Services in September 2012
Sundays at 11am

2nd September A Crack In Everything – Rev. Bill Darlison
9th September Blessing – Rev. Bridget Spain
16th September Confucious Says – Rev. Bridget Spain
23rd September Sometimes It Can’t Be Fixed – Rev. Bridget Spain
30th September Music Of The Soul – Keith Troughton

Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Meditation Service – facilitator Pam McCarthy

All welcome.

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 September 2012

A Second Walk Around Dublin

Rory Delany, with his daughter Katie, led a very successful and interesting walk around Dublin in aid of the Organ Restoration Fund last Sunday 26th August. Its theme was the Hugenot settlement in Dublin after the St. Bartholomews’ Day massacre and took in St. Patricks’ Cathedral, Nicholas Street, Christ Church Cathedral and parts of the Liberties. Rory will guide a second walk on Sunday September 9th after a quick cup of tea after church – theme or route not quite decided yet but always interesting, insightful and fun. The walk lasts about an hour and a half (finishing about 2pm) but walkers are welcome to come and go at any stage. No charge but donations will be taken for the organ fund.

Culture Night 2012

As reported more fully in Events News, the church is opening its doors for the full duration of Culture Night 2012 on Friday 21st September. If you are available and up for being a friendly face in the church on the night, please make contact with Josh at the churches’ e-mail address – email hidden; JavaScript is required – advising which hour you’re happy to be around during. You won’t be on your own and there will be lots of printed literature to help you so you won’t be faced with difficult questions. Thanks in advance for your support.

Thinking About . . . . . .

This Month: Ethics Without God (The Humanist Perspective)

An ethics series of meditation, contemplation and discussion led by Tony Brady.

All welcome – admission free – (donation)
Monday 17th September 2012 at 8pm
Lantern Centre 17 Synge Street, Dublin 8

Film Club

Our film club meets on the first Wednesday of the month (September 5th in this case) at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street.

This month – Of Gods And Men (2010) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1588337/

Book Club

Our book club meets on the last Wednedsay of the month (September 26th in this case) in the St. Stephens’ Green Hotel.

This month, they’re looking at The Year of the French by Thomas Flanagan and The Thread by Victoria Heaslip

Walking Club

The walking club are heading to Mayo for a weekend trip to Newport. The dates are Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September. Further information from Marcus McInerney email hidden; JavaScript is required

Events in September 2012

Culture Night 2012 – Friday 21st September

Culture Night is an annual event which puts a focus on Dublin city’s cultural heritage and encourges people to explore and experience a variety of historical and cultural places for free. Last year over 160,000 people visited the various locations throughout the city in one night.

The Dublin Unitarian Church are very pleased to announce that their front door will be open to visitors for the duration of Culture Night 2012 – 5-11pm on Friday 21st September – to allow visitors to see our beautiful church and share in the history of the building and the denomination. There will be feature presentations on the hour lasting twenty minutes or so (see below) as well as time for people to view the church aided by some written history on various areas of interest within the church. Admission for all events and entrance to the church is free.

FEATURE PRESENTATIONS

5pm Sarah Brown (organ)
6pm Church Building & Contents – a talk by Rory Delany
7pm David O’Shea (organ)
8pm What Do These Unitarians Believe ? – a talk by Rev. Bridget Spain
9pm Charles Pearson (organ)
10pm The Cause Of Liberty: Unitarian Radicals in the 18th Century – a talk by Fergus Whelan

www.culturenight.ie

Sunday 22nd September

Örebro folkkör (Swedish choir) & Capella Choir (Ireland) in concert
8pm
Admission price tbc

Tuesday 25th September

Poetry Ireland presents
Bamboo Dreams, an anthology of Haiku Poems from Ireland
6.30pm
Admission free.

Poetry Ireland in association with Doghouse books and the Irish Haiku Society presents the launch of Bamboo Dreams, an anthology of Haiku Poems from Ireland, edited by Anatoly Kudryavitsky. The book will be launched by Minister Jimmy Deenihan, TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

www.poetryireland.ie

All events at the Dublin Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2.

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. In March 2012, the campaign celebrated its first anniversary by announcing it had raised €48,000 so we’re well on the way but have 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 donating in the church or via Paypal (all credit cards accepted) through our website. If you’re interested in learning more, you should go to www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/restoration .

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 www.facebook.com/dublinunitarian and Twitter @dublinunitarian – 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 .

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