November 2017

November 2017 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“Don’t wait until the fourth Thursday in November, to sit with family and friends to give thanks.
Make every day a day of Thanksgiving!”
― Charmaine J. Forde
Sunday Services in November 2017

5th November – Soul Cultivation – Rev. Bridget Spain
12th November – Remembrance Service – Rev. Bridget Spain
19th November – Racovia: An Early Unitarian Community – Ray Naughton
26th November – Back To The Present – Tony Brady

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”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in November 2017

Film Club
The next Film Club meeting will be on Wednesday 8th November at 7pm in the Lantern Centre, Synge Street. This time around they will watch the film The 400 Blows, one of the great classics of French cinema from 1959. All are welcome.

Book Club
The Book Club meet to discuss a book on the last Wednesday of the month (29th November in this case) in the vestry of the church at 7pm.

This month they are reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

Theatre Club
A group of congregation members (led by Patrick Rogers) like to go to the theatre every now and again. No plans have been announced yet for November but a theatre trip is no doubt being planned. If you’d like to join them on any future trips, 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.

If you would like to know more, or would like to join them on future walks, please contact Marcus 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 In The Church – November 2017
Friday 10th November
Ailie
. . . . plus special guests Laetare Vocal Ensemble
Tickets €10 & booking fee from www.eventbrite.ie
Doors 7.30pm / Show 8pm

“A taster from the Leitrim singer-songwriter’s forthcoming début album shows a craftswoman who knows the right measure of guile and atmospherics which a soundscape of this majesty requires.” (Jim Carroll, Irish Times, reviewing first single & title track, ‘West to the Evening Sun’)

West to the Evening Sun is an album that is, at its purest, a love letter home, and at its rawest, a restless cry for hope and adventure. From Carrick on Shannon, Ailie Blunnie writes music that is steeped in the stillness and beauty of the landscapes of her childhood, and infuses it with a vibrancy and vigour that lends an urban edge to the new Irish popular music genre in which she works.

She has released two singles from her imminent début album to critical acclaim, and her songwriting proficiency came to international attention when ‘How much do you love me?’ (from On love.. and other murder mysteries (2013; EP)) won the prestigious UK Songwriting Contest (2014; Love Songs).

Four years in the making, West to the Evening Sun confronts personal struggles in the same breath as it does societal and global ones, tenderly transmuting the everyday greyscale into full-colour sensory experience. The result is a series of ten songs, each a watercolour of sound and texture, unified by a deeply immersive sense of hope and resistance.

Ailie is joined by her six-piece band and very special guests, Laetare Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Róisin Blunnie.

“So new, so fresh, and so good” (Carl Corcoran, The Blue of the Night, RTE Lyric FM)

Sunday 12th November
Pipeworks presents
Your Choice: An Organ Recital Chosen By You
David Leigh, Carole O’Connor, Simon Harden, Patrice Keegan, David Adams
presented by Rónán Murray & Fiona Arnold
5pm
Tickets €10 available at the door

An organ recital featuring some of the finest Irish organists playing the newly-restored Dublin Unitarian Church organ where the audience votes on the programme. Come along and enjoy the music and the fun.

You choose, you vote, you decide!

www.pipeworks.ie/

Saturday 2nd December
Songs In The Flickering Light
Aoife Scott & Band
Doors 8pm
Tickets €17 at door.
Advance tickets €15.50 from www.picatic.com

2017 has been a hugely successful year for Aoife. Following the successful release of her song “Grace”, with her cousins Danny O Reilly and Róisín O, which went straight to #1 on iTunes charts in March, and having headlined one of the the largest Irish Festivals in the world – Milwaukee Irish Festival her groundbreaking World Tour to support her debut CD which included Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A and Europe, Aoife is delighted returning to home for Christmas in Dublin City.

www.aoifescott.com

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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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Nailing of 12 Unitarian Theses to the door of church !!!

Friday 27th October 2017 at 5pm

As a nod to the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his theses to the church door in 1517, a nail which went a long way to kickstarting the Reformation, members of the Dublin Unitarian Church (in period costume) will nail the churches’ modern Unitarian theses to their own door on Friday 27th October at 5pm. Others will observe and quite possibly heckle !! Some, for the fun of it,, will be dressed in costume appropriate to 1517. You are invited to join in, dressed however you wish.

It is also 200 years since the Unitarian Act, an act of parliament, gave freedom to Unitarians in ireland to practise their religion without hindrance. This was four years after the same act had been passed in England, Scotland and Wales.

“Rather than try to re-enact the more significant Act of Parliament, we are bringing Martin Luther back to life for a few minutes, and giving him the job of nailing an up to date document to our door,” said Dr. Martin Pulbrook, who has devoted his life to researching Unitarianism and early Christianity.

This document, which represents modern Unitarian beliefs in the twenty-first century, was compiled by the Reverend Bill Darlison, Minister Emeritus of the Unitarian Church. It lists ten beliefs held by members, including that all human beings have the right to pursue the ‘big questions’ of existence, to constantly revise and refine their views and are free to come to their own conclusions about religion and other matters. Unitarians believe that human life is sacred, that each human being is unique and precious, and has something valuable to offer.

“The list has evolved over the years,” said Reverend Bridget Spain, the present minister. “I’m sure most people will find that they agree with many or all of its points. But, for the purposes of the re-enactment, we may arrange for some ‘hecklers’ to visit us from the year 1517!”

Unitarians are not called upon to believe in statements of metaphysical speculation. We have no creed.

However:

1) We believe that all human beings have the right to pursue the big questions of existence, and that these questions are best approached in a supportive and understanding community free from dogmatic assumptions, inherited prejudices, indoctrination, or coercion. Each person should be free to come to his or her own conclusions about religion as about other matters.

2) We believe in constantly revising and refining our views and opinions in matters of faith. Faith is a living thing which may evolve with experience and reflection.

3) We believe that human life is sacred; that each human being is unique and precious, and has something valuable to offer.

4) We believe that differences between people based on gender, sexual orientation or gender identity are to be celebrated and valued, and that we are all entirely equal. These differences should never be a reason to exclude a person from membership or bar them from ministry.

5) We believe that we have a responsibility to care for the weak, the vulnerable, and the dispossessed in our own society, and throughout the world.

6) We believe that community is important and that human beings don’t live fully or creatively in isolation. We need each other. We need to share our joys and sorrows, and we need to share and celebrate our sacred moments together.

7) We believe in democracy. That spiritual communities should be run by and on behalf of their members, and that authority to preach and to minister should be conferred by the community, not by any external agency.

8) We believe in respecting all religious traditions, because despite often failing to live up to their highest ideals, they have given the world inspiring ideas, nurtured great minds, and fostered noble acts.

9) We believe that all religious scriptures are human products and that they must be interpreted with care and compassion, recognising that words on a page can never take precedence over reason, kindness, and respect for all.

10) We believe that the earth is fragile and precious, and it and every living thing upon it must be treated with reverence and respect.

It is these 12 “theses” which we will be nailing to our door. All interested parties are invited to attend and enjoy the fun.

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org

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October 2017

October 2017 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!”
― Rainbow Rowell, Attachments

Sunday Services in October 2017

8th October – The Age Of Miracles – Rev. Bridget Spain
15th October – Silence – Keith Troughton
22nd October – Where Is Your Treasure ? – Rev. Bridget Spain
29th October – Abraham, Father Of Faiths – Rev. Bridget Spain
followed by Communion Service

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”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in October 2017

21st Century perspectives on the Reformation – a series of lunchtime talks

2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the start of the Reformation 31st October 1517. To commemorate and better understand this unique historical event and the processes it set in motion the Dublin Unitarian Church has organised a series of three further lunch time lectures during the month of October.

Lectures will begin at 1.05 p.m, last 35- 40 minutes with time afterwards for questions and discussion and conclude at 2 p.m

Thursday 12th October 2017 “The Reformation in England and Ireland “
Lecturer: Dr. John McCafferty UCD

Thursday 19th October 2017 “The outworking of the Radical Reformation in Ireland” .
Lecturer: Rev. Linda Ballard Minister Dunmurry Presbyterian (Non Subscribing) Church, Belfast

Thursday 26th October “ The Counter Reformation and the Council of Trent”.
Lecturer: Dr Con Casey Loyola Institute, Trinity College, Dublin

Admission free. All welcome.

Film Club
The film club meet on the first Wednesday of the month. I apologise for missing this month’s meeting. The next Film Club meeting will be on Wednesday 1st November at 7pm in the Lantern Centre, Synge Street. Details of the film in the next email

Book Club
The Book Club meet to discuss a book on the last Wednesday of the month (25th October in this case) in the vestry of the church at 7pm. Current members should note the new time !!

This month they are reading My Antonia by Willa Cather

Theatre Club
A group of congregation members (led by Patrick Rogers) like to go to the theatre every now and again. No plans have been announced yet for September but a theatre trip is no doubt being planned. If you’d like to join them on any future trips, 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.

If you would like to know more, or would like to join them on future walks, please contact Marcus 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 In The Church – October 2017

Friday 13th October
Affiniti – Hollywood Salutes Bing Crosby
Tickets €21.86 from www.affinitimusic.com
Doors 8pm

On the 40th anniversary of his death, renowned Classical Crossover trio Affiniti present ‘Hollywood Salutes Bing Crosby’.The show celebrates Bing’s relationship with his leading ladies and his contemporary Frank Sinatra. A host of stars from Marilyn Monroe to Judy Garland will pay tribute to the legend through song. Bing’s nephew Howard Crosby is flying from USA with his pianist Randy Kaping to regale Irish audiences with personal stories about his uncle and share the magic of the Crosby Voice! Featuring songs from the Golden Age of Hollywood including ‘I’ll be Seeing You’, ‘Stardust’, ‘Misty’, and ‘Swingin’ on a Star’ Affiniti is a trio made up of harp, violin and voice who are renowned for their fusion of classical, contemporary and celtic music. They have toured the States with Bing’s nephew Howard Crosby on numerous occasions over the years and have been described by The Boston Globe as ‘full of soul, sass and sophistication, as well as exquisite technique’

Saturday 21st October
Tom Chapin In Concert
Family Concert at 3pm, Tickets €15 (adults) / €10 (children)
Evening Concert at 8pm, Tickets €15 (adults) / €12 (concession)

The New York Times calls 3-time Grammy winner Tom Chapin “one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.” Chapin is a renowned singer / songwriter for both family and adult audiences. His career spans Broadway, TV, documentary and feature films, and the concert stage. With 25 recordings and hundreds of songs in his repertoire, Chapin serves up a tasty mix of story songs, ballads, comedic and political songs, family music, sing-alongs, old-time folk classics and a favorite song or two of his late brother Harry’s. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo and autoharp and is joined by regular musical collaborator Michael Mark.

In the afternoon, Chapin presents a lively, interactive and fun-filled performance which engages the hearts, minds and imaginations of young listeners. His witty, life-affirming original songs convey positive messages about family, good food and the green earth. Lend your voice, sing a round, learn a song in sign language and discover the music of a didjeridoo.

Friday 27th & Saturday 28th October
The Pictures presents
Tim Burton Halloween Season

A short season of family-friendly Tim Burton films for the season that’s in it. All Eventbrite links below for seperate events.

Friday 27th October @ 6pm
Edward Scissorhands
Tickets €13.08 from www.eventbrite.ie

Saturday 28th October @ 6pm
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tickets €13.08 from www.eventbrite.ie

Saturday 28th October @ 8pm
Beetlejuice
Tickets €13.08 from www.eventbrite.ie

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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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21st Century perspectives on the Reformation – a series of lunchtime talks

2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the start of the Reformation 31st October 1517. To commemorate and better understand this unique historical event and the processes it set in motion the Dublin Unitarian Church has organised a series of four lunch time lectures during the month of October.

Theme “21st Century perspectives on the Reformation”

Lectures will begin at 1.05 p.m, last 35- 40 minutes with time afterwards for questions and discussion and conclude at 2 p.m

Thursday 5th October 2017 “The Reformation in Germany.”
Lecturer Pastor Stefan Arras, Lutheran Church, Dublin.
Facebook Event

Thursday 12th October 2017 “The Reformation in England and Ireland “
Lecturer: Dr. John McCafferty UCD

Thursday 19th October 2017 “The outworking of the Radical Reformation in Ireland” .
Lecturer: Rev. Linda Ballard Minister Dunmurry Presbyterian (Non Subscribing) Church, Belfast

Thursday 26th October “ The Counter Reformation and the Council of Trent”.
Lecturer: Dr Con Casey Loyola Institute, Trinity College, Dublin

Admission free. All welcome.

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September 2017

September 2017 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“Departing summer hath assumed
An aspect tenderly illumed,
The gentlest look of spring;
That calls from yonder leafy shade
Unfaded, yet prepared to fade,
A timely carolling.”
– William Wordsworth, September

Sunday Services in September 2017

3rd September – Jesus In Fiction – Jennifer Flegg
10th September – Recovering The Gospel Of Saint Peter – Dr. Martin Pulbrook
17th September – Service led by Rev. John Herron
24th September – Service led by Rev. Bridget Spain

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”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in September 2017
Film Club
The film club meet on the first Wednesday of the month (6th September in this case) in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street around the corner from the church at 7.15pm.

This month they will watch La Strada (1954), directed by Federico Fellini, in which a care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Book Club
The Book Club meet to discuss a book on the last Wednesday of the month (27th September in this case) in the vestry of the church at 7pm. Current members should note the new time !!

This month they are reading Thirteen Ways Of Looking by Colum McCann.

Theatre Club
A group of congregatinon members (led by Patrick Rogers) like to go to the theatre every now and again. No plans have been announced yet for September but a theatre trip is no doubt being planned. If you’d like to join them on any future trips, 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.

If you would like to know more, or would like to join them on future walks, please contact Marcus 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 In The Church – September 2017

Friday 22nd September
Culture Night
5 – 11pm
Admission Free

The Dublin Unitarian Church is delighted to once again open its doors on Culture Night and to present a programme of Music, history and culture in the church throughout the evening. Spotlight events on the hour will last between 20 and 30 minutes leaving the other half hour for visitors to enjoy learning about the history of the church and meeting congregation members.

5pm – How I Ended Up Here (talk)
Congregation Members of Dublin Unitarian Church

6pm – Ailie Blunnie (short concert)

7pm – One Hundred Years Ago (talk)
Rev. Bridget Spain, minister, Dublin Unitarian Church

8pm – The Gospel Project (short concert)
Cathy McEvoy – director

9pm – Tales From The Ark (talk)
Rory Delany

10pm – Laetare Vocal Ensemble (short concert)
Roisin Blunnie – director

We look forward to seeing you there.

www.culturenight.ie

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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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Culture Night – Friday 22nd September – 5-11pm

Friday 22nd September
Culture Night
5 – 11pm
Admission Free

The Dublin Unitarian Church is delighted to once again open its doors on Culture Night and to present a programme of Music, history and culture in the church throughout the evening. Spotlight events on the hour will last between 20 and 30 minutes leaving the other half hour for visitors to enjoy learning about the history of the church and meeting congregation members.  

5pm – How I Ended Up Here (talk)
Congregation Members of Dublin Unitarian Church 

6pm – Ailie Blunnie (short concert)

7pm – One Hundred Years Ago (talk)
Rev. Bridget Spain, minister, Dublin Unitarian Church 

8pm – The Gospel Project (short concert)
Cathy McEvoy – director

9pm – Tales From The Ark (talk)
Rory Delany

10pm – Laetare Vocal Ensemble (short concert)
Roisin Blunnie – director 

We look forward to seeing you there.  

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org

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August 2017

August 2017 at the Dublin Unitarian Church
“In summer, the song sings itself.”
–  William Carlos WilliamsSunday Services in August 2017

August 6th – Listen Up ! – Rev. Bridget Spain

August 13th – The English Reformation – Rev. Bridget Spain

August 20th – One Hundred Years Ago – Rev. Bridget Spain

August 27th – Defining God – Rev. Bridget Spain

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”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in August 2017

There are currently four social clubs in the church – Film Club (first Wednesday of the month), Book Club (last Wednesday of the month), and Theatre Club (as advertised).  All are taking a Summer break this month but will return next month or in September.

Theatre Club
A group of congregatinon members (led by Patrick Rogers) like to go to the theatre every now and again.  This month, they are going to see a film – The Big Sick at the IFI this Friday 4th August (screening at 8.40pm).  There is also a plan to go to Jimmy’s Hall by Paul Laverty at the Abbey Theatre on Tuesday 8th August.  If you’d like to join them for either or both or these, or attend any future trips, 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.

The next walk is the Djouce Deerpark Walk on Saturday 26th August next..  Walkers should meet up at Poppies in Enniskerry at 11.00  for an 11:30 start.  Walk duration is 3 hrs approx plus a stop for a picnic lunch on the way.  Starting at  Long Hill Car Parks this trail on forest road and track follows the old driving road to the now dry Paddock Ponds before climbing a switch back road to a stretch along forest boundary, finishing with a pleasant gradual climb. Panoramic views include the Sugarloaf, Bray, Klilliney Hill, Dublin Bay, Howth, Glensoulan Valley, Maulin and an extensive area of wild land to the west.

If you would like to know more, or would like to join them on this or future walks, please contact Marcus 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 In The Church – August 2017
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings from Friday 30th June through to end of August 2017
Tunes In The Church
Traditional Irish Music sessions for visitors and Irish music enthusiasts alike.
Curated by Cormac Begley
8-9.30pmTickets €15 from www.tunesinthechurch.com and at the door.

These concert feature Ireland’s leading traditional musicians, singers and dancers. Each concert feature different musicians every night and includes a historical tour of this beautiful church.

Spotlight Performers

August
4th Jack Talty
5th Ciara Ní Bhriain
6th Breanainn Ó Beaglaoich
11th Néillidh Mulligan
12th Dermot O Hanlon
13th Micheal Ó Cathain
18th Andrea Palandri
19th Ruaidhrí Mac Aodhagáin
20th Tara Diamond
25th Doireann Glackin
26th Padraic Keane
27th Jesse Smith

Advance Notice
The church will be open on Culture Night which, this year, is Friday 22nd September.  The church will be open the whole evening (5-11pm) with spotlight events (tbc) on the hour.  More details next month.  Between the events, the church will be open for you to visit the church and learn more about the historic building and congregation.

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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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July 2017

July 2017 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

 “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”

—Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

Sunday Services in July 2017

July 2nd – Questioning Old Certainties – Rev. Bridget Spain

July 9th – You Must Go On – Aiden O’Driscoll

July 16th – Time To Throw It Away – Rev. Bridget Spain

July 23rd – Favourite Readings Service

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”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in July 2017
There are currently four social clubs in the church – Film Club (first Wednesday of the month), Book Club (last Wednesday of the month), Walking Club (as advertised) and Theatre Club (as advertised).  All are taking a Summer break this month but will return next month or in September. 
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 In The Church – July 2017

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings from Friday 30th June through to end of August 2017
Tunes In The Church
Traditional Irish Music sessions for visitors and Irish music enthusiasts alike.
Curated by Cormac Begley
8-9.30pm
Tickets €15 from www.tunesinthechurch.com and at the door.

These concert feature Ireland’s leading traditional musicians, singers and dancers. Each concert feature different musicians every night and includes a historical tour of this beautiful church.

Spotlight Performers

June
30th  Fergus McGorman

July
1st Helen Diamond
2nd Aidan Connolly
7th Ciarán Mac Aodhagáin
8th John Flynn
9th Michelle Foy
14th Ultan O’Brien
15th Shane Mulchrone
16th Sarah Flynn
21st Ruairí McGorman
22nd Eanna Drury
23rd Fiachna Ó Mongain
28th Danny Diamond
29th Sinead Kennedy
30th Eoghan Ó Ceannabhain

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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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June 2017

June 2017 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.
James Russell Lowell

Sunday Services in June 2017

June 4th – Homaranisimo – Rev. Bill Darlison
June 11th -Fallouts From Reformation – Rev. Bridget Spain
June 18th – What’s Your Story ? – Laura Pedersen (deacon of All Souls Church, Manhattan, NYC)
June 25th – Reason – Pamela McCarthy

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”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in May 2017
Walking Club
The walking club like to get out and walk places roughly once a month through the year.

For the second walk of 2017 Frank Tracy has kindly offered to lead the group on a talk/walk tour of the Glendalough monastic sites on Saturday 17th June. They will meet up at the Glendalough Hotel at 10:30 for coffee followed by 11 o’clock start. Although there are quite a few sites to be visited the distance to be covered is not great and the walk should conclude (including a break for lunch) at 4pm.

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

Facilitator – Marcus McInerney
Book Club
The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month (28th June in this case) at 8pm in the vestry of the church.
This month they are reading Embers by Sandor Marai.

The club greatly enjoys welcoming new members.

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Theatre Club
Patrick Rogers has initiated a theatre club 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. This month, they will attend the matinee performance of No’s Knife at the Abbey Theatre on Saturday 17th June. The performance is a selection of Samuel Beckett’s Texts for Nothing Conceived and performed by Lisa Dwan. Filled with piercing insight, rage, wit and humour, No’s Knife is an extraordinary journey into the heart of Beckett, unlocking his contemporary relevance to gender, identity and the human condition. It is an invitation to look at ourselves, and to ask who, or whom, am I?

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Facilitator – Patrick Rogers

Film Club
The Film Club meets in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street on the first Wednesday of the month (in this case 7th June) where they enjoy watching a film with good company and a cup of tea. 7.15pm for a prompt 7.30pm start.

This month they will watch Le Quattro Volte, an idiosyncratic and amazing film by Michelangelo Frammartino, nearly every shot contains a revelation, sneaky or overt, cosmic or mundane — It is set in remote valley in the southern Italian region of Calabria and is told in four chapters — “The Four Times” of the title. Told through the events surrounding an old man, a young goat, a tree and a batch of charcoal. Only at the end do we grasp the epic scope and lyrical depth of what we have seen. A film told without dialogue it becomes a meditation on life and of living.

Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg

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 In The Church – June 2017

Thursday 1st June (tonight)
Pipewords & Dublin Unitarian Church presents
OrganPlus – a series of organ recitals with soloists
Siobhán Kilkelly (organ)
Ciarán O’Connell (flute)
6.30pm
Admission Free

Works by Libermann, Langlais , Widor, Hiller, Bach and Roth.

Friday 16th June
Lake Houston Chamber Singers, USA
Joe Weir – director
7.30pm
Admission Free

Classical, Folk & Pop repertoire

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening from July 1st
Tunes In The Church
Traditional Irish Music sessions for visitors and Irish music enthusiasts alike.
Curated by Cormac Begley
www.tunesinthechurch.com

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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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May 2017

May 2017 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“Unite and unite, and let us all unite
For summer is a-comin today.
And whither we are going we all will unite,
In the merry morning of May”

– Padstow (traditional English song)

Sunday Services in May / June 2017

May 7th – Lost In Translation – Rev. Bridget Spain
May 14th – The Less Travelled Way – Rev. John Herron
May 21st – God’s Onion – Rev. Bill Darlison
May 28th – Mortals And Immortals – Rev. Bill Darlison

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”.
Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in May 2017
Walking Club
The walking club like to get out and walk places roughly once a month through the year.

For our second walk of 2017 Frank Tracy has kindly offered to lead us on a talk/walk tour of the Glendalough monastic sites. We will meet up at the Glendalough Hotel at 10:30 for coffee followed by 11 o’clock start.

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

Facilitator – Marcus McInerney
Book Club
The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month (31st May in this case) at 8pm in the vestry of the church.
This month they are reading Good Behaviour by Molly Keane.

The club greatly enjoys welcoming new members.

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Theatre Club
Patrick Rogers has initiated a theatre club 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. This month, they will attend The Chastitute by John B. Keane at 7.30pm on Thursday 11th May in the Gaiety Theatre

If you are interested in joining him or hearing more about events as they are arranged, do make contact by e-mailing email hidden; JavaScript is required

Facilitator – Patrick Rogers

Film Club
The Film Club meets in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street on the first Wednesday of the month (in this case tonight, 3rd May) where they enjoy watching a film with good company and a cup of tea. 7.15pm for a prompt 7.30pm start.

This month they will watch One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, director Milos Foreman’s 1975 adaptation of the powerful Ken Kesey novel.

Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg

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 In The Church – May 2017

Thursday 4th May
DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama presents
Michael Stedman (Classical Guitar)
Claire O Donnell (Concert Harp)
Edward Holly (Piano)
1.05pm
Admission Free

In this concert of two halves, Claire O Donnell, accomplished and experienced concert harpist, performs Ravel’s concerto-like Introduction and Allegro accompanied by Edward Holly and also Grandjany’s virtuosic Rhapsodie for Harp. Classical guitarist Michael Stedman presents a programme inspired by Latin America comprising the music of Villa-Lobos and Barrios and the Venezuelan Antonio Lauro known for his Valses

Friday 5th May
Úna Keane in concert
Doors 8pm
Tickets €15 from www.unakeane.com

“The sheer beauty of Úna Keane’s music is a testament to the wonderful mysteries of sound. Minimalist, free-form – and with a definite Irish tone – these compositions take us to that deep sonic space explored by only the very best of musicians” – John Kelly

“Her inventive piano adds lustre and atmosphere to music that avoids any sense of formula or predictability” – Hot Press ****

“Úna’s free-flowing minimalist compositions carry the listener to magical places…never forced, never hurried – these gorgeous motifs gently envelop you and provide comfort in a crazy world” – Carl Corcoran, The Blue of the Night

Úna Keane is a pianist and composer from Dublin, Ireland. Her latest project is an album of piano solo compositions which combine free-form minimalism & classical cross-over. Her use of repeated motifs and cyclical patterns results in music that gets up close and personal whilst also conjuring up wide cinematic landscape. Written in tempo rubato, with tonal influences from both the traditional Irish music and classical genres, this is music that is imbued with space and room to breath.

The album was conceived and composed over 3 trips to Paris between 2015 / 2016 while staying at Le Centre Culturel Irlandais, and includes a commission from CCI to compose a piece of music after a Séamus Heaney poem. Back home in Ireland, 2 week-long stays in a rented cottage in the wilds of the Beara Peninsula & long walks in Dublin’s Phoenix Park with her Irish Terrier Indie provided further inspiration.

This record talks to the idea of how we owe who we are to all those who have gone before us. How they paved the way, and enabled us to do what we do.

Following a Postgraduate Diploma in Composition & Music Technology at the Conservatory of Music & Drama in Dublin, Úna pursued studies in Film Scoring at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, achieving Distinction. Further study with Berklee has been ongoing, with a special focus on Composition and Orchestration for Film. To date some of Úna’s work has been broadcast on BBC Northern Ireland & RTE, and her compositions have been performed at The National Concert Hall in Dublin.

www.unakeane.com

Sunday 7th May
For the Children
Lambay Sinfonia
Cuisle Orchestra, Loreto College
Karen Ní Bhroin (conductor)
6pm
Admission Free – Retiring collection for Chernobyl Children International

Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture
Mozart Flute Concerto in G
Haydn Symphony 85

All proceeds will be donated to Chernobyl Children International

Thursday 11th May
Matthew Mazanek (guitar)
1.05pm
Admission Free

Classical guitar programme for perfect Summer lunchtime relaxation.

Thursday 18th May
Pipeworks presents
Aisling Kenny (soprano)
Mark Duley (organ)
6.30pm
Admission free

Friday 19th May
Aiken Promotions presents
Rebekka Karlsjord
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets €15 + booking fee from www.ticketmaster.ie

“shivering, icy fragility, waves of poignancy and crests of upbeat reverie” MOJO ****
“a devastatingly beautiful work” The Line of Best Fit
“Veering between blissfully upbeat, seriously poppy, purposefully experimental, delicately folksy & almost religious” Irish Times ***
“a bold brilliant record” Belfast Telegraph/PA, 9/10

Anyone who has heard Karijord’s work, including ‘We Become Ourselves’ will recognise her gently quivering vocal delivery and distinct musical approach. Drowned in Sound has said that she “joins the small clutch of artists who manage to sound like a pioneer, not a follower.” Born in Sandnessjøen, just south of the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway, Karijord moved to Sweden to train as an actress and has composed music for over 30 films, modern dance & theatre pieces, as well as writing plays and short stories.

Her new CD ‘Mother Tongue’, released on Control Freak Kitten Records in late January, is a brave concept album chronicling the 3-month-premature birth of her first child and entrance into motherhood. It has received excellent reviews – “a brilliant, bold record” Belfast Telegraph, “a devastatingly beautiful work” The Line of Best Fit and a 4 star review from MOJO. ‘Mother Tongue’ is a fearless piece of work, largely written following the traumatic early arrival of her first baby. But it’s more than an album about childbirth. ‘Mother Tongue’ is about instinct, belonging and about finding one’s own emotional language – themes currently evident on a much more global scale. It was recorded in Hawaii, Stockholm & Oslo during 2015 and 2016, and produced, arranged and edited by Karijord with Elias Krantz as technician, co-producer and mixer and featuring contributions from Mariam Wallentin, Linnea Olsson and Nina Kinert (vocals) and regular contributor Anders Scherp (drums/tuned percussion).

Official Website

Sunday 21st May
Andrew Olwill – Classical Guitar
3pm
The Vestry, Dublin Unitarian Church
3pm in the vestry
Admission free – donations encouraged to be shared between Church Restoration Fund and the artist

Andrew Olwill started playing the classical guitar at the age of 12 and spent 6 years studying with Kevin Jennings at the Dublin School of Guitar. Progressing quickly on the instrument, Andrew took first place at a national youth competition and made his solo television debut the following year. He then went on to study for a degree in Music Performance with the virtuoso guitarist professor John Feeley.

After some years composing electronic dance music and playing in a post punk band, Andrew returned to the pursuit of classical guitar playing, participating in the master classes of David Russell, Fabio Zanon, and Scott Tennant. He played with the now infamous Dublin Guitar Quartet appearing on their debut recording and touring extensively throughout Ireland. He is currently completing a Masters degree in Performance and Musicology at NUI Maynooth under the instruction of the internationally acclaimed guitarist Dr. Pavlos Kanellakis.

Friday 26th May
Aiken Promotions present
The Henry Girls
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets €25 + booking fee from www.ticketmaster.ie

The Henry Girls launch their new album Far Beyond The Stars this Spring. Having produced bands such as Clannad and Altan, Donegal has a reputation for having music beautiful enough to rival its awe-inspiring landscape, and The Henry Girls are part of the proof.

Sisters Karen, Lorna and Joleen McLaughlin, collectively known as The Henry Girls, make music that will give you goosebumps. The harmonising, lilting, melting voices imbue their music with overwhelming romanticism, although the very classic and traditional folk sound is given an edge with Americana, bluegrass and blues sounds.

The Henry Sisters have been received to huge acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, even impressing on the Nashville music scene, and boy, does Nashville know music. See them live and you will drift away with Celtic harmonies, folkish melodies, and a dollop of that world-famous organic Donegal style.

Saturday 27th May
Synk
with special guests For Foresters
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets €8 / €5 from www.eventbrite.ie

Synk: Comprised of five members that create a turbulent fusion of the far reaches of contemporary rock & electronica.

For Foresters: For Foresters’ are a three-piece theatrical, poetic and expressive act from Co. Donegal.

Sunday 28th May
“In Dublin’s Fair City”
Cantoirí Óg Ath Cliath Junior & Senior Choirs
Brian Dungan & Bernie Sherlock (conductors)
7pm
Tickets €10 (adults) & €5 (children) at the door or from www.eventbrite.ie

Cantairí Óga Átha Cliath (The Young Dublin Singers) is a female choir, based in St. Louis Schools Rathmines, Dublin. Founded in 1960 by Proinsias Ó Ceallaigh, the choir excelled for many years (1976-2013) under the musical direction of the late Brian Ó Dubhghaill. Bernie Sherlock was appointed musical director in 2015.

Cantairí Óga Átha Cliath’s extensive repertoire includes both sacred and secular works from many periods of musical history – Gregorian Chant, Medieval Chansons, Renaissance Polyphony, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century and Contemporary, as well as a wide selection of Irish traditional songs.

The choir has won first prize at many international competitions across Europe, including the Béla Bartók Contemporary Choral Music Festival in Hungary, Prague International Choral Festival, Cork International Choral Festival, Navan Choral Festival and Feis Ceoil, Dublin.

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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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