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!
The OMM Refugee Committee is delighted to announce that we have heard from Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada that our sponsorship application for the Syrian family has been accepted. We are also aware that it may take a year or more to completed. We very much hope that it will take less time but are greatly cheered to know that it is at least underway.
Our Friend Judith Brown is walking with the Indigenous Peoples Solidarity network April 23 - May 14 from Kitchener to Ottawa (600 km). The walk is a joint project of Christian Peacemakers Teams and the Mennonite Church of Canada. The goal is to engage faith groups in a public "Call to Action" in support of the United Nations Declaration for Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and implementation of Article #48 of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation report. It is timed in the lead up to the second reading of Bill 262 to provide a legislative framework for implementation of the Declaration.
Meeting for Worship for Business is usually on the 2nd Sunday of the month. In May that conflicts other Meeting activities, so MfWfB will be held on Thursday, May 18th at 7pm. As always, all members and attenders are welcome.
The St. Lawrence Valley Regional Gathering will take place in Seeley's Bay, ON from June 2-4. Topics will be 1) Defining ourselves as Quakers by the work we do? and 2) Guaranteed Income: is this the best way to strengthen the social network we trust as Canadians?
To be without an ordained clergy is not to be without either leadership or ministry. The gifts of the Spirit to us include both. For us, calls to particular ministries are usually for a limited period of time, and those gifts pertain to the task rather than the person. In one lifetime a person may be called to a number of ministries.