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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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When: AUGUST 28, 2016 (Picnic starts at 11:00 am)

Where: KUTZKY PARK SHELTER (213 13th Ave. NW, Rochester, MN)


Eleanor Zelliot, award-winning author, researcher, social justice activist, educator, Professor Emerita of Carleton College, devoted Quaker, and beloved member of Cannon Valley Friends Meeting, died on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at the age of 89.  A Memorial Meeting for Worship in the manner of Friends was held to honor and share memories of Eleanor on Saturday, June 18th, at the Cannon Valley Friends Meeting House (512 Washington St., Northfield).  The Memorial Service was followed with refreshments and light food.


What?          Plants and Pollinators, a Four Winds Friends (formerly MFCC) Picnic

When?     Sun., August 14 at 4:30 pm

Where?     Wabun Picnic Area of Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis

What to Bring?     A Dish to Share, Tablecloths, Your Own Dishes and Flatware, and Plants to Swap (Don't have to be pollinator-friendly, but please, no nicitinoids)

***Donations will be Accepted to Cover Costs


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.


Quakers talk about "following our leadings."  But what is a leading?  What does it feel like to have one?

QuakerSpeak interviews are personal and intimate.  The purpose is to give viewers worldwide an experience that is entertaining, informative, inspiring, challenging, inviting, unifying and collaborative.


The Friends General Conference Gathering of Friends was held 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.

Materials, texts, and videos from some of the Plenary Sessions and other events from the 2016 Gathering are available online.  Please click on the links below or to the right for more information.


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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