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

Current Sunday Services for 2019

September 24th, 2019 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Sept. 8 Rev. Rod ESQ Water Without Borders (Intergenerational) – One of the amazing things about water is that it can get almost anywhere, in one form or another. In and around us, water brings life, wonder, and meaning. At our Water Communion we can celebrate the wonder of water, and the meaning it brings to our lives. You are invited to bring some water to pour – water will also be available for all who wish to participate. Toni Janik
Sept. 15 Rev. Rod ESQ Common Goals (RE Downstairs) – When people listen to others’ stories – and explore their own – it invites a space for shared experiences and dreams. With a bit of work and determination, this can lead to a discovery that common goals that seemed unimaginable, just might possible. Baylis-Stone Trio
Sept. 22 Rev. Rod ESQ Lines on the Ground (Intergenerational) – There is a remarkable Belgian town… in the middle of the Netherlands! What’s more, this Belgian town also has bits of the Netherlands in it. Those who live there make international trips everyday, just to go to work, buy groceries, or visit friends, all passport-free. The lines on the ground can mean different things, depending on where you live. What could new visons of boundaries bring? Lorie Lyons
Sept. 29 Rev. Rod ESQ The Boundless Spirit (RE Downstairs) – The seemingly empty space around us holds the incredible life-giving power of the air. Along with it, come deep questions of what it is, where it goes, and what is our place in it? Lorie Lyons
Oct. 6 Rev. Rod ESQ Scary Stuff (RE Downstairs) – The Halloween merchandise is already out, giving us plenty of time to consider the deeper meanings of those things that scare us. And with this space for contemplation, we can also confront our sources of fear, confront them, consider what we can do about them, and maybe even find that they’re not always as scary as they seem. Toni Janik
Oct. 13 Rev. Rod ESQ Thanksgiving (Intergenerational) Recognising the Land – Thanksgiving – The land that we live on, and live from, has a rich story to tell. When we listen to it, we have an opportunity to connect with it more fully – to find cause for celebration, respect, and… gratitude.
Baylis-Stone Trio
Oct. 20 Jane Innerd The Early Christian Church – An attempt to understand why the Nicene code was necessary. (RE downstairs)
Lorie Lyons
Oct. 27 Joe McParland UNO talk – Equity in Action: Gender in an Intersecting World. (RE downstairs)
Toni Janik
Nov. 3 Rev. Rod ESQ The Trail of Petals (Intergenerational) – Last year, we introduced the tradition of honouring our dead in the style of the Mexican Day of the Dead.  This year we continue this tradition by bringing in photos or mementos of our dearly departed.
Toni Janik

September 2019 Newsletter

September 7th, 2019 . by William Baylis

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Walter Sinclair (1933-2019)

August 8th, 2019 . by William Baylis

Dear friend and lifelong supporter of the UU Church of Olinda, Walter Sinclair died peacefully on Monday, August 5, 2019. Please visit the website
https://wheatleyfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/15454/Walter-Sinclair/obituary.html#tribute-start for his obituary and details on visitation and funeral arrangements.


March 2019 Newsletter

March 5th, 2019 . by William Baylis

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Sunday Services for February 2019

January 30th, 2019 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Feb. 3 Rev. Rosalind Mariconda Patterns in our primary relationships: awareness, practices and shifts. Toni Janik
Feb. 10 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel How to be Right. A secret to infallibility lies in recognizing when we’re fallible. Baylis Combo
Feb. 17 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel How to be Wrong. Being right can sometimes be overrated, especially when there are better ways to be wrong. Lorie Lyons
Feb. 24 Teajai Travis, Community artist, activist and historian. Born Enslaved: A Freedom Story.Explores the life of Richard Travis, who was born in Virginia (1745). Baylis Combo
Mar. 6 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel Successful Failures. Some of the most exciting accomplishments can come from a new understanding of our goals. Toni Janik

Discussion of CUC Motions

January 11th, 2019 . by William Baylis

CUC AGM May 11, 2019

4 or 5 motions will be considered at the annual general meeting of the Canadian Unitarian Council in May, and our two delegates can vote on them. In order to give direction to our delegates, we will hold a short discussion session following the service on Sunday, February 17. Please review the motions and come to the discussion to advise our delegates how we would like them to vote!
Download and read the CUC Motions for 2019 AGM


Sunday Services for December 2018

November 20th, 2018 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Dec. 2 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel Adventure Expectation is one way to peek into the future… and to glimpse into our present Lorie Lyons
Dec. 9 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel Glimpse Finding the occasional glimpse of the future that can be is another way to be prophetic  Toni Janik
Dec. 16 Greg Wiens The Bridge, the Leamington Youth Resource Centre: from Concept to Reality  Baylis-Stone Trio
Dec. 23 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel In The Flesh Embodying the spirit of hope involves looking for it in unexpected places  Lorie Lyons
Dec. 24 Rev.  Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel The Most Beautiful Baby in the World A 5 PM Christmas Eve service to celebrate the power that a child can have The Baylis gang
Dec. 30 Helen Moore Open mike: reflecting on 2018, anticipating 2019. Audience participation invited. Bobbye & Bill Baylis
Jan. 6 Rev. Rod Emilio Solano-Quesnel Epiphany Lorie Lyons

 


November 2018 Newsletter

October 25th, 2018 . by William Baylis

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Sunday Services for October 2018

September 26th, 2018 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Oct. 7 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel Cosmic Rock-Paper-Scissors Whoever you are, wherever you are, privilege and vulnerability are involved. Taking stock of how these fit in our lives is the road toward grace and gratitude. Baylis-Stone trio
Oct. 14 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel Toolbox: A well-put-together kit can allow us to be better prepared to take on the tasks at hand – what are the tools that we have at our disposal? Lorie Lyons
Oct. 21 Karen Andersen Miller UN Day: When Crisis Calls to a Land of Milk & Honey. Bobbye & Bill Baylis
Oct. 28 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel Still Alive: Every once in a while, a reminder of our mortality is also a good reminder that we’re alive. And life has a way of affirming its vitality when hope is hard to find. Toni Janik
Nov. 4 John Upcott Recalling the Past at Olinda Toni Janik

 


September 2019 Sunday Services

September 3rd, 2018 . by William Baylis
Date Speaker Title Musician(s)
Sept. 9 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel Watershed (A Special Welcome) The convergence of water gives life to a flourishing community, as tranquil streams meet and merge. Bobbye and Bill Baylis, Ray Stone, and Nancy Gebriel
Sept. 16 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel Earthshaking Tectonic shifts come in different magnitudes… and sometimes they open up unseen opportunities. Lorie Lyons
Sept. 23 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel Blackout When the unexpected happens, it can be another good excuse to get together! Toni Janik
Sept. 30 Ray Stone On Mindfulness Lorie Lyons
Oct. 7 Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel Cosmic Rock-Paper-Scissors Baylis-Stone trio

 


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