We welcome visitors of all ages. See our address, weekly 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!
As for all other Ontario faith communities, all Ottawa Friends Meeting in-person activities are suspended until further notice.
We are, however, meeting virtually on Zoom at 10:30 am on Sundays and 7 pm on Wednesdays. 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. Young Adult Friends (roughly age 18 to 35) are also connecting virtually--if you are an OMM YAF and havent been contacted, e-mail the webminder.
If you are new to Zoom, there are a couple of helpful things to know:
If you are joining in by computer, you can click on the provided link and you'll be asked for permission to download and install software needed to connect. If you want to interact, you'll need a video camera and a mic. A headset is helpful but not essential.
If you are joining in by smart phone or tablet, before the meeting you need to go to your usual app store to download the app. This means, for example, that iPhone and iPad users would go to the AppStore, search for Zoom and download the"Zoom Cloud Meetings" app. Android users would do something similar with their usual app source. When it's time to meet, you'll input the provided meeting ID number and password into the Zoom app. If you normally disable microphone use for all applications, you will need to allow Zoom to access your microphone. (On the iPad, this is under settings-->privacy-->microphone.)
You should find that you can turn your video on or off, and that you'll have a choice between seeing a grid with everyone's video or seeing a larger picture of the person speaking at the time. On smaller screens, you may need to "swipe" through screens to see everyone.
We are not going to use the text chat or "raise your hand" features. If you wish to speak you can temporarily unmute by holding down the space bar (if you have it configured) on a computer, Alt + A (Windows), or Shift + Command + A (Mac), or toggle the microphone symbol.
Unlike other Bible Studies in this one we are encouraged to ask questions to see if and how the chosen short passage relates to us and our lives. There are 5 questions to apply to each passage.
The six sessions will be held intermittently with The Christian Contemplative series over the next three months. The exact schedule will be available on Sunday at the first session. Friends may attend one or as many sessions as sessions as they would like.
Please click on this link to get more information, or just join us Sunday and a hard copy of information will be given out.
Bring whatever version of the Bible you prefer to use, or you can also borrow the version of your choice from the OMM library which is where we will be meeting.
[Webminder's note: we weren't given a time, but we think it's 9 am.]
Are you honest and truthful in word and deed? Do you maintain strict integrity in your business transactions and in your relations with individuals and organisations' Are you personally scrupulous and responsible in the use of money entrusted to you, and are you careful not to defraud the public revenue?