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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.  

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You might have felt it. The hateful rhetoric of candidates in this election year affects us all, fostering a climate of fear. We believe that we can and must call out the irresponsible language that demonizes people of particular faiths and backgrounds. To shift the narrative, Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker non-profit lobbying group, is launching #LoveThyNeighbor to encourage positive rhetoric and highlight the value we place on one another. Please join us and show the power of love to overcome fear and hatred.


For anyone who would like to become more familiar with the Islamic faith and the challenges facing Islam in the world today, there will be a talk at the Northfield Senior Center on Monday, May 23rd, from 9:30 to 11:00 am.  Cost: $4.00.


Northern Yearly Meeting's 2016 Annual Session will be held at the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt, WI on May 27-30.

The theme of the Meeting will be: SPIRITUAL DEEPENING - Bringing the Full Depth, Joy, and Fire of Quaker Faith into Our Lives.  Registration is open until May 1st.


Discernment is a spiritual practice used by Quakers.  It is how we as a community and as individuals open to Divine guidance in making decisions and choices in our lives, in our Meetings for Worship, and in our Meetings for Business.  In this video, several practicing Quakers explain the process of discernment, how it works, and what it means to them.


The Friends General Conference Gathering of Friends is going to be in St Joseph MN, July 3-9. Theme: Be humble. Be Faithful. BE BOLD. The FGC Gathering is an annual get-together of more than a thousand Friends from across North America for a week of worship, workshops, recreation, fellowship, and much more for Friends of all ages.


Pushed by civil war and terror and pulled by the promise of a better life, hundreds of thousands of people have fled the Middle East and Africa, risking their lives along the way.

This video is part of a series called QuakerSpeak, which is based on interviews with Friends from a variety of backgrounds.  Participating Quakers are asked to speak about topics from the perspective of their faith.  Videos are purposefully kept short, usually 3-6 minutes on average.


Worship with us!

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