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

About Unitarian Universalist Church of Olinda

Unitarian Universalist Church Of Olinda Photograph This church was founded on the faith that love is a more positive force for good than fear. It exists as a haven of religious freedom, offering fellowship, knowledge and inspiration to all who would seek truth, live responsibly and courageously, and be of service to humanity.



 

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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Film Evening with UUs at WIFF Nov. 5, 2017

October 22nd, 2017 . by William Baylis

Join the Social Responsibility Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Olinda at WIFF 2017 (Windsor International Film Festival).
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 5:30 pm
in the Capitol Kelly Theatre in Windsor
to watch an inspiring film about a social justice icon. Then catch a bite to eat and chat about the film at the
Mi Casita Restaurant , 429 Wyandotte St. E, Windsor.
For Film Tickets, see http://www.windsorfilmfestival.com/films/dolores/ #YQG #WindsorEssex


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

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).


Newsletter October 2017

September 29th, 2017 . by William Baylis

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