April 2014 at the Dublin Unitarian Church
“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything”
– William Shakespeare
Sunday Services in April 2014
What Is Your Purpose In Life ? – Rev. Bridget Spain
Garden Of Eden – Jennifer Flegg
Who Has A Song – Rev. Bridget Spain
April 27th followed by AGM
Uniquely Ourselves – Rev. Bridget Spain
Wednesdays at 1.05pm except Christmas Day
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 – www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/recordings . 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 April 2014
The Film Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month (in this case, 2nd April) in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street, Dublin 8 at 7.15pm for 7.30 start. This month they will watch the film Three Colours Blue – the Guardian said “Abdellatif Kechiche’s epic film evokes love in its purest and most passionate form – intense, cataclysmic and unforgettable.”. All welcome.
Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg
The Walking Club like to walk places as a group on the third Saturday of the month (but due to Easter this month they’re walking on April 26th). The walk this month is around Avondale estate near Rathdrum in County Wicklow. Rendezvous point is 11.15am in the estate car park.
The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month (30th April this month) in the St. Stephen’s Green Hotel at 7.45pm.
This month they are reading The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield. They greatly enjoy welcoming new members.
Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg
Organ Restoration Fundraising and Project
Many thanks to those who have attended the first two Spring Journey concerts in aid of the Organ Restoration Project. They have collectively raised €1000 for the organ and have been great fun to boot. The last one (for the moment) is on May 9th and will feature guitarist Pat Coldrick. In the meantime, we will have a bake and book sale on Palm Sunday April 13th in the church after the service – please bring books, bakes and money. The Pipe Up scheme continues to raise money from people interested in sponsoring pipes but there are plenty of pipes to go around. See sponsorapipe for more details.
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 other books of sermons and childrens stories published by the church are available from the website – find out more at publications – and we take payment through Paypal.
Events in the Dublin Unitarian Church in April 2014
Saturday 5th April
Colm O’Regan (conductor)
Tickets €10 / €7 available at the door.
This multi-award winning choir from Cork is only young. Formed in 2011, they have grown from 9 singers to 24 singers in a short time, gaining critical plaudits along the way having worked with the King’s Singers and Chanticleer. This is their Dublin concert on a Spring Irish tour.
Friday 11th April
Join Me In The Pines
A solo project by Dave Geraghty (Bell X1)
Doors 8.30 pm (onstage 9pm)
Tickets €15 from www.entertainment.ie
Saturday 12th April
Ross Breen – Nobody’s Perfect
Tickets €10 from www.ticketmaster.ie
Irish singer-songwriter launches his new single “Nobody’s Perfect” with a concert in the church. Opening act will be the self-described Dublin poetician John Cummins..
Sunday 13th April
Del Norte High School Choral Ensemble
Jill Dovre & Daniel Sedgwick (directors)
Ossia Youth Choir
Carmel Whelan (director)
These two youth choirs join forces to form a double bill of classical, folk and pop hits.
The church is currently fundraising to spend €250,000 to restore its beautiful J.W. Walker Pipe Organ (1910) at the back of the church. On Christmas Day 2013, our organist Josh Johnston was delighted to announce that the appeal had reached the impressive figure of €156,000 – the halfway mark has been well passed but there’s plenty more to do yet. If you want to help support the project, you can by attending events at the church, buying the various books the church has published or by sponsoring a pipe in the church or via Paypal (all credit cards accepted) through our website. If you’re interested in learning more, you should go to our Restoration page.
Please feel free to spread the word about the Unitarian Church in Dublin by forwarding this e-mail onto others who you think might be interested in it. Also, the church has a presence on Facebook and Twitter – please do come and visit us. All details that we have for all these events are up there as well as on our newly revamped website at www.dublinunitarianchurch.org .
Dublin Unitarian Church
112 St. Stephen’s Green West