April 2018 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

 

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.

Christopher Morley

Sunday Services in April 2018

1st April – Easter Day – Rev. Bridget Spain
8th April – Compassion – Rev. Bridget Spain
15th April – Favourite Readings – Rev. Bridget Spain
22nd April – Earth Sunday – Rev. Bridget Spain
29th April – Happiness – Rev. Bridget Spain

The service on 29th April will be followed by the churches’ AGM.

11am at Dublin Unitarian Church

Also . . . .
Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Service of Reflection – facilitator Pam McCarthy
www.meetup.com

All welcome.

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”.

Reading Of The Names on Good Friday, 30th March 2018

On Friday 30 March, Good Friday in the Unitarian Church, St. Stephens Green Dublin 2 commencing at 12.00 noon and continuing until approx 3.00 p.m. there will be the annual solemn reading of the names of all the people who died in the Northern Ireland conflict

To mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, this year’s Reading of the Names will begin with a short address by former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Seamus Mallon on why it is important to keep remembering these people

The list includes the names of British soldiers, IRA volunteers, loyalist paramilitaries, Ulster policemen and women, gardaí, part-time Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) men, prison officers, civil rights marchers, judges, businessmen, farmers, taxi drivers, social workers, children of all ages, people killed walking home from the pub, while watching football on the television, while attending church, while travelling on trains and while out walking or shopping.

All welcome to drop in for part of this unique commemorative event.

 

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in March 2017

Film Club
The Film Club meet on the first Wednesday of the month at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street, Dublin 2. This month, on 4th April, at 7pm, they will watch ‘Secrets And Lies, a film which comes with a strong recommendation. ‘It delves into social issues with delicate aplomb…incredible and across-the board incredible acting. The film stands out as one of writer-director Mike Leigh’s most powerful works.’ There is no fee but we like to leave a voluntary donation for the work of the Lantern Centre.

Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg

Book Club
The Book Club meet to discuss a book on the last Wednesday of the month (25th March in this case) in the vestry of the church at 7pm. This month they are reading Days Without End by Sebastien Barry. All are welcome

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Theatre Club
This correspondent has not been informed of any plans for April but experience has taught me that there are always plans hatching in the head of Patrick Rogers who organises theatre trips for this club. If you’d like to join them in the future, make contact with Patrick at email hidden; JavaScript is required and he will be glad to give you more information.

Walking Club
The Walking Club like to go and walk in places around Ireland (mostly near to Dublin) roughly once a month.

For various reasons, there is no April walk planned but if you’d like to be the first to hear about future walks or if you would like to know more, please contact Marcus at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Publications

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, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

Events at Dublin Unitarian Church – April 2018

Saturday 7th April
Born Optimistic presents
John Spillane – Gig Ógra as Gaeilge
Show 3pm
Tickets €10 // Family ticket for 4 people €35
Tickets available from www.bornoptimistic.com

Tráthnóna gleoite trí Ghaeilge le John Spillane go speisialta do Ghaelgoirí óga. Deis iontach uathúil do teaghlaigh na hamhráin cáiliúil ón taifead “Songs We Used to Sing at School” a chloisteáil.

A unique opportunity to take your child to a gig in Irish by one of Ireland’s foremost singer – songwriters, John Spillane. He’ll be singing songs from the multi-platinum hit record “Songs We Learned at School”. Suitable for all ages and no matter what your level of Irish this will be an unforgettable and amazing afternoon.

 

And then, in the evening . . . . . . . .

John Spillane // Stephen James Smith
Doors 7.30pm, Show 8pm
Tickets €25 from www.bornoptimistic.com

Two amazing wordsmiths on one evening in the gorgeous Unitarian Church.

Headliner John Spillane has so many gorgeous songs and one beautiful book to his credit so far. To start listing them out would be futile as we’d run out of space.

This is a rare treat to see John in Dublin CIty Centre. What an individual to spend time in the company of.

Supporting John is the also brilliant Stephen James Smith. A poet who gigs. He has shared many fine works so far with plenty more to come.

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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.

Best wishes,

Dublin Unitarian Church

112 St. Stephen’s Green West

Dublin 2

IRELAND

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