Welcome to our community

 

At the center of the Mt Toby community is our weekly Meeting for Worship. 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. The photo to the right shows our Meeting Room. 

Mount Toby Friends Meeting is a welcoming and affirming faith community with members from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. We come from many different religious backgrounds, including lifelong Quakers, Protestants, Catholics, Buddhists, Jews, Pagans, and those with no previous affiliation.

Worship Times

Worship begins at 10 a.m. and lasts about an hour followed by introductions and sharing.  After the rise of meeting there is time for greeting and fellowship.  The Meetinghouse opens at 9:30 a.m. for those who wish to arrive early.

Children and Youth Offeringsnursery room

Nursery care for infants and preschoolers is available from 10-11 am during Meeting for Worship. Two Caregivers are present at all times in the bright and airy Nursery shown in picture to the right. 

Grade K-6 children join the adults for the first 10 minutes of worship at 10 am and then go with two adults to participate in Children’s Meeting for Discovery.

The Young Friends group is available for young people grades 7-12.  Young Friends is currently inactive.

COVID precautions:

  • Masks are required in the building for people over age 3. Masks are available at the building entrance.
  • To promote distancing the capacity of certain rooms is limited.
  • HEPA air purifiers are located in the Nursery and the Meeting Room.
  • Open windows and fans in select locations are used to promote ventilation
  • Caregivers in the nursery are vaccinated and wear masks. They bring the children outside when the weather permits.  We ask all those who are not parents or Caregivers to refrain from entering the Nursery as a way to protect our children.
  • For additional Mount Toby Covid information, click here.

Accessibility

Our Meetinghouse is fully handicap-accessible. The worship room is equipped with an amplification system for those who need hearing assistance.

For more about how to participate or join in our community, see the schedule or information on ways to learn about Friends.

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.

The Mount Toby Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
194 Long Plain Road (Route 63),
Leverett, MA 01054
413-548-9188.