We can’t gather together right now thanks to the Coronavirus outbreak, but the Ruthven Pastoral Charge will be offering an alternative avenue for us to gather together.
Rev. Olav if on vacation at this time but will be back August 15. Sunday August 16, 23 and 30 he will be conducting a Service from the Manse at 10am. These Services and will be offered via Zoom meeting software, by telephone, where Rev. Olav Kitchen and laypeople will offer a simplified version of our regular service, complete with prayer, music, scripture and sermon.
We will have joint services beginning at 10am, Sunday September 13th and alternating between churches. People will be asked to register for the service. Masks will be worn.
Every week there will be the Circuit Rider and on Sundays the service will be livestreamed via Zoom.
Sept. 6 Labour Day Weekend – No Services, not even Zoom
Sept. 13, Outdoor service at Olinda-Ruthven, bring chairs (some chairs will be provided), if inclement weather, we will bring chairs into the hall.
Sept 20, Trinity
Sept. 27, Olinda-Ruthven – Outdoor
Oct. 4, Trinity, World Communion
Oct. 11, Olinda-Ruthven, Thanksgiving Sunday
Oct. 18, Trinity
Oct. 25, Olinda-Ruthven
Registrar for September will be Carolyn Kelly, 519-733-6619
A little about us - we are part of Antler River Watershed part of The United Church of Canada.
The two Churches are in small communities and part of The Town of Kingsville, Ontario, near the north shore of beautiful Lake Erie in the Sun Parlour of Canada. Ruthven is located between The Town of Kingsville and The Municipality of Leamington. New California is a small community just northwest of the Town of Kingsville.
Essex County is the most southerly part of Canada, south of Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan USA (about an hour away via the Ambassador Bridge or Tunnel), and the same longitude as Northern California and Italy.
Both congregations are very involved in their Churches, offering Adult Choirs, UCW's (United Church Women a Ladies Group) and active Sunday School programs. We participate in several Community Outreach Programs and Mission Projects e.g. Haiti Mission Project, (see Outreach). Kingsville Community Food Bank, Leamington Salvation Army, etc.
Church Bulletins are printed in 16 pt. and large print in 20 pt.
Olinda-Ruthven Services are recorded on CD's for anyone not able to attend and 4 Hearing Devices are available for those that are in need of them. There is a paved parking lot with 3 designated parking spaces, Automatic door opener, found beside the side door off parking lot, and a lift to the Sancturary.
The Church Hall, Office and Restrooms are also Accessible.
Trinity has a paved parking lot with 2 designated parking spaces,
ramp and stair/chair lift inside to assist persons into the Sanctuary and the basement.
NOTICE: We are “scent free”
to accommodate persons with sensitivities
to varying scents.
We have a Lay Preacher on our Charge
Richard Dalton 519.733.3556,
retired Lay Preacher Clifford Balkwill.
Ministers of Music
Organist Lynn Mailhoit
Assistant Doug Scott
Organist Margaret Pare
Assistant Elaine Wright