53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627


Core Beliefs

  • God's love is present and active in all creation and in the lives of all persons; therefore all are related and sacred.
  • Since creation is ongoing, each person has the capacity for awakening and healing, which can impact all levels of our global community.
  • The warmth of human caring reveals the presence of a loving God. Our reflection on this experience can transform our lives by deepening our prayer and commitment to loving service to others.
  • A welcoming and supportive community offers gifts of peace and hope in a hectic and materialistic world.
  • Natural beauty and a reflective atmosphere invite a deeper awareness of the divine presence.


  • Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center will have as its focus:
  • Those who are striving for a more holistic life and deeper connection with self: God. and others;
  • Those who are in need of welcome, nurturing, reflection, and support;
  • Those who foster a world view that sees all people and creatures as part of one community;
  • Those who serve others in pastoral ministries, health care, human services, education, and the arts;
  • Those who are alienated from formal religion but are desiring to fulfill their spiritual yearnings and live a life of loving service, and
  • Those who are marginalized in our communities.

Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center is committed to:

  • Creating an atmosphere of hospitality which welcomes persons of all faiths, spiritual paths, and walks of life;
  • Presenting programs that promote the experience of God's love for all creation, the healing and growth of body, mind, and spirit, and the relationship between individual, community, and Earth;
  • Inviting resource persons and program leaders who share the values of Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center;
  • Providing hospitality and hosting programs for those church, civic, and community groups seeking accommodations.


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia