Part of a global religious tradition, the Baha’i Community of Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont does not have a specific meeting place, but they have been present in Northampton since before 1970.
Edwards Church is located on Main Street in Northampton, Massachusetts. It is a medium-sized congregation with 250 members. Edwards is a member church of the United Church of Christ. They pride themselves on their social justice efforts and congregation projects. Edwards has adapted well to the COVID-19 pandemic, and offers virtual services along with in-person ones.
Beit Ahavah provides a diverse and inclusive Reform Jewish community in the greater Northampton area. Since its inception in 1998, Beit Ahavah has dedicated itself to the search for connection to the spiritual self through worship, study, social justice and social action, and fostering a diverse community spirit.
Since gaining recognition after a local case of spiritual healing in 1885, Christian Science has historically attracted many members of the Northampton community, especially Smith College students. Today, students of Christian Science, or Scientists, as they call themselves, congregate every Sunday for service, where Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures is read alongside the Bible.