In June 2021, Mt. Toby Friends Meeting has resumed use of our meetinghouse. Meeting for worship is being offered on Sunday mornings both indoors and outdoors. As of October 2021, Mt. Toby Meeting does not have a policy requiring COVID vaccination. Currently some people who are not vaccinated attend meeting for worship, some of them indoors. Mt. Toby requires that masks be worn by all age 3 and over when inside the building; strongly recommends physical distancing; and limits room occupancy numbers.
We have not yet resumed 9 a.m. adult religious education. As of September 2021, Children’s Meeting for Discovery is being held in person, and we have resumed offering on-site childcare. Some committees have returned to meeting in-person, while others continue to meet virtually. For committee meeting info, check the calendar here or contact the committee clerk.
The Mount Toby Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
194 Long Plain Road (Route 63),
Leverett, MA 01054
10-11 AM Sunday: Meeting for Worship and Children’s Meeting for Discovery
9-9:45 AM Sunday: Religious Education(adults)
Mount Toby Friends Meeting is a welcoming faith community. We come from many different religious backgrounds, including birthright Quakers, Jews, Protestants, Catholics, Buddhists, Pagans, and those with no previous affiliation. Believing that every human being shares in the universal Light, we join together each Sunday to create an expectant silence where the spirit may enter. Our Meeting is “unprogrammed,” which means that there is no formal order of worship, but those who are moved by the spirit can speak. Thus we all are ministers as well as attenders. See also About Quaker Worship.
For the past 350 years, Quakers have lived their lives in accordance with values of peace, justice, simplicity, and integrity. Today these values find their expression in environmental action, non-violence work in prisons, working with draft resisters, active engagement with our legislators in developing programs to help the poor and the oppressed, and a variety of actions to promote peace, both locally and in the larger world. See About Quakerism.
Welcome to our community
We meet each Sunday at 10 AM for Meeting for Worship (see Directions), with religious education for adults at 9 AM. Visitors are always welcome. After Meeting we invite you to join us for refreshments and fellowship. Please make yourself known to others and feel free to ask questions. For more about how to participate or join in our community, see the schedule or information on ways to learn about Friends.
Our Meetinghouse is completely handicap-accessible. The worship room is equipped with an amplification system for the hard-of-hearing. We are welcoming and affirming to people of all races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations.