800 Amostown Road, West Springfield
(413) 788-0304

United Methodist Church of Holyoke, South Hadley, and Granby
30 Carew Street, South Hadley
(413) 532-0500; http://thesteepleinthefalls.org

Wesley United Methodist Church
98 North Maple Street, Hadley
(413) 549-1550; http://wesleyfamily.org


Muslim

Pioneer Valley Progressive Muslims
pvprogressivemuslims@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/groups/pvprogressivemuslims


Pagan

SPIRALS (Students Pagans Integrating Religion and Life Spiritually)
UMass student group that is open to all
http://www.umass.edu/rso/spirals


Presbyterian

Western Massachusetts House Church
(413) 535-6645; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Western-Massachusetts-House-Church/5775632382
Services are held at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel at Smith College, Northampton


Unitarian Universalist

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
121 North Pleasant Street, Amherst
(413) 253-2848; www.uusocietyamherst.org

Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield
245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield
(413) 736-2324; http://www.uusgs.org

Unitarian Universalist Society of Northampton and Florence
220 Main Street, Northampton
(413) 584-1390; www.uunorthampton.org


United Church of Christ

Belchertown United Church of Christ
18 Park Street, Belchertown
(413) 323-7442; www.belchertownucc.org

Center Church
1 Church Street, South Hadley
(413) 532-2262; www.centerchurchsouthhadley.org

Christ’s Community Church
103 Springfield Street, Chicopee
(413) 592-0396; http://christscommunitychurch-ucc.org

Church on the Hill
55 Main Street, Lenox
(413) 637-1001; www.churchonthehilllenox.org

Edwards Church
297 Main Street, Northampton
(413) 584-5500; www.edwardschurchnorthampton.org

Feeding Hills United Church of Christ
21 North Westfield Street, Feeding Hills
(413) 786-5061

First Church of Deerfield
71 Old Main Street, Deerfield
(413) 773-5323; www.firstchurchofdeerfield.org

First Churches (also American Baptist)
129 Main Street, Northampton
(413) 584-9392; www.firstchurches.org

First Congregational Church
165 Main Street, Amherst
(413) 253-3456; www.firstchurchamherst.org

First Congregational Church
429 Main Street, Ashfield
(413) 628-4470; http://ashfielducc.org

First Congregational Church
4 Main Street, Stockbridge
(413) 298-3137; www.stockbridgeucc.org

First Congregational Church
906 Main Street, Williamstown
(413) 458-4273; http://firstchurchwilliamstown.org

First Congregational Church of Chester
334 Skyline Trail, Chester
(413) 667-5265; www.uccwebsites.net/firstchesterma.html

First Congregational Church of Leverett
4 Montague Road, Leverett
(413) 548-9199; www.leverettcongregationalchurch.org

Foster Memorial Church
36 Puritan Road, Springfield
(413) 782-2112; http://fostermemorial.org

Haydenville Congregational Church
143 Main Street, Haydenville
(413) 268-9344; http://haydenvillechurch.org

Housatonic Congregational Church
1089 Main Street, Housatonic
(413) 274-6343

North Hadley Congregational Church
243 River Road, Hadley
(413) 586-2021; www.uccwebsites.net/northhadleyconghadleyma.html

Second Congregational Church
16 Court Square, Greenfield
(413) 774-4355;
http://www.greenfieldsecondchurch.com

South Congregational Church
1066 South East Street, Amherst
(413) 253-2977; www.southchurchamherst.org

South Congregational Church
110 South Street, Pittsfield
(413) 442-7357; sochurch@nycap.rr.com

South Congregational Church
45 Maple Street, Springfield
(413) 732-0117; www.sococh.org

United Church of Pelham
142 Amherst Road, Pelham
(413) 253-3820; pelhamucc@yahoo.com;
http://www.uccwebsites.net/pelhamuccma.html

Village Congregational Church
32 Main Street, Cummington ‎
(413) 634-5508; www.cummingtonvillagechurch.org

West Stockbridge Congregational Church
45 Main Street, West Stockbridge
(413) 232-4256; www.weststockbridgeucc.com

Westhampton Congregational Church
1 Tob Hill Road, Westhampton
(413) 527-4204; www.westhamptonchurchucc.org