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!
OMM members and attenders have participated in the Great Glebe Garage Sale for years. It's a chance to both raise money for some of our projects and to get to know our neighbours. The GGGS will be May 23rd this year, and we've been advised that it's time to start considering what treasures we can contribute. (Actual collection of items for sale will start *after* Meeting on the 17th.) Organizers have said "no books," because they don't sell well, and have requested that we donate *good* stuff that others will want to buy.
If you'd like to be part of the GGGS team, listen for the announcement after Meeting.
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.
Love silence, even in the mind... Much speaking, as much thinking, spends; and in many thoughts, as well as words, there is sin. True silence is the rest of the mind; and is to the spirit, what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.