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.


Current Sunday Services for 2019

September 24th, 2019 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Dec. 1 Rev. Rod ESQ Counting Thoughts (RE downstairs) – The adage that it’s the thought that counts opens up the question how exactly are thoughts valuable… and what do they count for?
Baylis-Stone Trio
Dec. 8 Dave Freeman The Story of the Windsor Residence for Young Men(RE downstairs) – Since 2012, Windsor Residence for Young Men (WRYM) has assisted young men 16-24 years of age to leave homelessness behind and build new lives. WRYM provides a supportive functional family atmosphere, delivers individual counselling, and teaches basic life skills. WRYM supports active citizenship, not dependence.
Toni Janik
Dec. 15 Rev. Rod ESQ Lather, Rinse,… (RE downstairs) – Some instructions might be so obvious that they seem unnecessary.  And yet, sometimes it makes sense to take another look at them… just to be sure we understand what they’re all about.
Lorie Lyons
Dec. 22 Rev. Rod ESQ …Repeat (Intergenerational) – The cycles of the year remind us of the value of doing some things more than once.  And as we do so, their meaning can grow – like the slowly-lengthening days.
Toni Janik
Dec. 24 Rev. Rod ESQ Christmas Eve (Evening Service) – A celebration of the Christmas story with readings and singing of our favorite carols.
Karen Miller, Ray Stone
Dec. 29 Congregation Year Endings & Beginnings. (Intergenerational) – Our annual year-end service, with contributed readings, poems and thoughts. Please bring yours to share!
Lorie Lyons
Jan. 5 Rev. Rod ESQ Surprise (Intergenerational) – The unexpected has a way of inviting new visions.  Especially when we expect the unexpected.
Baylis-Stone Trio
Jan. 12 Carrie Ann Peters Teachings from Our Relations – The Cultural Development Coordinator with the Caldwell First Nation will be sharing with us a story of Creation, as well as the 7 Grandfather Teachings.
Toni Janik
Jan. 19 Rev. Rod ESQ A Cluster of Observations (RE Downstairs) – Sometimes a lot comes together all at once, and the ways we stay aware can get complicated.
Lorie Lyons
Jan. 26 Rev. Rod ESQ A Toast (RE Downstairs) – A few words can frame a look at the past – or set the tone for the future.
Baylis-Stone Trio
Feb. 2 Rev. Rod ESQ In Store (RE Downstairs) – The mid-winter time leaves some questions up in the air, and the outlook can be intriguing.
Toni Janik

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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January 2020 Newsletter

January 5th, 2020 . by William Baylis

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December 2019 Newsletter

November 23rd, 2019 . by William Baylis

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November 2019 Newsletter

October 26th, 2019 . by William Baylis

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October 2019 Newsletter

September 27th, 2019 . by William Baylis

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September 2019 Newsletter

September 7th, 2019 . by William Baylis

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Walter Sinclair (1933-2019)

August 8th, 2019 . by William Baylis

Dear friend and lifelong supporter of the UU Church of Olinda, Walter Sinclair died peacefully on Monday, August 5, 2019. Please visit the website
https://wheatleyfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/15454/Walter-Sinclair/obituary.html#tribute-start for his obituary and details on visitation and funeral arrangements.

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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April 2019 Newsletter

March 30th, 2019 . by William Baylis

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