• Picture of Meeting Room, Dec 2019

  • Hiroshima Day 2013   

  • Carol Sing Dec. 2013   

  • Potluck Dec. 2013   

  • We welcome visitors of all ages!   

Welcome to the Ottawa Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

We welcome visitors of all ages, but only virtually at the moment.  (Scroll down below to find out how to get connected.)

Please explore the information in this website, but understand that some of it doesn't apply during Covid times.  Like most groups, we have moved on-line and there are currently no activities taking place in the meeting house. Scroll down to find out more about both our regular and our occasional activities.

Memorial Meeting for Margaret Sanders, Aug 14th, 2021, 2pm EDT

Our beloved member, Margaret Sanders passed away, May 31, 2021. Margaret’s Memorial Meeting for Worship will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 2 pm EDT via Zoom, only.  All are invited to attend. The link for the Memorial Meeting can be found in the Calendar Entry for August 14.

To view Margaret's obituary in the Ottawa Citizen, click here.

Note that there will be no in-person Memorial Meeting at the Meeting House

Even more stuff happening on-line

It's actually getting to be hard to keep track of all the possible Zoom opportunities in our community.  If you are on the e-mail lists, you'll get regular updates about things like the recently organized Christmas events.  Not connected?  If you know us but you've been away for a while or just never got on the e-mail lists, email webminder.ottawafriends@gmail.com.  If you are curious about the Ottawa Quaker community, email areoottawa2020@gmail.com for more information.

Wednesday Evenings with Ottawa Quakers

At 8pm on Wednesday evenings—following unprogrammed Meeting for Worship, which starts at 7pm—Ottawa Monthly Meeting (OMM) is offering 'Things of the Eternal.' During these sessions the presenter speaks about something important in their spiritual journey or practice, or on a particular aspect of Quaker process or history. All are welcome to attend the first hour of Worship and check-ins, or just 'Things of the Eternal' or both. Anyone with a leading to share on a topic dear to their heart is invited to contact Caroline Balderston Parry. 

Please note, on the first Wednesday of the month, a ‘Meeting with a Chosen Focus’ is offered in place of Meeting for Worship and ‘Things of the Eternal,’ ‘Meetings with a Chosen Focus’ start at 7pm and last up to 2 hours. These sessions led by Lilia Fick are open to the broader Quaker community.

Information about the Wednesday evening sessions goes out regularly on our e-mail lists. If you need help getting connected, send an email to areoottawa2020@gmail.com.

We are amazed at what we can do on-line!

We are now gathering twice a week for worship (10:30 am on Sundays and 7 pm on Wednesdays), conducting monthly business meetings, and holding committee and special meetings all ON-LINE.  Although we miss being together in person, we are amazed at what we can do virtually.  We are also pleased that our virtual meetings are more accessible to people who have a difficult time joining us in person.

Everyone on the "minutes" e-mail distribution list should be receiving e-mails about these meetings.  If you aren't on this e-mail list of members and regular attenders, e-mail the webminder  and I'll help you get connected. 

It looks like we'll be in this pattern for a while.  If you are curious about Quakers in Ottawa, e-mail  areoottawa2020@gmail.com to reach our ARE&O (Adult Religious Education and Outreach) committee for more information.


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