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.



 

You are welcome to attend our Sunday Services

February 3rd, 2019 . 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. About three services every month are given by our new minister, the Reverend Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel and typically include an engaging sermon on a  timely topic. Other services often feature an invited guest speaker. 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 and others seeking fellowship, knowledge, and inspiration.


The UU Church of Olinda is a welcoming congregation

September 5th, 2014 . by William Baylis

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June 2019 Newsletter

May 31st, 2019 . by William Baylis

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May 2019 Newsletter

April 28th, 2019 . by William Baylis

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Current Sunday Services for 2019

April 24th, 2019 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
May 5 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel True and Truer Cinco de Mayo is often thought of as a Mexican holiday… and that’s mostly true.  But the fuller story is far more interesting, speaking to larger truths – and other things can be like that too! Baylis-Stone Trio
May 12 Ben Bernath Shakespeare’s Dark Lady – Shakespeare’s works are widely admired and performed, but they raise many questions, such as who is the Dark Lady described in sonnets 127-154, and what influence might she have had on Shakespeare’s works? Baylis Duo
May 19 Rev. Rod ESQ Answers & Questions
– It is said that the philosopher Socrates would follow up answers with more questions, and he used it as a method toward attaining, or recognizing, wisdom. But is there a limit to the questions we can ask? And how far can they really get us?
Lorie Lyons
May 26 Rev. Rod ESQ Trust & Trepidation – The apparent rivalry between faith and doubt can obscure some deeper questions – such as: How can we feel confident about something? And where is the place for healthy scepticism? Toni Janik
June 2 Rev. Rod ESQ A Flower With Your Name on It – When Norbert Čapek first offered a Flower Celebration in what is today Czechia, he wanted a ritual in which everyone would feel included – and the practice of radical inclusion can begin with a flower freely given and freely received. Baylis-Stone Trio with Karen Andersen Miller
June 9 Rev. Rod ESQ In Good Company – Being in community invites us to share of ourselves in a way that we may be our best selves.  It is also a reminder to each of us that we matter to each other.  And we can practice this as we formally welcoming new members to our church. Lorie Lyons
June 16 Rev. Rod ESQ Ineffable – The time that we spend together has an effect on us that can be difficult to describe. And yet it is one of those things we easily miss when it’s not there. As our program year winds down, we contemplate the different ways we can be with each other. Toni Janik with Karen, Ray, & Bill
June 23 Kim DeYong An Injustice Not to Try – Entering politics can be critical for correcting societal wrongs and fighting injustice, but it is also daunting. Politics can be nasty, intimidating, and unfair. Yet as Howard Pawley made clear, to let self-doubt stymie positive action would itself be an injustice to our potential good works. Baylis-Stone duo
June 30 Dr. Ray Hobbs On Geriatrics and Nutrition Lorie Lyons

April 2019 Newsletter

March 30th, 2019 . by William Baylis

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March 26th, 2019 . by William Baylis

Naloxone Workshop

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Tammy, Rachel, and Brandon from the Windsor OPS present a workshop after church.

A Naloxone Workshop was held at the UU Church of Olinda after the International Dinner on Sunday, March 24. It was led by Brandon Bailey together with Tammy Drew and Rachel Foote. Naloxone kits were made available and their proper use in opioid drug overdose interventions discussed. Donations from the dinner raised over $400 in support for the group, the Windsor Overdose Prevention Society (“Windsor OPS”).


March 2019 Newsletter

March 5th, 2019 . by William Baylis

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Sunday Services for February 2019

January 30th, 2019 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Feb. 3 Rev. Rosalind Mariconda Patterns in our primary relationships: awareness, practices and shifts. Toni Janik
Feb. 10 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel How to be Right. A secret to infallibility lies in recognizing when we’re fallible. Baylis Combo
Feb. 17 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel How to be Wrong. Being right can sometimes be overrated, especially when there are better ways to be wrong. Lorie Lyons
Feb. 24 Teajai Travis, Community artist, activist and historian. Born Enslaved: A Freedom Story.Explores the life of Richard Travis, who was born in Virginia (1745). Baylis Combo
Mar. 6 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel Successful Failures. Some of the most exciting accomplishments can come from a new understanding of our goals. Toni Janik

February 2019 Newsletter

January 25th, 2019 . by William Baylis

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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


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