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

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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Newsletter March 2018

February 21st, 2018 . by William Baylis

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Newsletter Feb 2018

January 25th, 2018 . by William Baylis

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February 2018 Sunday Services

January 18th, 2018 . by William Baylis

Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Feb. 4 Irene Moore Davis Working Together for Change Stories of Faithful Collaboration between African Canadians and Their Allies. Baylis-Stone Trio
Feb. 11 Rev. Fran Dearman Valentine’s Day. Rev. Fran shares a reflection on love, from the heart of hymn #286. David & Sharon Light
Feb. 18 Rev. Fran Dearman Black Athena and Beyond. Rev. Fran reflects on Black History Month and issues of Cultural Appropriation in mindfulness of Black History Month, and beyond… Lorie Lyons
Feb. 25 Rev. Fran Dearman Questions Yes, Answers—Perhaps. Rev. Fran invites a question-box sermon. Please pass your questions to Fran in writing by Thursday February 22nd. Toni Janik
Mar. 4 Rev. Rosalind Mariconda Nonviolent Communication in Church Ministry Rev. Mariconda describes the 4-step model of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg with a focus on its application to church ministry. Baylis-Stone trio

Newsletter Jan 2018

January 4th, 2018 . by William Baylis

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Newsflash! Christmas Day service cancelled because of snow

December 25th, 2017 . by William Baylis

Because of the bad weather, the service planned at 10:30 Christmas day, Dec. 25, has been cancelled. Have a warm, peaceful and most merry Christmas at home!

The next service is at 10:30 AM New Years Eve day, December 31, 2017.


Newsletter December 2017

November 25th, 2017 . by William Baylis

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Newsletter November 2017

October 28th, 2017 . by William Baylis

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Historical Lecture on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, to be Live-streamed

October 21st, 2017 . by William Baylis

Every year, the Canadian Unitarian Universalist Historical Society (CUUHS) fulfills the main plank of its mandate by offering a lecture on some aspect of Canadian UU history. The Society has presented 35 lectures to date, dealing with topics such as Universalist heritage, Icelandic Unitarian heritage, and past Executive Directors of the Canadian Unitarian Council reflecting on their tenures.

This year, the lecture will be “Mark Mosher DeWolfe of Canada: The Eulogy I Never Gave”, presented by Rev. Dr. Mark Belletini, Minister Emeritus,  First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, Ohio.

The lecture will be held at the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, 175 St Clair West on October 22, 4 p.m. Eastern, and will also be livestreamed at http://www.FirstUnitarianToronto.org/live (please note that this has changed from the original link).

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