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

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


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
. . . . plus special guests Laetare Vocal Ensemble
Tickets €10 & booking fee from
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
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!

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

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.


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

Best wishes,

Dublin Unitarian Church
112 St. Stephen’s Green West
Dublin 2

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