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!


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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Sunday Services for October 2018

September 26th, 2018 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Oct. 7 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel Cosmic Rock-Paper-Scissors Whoever you are, wherever you are, privilege and vulnerability are involved. Taking stock of how these fit in our lives is the road toward grace and gratitude. Baylis-Stone trio
Oct. 14 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel Toolbox: A well-put-together kit can allow us to be better prepared to take on the tasks at hand – what are the tools that we have at our disposal? Lorie Lyons
Oct. 21 Karen Andersen Miller UN Day: When Crisis Calls to a Land of Milk & Honey. Bobbye & Bill Baylis
Oct. 28 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel Still Alive: Every once in a while, a reminder of our mortality is also a good reminder that we’re alive. And life has a way of affirming its vitality when hope is hard to find. Toni Janik
Nov. 4 John Upcott Recalling the Past at Olinda Toni Janik

 


September 2018 Newsletter

September 7th, 2018 . by William Baylis

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September 2019 Sunday Services

September 3rd, 2018 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Sept. 9 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel Watershed (A Special Welcome) The convergence of water gives life to a flourishing community, as tranquil streams meet and merge. Bobbye and Bill Baylis, Ray Stone, and Nancy Gebriel
Sept. 16 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel Earthshaking Tectonic shifts come in different magnitudes… and sometimes they open up unseen opportunities. Lorie Lyons
Sept. 23 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel Blackout When the unexpected happens, it can be another good excuse to get together! Toni Janik
Sept. 30 Ray Stone On Mindfulness Lorie Lyons
Oct. 7 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel Cosmic Rock-Paper-Scissors Baylis-Stone trio

 


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