October 2017 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!”
― Rainbow Rowell, Attachments

Sunday Services in October 2017

8th October – The Age Of Miracles – Rev. Bridget Spain
15th October – Silence – Keith Troughton
22nd October – Where Is Your Treasure ? – Rev. Bridget Spain
29th October – Abraham, Father Of Faiths – Rev. Bridget Spain
followed by Communion Service

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 October 2017

21st Century perspectives on the Reformation – a series of lunchtime talks

2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the start of the Reformation 31st October 1517. To commemorate and better understand this unique historical event and the processes it set in motion the Dublin Unitarian Church has organised a series of three further lunch time lectures during the month of October.

Lectures will begin at 1.05 p.m, last 35- 40 minutes with time afterwards for questions and discussion and conclude at 2 p.m

Thursday 12th October 2017 “The Reformation in England and Ireland “
Lecturer: Dr. John McCafferty UCD

Thursday 19th October 2017 “The outworking of the Radical Reformation in Ireland” .
Lecturer: Rev. Linda Ballard Minister Dunmurry Presbyterian (Non Subscribing) Church, Belfast

Thursday 26th October “ The Counter Reformation and the Council of Trent”.
Lecturer: Dr Con Casey Loyola Institute, Trinity College, Dublin

Admission free. All welcome.

Film Club
The film club meet on the first Wednesday of the month. I apologise for missing this month’s meeting. The next Film Club meeting will be on Wednesday 1st November at 7pm in the Lantern Centre, Synge Street. Details of the film in the next email

Book Club
The Book Club meet to discuss a book on the last Wednesday of the month (25th October in this case) in the vestry of the church at 7pm. Current members should note the new time !!

This month they are reading My Antonia by Willa Cather

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 September 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 – October 2017

Friday 13th October
Affiniti – Hollywood Salutes Bing Crosby
Tickets €21.86 from www.affinitimusic.com
Doors 8pm

On the 40th anniversary of his death, renowned Classical Crossover trio Affiniti present ‘Hollywood Salutes Bing Crosby’.The show celebrates Bing’s relationship with his leading ladies and his contemporary Frank Sinatra. A host of stars from Marilyn Monroe to Judy Garland will pay tribute to the legend through song. Bing’s nephew Howard Crosby is flying from USA with his pianist Randy Kaping to regale Irish audiences with personal stories about his uncle and share the magic of the Crosby Voice! Featuring songs from the Golden Age of Hollywood including ‘I’ll be Seeing You’, ‘Stardust’, ‘Misty’, and ‘Swingin’ on a Star’ Affiniti is a trio made up of harp, violin and voice who are renowned for their fusion of classical, contemporary and celtic music. They have toured the States with Bing’s nephew Howard Crosby on numerous occasions over the years and have been described by The Boston Globe as ‘full of soul, sass and sophistication, as well as exquisite technique’

Saturday 21st October
Tom Chapin In Concert
Family Concert at 3pm, Tickets €15 (adults) / €10 (children)
Evening Concert at 8pm, Tickets €15 (adults) / €12 (concession)

The New York Times calls 3-time Grammy winner Tom Chapin “one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.” Chapin is a renowned singer / songwriter for both family and adult audiences. His career spans Broadway, TV, documentary and feature films, and the concert stage. With 25 recordings and hundreds of songs in his repertoire, Chapin serves up a tasty mix of story songs, ballads, comedic and political songs, family music, sing-alongs, old-time folk classics and a favorite song or two of his late brother Harry’s. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo and autoharp and is joined by regular musical collaborator Michael Mark.

In the afternoon, Chapin presents a lively, interactive and fun-filled performance which engages the hearts, minds and imaginations of young listeners. His witty, life-affirming original songs convey positive messages about family, good food and the green earth. Lend your voice, sing a round, learn a song in sign language and discover the music of a didjeridoo.

Friday 27th & Saturday 28th October
The Pictures presents
Tim Burton Halloween Season

A short season of family-friendly Tim Burton films for the season that’s in it. All Eventbrite links below for seperate events.

Friday 27th October @ 6pm
Edward Scissorhands
Tickets €13.08 from www.eventbrite.ie

Saturday 28th October @ 6pm
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tickets €13.08 from www.eventbrite.ie

Saturday 28th October @ 8pm
Tickets €13.08 from www.eventbrite.ie


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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