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

May 2018 Newsletter

April 25th, 2018 . by William Baylis

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May 2018 Sunday Services

April 23rd, 2018 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
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
May 13 Rev. Meg Roberts Rev. Roberts is in her sixth year as quarter-time consulting minister with the Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship and is doing a one-year consulting ministry as well with the First UU Fellowship of Nanaimo. She lives in Vancouver where she does a community ministry using creativity in spiritual exploration. As part of this work, she was in Theatre for Living’s forum play šxʷʔamət (home) looking at what true and honourable reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians looks like. It toured through BC and Alberta in January and February then had 9 sold-out performances at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver. Stories of Gratitude. How can gratitude transform our world? On this Mother’s Day when we think about those who have nurtured us from all walks of our lives, I want to share some stories about what makes me, and others, grateful about living. What has happened in your life for which you are grateful? And how did it affect the way you are in the world? Lorie Lyons
May 20 Rev. Derek Parry Hopes and Hurdles Baylis-Stone Trio
May 27 Bill Baylis Cosmic Connections In spite of huge separations in time and space, and in spite of the fact that information and influences cannot travel faster than light, we are connected to the cosmos, both materially and through quantum entanglement. Toni Janik
June 3 Rev. Fran Dearman Summer is Coming: A Reflection on work and play and retirement Lorie Lyons

UUOlinda calls new minister!

April 22nd, 2018 . by William Baylis

On a unanimous vote shortly after noon on Earth Day, April 22, 2018, the congregation of the UU Church of Olinda approved the search committee’s recommendation that Reverend Rodrigo Solano Quesnel be called to the ministry of the church. Rev. Rod was reached by cell phone after the vote and has already agreed to accept. He will be accompanied to Olinda by his partner, Sarah Wert.


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 The Enduring Earth 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