February 2020 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

Begin again to the summoning birds
to the sight of the light at the window,
begin to the roar of morning traffic
all along Pembroke Road.
Every beginning is a promise
born in light and dying in dark
determination and exaltation of springtime
flowering the way to work

from Begin by Brendan Kennelly

Sunday Services in February 2020

all services at 11am at Dublin Unitarian Church

February 2nd – The Wheel Of The Year – Rev. Bridget Spain
February 9th – Etty Hillesum – Rev. Bridget Spain
February 16th – Hope Renewed – Rev. Bridget Spain
February 23rd – Feet Of Clay – Paul Murray

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.

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 February 2020

Film Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street.  Rendezvous at 7pm for a 7.15 start    This month, on 5th February, they will watch The Trouble With Harry, a funny, early Alfred Hitchcock movie – funny and Hitchcock don’t often go together.  Harry may be dead (from natural causes) but he seems nevertheless, to shun his rightful place in the welcoming soil of New England. We can guarantee no violence among the living nor even ‘gru’ as in gruesomeness but the film is ‘A delightful romp!’ so do please come. 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 26th February, they will discuss Swallows Of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra.  If you’re interested, please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required who co-ordinates the group and can advise on matters pertaining to it.

On the third Tuesday of each month, Tony Brady leads a Mindfulness Meditation in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street at 6.30pm. This month, on 20th February, the theme is “the world through the poetic eyes of Mary Oliver”.  Admission is free but they like to leave a donation (suggested at €5) for the centre. Evening ends with tea/coffee at 8pm. Please email  email hidden; JavaScript is required if you would like to come so they have an idea about the numbers expected.

Our Walking Club like to go walking on a regular basis – usually about once a month.  Their  first walk this year will be in and around the history filled village of Hollywood in Co Wicklow on Saturday 22nd February – description of the walk is shown in the link. Rendezvous at 10 am in the Hollywood Coffee Shop to start walking at 10:30 am. The estimate is that between walking, talking and taking in the many points of interest it will take about 3.5 to 4 hours including picnic lunch. Ground is muddy in some places and the walk will take in some of St Kevin’s way in Corrigan’s Glen which is wet in places so appropriate footwear is advised.  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.  The group has evolved into a WhatsApp group that sometimes make plans at very short notice with people opting in and out on a event-by-event basis.  If you’d like to know of future plans send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required with your mobile number and he can put you in the group. 


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.


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 – February 2020

Saturday 1st February
Callum Orr – Cathy And Places
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets €15 from www.eventbrite.ie

Having spent the first half of 2019 recording a new EP with Darragh Nolan at Asta Kalapa Studios, Wexford singer-songwriter Callum Orr is really pleased with how it’s turned out and is looking forward for you to hear it in its entirety which you can do at this gig where he will be joined by a 5-piece band plus a string quartet playing new songs and reimagined older songs.


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Best wishes,

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

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