Feb 5th News

The Zoom link for our hybrid meetings:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84991562973?pwd=d0ZBSElWQkVZb2k4WVhBOFZPZm9zdz09

Please come a few minutes early if possible, so that we can centre down by 11.

Meeting will be followed by a sharing of afterthoughts and joys and sorrows that may have been on our hearts during Meeting, announcements.

Schedule for Meetings for Worship

 Here are the confirmed dates for hybrid Meetings for Worship: Except for Feb. 27, the in-person Meetings will take place in the Theatre Guild foyer, 364 Rogers St. Until further notice, full vaccination info is required at the door, with the wearing of masks and the keeping of some distance.

  • Feb. 13: 10:30 am to 1 pm Leave chairs in place
  • Feb. 20: 10:30 am to 3 pm Leave chairs in place
  • Feb. 27: 10:30 am to 1 pm- Gwen Brown studio
  • March 6: 10:30 am to 3 pm Leave chairs in place
  • March 13:10:30 am to 1 pm
  • March 20: 10:30 am to 3pm
  • March 27:10:30 am to 1 pm

Note: it is likely that this schedule can continue through to the end of June, but it is not yet confirmed past the end of March.

Social Evening Feb. 11 7 pm

Simon Daley and Steve Ginley will host a social evening for Peterborough Monthly Meeting on Friday February 11, 2022 at 07:00 PM! Join for fun and fellowship. First we will do a speed friending activity where you and another Friend will learn more about each other by responding to a prompt. Then the whole group together will play a Pictionary-style game called Scribbl (https://skribbl.io/). Join here on Feb 11 at 7 PM EST: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82328169539?pwd=b3cveXhDN2NJNmp3aEI4WEszRkRZUT09

IT Team back-up requested: Please contact Anne T. at if you feel led to attend in person and feel willing to learn the required plug-ins and settings for the hybrid Meeting arrangement. One or two Friends needed to assist the IT team.\\

March 6, “Meeting for Worship”: Ministry and Counsel will lead us in discernment around what is “Meeting for Worship” at about 1 pm—time tba. M&C is sending out a few readings in preparation for this. The first is a short article entitled “Silence and Speech,”and the link is here:


You may recall that the wording for our guidelines for equal marriage is under review. As a Meeting, we came to unity over a minute I will paste in below. Continuing Meeting of Ministry and Counsel of CYM is concerned that all voices be heard. Their letter is attached. Please reply to them directly if you have something you want to be sure they bring into their process. Meanwhile, here is the minute which was approved by KW/Hamilton Meetings, and then by Peterborough Monthly Meeting: The Meeting affirms the goodness of committed, loving relationships and offers recognition and support to those who share this ideal and desire to enter into permanent relationship based on it. By tradition, the Meeting recognizes committed union in a celebration of Marriage under the Care of the Meeting. The same loving care and consideration should be given in accordance with Friends’ testimonies to all applicants, regardless of gender, gender expression, or orientation.

Hope as a Practice: registration details

Hope as a Practice – a 2-part spirit-led workshop series that is being offered by CYM Education & Outreach, and facilitated by Woodbrooke Quaker Learning on March 19 & April 2.

More details, including how to register can be found here: https://forms.gle/1rEngJTd2eHBA6639    Questions can be directed to 

Link to register for 46th Annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering


Dates and times for the GatherIng:

Friday, February 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This year’s gathering focuses on Reconciliation through Restor(y)ing Our Truth featuring keynote addresses from National Chief RoseAnne Archibald, Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, Sylvia Maracle and Rick Hill, as well as an inspiring line-up of Elders and traditional knowledge Keepers.

Employment Opportunity with Canadian Friends Service Committee: Peace Program Coordinator

The Canadian Friends Service Committee is hiring a part-time staff person to fill the role of Peace Program Coordinator. More information can be found on the CFSC website here. I have also attached the job posting. Questions can be directed to Dalya Eidda (), CFSC Administrator

Tentative Schedule for RM and CYM Meetings

CYM Meetings for Worship for Business in 2022
Saturday 11 June
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 9, 11, and 13 August
Saturday 17 September
Representative Meetings in 2022
Saturday 14 May
Saturday 19 November
Saturday 3 December

Our Representative is Anne Trudell, and the rest of us are not invited as far as I remember. But the events noted as ‘CYM’ offer the freedom of the floor to every attender and member, and so you can attend and participate if you wish. There are usually preliminary reading materials, and of course a few protocols to follow, as all of these Meetings for Worship for Business are conducted in a spirit of worship. The minutes reflect the best Light we have at that time. They are read back and, once approved, they become the guidelines for our life as a community together, unless and until further Light opens to us.  All meetings are from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.