Woolman Hill has been a Quaker center since its foundation in 1954.
Quakers (the Religious Society of Friends) believe that there is ‘that of God’ in each person, and that we each have direct access to the divine. Woolman Hill has been built around the Quaker values (or ‘testimonies’) of peace, simplicity, integrity, equality and stewardship.
Each Wednesday at 5:30pm we hold midweek Quaker worship here on the hill.
And here are some of our other (F)friends in New England:
- Friends Camp
- Beacon Hill Friends House
- Friends School of Portland
- American Friends Service Committee in Cambridge, and in Northampton.
For many years, Traprock Center for Peace and Justice was housed at Woolman Hill. Though not a Quaker organization, Traprock Center’s efforts have been very much in alignment with Quaker values. It has since joined with Greenfield Community College’s Peace, Justice & Environmental Studies program.