Welcome to our community

 

During the summer of 2022, there are three options for attending worship with us: indoors at the meetinghouse, outdoors at the meetinghouse, and remotely over Zoom. Worship indoors in the Meeting Room is open to people who are COVID-vaccinated. Worship outdoors and over Zoom are open to all. Masks are required in the building for people over 3. If you have any COVID symptoms, please use the Zoom option.

Worship begins at 10 a.m., and the meetinghouse opens at 9:30 a.m.

For additional Mount Toby Covid information, as well as Zoom information, click here.

Additional information:

  • We have not yet resumed 9 a.m. adult religious education.
  • Nursery care is available from 10-11 am during Meeting for Worship, Meeting for Business and the 11:40 Hour.   We continue to follow these COVID-19 precautions: our Caregivers are vaccinated and will wear masks. They bring the children outside when the weather permits.  There is an air ventilator installed in the Nursery room and we ask all those who are not parents or Caregivers to refrain from entering the Nursery as a way to protect our children who are still too young to be vaccinated.
  • 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
413-548-9188.

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 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.