We welcome visitors of all ages. See our address, Sunday schedule and contact information on the "Find Us" page, and explore our website to find information about our children's program, potlucks, attenders' meetings, retreats and other community events. Si vous voulez des informations en francais, nous demander, s’il vous plait!
About 14 OMM members and regular attenders are in PEI this week, attending CYM in Session. We're at the University of PEI, most of us staying in the residences, and meeting during the day on campus. We've been spending the mornings on business, and attending special interest groups and other activities in the afternoons and evenings. And we're visiting--this is a chance to catch up with F/friends many of us see at most once a year. We are also celebrating with cake, singing, playing instruments, dancing, going to the beach . . .
With Canada's traditionally close ties to England, it might make sense that Quakers in Canada came directly from England. However, this is not the case. CYM's Organization and Procedure (pg 5) explains that in the first half of the 19th century, U.S.Quakers moved both west and north, and a small fraction of that expansion came into what was, at the time, Upper Canada. O&P states "While earlier attempts at settlement had been made in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and at Farnham in Quebec, these were not lasting. However permanent communities were realised at Adolphustown on the Bay of Quinte and in the Niagara District and before the close of the eighteenth century the first Monthly Meetings of the Society of Friends in Canada were organized in Adolphustown and Pelham."
Web-worthy news seems to be scarcer during the summer, so we'll be starting an Ottawa Monthly Meeting history project. By the end of the summer, we hope to have collected enough odds and ends to prepare a more permanent history summery for this web page.
Do you make a place in your daily life for reading, meditation, and waiting upon God in prayer, that you may know more of the presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit? Do you remember the need to pray for others, holding them in the presence of God?