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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are curious about the Ottawa Quaker community, email email@example.com for more information.
Ottawa Monthly Meeting worships on-line 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 heart 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 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 email@example.com to reach our ARE&O (Adult Religious Education and Outreach) committee for more information.
Where any have received offence from any other, first to speak privately to the party concerned, and endeavour reconciliation between themselves; and not to whisper or aggravate matters against them behind their backs, to the making parties, and the breach wider.