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.
Nearby Quaker Meetings include Mount Toby Friends Meeting (in Leverett) and Northampton Friends Meeting (in Northampton).
The New England Yearly Meeting of Friends website includes information about Quaker Meetings in New England. There is also a special website for youth retreats.
There is general information about Quakers at the Quaker Info site and at the Quaker.org site.
There is also information about Quakers nation-wide and world-wide through Friends General Conference (FGC), Friends United Meeting (FUM), and Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC).
Other Quaker conference centers include Pendle Hill near Philadelphia, Powell House near Albany, New York, and Quaker Center in Ben Lomond, CA.
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.