July 2014 at the Dublin Unitarian Church
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.”
Sunday Services in July 2014
Resolving The Past – Rev. Bridget Spain
Embrace Gratitude – Michael O’Sullivan
Jesus The Person – Rev. Bridget Spain
Strengthened By Adversity – 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 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”.
There is now a weekly Unitarian service at Cork Unitarian Church on Princes’ Street and one monthly service in Limerick city. This is on the last Sunday of the month – July 27th in this case – in the Educate Together school on O’Connell Avenue.
Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in July 2014
The Film Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month (in this case, 2nd July) 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 Red (1994), the concludting part of the Three Colours trilogy. See www.imdb.com for more details. All welcome.
Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg
The Walking Club have a walk scheduled for the 19th July. They love meeting new people interested in joining them regularly or occasionally.
Summer City Walks
Every year congregation member Rory Delany organises and leads two summer walks where congregation and friends get to enjoy the summer while learning more about the city they live in. This year, the theme is “Some Dublin Meeting Houses”. The first walk is on Sunday 20th July and will set off at 12.30 after a quick cup of tea after church. This walk will focus on Meeting Houses from 1662 to 1728 such as our meeting houses on Cork Street, Wood Street and New Row. Other totally unrelated aspects of Dublin history will get a mention as we travel our route.
The second walk will be on Sunday 10th August at the same time. More details next month.
Friends and relatives encouraged to attend. All welcome.
Both walks are free – donations will be taken for the Organ Restoration Fund.
The Book Club normally meets on the last Wednesday of the month but this month they are taking a Summer break. They will resume at the end of August.
Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg
Organ Restoration Fundraising and Project
The Organ Restoration Fund is a hair’s breath away from reaching €175,000.
The project is also moving along nicely. During June, the new soundboards, consoles and pedalboards were installed. Steady work continues on the pipes while two out of three of the bellows have been restored and returned. As well as the completion of this work, re-installing and re-tuning of the pipes will commence shortly. The work is scheduled to continue through to September 2015.
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 range of greeting cards featuring sketches of the church and photos of our stained glass windows. These can be purchased in the church after service. The plan is to make them available online but, for the moment, if you would like to purchase these online, please enquire from this e-mail address.
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
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