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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Current Sunday Services for 2019

April 24th, 2019 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
April 7 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel The Right Word – Speech is one of our main tools for connection.  And free speech holds a special place in our encounters – but what does free and responsible speech call us to speak? Baylis-Stone Trio
April 14 Rev. Debra Faulk A Chalice With Your Flame on It (Installation Service) – a celebration of shared ministry in our church, with special guests and gathering. Lorie Lyons
April 21 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel Awake and Aware (Easter) –Illumination and enlightenment can come from closer places than we might think, and a practice of renewal can make them much clearer. Toni Janik
April 28 Bill Baylis Science and Serendipity – our understanding of the world advances by careful experiments, keen observation, and objective analysis, but it doesn’t always progress the way we planned. Lorie Lyons
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

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


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

 


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