September 2018 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

Think Like a Tree

Soak up the sun
Affirm life’s magic
Be graceful in the wind
Stand tall after a storm
Feel refreshed after it rains
Grow strong without notice
Be prepared for each season
Provide shelter to strangers
Hang tough through a cold spell
Emerge renewed at the first signs of spring
Stay deeply rooted while reaching for the sky
Be still long enough to hear your own leaves rustling

– Karen I. Shragg

Sunday Services in September 2018

2nd – The Wisdom Of The 12 Steps – Will O’Connell
9th – Time Will Tell – Patrick Rodgers
16th – Is There A Limit To Tolerance ? – Elaine Harris
23rd – Soul Survivors – Rev. Bridget Spain
30th – Making Space For Your Authentic Self – Christina Smith

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 .

For many years, there have been three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with the three sections updated weekly. Due to current technical problems, there seems to only be one fully functioning at the moment – we are working on it. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in September 2018

Film Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month (5th this month) at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street. They meet at 7pm for a 7.30 start This month they will watch the Alfred Hitchcock movie: ‘Rebecca’ starring: Laurence Olivier with Joan Fontaine. The film is based on a novel by Daphne du Maurier. 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 7.15pm. This month, on 26th September, they will read De Niro’s Game by Rawl Hage.

Our Walking Club like to go walking on a regular basis – usually about once a month. Currently there is no specific plan for September but there is liable to be a walk.

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Theatre Club members like to meet up occasionally to attend the theatre in a social setting and sometimes meet for dinner before or drinks after. A group of them have booked tickets for Hamlet by William Shakespeare at the Gate Theatre. If you’d like to join them or would like to know of future plans send an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required and he will put you on the mailing list.


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 – September 2018

Friday 21st September
Culture Night
Church open from 5-11pm

Dublin Unitarian Church is once again delighted to open its doors to the public on Culture Night which, this year, is Friday 21st September 2018. The church will be open for the duration of the evening – 5pm to 11pm.

As in previous years, there will be spotlight hours on the hour lasting roughly 20 minutes after which visitors are welcome to wander around the church, learn about the history of the building and the congregation and chat to congregation members. This year the music programme has been curated by Born Optimistic and we thank Donal Scannell there for that work. Admission is free and all are welcome.

5pm “The Wilson Memorial Window” Dr. David Carron (talk)
6pm The Daydreamers Kids Choir singing the songs of Mic Christopher
7pm “Our House” Pamela McCarthy (talk)
8pm Delush (music)
9pm “Northern Lights” Rory Delany (talk)
10pm Leonard’s Corner singing the songs of Leonard Cohen.

Music programme curated by Born Optimistic –


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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