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 … read more.

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 … read more.

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 … read more.

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, … read more.

Moms Demand Action and Building Community

9:30 Discussion Group. Our speaker will be Linda Coffin from Moms Demand Action – an arm of Everytown. Her topic: “What we can do to support communities to reduce gun violence”.

11:00 Celebration of Life. Rev. Janet Onnie will present “Building Walls, … read more.

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 … read more.