September 2014 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“By all these lovely tokens September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.”

Helen Hunt Jackson

Sunday Services during September 2014

August 31st
Let’s Talk About Miracles – Rev. Bridget Spain
September 7th
Who Knows ? – Rev. Bill Darlison
September 14th
The Dude Abides – Rev. Bill Darlison
September 21st
Life Lessons From Huckleberry Finn – Rev. Bill Darlison
September 28th
Power And Forgiveness – Madeline Stringer

All welcome.

Wednesdays at 1.05pm except Christmas Day
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 – . 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 September 2014

Film Club

The Film Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month (in this case, 2nd July) in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street, Dublin 8 at 7.15pm for 7.30 start. This month they will watch the film Philomena (2012) starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench. There is no charge but a donation towards the Lantern Centre is welcome.  All welcome. for more info on the film

Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg

Walking Club

The Walking Club are looking forward to a guided tour around the short Howth Head loop on Saturday 13th September. The walk will be led by Frank Tracy and although the walk will be free as always, donations will be taken for the Organ Restoration Fund. Rendezvous point is 11am at Howth DART Station. The walk is 6.5km and is suitable for all.

For further details or to let him know you are coming (which would be appreciated to ensure they don’t leave anyone behind), please contact Marcus who is at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Book Club

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

This month they are reading The Human Stain by Philip Roth. They greatly enjoy welcoming new members.

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Organ Restoration Fund

The Organ Fund Committee have a few ideas on the go at the moment.

They are currently preparing a Monster Raffle to run during the Autumn running up to Christmas 2014. If you can donate prizes or have good ideas of people in your circle of friends who could, please let Josh know.

They are running a mini-bookstall every Sunday after church. Come and look at what we have in stock at tea / coffee in the Damer Hall. If you have books you would like to donate, or CDs or DVDs, please bring them in and give them to Bernard Keogh.

They are always collecting money for the organ fund. Even the small coins help the project move forward steadily. There is a jar for small change on the bookstall every week. Every little helps.


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 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 Dublin Unitarian Church in September 2014

Friday 19th September
Culture Night

Visitors are invited to stop in and visit the Dublin Unitarian Church as we will be open for Culture Night. There will be special musical and spoken word events on the hour every hour (about 20 minutes) but the doors will be open for the whole night and you can stay for as long or as short as you want.

5pm – Progressive Presbyterianism (talk) – Andy Pollak
6pm – Amhrán nua I nGaelige / New Songs In Irish (music) – Enda Reilly
7pm – Spirituality And Sexuality (talk) – Dil Wickremasinghe
8pm – Arias And Artsong (music) – Sinéad NíMhurchú (soprano) & Niall Kinsella (piano)
9pm – What Do These Unitarians Belieive ? (talk) – Rev. Bill Darlison
10pm – Mariachi San Patricio (music) – Mexican traditional dance music

Please help us spread the word by sharing info on Facebook or in person. We look forward to seeing lots of you on the night.


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 August 20th 2014, our organist Josh Johnston was delighted to announce that the appeal had reached the impressive figure of €180,000 – we’ve passed two thirds of the way but there’s plenty 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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