November 2015 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“The November evening had a bite; it nibbled not-quite-gently at her cheeks and ears. In Virginia the late autumn was a lover, still, but a dangerous one.” 

           ― J. Aleksandr Wootton, (The Eighth Square)

Services in November 2015

Servies at 11am

November 1st “Samhain” Rev. Bridget Spain
November 8th “Remembrance Sunday” Rev. Bridget Spain
November 15th “Who Am I Working For ?” Rev. Bridget Spain
November 22nd “Pursuit Of Happiness” Frank Kelly
November 29th “Climate Change Paris 2015” Rev. Bridget Spain

Also . . . .
Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Meditation Service – facilitator Pam McCarthy
www.meetup.com/meditationatlunchtime

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”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in November 2015

Film Club
The Film Club 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, on Wednesday 4th November, they will watch The Song Of Sparrows, a heartfelt, affecting parable, and another gem from Iranian director Majid Majidi. Karim works at an ostrich farm outside of Tehran, Iran. He leads a simple and contented life with his family in his small house, until one day when one of the ostriches runs away. The overlooked and the ordinary is exactly the terrain Majidi loves to walk, and we see again in this film his deep affection for his country’s common folk — with their meagre resources, menial jobs and yet surprisingly fulfilled lives.

All welcome.

Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg

Walking Club
The Walking Club like to walk places as a group through the year.

Please make contact with Marcus who is at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you’d like to join them for their walks or would like more information.

Book Club
The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month (25th November this month) in the St. Stephen’s Green Hotel at 7.45pm.

This month they are still reading The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope, a long choice for their October meeting. The club greatly enjoys welcoming new members.

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Theatre Club
Patrick Rogers has initiated a new social club opportunity for congregation members who might like to go to the theatre offering to organise tickets and meeting interested people for something to eat ahead of a show. Tickets are already booked to go to The Gigli Concert by Tom Murphy (featuring congregation member Denis Conway in the cast) at the Gate Theatre on Saturday 14th November. If you are interested in joining him, do make contact by e-mailing email hidden; JavaScript is required

Ireland And Climate Change Before The  Paris Summit: A series of lunchtime talks.
Thursdays at 1pm

On 30 November-11 December the world’s leaders will meet in Paris at the UN Climate  Change Conference, whose objective is to achieve a legadlly binding,worldwide agreement  on how to tackle climate change for the first time in over 20 years. Such an agreement will  aim to keep global warming under 2° above pre-industrial temperatures. Failure to achieve  that target will lead to potentially catastrophic consequences for global food and security,  ecosystems and life on the planet.

The Dublin Unitarian Church in St Stephen’s Green has two lunchtime talks (1-2 pm) left in its series in the run-up to the Paris summit on different aspects of climate change. Admission free. All welcome.

5th November
Lorna Gold (Trócaire)  on climate justice

12th November
Frank McDonald  on the talks process

click here for more information

Organ Restoration Fundraising and Project
After a much enjoyed mini-recital on Culture Night at which our organbuilder Trevor Crowe spoke eloquently and entertainingly on the work he has undertaken on our instrument, Trevor Crowe has returned to the church to continue in the final stages of the major restoration ahead of our dedication recital of Sunday December 6th at 3pm.

All are welcome to come and celebrate with us. We have invited six organists (including our own Josh Johnston) to participate in the special recital. Admission is free but by ticket only. To reserve tickets, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required and tell us how many you would like.

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, 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 November 2015

Thursday 5th November – Lunchtime
IRELAND AND CLIMATE CHANGE BEFORE THE PARIS SUMMIT
Lunchtime Talks @ 1pm
Lorna Gold (Trocaire)

On 30 November-11 December the world’s leaders will meet in Paris at the UN Climate Change Conference, whose objective is to achieve a legally binding,worldwide agreement on how to tackle climate change for the first time in over 20 years. Such an agreement will aim to keep global warming under 2° above pre-industrial temperatures. Failure to achieve that target will lead to potentially catastrophic consequences for global food and security, ecosystems and life on the planet. The Dublin Unitarian Church in St Stephen’s Green is holding five lunchtime talks (1-2 pm) in the run-up to the Paris summit on different aspects of climate change.

Trocaire’s Head of Policy, LORNA GOLD, on the human dimensions of climate change and particularly climate justice as a human rights issue in the developing world – with examples from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Honduras and the Philippines.

Thursday 12th November – Lunchtime
IRELAND AND CLIMATE CHANGE BEFORE THE PARIS SUMMIT
Lunchtime Talks @ 1pm
Frank McDonald

On 30 November-11 December the world’s leaders will meet in Paris at the UN Climate Change Conference, whose objective is to achieve a legally binding,worldwide agreement on how to tackle climate change for the first time in over 20 years. Such an agreement will aim to keep global warming under 2° above pre-industrial temperatures. Failure to achieve that target will lead to potentially catastrophic consequences for global food and security, ecosystems and life on the planet. The Dublin Unitarian Church in St Stephen’s Green is holding five lunchtime talks (1-2 pm) in the run-up to the Paris summit on different aspects of climate change.

Award-winning environmental journalist FRANK McDONALD, on whether world leaders can do better than at the chaotic 2009 Copenhagen summit and on whether any deal will be enough to ward off the worst impacts of climate change.

Friday 13th November
The Pictures: Sister Act 2 (1993) (PG)
7.30pm
Tickets €13.04 from 
www.thepictures.ie/

The Pictures present a special screening of ’90s classic Sister Act 2 starring Whoopi Goldberg & Lauryn Hill. This enduring classic appeals to adults and children alike. 

Saturdy 21st November
Sing Me To Church: A Fundraiser for Musical Youth Foundation
3.30pm (show)
Ticket info to be confirmed.

Students from National University of Ireland Maynooth present an event in aid of the Musical Youth Foundation. Featuring an eclectic range of some of Irelands finest musicans including the Voice of Irelands, John Gaughan. Declan Greene, The Maynooth University Guitar Quartet and some very special guest.

www.musicalyouthfoundation.org

Friday 28th November
Homebeat presents
Somadrome – Oracle
Doors 8pm
Tickets from 
www.eventbrite.ie

To celebrate the launch of Somadrone’s 5th LP, Oracle. A member of Dublin cult band The Redneck Manifesto, the album presents a shift in styles drawing on acid house and disco music. He is joined on the night by special guests, Goodtime (J. Cowhie) and Bandlands (Sweden).

Listen to Oracle here

www.iamsomadrone.com 

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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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