June 2015 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

This quote may explain the extreme lateness of this e-mail. Apologies.

Sunday Services in June 2015

Services at 11am

June 7th “One God” Rev. Bridget Spain
June 14th Anniverary Service led by Rev. Bridget Spain
June 21st “I Wish You . . . . ” Rev. Bridget Spain
June 28th “Let’s Do Religion” Madeline Stringer

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 June 2015

Film Club

The Film Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month (which, in this case, was last Wednesday 3rd June) in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street, Dublin 8 at 7.15pm for 7.30 start. Apologies to facilitator Aubrey Flegg for missing it. The next one will be Wednesday 1st July and details of the film will be in the July newsletter which will be delivered more promptly than this one.

All welcome.

Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg

Walking Club

The Walking Club like to walk places as a group through the year.

Please make contact with Marcus who is at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you’d like to join them for their walks or would like more information.

Book Club

The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month (24th June this month) in the St. Stephen’s Green Hotel at 7.45pm.

This month they are reading  Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy . The club greatly enjoys welcoming new members.

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Organ Restoration Fundraising and Project

With just under €11,000 to raise, we are allowing ourselves to get excited about a launch of the restored organ on Culture Night, Friday 18th September 2015. The plan is for the funds to be raised about the same time. Once the funds are raised, it will not be possible to sponsor a pipe so if you’ve been meaning to do this, now is your chance to get a name on a pipe.

Our Spring 2015 season of fundraising events have been very successful as opportunities for people not familiar with the church to visit us, congregation bonding exercises and, perhaps most importantly, fundraisers but we are not at the stage yet where we can apply the brakes. More fun events have been planned for the Summer and we encourage all to join in with the fun.

There will be a book / bake sale in the church after the service on June 14th (the churches’ 152nd anniversary). If you’re coming to the service, you can help by doing a little baking and bringing it with you – don’t forget to bring money as well.

On Friday 26th June, members of our congregation are organising a 60’s night to celebrate the great decade that changed so much in this world. There will be lots of dancing and kids are welcome. It kicks off at 7.30 and tickets are €10 (kids €5). The adult ticket includes one glass of wine and nibbles. Regarding dress, attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately for the decade. Tickets are available from the church – there will be an online payment option from the church website in due course.

We will be joined on Friday July 3rd by American composer and activist Jim Scott for an evening of music by himself and Pete Seeger and others. More details on this in next month’s newsletter.


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, other books of sermons and childrens stories published by the church are available from the website

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/publications – and we take payment through Paypal.

Events in the Dublin Unitarian Church in June 2015

Friday 12th June

Gary O’Neill – Gracefully With Haste (EP Launch)

Doors 7.45pm

Tickets €12 from www.eventbrite.com

Gary & his band will be launching his EP, ‘Gracefully With Haste’ in the beautiful surroundings of Dublin’s Unitarian Church

Tickets includes a FREE copy of the EP, which you will receive on the night!

Facebook Event


The church is currently fundraising to spend €250,000 to restore its beautiful J.W. Walker Pipe Organ (1910) at the back of the church. On Christmas Day 2014, our organist Josh Johnston was delighted to announce that the appeal had reached the impressive figure of €200,000 – we’re almost close enough to touch the finishing post but there’s a little more to do yet. If you want to help support the project, you can by attending events at the church, buying the various books the church has published or by sponsoring a pipe in the church or via Paypal (all credit cards accepted) through our website. If you’re interested in learning more, you should go to our Restoration page.

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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