May 2019

May 2019 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 – Cornish Traditional Song

Sunday Services in May 2019

May 5th – Junior Coming of Age service led by Rev. Bridget Spain
May 12th – Falling Asleep In Church – Jennifer Flegg
May 19th – Thin Places – Frank Tracy
May 25th – Awe – Madeleine Stringer

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.

The church records its weekly Sunday services and has three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with three sections of the service (sermon, prayers and moments of reflection, and our children’s story) updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”. 

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in May 2019

Film Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street.  They meet at 7pm for a 7.30 start  Sorry to miss the listing for this month’s film.  The film club is a great social opportunity to meet other members of the church as well as to watch great movies.  Admission is free but film club members like to leave a donation for the Lantern Centre.

The church Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the vestry of the church at 7pm.  They will meet on May 29th to discuss South Riding by Winifred Holtby

Our Walking Club like to go walking on a regular basis – usually about once a month.  The next walk will be a guided walk to Glendalough by Frank Tracy on Saturday 18th May which will tie into his address and service on Celtic Spirituality on the morning of Sunday 19th May.  Meet at 11am sharp at the Glendalough Hotel.  Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required for further info or to receive regular info from the walking club.

Theatre Club members like to meet up occasionally to attend the theatre  (or, sometimes, the cinema for variety) in a social setting and sometimes meet for dinner before or drinks after.  If you’d like to know of future plans send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required and he will put you on the mailing list. 

Restoration

Whether it be heating, stonework, windows or the grand restoration project of the pipe organ, old churches never stop needing funds to continue their maintenance and renewal.  You can see the beautiful results of the recent restoration work of the Hutton Window on our Facebook page.  There is more work to be done to bring new light through our old but historic windows.  You can contribute to the ongoing restoration work by donating via Paypal or by buying church publications and greeting cards at church or online. See the Restoration page on the website for more details.

Publications

The church has published a variety of books and other products.  Our most recent publication is a first collection of sermons and essays by our current minister Rev. Bridget Spain.

The new book, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories and greetings cards published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

Events in the church – May 2019

Friday 3rd May – lunchtime
La Douleur Exquise: Song Recital
Eileen Coyle – soprano
Frasier Hickland – piano
1pm
Admission free – retiring collection for the Dublin Unitarian Restoration Project

An afternoon of songs by the masters of 19th Century French Mélodie. Songs by Faure, Debussy, Gounod, Hahn and Viardot.

Friday 3rd May – evening
MCD presents
Joshua burnside
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets €15 from www.ticketmaster.ie

Northern Irish experimental folk songwriter and producer Joshua Burnside is something of a regional anomaly. With a brooding, powerful sound echoing artists of places afar and time long gone, his enthralling craft defies local comparison in striving towards an aesthetic as much as visual as it is sonic.

Balanced with a diverse palette of sounds, Burnside deftly blends alt-folk and elements of the Irish folk song tradition with South American rhythms and Eastern European influences, whilst introducing synthetic and found-sounds, synths loops and crunching beats to create a stormy world that shifts and swirls perspective like a lingering lucid dream. With over 10 Million streams on Spotify and 2017’s Press Winner of the NI Music Prize

Joshua Burnside’s future looks very bright indeed.

Friday 10th May
Harmonyworks presents
Music For Inner Peace
featuring Ananda and Mangala’s Group
7pm
Admission Free

a concert of meditative music with two instrumental and vocal groups who create a unique sound – a blend of soulfulness, power and silence.

Sunday 12th May
Branwen : “Hunted and Haunted”
Doors 8pm
Tickets €10

Dark, surreal and stark, this is an Album written from a place of deeply lived experience emerging from a rich imagination.

Branwen at a young age has lived many lives. Having spent five years in the acclaimed experimental folk act Twin Headed Wolf,(praised as “Glastonbury’s most special festival find” by Spectator Magazine) Branwen is also an award nominated performance artist, sculptor, puppeteer, writer of strange visual plays and a lively adventurer. Her unusual and powerful voice is rooted in a brief but impactful operatic training and a lifetime of exposure to traditional Irish singing. This is her first solo album.

Recorded with Simon O Reilly on her home turf in the wilds of West Clare, this project is a fruitful collaboration with two of Irelands finest musicians, Deirdre O Leary on Bass Clarinet (Crash Ensemble, Stargaze) and Nicholas Cooper on Violin ( Ye Vagabonds). Together they create an intricately arranged soundscape which supports the singing of mysterious and poetic songs. She will be playing with the full band on the night.

The live show also involves an array of unmusical objects employed as instruments, loop pedals, banjo, guitar and harmonium. Expect a show woven with storytelling, poetry, occasional puppetry, an intricate knowledge of folklore and a dash of the surreal. CDs and digital downloads available on the night.

Fever In Bedlam (video)

Sunday 19th May
My Grass Is Blue presents
Kristy Cox & Band
Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Tickets €27 from www.mygrassisblue.com from mid-February 2019

“Kristy Cox is making a repeat visit to my favorites list. This Australian transplant captured lightning in a bottle when she teamed up with producer and writer Jerry Salley a couple of years ago, and the combination is still magical. On Ricochet, Cox steps it up a notch or two as a vocalist, making her one of the best in the business. Lots of strong songs here, but my favorite is a heart-breaking duet with Brandon Rickman on ‘A Bed This Cold’, which Rickman wrote with Salley.”
– David Morris, Bluegrass Today, selecting Ricochet as one of his favourite album releases of 2018

Chart-toppin’ Nashville-based Kristy Cox is on quite the roll. Capturing attention with her powerful singing style, youthful energy-infused bluegrass, and song writing acumen, she continues to enjoy radio & television success in both the US and in her native Australia where she’s a multi award-winning Australian Country Music Awards Golden Guitar recipient – most recently she picked up the 2019 Golden Guitar for Bluegrass Album of the Year for her 2018 release Ricochet. For this, her current & first release after signing with the Virginia-based bluegrass-only Mountain Fever label, Kristy teamed up with renowned songwriter Jerry Salley. Proving to be quite the formidable pairing in writing and recording great bluegrass and acoustic country music, the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts for Bluegrass Album and was shortlisted for the GRAMMY award for Best Bluegrass Album.

I Can Almost See The Smoke on YouTube

Saturday 25th May
Songs In The Key Of Life
Gloria Dublin Lesbian & Gay Choir
Show 8pm
Tickets €10 from www.eventbrite.com

From camp to classical, a fun concert to welcome in the Summer.

Sunday 26th May
Cantáirí Avondale – A Summer Concert
3pm
More details to be announced.

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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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Annual Reading Of The Names today in church, 12 noon

Today Dublin Unitarian Church on St Stephen’s Green will hold its 19th annual service to commemorate all those who have died in the conflict in Northern Ireland. This service takes place a day after a young journalist, Lyra McKee, was shot dead in a riot in Derry.

At 12.00 midday members of the congregation and members of the public will begin to read the names of the nearly 3,600 people who died as a result of the conflict in Northern Ireland between 1966 and 2016. The reading of the names will continue until approximately 3 pm.

Members of the public are warmly welcomed to attend this ceremony. People wishing to hear the readings are welcome at any time between 12 midday and 3pm, and can drop in and out as they please. If anybody wishes to join the list of readers, please contact Rev Bridget Spain (contact details below).

This act of commemoration is the only religious service of its kind in Ireland. This will be the nineteenth year of the ‘reading of the names’ service for all those who died in and because of the Northern Ireland conflict, starting with John Patrick Scullion, a Catholic storeman shot by the UVF in West Belfast in 1966, and ending with Lyra McKee, the young journalist shot dead during a riot in Derry yesterday. It is particularly timely this year because of the increasing fragility of the peace process in the North after Brexit.

These readings illustrate powerfully the terrible, random nature of death in war and civil conflict. All human life and death is in these mournful lists: British soldiers, IRA members, loyalist paramilitaries, Ulster policemen and women, gardaí, part-time UDR men, prison officers, civil rights marchers, judges, businessmen, farmers, factory workers, taxi drivers, social workers, children of all ages, people killed walking home from the pub, while watching football on the television, while attending church; people killed on buses and trains; and walking and shopping and visiting in London and Birmingham, Dublin and Monaghan, Belfast and Derry and Banbridge and Omagh and scores of other Northern Irish towns and villages.

The Minister of the Dublin Unitarian Church, Rev Bridget Spain, will begin and end the service with a prayer.

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April 2019

April 2019 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”
—Jane Goodall”

Sunday Services in April 2019

April 7th – Rev. Bridget Spain – Wisdom Of Japan
April 14th – Rev. Bridget Spain – Great Religions Of India
April 21st – Rev. Bridget Spain – Easter Sunday
April 28th – Tony Brady – Behind The Mask

The service on April 28th will be followed by the churches’ AGM.

On Good Friday, April 19th, the church will hold its annual Solemn Reading of the Names service at 12 noon where members of the congregation and friends of the church will read the name of all those killed since the beginning of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. It lasts approximately three hours and visitors are welcome to attend at any stage and stay for however long is deemed appropriate by them.

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.

The church records its weekly Sunday services and has three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with three sections of the service (sermon, prayers and moments of reflection, and our children’s story) updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in April 2019

Film Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street.  They meet at 7pm for a 7.30 start  This month, tonight on 3rd April, they will watch Sully, a 2016 film starring Tom Hanks and directed by Clint Eastwood about Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who landed an airplane with 155 passengers in the middle of the Hudson River between New York City and New Jersey after both the plane’s engines cut out shortly after leaving New York La Guardia Airport.    The film club is a great social opportunity to meet other members of the church as well as to watch great movies.  Admission is free but film club members like to leave a donation for the Lantern Centre.

The church Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the vestry of the church at 7pm.  They will meet on April 24th to discuss The Upstairs Wife by Rafia Zakaria.

Our Walking Club like to go walking on a regular basis – usually about once a month.  Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required for further info or to receive regular info from the walking club.

Theatre Club members like to meet up occasionally to attend the theatre  (or, sometimes, the cinema for variety) in a social setting and sometimes meet for dinner before or drinks after.  If you’d like to know of future plans send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required and he will put you on the mailing list.

Restoration

Whether it be heating, stonework, windows or the grand restoration project of the pipe organ, old churches never stop needing funds to continue their maintenance and renewal.  You can see the beautiful results of the recent restoration work of the Hutton Window on our Facebook page.  There is more work to be done to bring new light through our old but historic windows.  You can contribute to the ongoing restoration work by donating via Paypal or by buying church publications and greeting cards at church or online. See the Restoration page on the website for more details.

Publications

The church has published a variety of books and other products.  Our most recent publication is a first collection of sermons and essays by our current minister Rev. Bridget Spain.

The new book, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories and greetings cards published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

Events in the church – April 2019

Friday 5th April
Cry Monster Cry
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets €15 + booking fee from www.eventbrite.ie

“A hugely accomplished debut album marking out a new talent” – RTE ****

“A bewitching record” – Hotpress Magazine ****

“Rich harmonies…exceedingly likeable” – The Sunday Times ****

“Insular, thoughtful and poetic. Totally addictive and alluring” – Pure M Magazine ****

“Weaves its way into your affections” – Irish Daily Mail ****

Change is inevitable. It’s the very essence of music. Tempos, rhythms, dynamics. Rising, falling, swelling and settling like the tide. Following on from the success of their debut album, Rhythm of Dawn, released to critical acclaim, Cry Monster Cry is embracing change.

Their latest single Citadel still holds the signature elements that Dublin brothers Richie and Jamie Martin have become known for; warm fraternal harmonies, thoughtful, unadorned instrumentation, evocative lyrics and beautiful melodies, but a visceral, more measured approach is also now apparent. Recorded in the wilds of Donegal under the watchful eye of producer Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers, Bell X1, Luke Sital-Singh) the song presents a level of honesty and maturity that is new for the band.

Cry Monster Cry has come a long way since releasing their debut EP The Fallen in 2012. The last two years have seen the band performing on television (The Imelda May Show, Other Voices) to millions of international viewers, as well as playing a string of sold out shows across Ireland and Europe.

Now the brothers are setting off on a new musical voyage, showcasing a conviction that has been sculpted through live performance and the bond felt between musician and audience, and a close-to-the-bone artistry that has been forged over time. Hopes, fears, successes, failures, love, anger, sadness, it’s all present.

Friday 26th April
Homebeat presents
Anna Mieke
Doors 8pm
Tickets €16.67 from www.eventbrite.ie

A concert to premiere Anna Mieke’s debut CD Idle Minds which will be released today. The album was recorded in the far reaches of west Cork and in Pickering Forest, Kildare, and features an eclectic mix of Greek bouzouki, electric guitar, piano and cello. The songs on the album are informed by Mieke’s colorful background of experiences, such as her travels in Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, among other places, and learning Maori songs at school in New Zealand.

Saturday 27th April
Picture House
Tickets €20 from www.picturehouse.ie
Doors 8pm

An acoustic show featuring all the hits and a few surprises.

Sunday 28th April
Freedom
Dublin Youth Choir
Lynsey Callaghan – conductor & director
5pm
Tickets €11 / €5.50 from www.dublinyouthchoir.com

Dublin Youth Choir and Dublin Youth Chamber Choir present a spring concert featuring music that celebrates freedom, music that calls for freedom, and music that explores what it means to be free.

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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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March 2019

March 2019 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men.
~Chinese Proverb

Sunday Services in March 2019

March 3rd – Pam McCarthy – Wish Upon A Star
March 10th – Rev. Bridget Spain – Blessing
March 17th – Rev. Bridget Spain – Religion Of The Axial Age
March 24th – Keith Troughton – I Think It Helps
March 31st – Bridget Spain, address by Barbara Wright – The Wilson Window

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.

The church records its weekly Sunday services and has three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with three sections of the service (sermon, prayers and moments of reflection, and our children’s story) updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in March 2019

Film Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street.  They meet at 7pm for a 7.30 start  This month, on 6th March, they will watch  After The Dance, a documentary film following a girl and her adopted mother as they journey to Clare and New York to find the relatives they never knew.   The film club is a great social opportunity to meet other members of the church as well as to watch great movies.  Admission is free but film club members like to leave a donation for the Lantern Centre.

The church Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the vestry of the church at 7pm.  They will meet on March 27th to discuss Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor.

Our Walking Club like to go walking on a regular basis – usually about once a month.  On Saturday 30th March, they will meet to do the cliff walk between Bray & Greystones along the side of Bray Head.  Meetup at 11am at Bray DART Station.    Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required for further info or to receive regular info from the walking club.

Theatre Club members like to meet up occasionally to attend the theatre  (or, sometimes, the cinema for variety) in a social setting and sometimes meet for dinner before or drinks after.  If you’d like to know of future plans send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required and he will put you on the mailing list.

Restoration

The church recently undertook to restore the Hutton Window on the West Wall of the church.  You can see the beautiful results on our Facebook page.  There is more work to be done to bring new light through our old but historic windows.  You can contribute to the ongoing restoration work by donating via Paypal or by buying church publications and greeting cards at church or online. See the Restoration page on the website for more details 

Publications

The church has published a variety of books and other products.  Our most recent publication is a first collection of sermons and essays by our current minister Rev. Bridget Spain.

The new book, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories and greetings cards published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

Events in the church – March 2019

Saturday 23rd March
Born Optimistic presents
James Heather / Luke Howard
Doors 7.30pm / Show 8pm
Tickets €25 from www.bornoptimistic.com

“Incredibly emotive pieces. A tender, touching album” Loud and Quiet (Albums of the Month)

“This classical masterwork seems like it has simply come out of nowhere.” Bandcamp (Albums of the Week)

“Stories from Far Away On Piano is a fragile, beautiful album – reminiscent of modern composers such as Nils Frahm and Max Richter.” Line Of Best Fit

“Heather joins a growing group of pianist-composers who have learned their lessons from the classical masters and invented a new language for our own time.” iTunes

“Capable of supreme tenderness and yet, tonally, hugely powerful.” Mixmag

“Shimmers on the cusp of emotive melody and ambience.” Mojo

Blown away by just how special this night is going to be. Either of these artists by themselves playing Dublin would be cause for much joy, but of them on the same bill is sheer ecstasy. There are few things on this planet as pure, as focused and as emotionally direct as getting to feel the power of solo piano as a mode of musical delivery. When the composers themselves sit down to share their music with you in such an intimate way it offers up a perfect refuge from daily life.

Heather is one of the new school set of ‘post classical’ artists flourishing in the wake of the long, steady but recently accelerated success of figureheads like Max Richter and Nils Frahm, and the wider public’s overdue but now burgeoning relationship with this varied genre. He played a magical concert for Born Optimistic in November 2017 and as expected, his trajectory has shot upwards since. His music is both straightforward and complex, instantly accessible yet rewarding of multiple listens. His tracks have received over 60 million plays on Spotify, Apple and other services.

Heather’s music has featured on many Spotify playlists such as Peaceful Piano, Lucid Dreamer and Most Beautiful Songs In The World. Whilst on Apple, Heather has been featured on playlists such as Headspace and Meditative Moments and reached number 2 on the UK classical charts in iTunes.

Australian Music Prize-nominated composer Luke Howard is one of Australia’s foremost practitioners of contemporary classical music. Having already accomplished so much and with more on the horizon, he is set to captivate audiences worldwide. His piano playing has been described as “absolutely heavenly” (Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 6) and his music as “an ambient masterclass” (Musos’ Guide), but no words can fully capture the potency of Howard’s enthralling compositions. A pianist since childhood, Howard has scored films and performed with artists as diverse as Lior and Jeff Mills, capturing audiences with contemporary classical arrangements that curl and twist around the boundaries of a particular emotion. Though wordless, Howard’s songs perform a function unique to music as a medium – that of evoking without describing, bringing listeners to a feeling which defies articulating. Now signed to UK label Mercury KX (Lambert, Olafur Arnalds, Solomon Grey), 2018 has seen the release of Howard’s third solo album Open Heart Story, which explores fragmented relationships, childhood memories and the passage of time. He has also toured extensively with shows in Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg (Elbphilharmonie), Istanbul, London, Moscow, and Warsaw. Back home in Melbourne, Howard also composed music for the virtual reality project The Unknown Patient (which premiered at the Venice Biennale) and the short film The Sand That Ate The Sea

Friday 29th March
Aiken Promotions presents
Padraig Stevens & Leo Moran
Tickets €22.50 from www.ticketmaster.ie

The Saw Doctors, Christy Moore and Michael English have all had success with his songs but if you want to hear the original versions of favorites like ‘The Tuam Beat’ and ‘Ireland for the Summer’ go along to the The Unitarian Church on Friday March 29th to hear Padraig Stevens perform a selection from his book of songs, when he will be accompanied by Leo Moran, guitarist with the Saw Doctors. This is the duo’s first Dublin show and an event not to be missed. A night of original songs is promised, with a few stories and a bit of craic thrown in.

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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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January 2019

January 2019 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”
—Jane Goodall”

A belated Happy New Year to all congregation and supporters of the church !!!

Sunday Services in January 2019

January 6th – Rev. Bridget Spain – Joy In Isness (with apologies for the lateness)
January 13th – Rev. Bridget Spain – Communities
January 20th – Frank Tracy – Where Are We Going ?
January 27th – Rev. Bridget Spain – Historic Jesus

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.

The church records its weekly Sunday services and has three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with three sections of the service (sermon, prayers and moments of reflection, and our children’s story) updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in January 2019

Film Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street.  They meet at 7pm for a 7.30 start  This month, they took a Christmas break but will return in February.   The film club is a great social opportunity to meet other members of the church as well as to watch great movies.  Admission is free but film club members like to leave a donation for the Lantern Centre.

The church Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the vestry of the church at 7pm.  They will meedt on  January 30th to discuss Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert


Our Walking Club like to go walking on a regular basis – usually about once a month.    Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required for further info or to receive regular info from the walking club.
Theatre Club members like to meet up occasionally to attend the theatre  (or, sometimes, the cinema for variety) in a social setting and sometimes meet for dinner before or drinks after.  If you’d like to know of future plans send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required and he will put you on the mailing list.

Restoration

The church recently undertook to restore the Hutton Window on the West Wall of the church.  You can see the beautiful results on our Facebook page.  There is more work to be done to bring new light through our old but historic windows.  You can contribute to the ongoing restoration work by donating via Paypal or by buying church publications and greeting cards at church or online. See the Restoration page on the website for more details 

Publications

The church has published a variety of books and other products.  Our most recent publication is a first collection of sermons and essays by our current minister Rev. Bridget Spain.

The new book, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories and greetings cards published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

Events in the church – January 2019

Friday 18th January 2019
Italian Institute of Culture present
Coro a Tenores – Cultura Popolare di Neoneli
Concert at 7.30pm
Admission free

Founded in 1976, the Coro a Tenores is a group of canto a tenore, a style of polyphonic folk singing characteristic of the island of Sardinia. One of its founders, Tonino Cau, is still the leader of the group at this present day. In forty years of activity the Tenores have travelled in every corner of Sardinia and all over the five continents, bringing Sardinian popular culture in more than 30 different countries. The recital Gramsci: un’omine, una vida is a series of songs focusing on life episodes of the Italian philosopher and politician Antonio Gramsci, native of Sardinia. Supported by the European Union, the Italian Republic, Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, POR FESR Sardegna 2014-2020 and Fondazione di Sardegna.

Friday 1st February
Homebeat presents
Gyda Valtysdottir (mūm)
Doors 8pm
Tickets €14.99 / €20.34 from www.eventbrite.ie

Homebeat are delighted to welcome Gyda Valtysdottir – founding member of legendary Icelandic outfit mūm – as she presents her new Epicycle project – combining with two of her esteemed and favourite collaborators Shazad Ismaily on synths, and Julian Sartorius on drums, performing a lifting showcase of her spellbinding cello and vocal talents to point of focus.

Since mūm have taken a back seat, Valtysdottir has toured with the likes of Jonsi (Sigur Ros) and Damien Rice, before turning back to her own performances including a selection of reworked classical pieces alongside her own stunning compositions.

Moonchild
Full Radio Session for KEXP

This promises to be a unique night in the presence of a true luminary who is rarely glimpsed on these shores.

Saturday 2nd February
The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock – Lockout
Doors 8pm
Tickets €15 from www.tickets.ie

“In their transformation into this hydra of guitars, what The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock have done with ‘Lockout’ is create a sonically literate, textured and diverse ensemble piece that moves deftly through genres and time signatures, enriching its characters and enlivening an era.”
Golden Plec

“Amidst the wide-spanning and ambitious storytelling, however, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock’s aptitude as musicians should not be overlooked. Pairing the soundtrack – be it the shimmer of scene-setting guitar, the trad-folk rumble of the ordinary man’s tale, the light, toe-tappy cadence of a gentle interlude or Blighe’s stoic vocal as he becomes another character in the fascinating narrative, they prove themselves masterful musical storytellers. From start to finish, a remarkable piece of work.” The Irish Times

“Lockout proves to be a serious and often extremely powerful artistic statement about a crucial moment in Irish History” Hot Press

“Lockout is perhaps as far from easy listening as you can get, but it’s a seriously impressive piece of work that pushes the boundaries of what music can achieve” Sunday Business Post

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock will perform Lockout in its entirety one last time at Dublin’s Unitarian Church on Saturday, February 2nd, before beginning work on their next album.

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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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December 2018

December 2018 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“December, being the last month of the year, cannot help but make us think of what is to come.”

Fennel Hudson, A Meaningful Life

Sunday Services in December 2018

December 2nd – One Mantra – Rev. Bridget Spain
December 9th – Saving This Old Planet – Tony Brady
December 16th – Annual Service Of Readings And Carols
December 23rd – Once In Royal David’s City – Rory Delany
December 25th – Christmas Spirits – Rev. Bridget Spain
December 30th – Service of Favourite Readings

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.

The church records its weekly Sunday services and has three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with three sections of the service (sermon, prayers and moments of reflection, and our children’s story) updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in December 2018

Film Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month (5th December) at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street.  They meet at 7pm for a 7.30 start  This month, they will watch School Life, a life affirming documentary on a year in the life of the pupils and teachers at Headfort School, a primary boarding school here in Ireland. Described by the Guardian as an ‘endearing documentary’ we feel that it is the perfect conclusion to our last showing of 2018.   The film club is a great social opportunity to meet other members of the church as well as to watch great movies.  Admission is free but film club members like to leave a donation for the Lantern Centre.

The church Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the vestry of the church at 7pm.  They break every year for the December meeting – lots of other things to be doing between Christmas and the New Year – but they will resume on January 30th to discuss Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Our Walking Club like to go walking on a regular basis – usually about once a month.    Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required for further info or to receive regular info from the walking club.

Theatre Club members like to meet up occasionally to attend the theatre  (or, sometimes, the cinema for variety) in a social setting and sometimes meet for dinner before or drinks after.  If you’d like to know of future plans send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required and he will put you on the mailing list.

Restoration

The church recently undertook to restore the Hutton Window on the West Wall of the church.  You can see the beautiful results on our Facebook page.  There is more work to be done to bring new light through these old but historic windows.  You can contribute to the ongoing restoration work by donating via Paypal or by buying church publications and greeting cards at church or online.

Publications

The church has published a variety of books and other products.  Our most recent publication is a first collection of sermons and essays by our current minister Rev. Bridget Spain.

The new book, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories and greetings cards published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

Events in the church – December 2018

Saturday 1st December
Aiken Promotions presents
Ed Harcourt
Doors 8pm
Tickets €22 from www.ticketmaster.ie

On November 23rd, pianist / singer / songwriter Ed Harcourt releases Beyond The End, his first album for Point Of Departure. It is his first instrumental album. A much acclaimed recording artist who released his Mercury Prize nominated debut, Here Be Monsters on Heavenly Records in 2001, in recent years he has gained acclaim for his songwriting for a variety of artists.

The album, which follows Furnaces, his 2016 album for Polydor, sees Ed Harcourt add another new string to his multi-faceted musical bow. Something of a left-turn after its busy, big-screen, somewhat under-appreciated predecessor, it sees the supremely versatile singer, writer and all-round instrumentalist bravely eschew vocals and lyrics and create a soft-spoken yet emotionally loquacious group of piano-led instrumentals, as if sound-tracking an as yet invisible film, or responding to today’s ferocious shouting match of a planet with a mesmerizing, meditative calm. “The world that we live in, we’re exhausted by the internet, social media, the sheer barrage of news and vomit being rained down us on a daily basis. You can’t avoid it, and it’s tiring. So this record came from taking a step back – it’s something that’s trying to be beautiful. My hope is that people might choose to swim amongst this music when it all gets too much.”

Talking about the gestation of the album, which was written and recorded at his ‘Wolf Cabin’ studio in Oxfordshire Harcourt said, “I knew I wanted to buy a new piano. Eventually I found this 1910 Hopkinson Baby Grand, which is exactly the same make and era as my grandmother’s piano which I started learning on and wrote my first three records on. I felt at home again. I needed a break from singing and lyrics so I began writing instrumental music. I grew up listening to and playing Debussy, Satie, Mozart, Grieg, as well as modern composers like Max Richter, Philip Glass, Arvo Part. I also loved Warren Ellis (with whom Harcourt worked on the new Marianne Faithfull album) and Nick Cave’s score for The Assassination Of Jesse James…

“So from around February I’d get up on the cold mornings, have a coffee after the kids had gone to school, then come in here, shut the door, just play…with the snow coming down outside the window. When I found something I thought worked, I’d play it over and over again… “

With the piano accompanied on occasion by Ed’s wife Gita Langley’s violin and Amy Langley’s cello yet in some phases as minimal as Furnaces was maximal, the album carries you through deceptively calm waters while nonetheless stirring up your stormiest inner passions. Reflective, but never passive it’s a quiet storm and a curveball which will gently woo you rather than boisterously bundle you over.

“It’s not contrived, this. It’s come from the heart. I feel like someone might enjoy it on headphones while walking around an unfamiliar city for the first time.” It’s a foreign affair, but only if you’ve never noticed the depth and diversity that’s always infused Ed Harcourt’s music.

Watch the video for Empress Of The Lake from Beyond The End
www.edharcourt.com

Friday 7th December
Aiken Promotions presents
Hilary Woods
Doors open 7.30pm
Tickets €16.50 (+booking fee) from www.ticketmaster.ie

From Dublin’s Northside, Hilary Woods has come far from her bassist roots. After a spell in fine art school and having studied literature and film in college, music called her back. Since 2014, she has been performing and recording a series of groundbreaking performances, culminating with her debut solo CD “Colt” which was recorded during Winter 2017 with James Kelly in Berlin and released in June 2018.

Woods’ beguiling song- craft has been described as ‘bewitching’, sonically ‘spectral’, ‘ominous and dreamlike’, with the Sunday Times hailing early solo recordings as ‘a revelation in terms of the depth of song-writing’. Her songs imbued with wonder, heartache and a compelling darkness, are accompanied by a tenacious creativity which has seen Woods stretching across multi-disciplinary thresholds exploring visuals and performance art alike. In 2017 Hilary was chosen as Dublin Fringe Festival’s Wild Card artist after creating a piece of theatre NINE from sound design, she was subsequently awarded a place on Theatre Forum’s Next Stage programme. Earlier in the year she was asked to compose original score for horror film as part of the Irish Film Institute’s season celebrating the cinema of the Weimar Republic.

Colt is available to buy from Woods’ Bandcamp page or to stream from all good digital partners.

Sunday 9th December
Orphée by Jóhann Jóhannsson
performed by Glasshouse
8pm
Tickets €19 (€16 concession) from here

This year saw the tragic passing of the visionary Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. We are honoured to receive his team’s blessing to present a concert in his memory. The event will consist of a new arrangement of his incredible 2016 album Orphée followed by original pieces by five Irish composers responding to his life and work.

Saturday 15th December
The Lalala Choir – Elements
Director – Sam Kavanagh
Show 7pm
Tickets €15 / €12 from www.eventbrite.com

7 new composers, 7 world premieres

Join The Lalala Choir for an evening of original music as we premiere seven brand new choral compositions composed by our own members:

Sic Vita – Deirdre Thompson
Wana Made Sing – Lucia Smyth
The Sea is Quiet – Gordon McCormick
Dark – Doireann Waldron O’Loughlin
4am – Mark Cantan
YFWBS – Mariachiara Pecchiari
Hunt in the Open – Nathalie Neumayer

The Lalala Choir has been making its mark in Dublin since 2015 with their focus on improvisation and an inclusive philosophy that says ‘music is for everyone’. Their interactive performances have graced stages, courtyards and fields alike at Electric Picnic, Body&Soul, Ballymaloe Litfest, the Night of Choirs Festival (Hungary). They also produce their own concerts and pop-up performances around the city. The programme will include new music by Sam Kavanagh, performed by the Tuesday Lalala Choir.

While the group are used to putting their own spin on things, from Mozart operas to surf rock, this will be their first time presenting an entirely original programme; stepping over the blurry line from improvisation to fully-fledged compositions.

Monday 17th December
The Road To The East
Judith Mok and the Khoshravesh Brothers
with special guests
Show 8.15pm
Tickets €18.50 / €22.50 from www.eventbrite.ie

In the 16th century the Jews were expelled from Spain and scattered east to the Ottoman Empire, North Africa and even further afield. They took with them the Spanish language and the music of medieval Spain. Down through the centuries they interacted and mingled with the music of the East, to produce what is now known as Sephardic music. The Dutch soprano of part Sephardic descent, Judith Mok, has
been exploring and performing this repertoire for decades.

The Khoshravesh brothers, now based in Paris, studied classical and traditional music in their native Iran. They have joined Judith Mok in a programme which mixes the many traditions of West and East, and explores their similarities and differences, the cross-fertilisations. They will be performing together Sephardic songs, classical Persian music, and in addition, they will perform other music from the 16th century, such as John Dowland, using traditional instruments.

In addition, they will be joined by some very special guests on the night. This promises to be an evening of unusual cross-cultural exchanges performed by musicians at the very top of their game in the beautiful surroundings of the Unitarian Church on Stephen’s Green. Certainly nothing like it has ever been heard in Dublin before, so don’t miss out!

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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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November 2018

November 2018 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

How sad would be November if we had no knowledge of the spring!
~Edwin Way Teale, Circle of the Seasons, 1953

Sunday Services in November 2018

November 4th – Life’s Mystery – Rev. Bridget Spain
November 11th – Remembrance Sunday – Rev. Bridget Spain
November 18th – Japanese Garden Meditation – Rev. Bridget Spain
November 25th – A Reflection On The Book Of Ruth – Paul Jeffrey

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.

The church records its weekly Sunday services and has three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with three sections of the service (sermon, prayers and moments of reflection, and our children’s story) updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”. 

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in November 2018

Film Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month (7th this month) at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street.  They meet at 7pm for a 7.30 start  Last month, due to technical issues, they were unable tol watch Last Orders, Fred Schepisi’s thoughtful ensemble drama which looks back on the life of Jack (Michael Caine), an amiable London butcher who leaves behind his devoted wife, Amy (Helen Mirren), and a group of loyal pub-dwelling buddies when he dies. A superb cast of legendary British actors – this is a lovely and funny film. This month they are going to have another go at watching it, giving up on the Internet and going back to old fashioned DVD.  The film club is a great social opportunity to meet other members of the church as well as to watch great movies.  Admission is free but film club members like to leave a donation for the Lantern Centre.

The church Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the vestry of the church at 7pm.  This month, on 28th November, they will discuss Anatomy Of A Disappearance by Hisham Matar

Our Walking Club like to go walking on a regular basis – usually about once a month.  Their next walk is this weekend in Dun Laoghaire along the Metals towards Killiney on November 3rd. The group will meet at the McInerney’s house, 8 Claremont Villas, Glenageary at 11am to start walking at 11.30.

Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required for further info or to receive regular info from the walking club.

Theatre Club members like to meet up occasionally to attend the theatre  (or, sometimes, the cinema for variety) in a social setting and sometimes meet for dinner before or drinks after.  Their plans for November are

Peterloo (film directed by Mike Leigh at IFI), Monday 5th November
Asking For It (Abbey Theatre) Wednesday 14th November
* The Great Gatsby (Gate Theatre) Monday 19th November

If you’d like to join them or would like to know of future plans send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required and he will put you on the mailing list. Abbey

Publications

The church has published a variety of books and other products.  Our most recent publication is a first collection of sermons and essays by our current minister Rev. Bridget Spain.

The new book, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories and greetings cards published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

Events in the church – October 2018

Friday 2nd November
Born Optimistic presents
Leonard’s Corner
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets €15 from www.bornoptimistic.com

Immerse yourself in the glow of Leonard Cohen’s greatest songs performed by some of Dublin’s Dublin’s greatest musicians.

Leonard’s Corner are:
Tarny Reilly (voice)
Cliff Rosney (piano)
David Byrne (banjo)
Ronan Conroy (bass)
Deirdre Murphy (voice)
Rita Garland (voice/guitar)
Rebecca Reilly (voice/guitar)
Mark Matthew (voice/guitar)

Facebook event here

Friday 16th November
Third Day Chorale present
Clíodhna Ní Aodáin – The Celtic Cello
Third Day Chorale (director, Dr. Marion Doherty Hayden)
Show 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)
Tickets €15 from www.eventbrite.ie

Clíodhna Ní Aodáin presents her debut album, The Celtic Cello, a collection of timeless traditional Irish and Scottish Airs. With haunting melodies of love, parting, nature and the cycle of life, The Celtic Cello evokes the essence of another world while offering memories of home.

Clíodhna is joined by The Third Day chorale for a World premiere of “Báidín Fheilimí” for Choir and Solo Cello conducted by Marion Doherty Hayden.

The Celtic Cello on Facebook
Facebook Event

Saturday 1st December
Aiken Promotions presents
Ed Harcourt
Doors 8pm
Tickets €22 from www.ticketmaster.ie

On November 23rd, pianist / singer / songwriter Ed Harcourt releases Beyond The End, his first album for Point Of Departure. It is his first instrumental album. A much acclaimed recording artist who released his Mercury Prize nominated debut, Here Be Monsters on Heavenly Records in 2001, in recent years he has gained acclaim for his songwriting for a variety of artists.

The album, which follows Furnaces, his 2016 album for Polydor, sees Ed Harcourt add another new string to his multi-faceted musical bow. Something of a left-turn after its busy, big-screen, somewhat under-appreciated predecessor, it sees the supremely versatile singer, writer and all-round instrumentalist bravely eschew vocals and lyrics and create a soft-spoken yet emotionally loquacious group of piano-led instrumentals, as if sound-tracking an as yet invisible film, or responding to today’s ferocious shouting match of a planet with a mesmerizing, meditative calm. “The world that we live in, we’re exhausted by the internet, social media, the sheer barrage of news and vomit being rained down us on a daily basis. You can’t avoid it, and it’s tiring. So this record came from taking a step back – it’s something that’s trying to be beautiful. My hope is that people might choose to swim amongst this music when it all gets too much.”

Talking about the gestation of the album, which was written and recorded at his ‘Wolf Cabin’ studio in Oxfordshire Harcourt said, “I knew I wanted to buy a new piano. Eventually I found this 1910 Hopkinson Baby Grand, which is exactly the same make and era as my grandmother’s piano which I started learning on and wrote my first three records on. I felt at home again. I needed a break from singing and lyrics so I began writing instrumental music. I grew up listening to and playing Debussy, Satie, Mozart, Grieg, as well as modern composers like Max Richter, Philip Glass, Arvo Part. I also loved Warren Ellis (with whom Harcourt worked on the new Marianne Faithfull album) and Nick Cave’s score for The Assassination Of Jesse James…

“So from around February I’d get up on the cold mornings, have a coffee after the kids had gone to school, then come in here, shut the door, just play…with the snow coming down outside the window. When I found something I thought worked, I’d play it over and over again…”
With the piano accompanied on occasion by Ed’s wife Gita Langley’s violin and Amy Langley’s cello yet in some phases as minimal as Furnaces was maximal, the album carries you through deceptively calm waters while nonetheless stirring up your stormiest inner passions. Reflective, but never passive it’s a quiet storm and a curveball which will gently woo you rather than boisterously bundle you over.

“It’s not contrived, this. It’s come from the heart. I feel like someone might enjoy it on headphones while walking around an unfamiliar city for the first time.” It’s a foreign affair, but only if you’ve never noticed the depth and diversity that’s always infused Ed Harcourt’s music.

Watch the video for Empress Of The Lake from Beyond The End
www.edharcourt.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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October 2018

October 2018 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”
Emily Bronté

Sunday Services in September/October 2018

7th – Judas Iscariot – Rev. Bridget Spain
14th – Blessed Are The Peacemakers – Rev. Bridget Spain
21st – Nature And The Soul – Rev. Bridget Spain
28th – Halloween – 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 .

For many years, there have been three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with the three sections updated weekly. Due to current technical problems, there seems to only be one fully functioning at the moment – we are working on it. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in October 2018

Film Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month (3rd this month) at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street. They meet at 7pm for a 7.30 start This month they will watch Last Orders, Fred Schepisi’s thoughtful ensemble drama looks back on the life of Jack (Michael Caine), an amiable London butcher who leaves behind his devoted wife, Amy (Helen Mirren), and a group of loyal pub-dwelling buddies when he dies. A superb cast of legendary British actors – this is a lovely and funny film. The film club is a great social opportunity to meet other members of the church as well as to watch great movies. Admission is free but film club members like to leave a donation for the Lantern Centre.

The church Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the vestry of the church at 7pm. This month, on 31st October, they will discuss Dictator by Robert Harris

Our Walking Club like to go walking on a regular basis – usually about once a month. They are currently planning a walk in Dun Laoghaire along the Metals towards Killiney on November 3rd. The group will meet at the McInerney’s house, 8 Claremont Villas, Glenageary at 11am to start walking at 11.30.

Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required for further info or to receive regular info from the walking club.

Theatre Club members like to meet up occasionally to attend the theatre in a social setting and sometimes meet for dinner before or drinks after. There are tickets booked for Druid Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s Richard III at the Abbey Theatre for Wednesday 17th October. If you’d like to join them or would like to know of future plans send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required and he will put you on the mailing list.

Publications

The church has published a variety of books and other products. Our most recent publication is a first collection of sermons and essays by our current minister Rev. Bridget Spain.

The new book, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories and greetings cards published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

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Events in the church – October 2018

Saturday 13th October
Turning Pirate presents
John Smith
Tickets €17.95 from www.eventbrite.com

“The future of folk music” – John Renbourn

“He’s a magician” – Ben Howard

“Spellbinding” – Time Out

Born in Essex and raised in Devon, John Smith has gained a reputation through relentless touring as one of the UK’s finest guitarists and singer-songwriters. With five album releases in 11 years, his reputation now extends far beyond the UK folk scene, as reflected by sideman credits including Joan Baez, David Gray, Lisa Hannigan and Lianne La Havas. Compared as a singer to John Martyn and Ray Lamontagne, Smith has evolved his own transatlantic blend of fingerstyle and slide techniques, switching between acoustic and electric guitars in various tunings. His uniquely intimate take on love, loss or even a mythic murder ballad, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following, made up of people willing to take part in the communion of a song.

Friday 19th October
Havest Unplugged
A Tribute To Neil Young
Doors 8pm
Tickets €20 from www.tickets.ie

An evening of all the usual acoustic classics (“Heart Of Gold”, “Old Man”, “Harvest Moon”, “Helpless, “Sugar Mountain” etc) as well as re-interpretations of some powerful rockers (“Powderfinger”, “Ohio”, “Southern Man” and “Rockin’ In The Free World”)

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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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September 2018

September 2018 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

Think Like a Tree

Soak up the sun
Affirm life’s magic
Be graceful in the wind
Stand tall after a storm
Feel refreshed after it rains
Grow strong without notice
Be prepared for each season
Provide shelter to strangers
Hang tough through a cold spell
Emerge renewed at the first signs of spring
Stay deeply rooted while reaching for the sky
Be still long enough to hear your own leaves rustling

– Karen I. Shragg

Sunday Services in September 2018

2nd – The Wisdom Of The 12 Steps – Will O’Connell
9th – Time Will Tell – Patrick Rodgers
16th – Is There A Limit To Tolerance ? – Elaine Harris
23rd – Soul Survivors – Rev. Bridget Spain
30th – Making Space For Your Authentic Self – Christina Smith

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 .

For many years, there have been three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with the three sections updated weekly. Due to current technical problems, there seems to only be one fully functioning at the moment – we are working on it. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in September 2018

Film Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month (5th this month) at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street. They meet at 7pm for a 7.30 start This month they will watch the Alfred Hitchcock movie: ‘Rebecca’ starring: Laurence Olivier with Joan Fontaine. The film is based on a novel by Daphne du Maurier. The film club is a great social opportunity to meet other members of the church as well as to watch great movies. Admission is free but film club members like to leave a donation for the Lantern Centre.

The church Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the vestry of the church at 7.15pm. This month, on 26th September, they will read De Niro’s Game by Rawl Hage.

Our Walking Club like to go walking on a regular basis – usually about once a month. Currently there is no specific plan for September but there is liable to be a walk.

Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required for further info or to receive regular info from the walking club.

Theatre Club members like to meet up occasionally to attend the theatre in a social setting and sometimes meet for dinner before or drinks after. A group of them have booked tickets for Hamlet by William Shakespeare at the Gate Theatre. If you’d like to join them or would like to know of future plans send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required and he will put you on the mailing list.

Publications

The church has published a variety of books and other products. Our most recent publication is a first collection of sermons and essays by our current minister Rev. Bridget Spain.

The new book, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories and greetings cards published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

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Events in the church – September 2018

Friday 21st September
Culture Night
Church open from 5-11pm

Dublin Unitarian Church is once again delighted to open its doors to the public on Culture Night which, this year, is Friday 21st September 2018. The church will be open for the duration of the evening – 5pm to 11pm.

As in previous years, there will be spotlight hours on the hour lasting roughly 20 minutes after which visitors are welcome to wander around the church, learn about the history of the building and the congregation and chat to congregation members. This year the music programme has been curated by Born Optimistic and we thank Donal Scannell there for that work. Admission is free and all are welcome.

SPOTLIGHT EVENTS
5pm “The Wilson Memorial Window” Dr. David Carron (talk)
6pm The Daydreamers Kids Choir singing the songs of Mic Christopher
7pm “Our House” Pamela McCarthy (talk)
8pm Delush (music)
9pm “Northern Lights” Rory Delany (talk)
10pm Leonard’s Corner singing the songs of Leonard Cohen.

Music programme curated by Born Optimistic –www.bornoptimistic.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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Culture Night 2018

    Culture Night 2018 at Dublin Unitarian Church

Dublin Unitarian Church is once again delighted to open its doors to the public on Culture Night  which, this year, is Friday 21st September 2018.  The church will be open for the duration of the evening – 5pm to 11pm.

As in previous years, there will be spotlight hours on the hour lasting roughly 20 minutes after which visitors are welcome to wander around the church, learn about the history of the building and the congregation and chat to congregation members. This year the music programme has been curated by Born Optimistic and we thank Donal Scannell there for that work. Admission is free and all are welcome.

    SPOTLIGHT EVENTS

5pm “The Wilson Memorial Window” Dr. David Carron (talk)
6pm The Daydreamers Kids Choir singing the songs of Mic Christopher
7pm “Our House” Pamela McCarthy (talk)
8pm Delush (music)
9pm “Northern Lights” Rory Delany (talk)
10pm Leonard’s Corner singing the songs of Leonard Cohen.

Music programme curated by Born Optimistic – www.bornoptimistic.com

See you on 21st September !!!

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