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. Scroll down to find out more about both our regular and our occaisional activities.
Ottawa Monthly Meeting gathers with other meetings in the area in the fall and then again in the spring. Not surprisingly, this fall session is online. The agenda and connection details have gone out on our regular e-mail list. If you need help getting connected, email email@example.com.
Ottawa Monthly Meeting worships virtually every Wednesday at 7 pm. A new "Things of the Eternal" session will now follow the hour of worship and checking. During these sessions, an OMM member or attender will speak about something important in their spiritual journey or practice, or a particular aspect of Quaker process or history. After an up to 1/2 hour presentation, there will be a 1/2 hour sharing response. All are welcome to attend for the first hour of worship and check-in, or just the presentation and sharing hour, or both. Anyone with a leading to share on a topic dear to their hear should contact Caroline.
Connection information on the Wednesday evening sessions (and everything else) goes out regularly on our e-mail lists. If you need help getting connected, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 the webminder and I'll pass your message along to someone who can answer any questions you have and link you in.
Where there is genuine tenderness, an openness to responsibility, and the seed of commitment, God is surely not shut out. Can we not say that God can enter any relationship in which there is a measure of selfless love?