Unitarian Universalist Church of Olinda
news of our historic UU church in Ruthven (Kingsville), Ontario

About Unitarian Universalist Church of Olinda

Unitarian Universalist Church Of Olinda Photograph This church was founded on the faith that love is a more positive force for good than fear. It exists as a haven of religious freedom, offering fellowship, knowledge and inspiration to all who would seek truth, live responsibly and courageously, and be of service to humanity.



 

The UU Church of Olinda is a welcoming congregation

September 5th, 2014 . by William Baylis

UUA Chalice Rainbow You are welcome here!welcominglogo_200


You are welcome to attend our Sunday Services

April 3rd, 2014 . by William Baylis

Services begin at 10:30 AM on Sundays and last about one hour. Children are invited to attend religious education classes during the service. Weather permitting, we meet every Sunday between Labour Day and the end of June and once a month in July and August. Services are usually followed by good tea, coffee, and conversation. Please see the monthly newsletter on this site for scheduled sermons, speakers, and musicians. We welcome atheists, agnostics, and theists, pagans, humanists, Christians, members of other religious faiths and from LGTBQ communities!


Discussion of CUC Motions

January 11th, 2019 . by William Baylis

CUC AGM May 11, 2019

4 or 5 motions will be considered at the annual general meeting of the Canadian Unitarian Council in May, and our two delegates can vote on them. In order to give direction to our delegates, we will hold a short discussion session following the service on Sunday, February 17. Please review the motions and come to the discussion to advise our delegates how we would like them to vote!
Download and read the CUC Motions for 2019 AGM


January 2018 Newsletter

January 5th, 2019 . by William Baylis

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Sunday Services for January 2019

January 5th, 2019 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Jan. 6 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel Epiphany. Revelation can come in small packages. Lorie Lyons
Jan. 13 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel Little Princes. Stories about the magic of childhoodspeak to the challenging contradictions of idealized innocence and unexpected wisdom. Toni Janik
Jan. 20 Bobbye Baylis The Periodic Table. A study of one of the ways science progresses. Baylis-Stone Duet
Jan. 27 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel Adulting. The world of responsibility can seem daunting and brings up the question…what does it mean to grow up? Lorie Lyons
Feb. 6 Rev. Rosalind Mariconda Patterns in Our Primary Relationships: Awareness, Practices, and Shifts. Tony Janik

 


December 2018 Newsletter

November 26th, 2018 . by William Baylis

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Sunday Services for December 2018

November 20th, 2018 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Dec. 2 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel Adventure Expectation is one way to peek into the future… and to glimpse into our present Lorie Lyons
Dec. 9 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel Glimpse Finding the occasional glimpse of the future that can be is another way to be prophetic  Toni Janik
Dec. 16 Greg Wiens The Bridge, the Leamington Youth Resource Centre: from Concept to Reality  Baylis-Stone Trio
Dec. 23 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel In The Flesh Embodying the spirit of hope involves looking for it in unexpected places  Lorie Lyons
Dec. 24 Rev.  Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel The Most Beautiful Baby in the World A 5 PM Christmas Eve service to celebrate the power that a child can have The Baylis gang
Dec. 30 Helen Moore Open mike: reflecting on 2018, anticipating 2019. Audience participation invited. Bobbye & Bill Baylis
Jan. 6 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel Epiphany Lorie Lyons

 


Ode to Joy

November 12th, 2018 . by William Baylis

Church members and visitors to the Memorial Day service on Sunday, November 11, 2018, were treated to a rendition of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy on the musical saw, expertly performed by our minister, the Reverend Rod Solano-Quesnel.

Rev. Rod on musical saw2018.11.11

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November 2018 Newsletter

October 25th, 2018 . by William Baylis

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Sunday Services for November 2018

October 24th, 2018 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Nov. 4 John Upcott Recalling the Past at Olinda: Early Ministers Toni Janik
Nov. 11 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel A Century in Conscience. Some anniversaries offer time for reflection.  Other special days serve as calls for action.  What happens in between?  Between days a year apart; four years apart; one century apart?  Lorie Lyons
Nov. 18 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel Unpacking & Repacking. The baggage we sometimes carry can be so cluttered that it’s unclear what’s even in it – digging around a bit allows for deeper clarity before rearranging it all again. The Village Quartet
Nov. 25 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel Retellings. Stories from different sources reflect truths in unexpected ways – and when we see them again with a different light, they can be particularly illuminating! B&B Baylis
Dec. 2 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel Adventure. Expectation is one way to peek into the future… and to glimpse into our present. Lorie Lyons

 


UUOlinda celebrates Orange T-shirt Day, 30 Sept. 2018

September 30th, 2018 . by William Baylis

 Many members of the UU Church of Olinda wore orange T-shirts on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in support of indigenous/non-indigenous reconciliation.


October 2018 Newsletter

September 28th, 2018 . by William Baylis

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