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, (
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
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
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.
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 (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
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.
Lorna Gold (Trócaire) on climate justice
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.
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
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Dublin Unitarian Church
112 St. Stephen’s Green West