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  The Greene Centre will closed December 25th, 2022 and January 1st and 8th, 2023, its only closure of the year. Please contact us for alternate arrangements.

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Sunday Meeting


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Zoom

In addition to our in-person meetings, we meet on Zoom every Sunday at 11 a.m. (Contact us for the link)

In person

We meet at 11 a.m. every Sunday except the last Sunday of the month, which is on Zoom only.

Address

The Greene Centre, 1090 Greene, Westmount, QC, H3Z 1Z9

  • Near Lionel-Groulx and Atwater metros (Lionel-Groulx is slightly closer).
  • Parking available behind the Greene Centre.
  • Please note that the Greene Centre is a nut-free environment. We are working toward becoming a scent-reduced meeting.

We meet in the sunroom on the Greene Centre’s main floor. All are welcome. During warm weather we socialize after meeting in the park across the street around noon.

Time

Quaker silent Meeting for Worship is every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to noon. We suggest arriving a few minutes beforehand but we much prefer your company to your absence! We joyfully welcome children — if possible please do give us a few days notice.

If this will be your first time at a Quaker Meeting, you may want to read this information about what to expect.

COVID precautions

Requirements for visitors:

  • Wearing a mask is strongly recommended at all times.
  • If you’re experiencing COVID symptoms, please stay home.
  • Please disinfect hands at the entrance.

Other precautions:

  • Along with the Greene Centre, we will ensure excellent ventilation via open windows and two air purifiers.
  • If anyone has raises a COVID concern at meeting we agree to ask everyone to wear masks at the rise of meeting before socializing.
    • However, for folks with difficulty hearing, we ask that people remove their mask when speaking.
  • We have extra masks on hand for anyone that needs one.
  • Anyone with comments or concerns about our policy is encouraged to contact us.

Accessibility

Please let us know if you require additional information or accommodations for accessibility.

Mobility

Worship is on the main floor.

  • Wheelchair access via a ramp in the front and rear of the building
  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible parking in the rear of the building
  • Other levels may not be accessible
  • Doors are not automatic
    • There is a bell at the rear door of the building.
    • In the front, an attendant is nearly always available to help.

Hearing

  • Our meeting has an auxiliary hearing aid system that we set up upon request.
  • A frequent attender is an ASL sign-language interpreter.

Scents and allergies

  • The Greene Centre is a nut-free environment.
  • We are working toward becoming a scent-reduced meeting.
  • We are conscious of allergens and dietary restrictions at potlucks.

Language

  • Our Sunday meeting happens primarily in English.
    • Translation is available.
    • With guests who speak only one language, we can and do translate for them.
  • We have several francophone members and attenders.
    • Most of the meeting is actively bilingual.
    • Nearly everyone is passively bilingual.
    • A few speak only French.
    • However, we frequently have visitors from the US or Britain, or participants who have just moved to Montreal.