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!
Each year, Nominating Committee searches for the right people to fill OMM committees and individual positions. If you are a member or regular attender, they'd like to hear from you. They will be distributing a questionnaire on Sundays, but if you'd like to fill out an electronic version, it has been attached to this post. You can return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ottawa Monthly Meeting Ministry and Counsel is organizing a half-day spiritual retreat for members and attenders of our Monthly Meeting, at the Meeting House, on Saturday September 22, from 9 am to 12 pm. Everyone is welcome.
We are envisioning a three-hour period of deep spiritual presence, connection, cleansing, and worship. We will begin with one hour of completely silent worship, followed by one hour of shared reflection around the topic of “Grace,” followed by one hour of silent worship with ministry, with small silent breaks in between. We will not share refreshments during, or a meal after, the retreat, so that we can maintain the deep silence and reflection and take it with us as we leave.
Depending on the feedback of the Meeting after the first mini-retreat, M&C will look at possibly organizing this several times a year, presenting different topics for the reflection.
To celebrate World Quaker Day 2018, volunteers from Ottawa Monthly Meeting will be putting up postcard-size announcements of the day.
The goal is to make Quakers known to the Ottawa community and to invite anyone interested to come to our Meeting for Worship at 10:30 am at 91A Fourth Avenue on World Quaker Day, October 7 (or any other Sunday). The announcements will go up on bulletin boards at Bridgehead Cafes, grocery stores and community centres starting September 16, 2018. They will also be posted on metal poster poles near Parliament and the Ottawa Central Library.
OMM Refugee Committee: Our Syrian Refugee family were interviewed in Ankara in January 2018 and accepted for Permanent Residence status at that time. They were told that they should expect to be in Canada within 4 to 6 months. We are still waiting notice that they are booked to come. We continue to be in contact with Catherine McKenna’s office who are our conduit to the government. We are assured that their documents are all in order and they are in line for next steps and that the government is working as fast as it can with the many refugees waiting.