Quakereese

A few newcomers have been surprised that Ottawa Monthly Meeting convenes weekly instead of monthly.  This has made us aware that we need to explain a few terms, and we'll build a running list here:

Yearly, quarterly and monthly meetings:  Many Quaker meetings include a term that indicates how often they meet to do business.  Ottawa Monthly Meeting meeds once a month to do business.  We are part of Canadian Yearly Meeting that meets once a year in August to do business, worship and have fun.  We are also part of a quarterly (regional) meeting that may have met quarterly at some point but now meets once a year in the spring.  If you are curious about how we organize ourselves, you may want to look at the Canadian Yearly Meeting Organization and Procedure book.