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!
Although Meeting for Business is held on the second Sunday of each month for most of the year, we will do businesson the third Sunday (July 23rd) in July and there will be no Meeting for Business in August.
We tried a new streamlined approach to the Great Glebe Garage Sale this year. We recruited LOTS of volunteers and split our activities into two -- one group, at our Friend's driveway down the street, some sold a small collection of the usual "stuff" and collected a good bundle of cash for our charities.
At the Meetinghouse itself, another group focused on being more of a welcoming oasis, with live music on the front porch. We also had some organic seedlings, lovely terrariums, maple syrup, tiny delicious snacks for sale, & complimentary fruit water. It was fun working together, plus we earned a good sum to split between the Centretown Emergency Food Bank and Baja Lempo child care centre.
Lots of folks enjoyed the shady forecourt or peaceful meeting room indoors (or just used our accessible bathroom) -- we hope some of our ~40 inquiring visitors will return to experience Meeting for Worship on a Sunday morning! We felt very happy to have had such varied activities (even dancing!) AND pleasure, while welcoming so many neighbours--and a lot less stress than in previous years!
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.
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.
Keep your meetings in the power of God... And when Friends have finished their business, sit down and wait a while quietly and wait upon the Lord to feel him. And go not beyond the Power, but keep in the Power by which God almighty may be felt among you... For the power of the Lord will work through all, if ... you follow it.