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Cannon Valley Friends Meeting

Cannon Valley Friends Meeting is an unprogrammed meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers.  We are located in Northfield, MN, about 35 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul.  

What's New

Northern Yearly Meeting's Annual Session for 2015 is scheduled for May 22-25 at the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt, WI.  This year's theme is "Climate Change: Turning Awareness into Action."  Registration should be postmarked by May 1st to avoid a late registration penalty.


Mike Resman will be coming to lead us in a one day retreat on spiritual nurture on Saturday, May 16th, at the Meetinghouse (512 Washington St., Northfield).  Planning is still taking place, but at this point we expect to begin at 10 a.m. with worship sharing on the topic of our spiritual lives, take a break for lunch, and spend the afternoon working on forming ongoing spiritual nurture groups.  Everyone is welcome to attend, whether or not you have any desire to be in an ongoing group.


The 2015 Friends General Conference Gathering will be held from Sunday, July 5, through Saturday, July 11, at the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC (about 50 miles southwest from Asheville, NC).  Registration is open now.  To avoid late fees, please register before June 1.  Children must register by May 31; high school program participants must register by June 10.  Workshops, housing options, and financial assistance are now available on a first-come, first-served basis.  


The First Visioning Session on the New Meetinghouse was held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

The Second Visioning Session, which focused on "Financing and Financial Topics," was held on Sunday, January 25, 2015, after the rise of Meeting for Worship.  Nineteen individuals attended.


At the Meeting for Business on Sunday, 9/14/14, the Meeting decided that, subject to the acceptance of the building at the final walk-through with the architect and builder, Cannon Valley Friends Meeting would schedule its first Meeting for Worship at the new Meetinghouse on Sunday, 9/21/14.

The final walk-through occurred on Tuesday morning, 9/16/14 and the building was accepted.  The builder and architect agreed to complete some finishing touches and fix other things that need to be amended.


The 2014 FGC Gathering was held June 29-July 5 at California University in Pennsylvania, located in California, PA (about 35 miles south of Pittsburgh).  The theme of this year's Gathering was "Let Love Be the First Motion."

Please click on the link below to view recordings of Evening Sessions from the 2014 Gathering, as well as handouts and copies of the "Daily Bulletin."


Worship with us!

Cannon Valley Friends Meeting
512 Washington Street
PO Box 805 (Please send mail here)
Northfield, MN 55057
United States
Meeting Times: 

Meeting for Worship begins at 10:30 am on Sundays at the Cannon Valley Friends Meeting's Meetinghouse at 512 Washington St., Northfield.  All are welcome.  

Mailing Address: We do not receive mail at our street address.  Please use the following address for mail:  Cannon Valley Friends Meeting, PO Box 805, Northfield, MN 55057

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