March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.
Sunday Services in March 2017
5th March – Service led by Rev. Bill Darlison
12th March Faith Of The Heart – Rev. Bridget Spain
19th March Two Different Reformations – Rev. Bridget Spain
26th March Service led by Waylon White Deer (Choctaw Nation)
11am at Dublin Unitarian Church
Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Service of Reflection – facilitator Pam McCarthy
There is no walk currently planned for March but they have a google group where information is sent once plans are hatched.
The club greatly enjoys welcoming new members.
Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg
The Film Club meets in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street on the first Wednesday of the month (in this case tonight, 1st March) where they enjoy watching a film with good company and a cup of tea. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.
This month they will watch I Wish (2011) – One of that year’s best films arrived quietly, unnoticed by the awards-season cheerleaders, but with its delicacy and complexity, it puts the Oscar-bait to shame. Hirokazu Koreeda’s I Wish … is a deeply considered Japanese family drama in the tradition of Ozu … – moving, sometimes heartbreakingly sad, often mysterious.
Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg
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 – March 2017
Saturday 4th March 2017
Aiken Promotions present
Tickets €15 from www.ticketmaster.ie
Orchid Collective – Consisting of David O Shea (lead vocals, guitar), Shea Tohill (lead guitar, vocals), Hugh O’Neill (bass, vocals) and Brian Roony (drums, vocals) have been gigging relentlessly across Ireland, developing their unique sound and quickly making a name for themselves as an unforgettable live act. The band are responsible for creating rousing alternative folk-influenced rock that would resonate with those who are fans of Villagers, James Vincent McMorrow and Bon Iver. Through their own distinct use of vocal harmonies and searing layers of reverbed guitars; Orchid Collective make themselves known as a band that set themselves apart from their contemporaries, offering a bold new imagining of the indie genre.
Upon releasing their latest EP, the band admitted: ‘It is both an exciting and terrifying time for us to put these songs out to the public and we hope everyone can relate to them the way we have.’
Produced by Rob Kirwan (Hozier/U2), the aptly named ‘Courage’ EP strives for daring new beginnings and showcases the certified brilliance in how Orchid Collective operate as a band, lead track ‘Courage’ demonstrates this through mesmerising guitar riffs and lead singer O Shea’s dulcet tones. ‘Waited on The Sun’ acts as the perfect ode to the final days of summer; a searing cut of blissed out melodies and optimistic vocals that ready us for darker evenings and colder nights. Tracks like ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘Blindfold’ also play on their strengths, the first half of each track weaving in and out of sombre melodies and hushed lyrics – only to climax with Brian Roony’s explosive drum work.
Simply put, Orchid Collective are the band that can perfectly soundtrack the coming change of season, but unlike like the last days of summer, won’t be so easily forgotten.
“Lay As Stone” could have quite easily been written by Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens or Fleet Foxes. This Dublin four-piece has opened its recording account at a level that few young acts could possibly match.’’ – Dan Hegarty (RTE/ CBC MUSIC)
“A slow-burning mosaic of alternative-pop and indie-folk shimmer and glisten, ‘Courage’ is the sound of Orchid Collective fully realising their ambitious sound.” – The Last Mixed Tape
Sunday 19th March
Trinity College Dublin and the Trinity Centre for Literary Translation
Trinity Long Room Hub and the School of Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies
The Italian Institute of Culture in Dublin, Piazza del Mondo Cultural Association, the MotoContrario Cultural Association, the Sardi Celtici
a concert to open the conference
“Untranslatability in Literature and Philosophy”
Admission €13 available at the door
Francesca Placanica (singer)
Emanuele Dalmaso (saxophone)
Andrea Mattevi (viola)
Cosimo Colazzo (piano)
With the participation of the poet Alberto Masala
Original compositions & improvisations from texts by Luigi Reitani, Emilio Villa and Alberto Masala.
Friday 31st March 2017
Old Flat Top presents
An Acoustic Evening with
Over The Rhine
Tickets €21 from www.ticketsource.eu
“lovely, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting musical mosaic,”
“mature, graceful and sad songs (and) intimate, soulful arrangements,” that “showcase Bergquist’s achingly beautiful voice.”
“aggressively beautiful, like those ’60s protesters who confronted soldiers with flowers.”
Rootsy pop / rock / folk from Cincinatti, Ohio.
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