August 2015 at the Dublin Unitarian Church
“In summer, the song sings itself.”
– William Carlos Williams
Services in August 2015
Also . . . .
Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Meditation Service – facilitator Pam McCarthy
Sermons, childrens’ stories and meditation prayers from all Sunday services are recorded and can be accessed from our website on the Recordings page . There are also three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with the three sections updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.
Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in August 2015
The Film Club normally meet on the first Wednesday of each month in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street, Dublin 8 at 7.15pm for 7.30 start. This month they have decided to take a Summer pause. The film club will resume in September 2015
Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg
The Walking Club like to walk places as a group through the year.
The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month (26th August this month) in the St. Stephen’s Green Hotel at 7.45pm.
This month they are reading The Green Road by Anne Enright. The club greatly enjoys welcoming new members.
Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg
Organ Restoration Fundraising and Project
As of August 1st, we have just under €3,700 left to raise for the Organ Restoration Project. We are allowing ourselves to get very excited about a launch of the restored organ on Culture Night, Friday 18th September 2015. The plan to have the funds raised by this date seems very doable now as well. We are not legally allowed accept pipe sponsorship forms after the fundraising is finished so if you have been planning to sponsor a pipe (or another), now is your opportunity.
This month on two seperate occasions, Rory Delany will lead the congregation on walks through Dublin looking out for buildings and spots of interest to Dubliners and Unitarians alike. During the first walk (16th August after church – 12.30ish outside the church) Rory will be taking his walkers in the direction of The Liberties. Topics to be discussed (informally of course and with good cheer) along the way include Faction Fighting, Underground Rivers, Alms Houses, Royal Visits and anything else that might crop up along the way. The second walk is on 30th August at the same time and is, at time of press, a magical mystery tour as he hasn’t quite decided where he will walk. Those who have been on the walk before will be able to predict that it will be informative, fascinating and fun. All are welcome and congregation members are encouraged to bring their friends and family.
In Project news, Trevor Crowe, our organbuilder, has been working since April 2015 on restoring pipes removed from the organ and has recently begun installing restored and new pipes. The swell box, the mechanism for opening and closing the door on a number of pipes to make them louder and softer, went in during July and is working like a dream. The congregation can expect to hear a gradual strengthening of the sound which will increase until the formal turning on on September 18th. At this stage, it is anticipated there will still be a small amount of work to be completed ahead of the organ dedication on Sunday 6th December but the whole job has been promised to us ahead of the Christmas season.
The church have published two volumes of all issues of Oscailt published in 2005 and 2006. These are available from the church directly for €15 each.
The church has also recently unveiled a new greeting card featuring a sketch of the church by longtime congregation member George McCaw. This can be purchased in the church after service or online.
The cards, other books of sermons and childrens stories published by the church are available from the website – www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/publications
– and we take payment through Paypal.
Events in the Dublin Unitarian Church in August 2015
Thursday 27th August
Hunting The Brave – Ultraviolet Single Launch
Doors 7.30 / Show at 8pm
Tickets €12 available from www.tickets.ie
Dublin Unitarian Church
112 St. Stephen’s Green West