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 News and Updates  

This page is for major events and updates that we announce more broadly to the public.

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Recent Updates

  • In-person Quaker meeting update

    August 24, 2021

    Yesterday after meeting we discussed the return to in-person Sunday meetings at the Greene Centre, and particularly the question of whether to require full vaccination to attend on Sundays in Montreal.

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  • Join CYM

    August 4, 2021

    Canadian Yearly Meeting is from August 8th to 14th, 2021.

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  • Suggestion for a Beautiful Day Trip into the History of Quakers in Quebec

    June 26, 2021

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  • Statement on marriage

    June 20, 2021


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  • Going Dark

    June 13, 2021

    Websites with darker themes are easier on the eyes and also use less battery. For this reason, many websites now allow their users to choose a light mode or dark mode.

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  • Next French Zoom call

    June 9, 2021

    Our next French meeting on Zoom will take place on Thursday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. (Quebec time). This will be the last meeting before the summer and we will resume this activity in September. We will begin with a period of silence lasting approximately fifteen minutes. Informal exchanges will follow. This is the time to ask questions about Quakerism, to offer readings or to discuss actions in your respective circles that are related to Quaker values. Any other subject that seems relevant to you will be welcome… we’ll see what will be inspired by then.

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  • Resumption of meetings in Quebec City in June

    May 28, 2021

    The sanitary rules having been relaxed, our silent worship scheduled for June 6 at 1:00 p.m. will take place as planned at the All Saints Chapel, 31 rue des Jardins in Old Quebec, this building is located in the courtyard of the Anglican Holy Cathedral. Trinity. Parking is available. This meeting will be followed by informal exchanges.

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  • Regional gathering agenda: June 18-19, 2021

    May 20, 2021

    Dear Regional Gatherers,

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  • Spring Gathering, United Society of Friends Women International Northeast Region

    May 19, 2021

    Come to the Spring Gathering of Northeast Region of United Society of Friends Women International: 29 May - 12:30-3PM. Via zoom.

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  • Meeting in French on the 13th of May

    May 10, 2021

    A meeting on Zoom in French will be held on Thursday May 13 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to get to know each other but also to answer any questions you may have. We expect it to last about an hour (we’ll see). Use the contact form for the Zoom link. It’s okay if you tune in late. Let this not be a hindrance. We give more importance to your presence than your punctuality. Usually we start meetings with a short period of silence so don’t be surprised if you join in and come across a group of people who are not speaking. It’s normal! Stay on the line and the meeting will resume in a more lively fashion in a minute or two.

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  • May 2 meeting canceled!

    April 30, 2021

    Hello everyone.

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  • Resumption of meetings in Quebec City

    April 5, 2021

    We are happy to announce that we will carefully resume the in-person meetings in Quebec as of Sunday, May 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the All Saints chapel, 31 rue des Jardins in the Old Town, Québec, located in the courtyard of the Anglican Holy Trinity Cathedral. Parking is available. You will notice that we had to change our schedule to accommodate the Anglican Francophone community. We can discuss a time that would be beneficial for everyone at a later date.

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  • Activities after Zoom meeting

    March 21, 2021

    A couple of changes for our Sunday meeting.

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  • Holiday Party 2020 Invite

    December 15, 2020

    At 7 PM on Thursday, December 17, you are invited to a Virtual Holiday Party hosted and created by Montreal Quaker Meeting. If you wish, arrive with your version of Christmas drink, nibbles, and holiday attire.

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  • Update on Marian Baker's Ministry

    November 8, 2020

    Message 1: October 13th, 2020

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  • Experiments in meeting

    November 4, 2020

    Meeting over Zoom has been working for some, but not everyone. For this reason, in mid-November we will be trying a few carefully distanced experiments of meeting together, often through walking, and will exchange about the experience. Feel free to contact us for more information.

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  • United Society Of Friends Women Northeast Gathering

    September 4, 2020

    We are invited to participate in a USFW meeting on Saturday 26 September, 2020 from 10am-12noon (EST) 5-7PM Kenya Time. North American women will meet to worship and discuss with Kenyan and Congolese women, some in Africa and some who have emigrated to Canada and the U.S. One of the key organizers is Marian Baker, who visited us last summer and whose travelogue of her journey through African communities last fall was sent out to interested Friends in MMM as her voyage unfolded.

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  • Midweek Restarting Online

    September 2, 2020

    Midweek meeting will be restarting online on September 9th. Contact us for details. Can’t wait to see everyone!

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  • Accessibility Audit by Agence SAT

    August 27, 2020

    This past week, the Montreal Quaker Meeting website completed our work with Agence SAT, who conducted a full accessibility review of our website according to accessibility standards set by the governments of Quebec and Canada, and the international WAI norms set by the W3C.

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  • CYM 2020 online

    August 10, 2020

    Canadian Yearly Meeting is meeting online this year. Fabulous opportunity to connect with Quakers across Canada.

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  • More information for new attenders

    July 2, 2020

    As promised here, some new website features have just rolled out today:

    • Glossary of French-English Quaker terminology!
    • More information for new attenders on:
      • Business meeting
      • Learning more
      • Podcast recommendations
      • Meeting policies and resources
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  • New website is live!

    June 11, 2020

    Our shiny new website is now live! Thanks to everyone who helped test and improve it.

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  • Bible Study Plan

    June 10, 2020

    Two announcements:

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  • Zoom worship is possible (and not bad actually)

    May 25, 2020

    The New York Times published an article this month about the experience of Quakers meeting online.

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  • Geoff presenting the Quaker Institute for the Future

    April 14, 2020

    Sunday, April 19th after meeting on Zoom, so around 12:30 pm, we’ll have a short presentation from Geoff Garver about the Quaker Institute for the Future. Here’s a little blurb about that:

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  • Meeting online

    March 15, 2020

    We’ll be meeting online for the foreseeable future and also the time for midweek meeting online will be moved to 7 pm from 5:30 pm. Contact us for all the details. Looking forward to seeing you.

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  • The how-to of Quaker business meeting

    March 4, 2020

    Every month we strive to hold an event after Sunday meeting (12:30 pm) whose goal is to hold a brief presentation and discussion about one aspect of Quaker life.

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  • Come play the Boundaries Game

    February 4, 2020

    Every month we strive to hold an event after Sunday meeting (12:30 pm) whose goal is to hold a brief presentation and discussion about one aspect of Quaker life.

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  • Quaker history role-play

    January 15, 2020

    Every month we strive to hold an event after Sunday meeting (12:30 pm) whose goal is to hold a brief presentation and discussion about one aspect of Quaker life.

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  • Holiday potluck

    November 26, 2019

    The singing potluck organizers would like to invite you to a holiday, singing-optional potluck on December 13th starting at 6pm at a member’s home. Please RSVP by contacting us for the address, near Villa-Maria metro.

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  • Thanksgiving potluck

    October 4, 2019

    Potluck after meeting on October 27th. The theme of this potluck is thanksgiving: giving thanks to folks who make meeting roll, there are so many invisible and unthanked tasks that keep any community together. Let’s take a moment to thank each other and also be grateful for everything we have.

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  • Introduction to Quakers Event

    September 4, 2019

    Every month we strive to hold an event after Sunday meeting (12:30 pm) whose goal is to hold a brief presentation and discussion about one aspect of Quaker life. Here are the scheduled topics

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  • Eco-vigil

    September 2, 2019

    Following silent worship on September 15, you are invited to take part in a creative experiment. The project is a meditative exercise in which participants share their perceptions and emotions about the endangered state of the earth. Your feedback will help the developers revise the activity. They hope you will participate and give your reactions.

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  • Picnic is ON!

    June 7, 2019

    The Quaker picnic is TOMORROW. The weather looks like it’s going to be amazing so we are on.

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  • Quaker Q&A

    November 30, 2018

    The Montreal Quaker Meeting will be hosting an open house on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the Greene Centre, with a Q&A session with a longtime member after quiet worship and snacks. If you have been interested in coming to the Sunday meeting but felt a bit shy, this will be a great day to try it out and come ask questions. We’ll all be on our best behaviour (on time, name tags on).

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