Unitarian Universalist Church of Olinda
news of our historic UU church in Ruthven (Kingsville), Ontario

Pawley dies at age 81

December 30th, 2015 . by William Baylis

Our dear member Howard Pawley died around 5:30 on Wednesday afternoon, December 30, 2015. Click here to read the article in the Windsor Star about his life and many activities, and here familiesfirst.funeraltechweb.com_tribute-ajax_print-obituary for a pdf copy of the lovely obituary from the website of Families First Funeral Home in Windsor. Howard spoke several times to the congregation, sharing wisdom about his experiences as a politician, cabinet minister, and Premier of Manitoba. After his political career in Manitoba, he became a professor of law and political science at the University of Windsor and generously donated hours of work to many important causes in the region and across Canada. His insight, friendship, and inspirational guidance will be sorely missed at the church.

Visitations are scheduled on Friday, January 8, in the afternoon from 3 to 5 PM and in the evening from 7 to 9 PM at Families First Funeral home on Dougall Ave. in Windsor, and a “Celebration of Life” service will be held in the Ambassador Auditorium of the CAW Centre at the University of Windsor on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at 11:30 AM.

Archived Sermons and Sunday Talks

December 7th, 2015 . by William Baylis

There are often requests for printed copies of select sermons and Sunday talks given at UU Olinda. When the author agrees and makes a copy available, we can post them on this website. Please note that the opinions expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the church. These talks are the properties of the authors, and the copies here are meant for personal use only. For any other use, please contact the author for permission. Enjoy!

Services at Olinda by Interim Minister Reverend Frances Dearman, 2016 to 2018:

2016Sept.11: Introductory Sermon
2016Sept.18: UU Bedrock: A Sermon for Church Shoppers
2016Sept.25: Spiritual Discipline: Consider the Colour Blue
2016Oct.9: Thanksgiving: Gratitude for Harvest Home
2016Oct16: Shepherds Practical and Pastoral
2016Oct30: The Case of the Curious Theologian
2016Nov6: Remembrance Day: A Peace Not Past Our Understanding
2016Nov13: Heritage Sunday: Standing within a Living Tradition
2016Nov20: Money Matters: Religion, Values, and Goldfish
2016Dec4: Unplugging the Christmas Machine
2016Dec11: Icelanders and the Larger Hope
2017Jan22: On Rabbie Burns
2017Feb26: Covenant: We agree to walk with one another
2017Mar12: Process Theology: What if the holy were evolving just as we do?
2017Mar19: Shinto and Spring Equinox
2017Apr02: Singing the Body Electric
2017Apr09: Atonement and Icelanders: The day they locked the doors at Gimli
2017June4: Call and Inspiration
2017June18: Fathers’ Day: Lord of the Rings
2017Sept17: Reverence
017Oct8: John Ralston Saul
2017Oct15: UN Sunday
2017Nov5: All Saints, All Souls
2017Nov12Heritage Sunday: Church History
2017Nov19Dietrich-Sullivan Debate of 1921
2017Dec3:Advent: Where Do We Come From?
2017Dec10: Reason and Nature: Murry’s 2007 Reason and Reverence
2017Dec17: Winter Tales
2018Jan28: The Olympian Twelve
2018Feb11: Valentine’s Day
2018Mar11: Wisdom Literature
2018Mar25: Role of Ministry
2018Apr01: Easter Sunday
2018May06: Raven, Coyote, and other Tricksters
2018June03: Election Sermon
2018June10: Farewell Sermon

Other Olinda talks

Rev. Derek Parry, 2018July22: Universalism, Love and Justice
Bill Baylis, 2018May27: Cosmic Connections
Slides to talk Cosmic Connections
Rev. Derek Parry, 2018May20: Hopes and Hurdles
Bill Baylis, 2017Dec31: Time and the Cosmos
Slides for Time and the Cosmos
Rev. Derek Parry, 2017Nov26: De-Constructing Christmas Stories
Rev. Derek Parry, 2017July16:
On Religion
Rev. Stephen Atkinson, 2017May7: The Sunny Hill
Bill Baylis, 2017April23: Science & Religion for UUs
Bill Baylis, 2017Jan01: Looking Back and Forward
Rev. Conrad Dippel, 2016Oct23: The Rise and Fall of the Human Being
Bill Baylis, 2016June12: Flower Communion Background and Meaning
Wilf Innerd, 2016May22: The Promise and the Pitfalls of Idealism
Jane Innerd, 2016May8 “The Evolution of Charles Darwin” Charles Darwin.
Dan Bissonnette, 2016May1: “Creating a Sacred Space: The Healing Gardens Program”  Creating a Sacred Space. The PowerPoint for Dan’s presentation is available here: Creating a Sacred Space The Healing Gardens Program.
Dr. Wilf Innerd, 2016April17: “Nietzsche” NIETZSCHE
Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale, Ph.D. 2016March13: “Working Across Cultures” EMTyndale 03-13-2016
Dr. Bill Baylis 2016March20: “UUs in an Irrational World: Understanding Our Neighbours” UUs in an Irrational World
Charlotte Innerd 2016Mar06: “International Women’s Day” CharlotteInnerd-IWWMarch2016
Dr. Bill Baylis 2016Feb21: “Science and the Search for Truth” Science_SearchforTruth
Rev. Thomas Schade 2016Jan10: “The UU Character: a Path to Spiritual Growth” Schade_Olinda Sermon2016_01_10
Prof. Emeritus Walter (Jake) Soderlund 2016Jan17: Understanding the International “Responsibility to Protect” Soderlund20160117
Rev. Conrad Dippel Sermon 2015Dec6: The Sanctity of Life
Rev. Conrad Dippel Sermon 2015Sept27: From California to Olinda
Alisa McClurg 2013May19:  A Celebration of the Continuation of the Future
Jane Innerd 2013April: Matthew Arnold