Speaker: Rev. Janet Onnie

Rev. Janet Onnie, like many UU ministers, entered seminary as a second career path. She received her undergraduate degree as a Licentiate in Performance from the Royal Schools of Music in London. She has served as the principal flutist for the Washington Balalaika Society and the Bermuda Philharmonic Orchestra. She also maintained a private Music teaching and consulting practice.
Rev. Onnie graduated cum laude with a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) from the Florida Center for Theological Studies in 2008. Her post graduate work was at Meadville-Lombard at the University of Chicago, and Starr King at the University of California-Berkeley.
She is certified as a facilitator/trainer for OWL (Our Whole Lives) addressing human sexuality, Stephen Ministry, and the UU Ministers Association program, Who Are Our Neighbors.
She became the first settled minister at the Fellowship of Marion County (now TriCounty UU) in 2014 after serving as their consulting minister since 2011. In 2021 Rev. Onnie retired from her full-time position with TriCounty and she and her husband moved to Staunton, Va. Since then, she has returned to her musical roots playing flute in the local community band, coaching the local youth symphony, and volunteering at the Staunton Music Festival. She is also serving remotely as sabbatical minister for the South Fraser UU in Canada.

Sixth Principle and Balancing Terror and Wonder

9:30 Discussion. Barbara Hill will lead a discussion on our Sixth Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all. ONSITE ONLY 11:00 Celebration of Life. Guest speaker Rev. Janet Onnie’s topic via video is “Balancing Terror and Wonder.”  ONSITE AND VIA ZOOM (click here on Sunday to watch on Zoom).

Congregational Initiative and When Love Is Not Enough

9:30 Discussion. Members of the Congregational Committee will provide an update on analyzing the Congregational Initiative survey results and defining a Congregational Initiative. ONSITE ONLY. 11:00 Celebration of Life. Guest Speaker Rev. Janet Onnie’s topic will be “When Love Is Not Enough.” ONSITE and VIA ZOOM. (click here on Sunday to watch on Zoom). Our … Continue reading Congregational Initiative and When Love Is Not Enough

Seven Principles and Standing at the Threshold

9:30 Discussion Group. Today’s discussion will be about “UU and You Too,” a monthly series on the seven principles.  Egor Emery will lead the discussion on our Second Principle: justice, equity and compassion in human relations. ONSITE ONLY. 11:00 Celebration of Life. Rev. Janet Onnie’s topic will be “Standing at the the Threshold.” ONSITE and … Continue reading Seven Principles and Standing at the Threshold

End of Life Doula and How Much Is Enough?

9:30 Discussion Group. Dawn Reed and Mary Ellen Sata discuss “Doula for End of Life.” ONSITE ONLY. 11:00 Celebration of Life. Rev. Janet Onnie’s topic will be “How Much Is Enough.” Synopsis:  The question of enough is central to community and that community’s relationships among the inhabitants, the relationship among the inhabitants and their personal values, and … Continue reading End of Life Doula and How Much Is Enough?

Death with Dignity and Believing Is Seeing

9:30 Discussion Group. Rita Mannebach and Kate Parker discuss Death with Dignity. ONSITE ONLY. 11:00 Celebration of Life. Rev. Janet Onnie’s topic will be “Believing Is Seeing.”ONSITE and VIA ZOOM. (click here to watch on Zoom). Our COVID protocols can change weekly. Please see updated information each week in the Weekly Bulletin. You can sign … Continue reading Death with Dignity and Believing Is Seeing

Famous Lake County Women and The Theology of Uncertainty

9:30 Discussion Group. ONSITE ONLY. Nancy Hurlburt will discuss the Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame. 11:00 Celebration of Life. Rev. Janet Onnie speaks to “The Theology of Uncertainty”. ONSITE and VIA ZOOM. (click here to watch on Zoom). Our COVID protocols can change weekly. Please see updated information each week in the Weekly Bulletin. … Continue reading Famous Lake County Women and The Theology of Uncertainty

Roe v Wade + Church and State

9:30 Discussion Group. Terrie Watkins, Midwife and Advocate for women’s rights, will discuss “What Does the End of Roe v Wade Mean for Women?” She lives in Mount Dora and has a 50+ year background as a Women’s Health Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife and Obstetric nurse. Having dealt with pregnancy and birth throughout her career, … Continue reading Roe v Wade + Church and State

“The Iowa Sisterhood”

Note: Service will be preceded by the 9:30 Discussion Group. Rev. Onnie will speak about the “The Bread and Roses Strike” and show a number of slides of the women of the Iowa Sisterhood.   Peace, SERVICE WILL BE ONSITE (but also available to watch on Zoom) Our COVID protocols have changed. Here are the COVID protocols … Continue reading “The Iowa Sisterhood”