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Ruthven Pastoral Charge  .  Box 370  .  Ruthven   .  Ontario  .  Canada  .  N0P 2G0  .    519.326.3138  .

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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

Now here is the link for the recording (please use all the characters of the password): Password wF=.0DFM

Live via Zoom:

You can log in each week. Zoom requires downloading the app, so we suggest you click the link and download the software ahead of time to avoid any hiccups.

Live via Telephone

You can simply call one of the following numbers using your phone:

1 647 558 0588 or 1 778 907 2071

and when it asks for the meeting ID dial 695 362 3178 then #

*Please note that you may get a busy message as more people are using this service than usual. Just keep trying until you get online!


Our two Churches are in the
"Town of Kingsville" Ontario.

Olinda-Ruthven United Church

Olinda-Ruthven United Church

1907 Queen Boulevard, Ruthven   
(intersection of Queen and Prince.

Olinda Ruthven Site

Worship Service ~ 9:30am     

Sunday School ~ 10:45am     
No Sunday School
June, July and August

Youthful Sundays
usually the last Sunday of
February, April and October ~ 9:30am.

There 3 Handicap Parking spots in parking lot.
Automatic door opener off parking lot.
Lift available to Sanctuary

Customer Service Policy

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Trinity United Church, New California

Trinity United Church
New California

1005 Road 2 West, Kingsville
(intersection of Road 2 and
McCain Sideroad)

Trinity site

Worship Service ~ 11am       

There 2 Handicap Parking spots available at the South-East corner of the Church parking lot. A ramp to front door, and Chair-Stair lift available inside to the Sanctuary or down to the basement.

Customer Service Policy

Our Minister

Rev. Olav Kitchen

Rev. Olav T. Kitchen

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
                 retired Lay Preacher Clifford Balkwill.

     Ministers of Music

                   Organist     Lynn Mailhoit
                   Assistant    Doug Scott

                   Organist     Margaret Pare
                   Assistant    Elaine Wright

     Office Administrator - Brenda Miller

Here is a link to the weather in Kingsville/Ruthven/New California The Weather Network

Ruthven Pastoral Charge   .   Box 370  .   Ruthven   .  Ontario  .   Canada  .   N0P 2G0   .    519.326.3138  .

  .   Charity BN Registration Number 888132792 R0001

Last updated August 7, 2020