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

June and Summer 2016 Newsletter

May 27th, 2016 . by William Baylis

Enjoy the UU Olinda newsletter for June – August 2016. Click
here to get the pdf version.


Newsflash: Rev. Fran Dearman appointed Interim Minister

May 21st, 2016 . by William Baylis

Update June 3, 2016. The Board is pleased to announce that it is now official: A contract has been signed by President John Upcott and Rev. Fran Dearman. Rev. Dearman will become Interim Minister at the UU Church of Olinda, starting in August 2016. Her appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year. Reverend Dearman comes from Victoria, BC, with valuable interim-ministerial experience at UU Churches in Mississauga, Winnipeg, Calgary, Halifax, and most recently at the North Shore Unitarian Church in Vancouver. She is a fully Accredited Interim Minister (AIM) with special training to help the UU Church of Olinda transition to acquiring a new settled minister.

Here is a photo of Reverend Dearman (on the right) with Bobbye Baylis, a member of the interim minister taskforce, taken during the Annual Conference of the Canadian Unitarian Council on May 20, 2016, in Vancouver. Welcome to Olinda, Ontario, Rev. Fran!

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UU Regional Picnic on May 21, 2016

May 18th, 2016 . by William Baylis

UUs from UUOlinda are invited to attend the UU Regional Spring Gathering on Belle Isle on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 11 AM to 3 PM. Join our UU friends from Michigan! See flyer for details: UU 2016 Belle Isle Picnic Flyer.


Special Workshop on Wednesday evening, June 1, 2016

May 17th, 2016 . by William Baylis

WED JUNE 1, 2016: Special Workshop at UU Church of Olinda

The topic? SEEING MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

About the SKILLS to make space for SEEING with humor, compassion, openness,
imagination, and enthusiasm. We will discuss not only SEEING the obvious and
making judgments, but also ways we can learn to see behaviours and communication
in a different way.

The discussion leader? Sister Eleanor McCloskey, a distinguished teacher, pastoral
caregiver, and community activist, living in Fredericton , New Brunswick , but
educated in Windsor. Eleanor was awarded an honorary degree from St.
Thomas University in Fredericton during spring convocation in 2015. She
was awarded the Peace Medallion a few years ago for her extensive
volunteer work with people, in particular with cancer survivor groups.

The schedule?
6:30 PM: Gather for Meet ā€˜nā€™ Greet
7 ā€“ 8 or 8:30 PM: Discussion and Workshop

All are welcome, both men and women.
Tea and cookies will be served in the library or around the kitchen table.

Questions? Call Sharon van Abbema at 519 712 9020