December 2015 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Services in December 2015
Servies at 11am

December 13th Service of Readings & Carols
December 20th Old Souls – Rev. Bridget Spain
Friday December 25th Christmas Day – Rev. Bridget Spain
December 27th Service of Favourite Readings

Saturday 12th December @ 8pm – REACH Carol Service. An annual service of carols and readings led by and for the LGBT community. All welcome. 

Also . . . .
Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Meditation Service – facilitator Pam McCarthy

All welcome.

Sermons, childrens’ stories and meditation prayers from all Sunday services are recorded and can be accessed from our website 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 December 2015

Walking Club
The Walking Club walk in Rathdrum this weekend is cancelled due to Marcus being out of action after an operation. Marcus leads the club who like to get out and walk places roughly once a month through the year.

Marcus will keep in touch with the group regarding when he is up and moving again. Please make contact with him at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you’d like to join them for their walks or would like more information.

Facilitator – Marcus McInerney

Book Club
The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month (30th December this month) in the St. Stephen’s Green Hotel at 7.45pm.. This month they are reading
The Missing Shade Of Blue by Jennie Erdal.

The club greatly enjoys welcoming new members.

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg


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 books of sermons and childrens stories published by the church are available from the website –
– and we take payment through Paypal.

Events in the Dublin Unitarian Church in December 2015

Friday 11th December
I Draw Slow
Doors 7.45pm
Tickets €16 from

“This is how music should be recorded . . . . everyone playing together with great feeling and joy”
Brian Masterson, record producer

The Dublin bluegrass trio have recently released their 2nd cd and cap a successful year with a concert at the Unitarian Church.

Saturday 12th December
REACH Carol Service
Admission Free – Retiring Collection
An annual carol service led by and for the LGBT community. All welcome.
Sunday 13th December
Eleanor Shanley – Forever Young
Doors 7.15pm / Show 8pm sharp
Tickets €22.50 from
Eleanor’s concert at The Unitarian Church, St Stephens Green on Sunday December 13th will signal the conclusion to the first leg of her Forever Young tour which will have run through the tail end of 2015 to promote the release in September of her new CD release of the same name.  Given the concert is perfectly positioned in the Christmas season there is a strong possibility that Eleanor & her band will be joined during the concert by a surprise guest, or two also !
Hear Eleanor singing Forever Young
Friday 18th December
Ollie Cole & The BIMM Vocal Choir in concert
Doors 8pm
Tickets €15 from
Ollie Cole tops off a busy year which saw the release of his latest CD Year Of The Bird with a gig at the church.
Saturday 19th December
CWU Brass Band
Admission free
Retiring Collection for the Restoration Fund of the Dublin Unitarian Church
Christmas favourites and brass band favourites – an annual festival of jolly seasonal music,
Sunday 20th December
Paul Hourican – Sea Change
8.15pm (doors 7.30pm)
Tickets €20 (including a copy of the album) available at the door
Dublin singer and songwriter Paul Hourican launches his new album ‘Sea-Change’ with acoustic renderings of the album’s tracks along with some special guests. Mince Pies and mulled wine will be served in a night filled with festive cheer with all proceeds going to help Dublin’s homeless this Christmas.
Monday & Tuesday 21st & 22nd December
Jack Lukeman – Northern Lights
Tickets €24.65 from
Jack Lukeman is an award winning multi platinum selling artist know for captivating live performances and world class vocals. Returning for the third year due to popular demand with his his show, “Northern Lights – Songs for The Winter Solstice” , Jack sings songs which take him back to winters of long ago and songs which conjure up the atmosphere of winters and Christmases of his childhood! This year the shows fall on the Winter Solstice itself and Jack has an extra special show lined up each night. Poetry, music and stories are intertwined to make these shows a magical musical journey for everyone of all ages.
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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