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

Newsletter Feb 2018

January 25th, 2018 . by William Baylis

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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.

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January 2018 Sunday Services

December 18th, 2017 . by William Baylis

Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Jan. 7 Ray Stone William Ellery Channing and His Influence on Liberal Religion in America. Ray shares information about this important figure in the establishment of Unitarianism in America. Bobbye & Bill Baylis
Jan. 14 Rev. Keith Kron The Van Gogh Café. Rev. Kron discusses issues facing the Olinda congregation as it seeks a new settled minister. After the service, he will present a workshop “Beyond Categorical Thinking” from 12:30 to about 3:30 PM. Lorie Lyons
Jan. 21 Rev. Fran Dearman UU Traditions: Something Handed Down, and Renewed with Each New Generation Toni Janik
Jan. 28 Rev. Fran Dearman The Olympian Twelve: Culture, Creativity, and the Dance of Chaos and Cosmos  Lorie Lyons
Feb. 4 Irene Moore Davis Working Together for Change: Stories of Faithful Collaboration between African Canadians and Their Allies Baylis-Stone Trio

Newsletter December 2017

November 25th, 2017 . by William Baylis

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December 2017 Sunday Services

November 20th, 2017 . by William Baylis

Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Dec. 3 Rev. Fran Dearman Something Old, Something New At Advent, Rev. Fran looks into some new anthropological science on an old subject—where do we come from? where did the Neanderthals go?  Bobbye & Bill Baylis
Dec. 10 Rev. Fran Dearman Reason and Nature Rev. Fran explores UU theologian William R. Murry’s expansion of traditional humanism Lorie Lyons
Dec. 17 Rev. Fran Dearman Winter Tales  Toni Janik
Dec. 24 Rev. Fran Dearman Sunday Morning Service  Lorie Lyons
Dec. 24 at 5 PM Rev. Fran Dearman Christmas Eve Service tba
Dec. 25 at 10:30 AM Rev. Fran Dearman Christmas Morning Service tba
Dec. 31 at 10:30 AM Bill Baylis Time and the Cosmos tba
Jan. 7 at 10:30 AM Ray Stone American Religious History tba

Newsletter November 2017

October 28th, 2017 . by William Baylis

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November 2017 Sunday Services

October 21st, 2017 . by William Baylis

Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Nov. 5 Rev. Fran Dearman All Saints, All Souls. Rev. Fran reflects on how some churches name themselves for All Saints Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls Day (Nov. 2). What meanings were associated with those names in the past? What insights might they now invite?  Bobbye Bill Baylis
Nov. 12 Rev. Fran Dearman Heritage Sunday: Church history Indian Village Quintet
Nov. 19 Rev. Fran Dearman The Great Dietrich-Sullivan Debate of 1921  How we decide is as important as what we decide. Lorie Lyons
Nov. 26 Rev. Derek Parry Deconstructing Christmas Stories  Toni Janik
Dec. 3 Rev. Fran Dearman Something Old, Something New At Advent, Rev. Fran looks into some new anthropological science on an old subject—where do we come from? where did the Neanderthals go?  Bill & Bobbye Baylis

Newsletter October 2017

September 29th, 2017 . by William Baylis

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October 2017 Sunday Services

September 23rd, 2017 . by William Baylis

Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Oct. 1 Helen Moore Peter Singer’s book: The Life You Can Save Bill & Bobbye Baylis
Oct. 8 Rev. Fran Dearman Thanksgiving Sunday An intergenerational service. Baylis-Stone Trio
Oct. 15 Rev. Fran Dearman UN Sunday.  Lorie Lyons
Oct. 22 Rev. Michael Brown Resistance from Within. We welcome guest speaker Michael Brown, visiting from Baltimore and Detroit. Michael is preparing for UU ministry and currently serves as a chaplain and as a community organizer. Michael speaks to the current turmoil concerning authoritarianism in the United States, and how Canadian advocates for peace can help those who fight for moral policies in our neighbour to the south.  Lorie Lyons
Oct. 29 John van Abbema Comparative Religions.  Toni Janik
Nov. 5 Rev. Fran Dearman All Saints, All Souls. Rev. Fran reflects on how some churches name themselves for All Saints Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls Day (Nov. 2). What meanings were associated with those names in the past? What insights might they now invite?  tbd

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