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

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Our Minister

Rev. Olav Kitchen

Rev. Olav T. Kitchen
You may reach our minister the Rev. Olav Kitchen by
cell/text 519.566.7626, or email

A little about us - we are in the Antler River Watershed Regional Council, 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 Kingsville downtown.

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 usualy 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.

Our RPC Newsletter is emailed out monthly. Services are zoomed weekly and recorded to YouTube. Please see annouoncemts for details.

Olinda-Ruthven There is a paved parking lot with 3 designated parking spaces, Automatic door opener, found beside the side door off the parking lot, and there is 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
                   Music with Guitar     Paul Jones
                   Organist     Margaret Pare
                   Assistant    Elaine Wright

     Office Administrator - Michelle Hickey

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  .

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