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!


April 2018 Newsletter

April 5th, 2018 . by William Baylis

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April 2018 Sunday Services

April 4th, 2018 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Apr. 1 Rev. Fran Dearman Easter Sunday: Forgiveness and New Life Baylis-Stone Trio
Apr. 8 Rev. Fran Dearman April Is Poetry Month Lorie Lyons
Apr. 15 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel The Enduring Presence Indian Village Quintet & Bill Baylis
Apr. 22 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel tba (Earth Day) Toni Janik
Apr. 29 Rev. Fran Dearman The Long View Toni Janik
May 6 Rev. Fran Dearman Raven, Coyote, and other Tricksters Rev. Fran considers the philosophy of British writer, Alain de Botton, as expressed in his book, “Religion for Atheists: A non-believer’s guide to the uses of religion.” Baylis-Stone Trio

Newsletter March 2018

February 21st, 2018 . by William Baylis

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March 2018 Sunday Services

February 18th, 2018 . by William Baylis

Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Mar. 4 Rev. Rosalind Mariconda Nonviolent Communication in Church Ministry The 4-step model of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg and its successes and problems when applied to church ministry. Baylis-Stone Trio
Mar. 11 Rev. Fran Dearman Wisdom Literature. Rev. Fran reflects on literature of special interest to UUs. Lorie Lyons
Mar. 18 Alberto Bernal-Acero, Mexican Consul in Leamington The Mexican Consulate in Leamington. Please join us for our annual international dinner after the service. Toni Janik
Mar. 25 Rev. Fran Dearman Palm Sunday: The Role of the Minister.  Toni Janik
Apr. 1 Rev. Fran Dearman Easter Sunday: Forgiveness and New Life Baylis-Stone Trio
Apr. 8 Rev. Fran Dearman TBA: Watch for a pair of services by our new ministerial candidate! Lorie Lyons

Newsletter Feb 2018

January 25th, 2018 . by William Baylis

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February 2018 Sunday Services

January 18th, 2018 . by William Baylis

Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Feb. 4 Irene Moore Davis Working Together for Change Stories of Faithful Collaboration between African Canadians and Their Allies. Baylis-Stone Trio
Feb. 11 Rev. Fran Dearman Valentine’s Day. Rev. Fran shares a reflection on love, from the heart of hymn #286. David & Sharon Light
Feb. 18 Rev. Fran Dearman Black Athena and Beyond. Rev. Fran reflects on Black History Month and issues of Cultural Appropriation in mindfulness of Black History Month, and beyond… Lorie Lyons
Feb. 25 Rev. Fran Dearman Questions Yes, Answers—Perhaps. Rev. Fran invites a question-box sermon. Please pass your questions to Fran in writing by Thursday February 22nd. Toni Janik
Mar. 4 Rev. Rosalind Mariconda Nonviolent Communication in Church Ministry Rev. Mariconda describes the 4-step model of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg with a focus on its application to church ministry. Baylis-Stone trio

Newsletter Jan 2018

January 4th, 2018 . by William Baylis

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Newsflash! Christmas Day service cancelled because of snow

December 25th, 2017 . by William Baylis

Because of the bad weather, the service planned at 10:30 Christmas day, Dec. 25, has been cancelled. Have a warm, peaceful and most merry Christmas at home!

The next service is at 10:30 AM New Years Eve day, December 31, 2017.

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January 2018 Sunday Services

December 18th, 2017 . by William Baylis

Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Jan. 7 Ray Stone William Ellery Channing and His Influence on Liberal Religion in America. Ray shares information about this important figure in the establishment of Unitarianism in America. Bobbye & Bill Baylis
Jan. 14 Rev. Keith Kron The Van Gogh Café. Rev. Kron discusses issues facing the Olinda congregation as it seeks a new settled minister. After the service, he will present a workshop “Beyond Categorical Thinking” from 12:30 to about 3:30 PM. Lorie Lyons
Jan. 21 Rev. Fran Dearman UU Traditions: Something Handed Down, and Renewed with Each New Generation Toni Janik
Jan. 28 Rev. Fran Dearman The Olympian Twelve: Culture, Creativity, and the Dance of Chaos and Cosmos  Lorie Lyons
Feb. 4 Irene Moore Davis Working Together for Change: Stories of Faithful Collaboration between African Canadians and Their Allies Baylis-Stone Trio

Newsletter December 2017

November 25th, 2017 . by William Baylis

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