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Recordings

1. Ireland and Climate Change ahead of the Paris Summit – Autumn 2015 – recordings
2. Political and Social Life in Dublin in 1916 – Spring 2016 – recordings
3. 21st Century perspectives on the Reformation – Autumn 2017 – recordings

Dublin Unitarian Church is pleased to present free recordings of sermons, children’s stories and reflections of services from the past two years for personal use. Due to copyright restrictions, we cannot offer other parts of the service but for more recent services, we have listed the featured readings and music for your information. Due to space restrictions, we’ve had to remove older services (the recordings currently go back to January 2015) but we do still have most of them archived back to April 2009. We have listed these at the bottom. If you are interested in downloading any recordings from this section, please send us an e-mail at email hidden; JavaScript is required stating which podcast you’d like to receive. These requests are free of charge.

Due to the Unitarian service format not being set in stone, it is not always feasible to upload each podcast every week. Apologies for these occasional omissions.

All sermons are the thoughts of the person taking the service and do not constitute Unitarian teaching. All readings are the choice of the person doing the reading.

Sunday 26th November 2017
Sermon – Ray Naughton Rocovia: An Early Unitarian Community
Reflection – Ray Naughton Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Ray Naughton Mocking Is Catching
Readings
1. “You’ll Never Be Famous – And That’s OK” by Emily Smith, The New York Times, Sept. 4, 2017, read by Aidan O’Driscoll
2. The Free Mind by William Ellory Canning, Reading 592 from Singing The Living Tradition, read by Ray Naughton

Sunday 19th November 2017
Sermon – Tony Brady Back To The Present
Reflection – Tony Brady Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Bonnie Brady Attitude Of Gratitude
Readings
1. “Where Did It All Go Wrong For Irish Atheitsts“, an op ed piece by Joe O’Toole (Irish Times August 14th 2017), read by Andrew Connolly
2. Quotes by John O’Donohue, read by Tony Brady

Sunday 12th November 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Remembrance Day
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Our Remembrance Day ceremony is included in the Reflections podcast.
Readings
1. Reflection on Armistice Day, written and read by Frank Tracy
2. extract from “Man’s Search For Meaning” by Viktor Frankl, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 5th November 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Soul Cultivation
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Where is God Hiding ?
Readings
1. extract from Good Bones by Margaret Atwood, read by Emily Neenan
2. All Souls Day from With Heart And Mind by John Harley, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 29th October 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Abraham, Father Of Faiths
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Stone Soup
Readings
1. The Raft Of Life written and read by Clive Geraghty
2. On The Unitarian Church by Rev. Tony Larson, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 22nd October 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Where Is Your Treasure ?
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Readings
1. extract on Fear from “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert, read by Trish Webb Duffy
2. Reflection On The Eclipse by Robert Fulghum, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 15th October 2017
Sermon – Keith Troughton Silence
Reflection – Keith Troughton Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Keith Troughton Stone Soup
Readings
1. extract from “Oh The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss, read by Solomon Traynor
2. Extract from from “Windows On The World” by Tim Parks, read by Joanna Troughton

Sunday 8th October 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain The Age Of Miracles
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain The Empty Bowl
Readings
1. Speech by Sojourner Truth, read by Jennifer Russell Buller
2. “Spirit Of Sacredness” by Celia Cartwright from the book Heart & Mind 2, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 1st October 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Filling The Empty Bowl
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain The Empty Bowl
Readings
1. Postcript by Seamus Heaney, read by Valerie Shanley
2. extract from “Cosmic Consciousness” by Richard Buck, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 24th September 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Rome’s Reaction To The Reformation
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Talking To God
Readings
1. extract from “Hanging With The Elephant” by Michael Harding, read by Pam McCarthy
2. An Angel At My Window by Sue Monk Kidd, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 17th September 2017
Sermon – Rev. John HerronTransformation
Reflection – Rev. John HerronReflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Readings
1. Letter To My Brother Nikolai by Anton Chekhov, read by Richard Rose
2. excerpt from “A Manual For Living Comfortably In The Cosmos”, read by Carol Stafford

Sunday 10th September 2017
Sermon – Dr. Martin Pulbrook Reclaiming The Gospel Of Saint Peter
Reflection – Dr. Martin PulbrookReflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Readings
1. excerpt on Dreamers from “As A Man Thinketh” by James Allen, read by Ray Naughton
2. Passage by Paul Trudinger, read by Dr. Martin Pullbrook

Sunday 27th August 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Defining God
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Searching for God
Readings
1. Excerpt from “The Opal And The Pearl” by Mark Patrick Hederman, read by Paul Murray
2. “Turning To The Sacred” by Roy Arbuckle from “Soul Searching” ed. Ciaran McKeown & Hugh Arthurs, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 20th August 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain One Hundred Years Ago
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Being Rich
Readings
1. Two Letters From The Front, one by Madeleine’s relative Reg, one by his section’s chaplain, read by Madeleine Stringer
2. “Walking Down Market Street” by G Richard Rieger from the book “Riches for the Mind and Spirit” edited by John  Marks Templeton, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 13th August 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain The English Reformation
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Learned Names For God
Readings
1. “In Danger Of Living” written by Mona Alxexander, read by her son Dennis Aylmer
2. “Progress” by Emma Wheeler Wilcox, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
3. “Live Well” by Robert hardies, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 6th August 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Listen Up
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain The Property Developer And The Wise Man
Readings
1. Honouring Our Spiritual Lion from “The Undefended Self” by Susan Thesenga, read by Monica Cremins
2. The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dream, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 30th July 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Attend Your Vision
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain The Guardian Of Truth
Readings
1. “Lecons de Tenebre” by Clive James, read by Peter White
2. “A Letter To Myself Who Let Life Happen To Her” printed anonymously in The Guardian, 8th July 2017, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 23rd July 2017
Services of Favourite Readings & Music led by Rev. Bridget Spain
1. The Tibetan Art of Serenity by Christopher Hansard., read by Beverley Figgis
2. “Abu Ben Adhem” by Leigh Hunt, read by Moisie McCaw
3. Poem & Bio of Francis Ledwidge, read by Frank Tracy
4. “This Marriage” by Rumi, read by Jane Meredith
5. Extract from “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, read by Ray Naughton
6. “We Are Seven” by William Wordsworth, read by Sandra Walker
7 “Vocation” by Fr. Joe Lucy, read by Andrew Connolly
Music
1. Traumerei by Franz Schubert played by Dorene Groocock (flute) and Josh Johnston (piano)
2. Tamborin by Gossec, played by Dorene Groocock (flute *

Sunday 16th July 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Throwing It Away
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Good Things Sent Come Back To You
Readings
1. “Thanksgiving” written and read by Teresa Mee (originally published on Association of Catholics in Ireland website)
2. Living Simply from ‘With Heart And Mind 2″, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music
1. Clair De Lune by Claude Debussy, played by Josh Johnston on the piano
2. Rondeau by Jean-Joseph Mouret, played by Josh Johnston on the organ

Sunday 9th July 2017
Sermon – Aidan O’DriscollYou Must Go On
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain The Tortoise And The Hare
Readings
1. Extract from “Insomnia City by Bill Hayes, read by Yvonne O’Reilly
2. Extract from The Loneliness Of Life from “What Do These Unitarians Believe ? Collected Sermons Of Rev. Ernest Savell Hicks” edited by Rev. Bill Darlison & Paul Spain, read by Aidan O’Driscoll
Music
1. I Closed My Eyes composed & performed by Josh Johnston

Sunday 2nd July 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Questioning Old Certainties
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Keeping The Lamp Lit
Readings
1. excerpt from Waking The Tiger by Peter Levine, read by Andrew Connolly
2. A Moment of Enlightenment collected by Maurice Buck, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

We are very sorry but due to technical gremlins, we are unable to podcast the following services.

Sunday 25th June 2017
Reason – Pamela McCarthy
Sunday 18th June 2017
What’s Your Story – Laura Pedersen (deacon of All Souls Church, Manhattan, NYC)

Sunday 11th June 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Fallout From Reformation
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Trying Things In Different Ways

Sunday 4th June 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bill Darlison Homaranismo
Reflection – Rev. Bill Darlison Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bill Darlison Throwing Starfish Back Into The Sea

Sunday 28th May 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bill Darlison Mortals And Immortals
Reflection – Rev. Bill Darlison Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bill Darlison The Beggar And The KingKing

Sunday 21st May 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bill Darlison God’s Onion
Reflection – Rev. Bill Darlison Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bill Darlison Wisdom

Sunday 14th May 2017
Sermon – Rev. John Herron The Less Travelled Way
Reflection – Rev. John Herron Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. John Herron Two Very Important Words
Readings
1. “Turning The Other Cheek” by Fergal MacEoinín
2. “The Road Less Travelled” by Robert Frost, read by Rev. John Herron

Sunday 7th May 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Lost In Translation
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Readings
1. “A Man’s A Man For All That” by Robert Burns, read by Carol Stafford
2. extract from “The Life Of Pi” by Yann Martel, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 30th April 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Growing A Soul
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain The KnowItAll At The Dinner Party
Readings
1. extract from “Unthinkable: Great Ideas For Now” by Joe Humphries, read by Paul Murray
2. “Getting To Know The Stranger Within” by Rev. Danny Crosby, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 23rd April 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain – Welcome To Stranger

Sunday 16th April 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Easter Stories
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Making Art Out Of Broken Things
Readings
1. Words on Syria compiled and read by Arabella O’Rourke
2. Reformation Transformation And The Wonder Of Kinsuji by Rev. Celia Cartwright, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 9th April 2017
Sermon – Pamela McCarthy Freedom
Reflection – Pamela McCarthy Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Pamela McCarthy Han’s PLan To Get Out Of Prison
Readings
1. “Everything Waits To Be Noticed” by Art Garfunkel, Buddy Mondlock & Maia Sharp, read by Josh Johnston
2. On The Idea Of Liberty from “Toward The Light Of Liberty” by A.C. Grayling, read by Pamela McCarthy
3. “To Althea From Prison” by Richard Loveless, read by Pamela McCarthy

Sunday 2nd April 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Interpretation of Scripture
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Readings
1. excerpt from “At Swim Two Birds” by Flann O’Brien, read by Katy Hayes
2. “Dear Dr. Laura” (an open letter – unattributed – found on the internet), read by Rev. Bridget Spain
3. “Interpreting Scripture” by William Ellory Channing, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music composed by Brooksie Wells, and performed by her with Lisa Kay Howard Hughes & Wally Hughes

Sunday 26th March 2017
Sermon – Waylon White Deer (Chocktaw Nation) Visiting Address
Reflection – Frank Kelly Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Frank Kelly Suri And The Elephants
Readings
1. excerpt from “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King Jr., read by Tony Roche
2. excerpt from “Stillness Speaks” by Eckhart Tolle, read by Frank Kelly

Sunday 19th March 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Two Different Reformations
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Readings
1. “Reflection And Margins” from With Heart And Mind, read by George Mc Caw
2. “Varying Creeds And Reverend Rationalism” from “Rationalism And Faith” by Rev. E. Savell-Hicks, read by George McCaw
3. “Soul” from “Listening Hearts” by Christine Robinson & Alicia Hawkins, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 12th March 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Reasons To Keep Lent
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain The Tiger On The Cliff
Readings
1. “Freedom Of Conscience” written and read by Dr. Martin Pulbrook
2. extract from “Listening Hearts” by Christine Robinson & Alicia Hawkins, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 5th March 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bill Darlison The Original Devil’s Chaplain
Reflection – Rev. Bill Darlison Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bill Darlison Three Pieces Of Valuable Advice
Readings
1. “Empty Arms” by “Linda”, read by Alistair Smith
2. John, Chapter 11 – The Raising Of Lazarus, read by Dennis Aylmer

Sunday 26th February 2017
Sermon – Keith Troughton Domestic God
Reflection – Keith Troughton Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Keith Troughton This Too Shall Pass
Readings
1. Prayer Before Birth by Louis MacNeice, read by David Heap
2. “Advice To Myself” by Louise Erdrich, read by Joanna Troughton
3. “Breathing Space July” by Tomas Transtromer, read by Keith Troughton

Sunday 19th February 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Reasons To Keep Lent
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain The Tiger On The Cliff
Readings
1. A Present To Myself by Pat Ingolsby, read by Patrick Rogers
2. “Keeping A Journal” from “The Gratitde Response” by Tony Brady, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 12th February 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Jesus And The Buddha
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Giving Advice
Readings
1. Some words on Charles Darwin, written and read by Diarmuid Harte
2. Kisagotami And The Buddha, a story found on travels of life, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music
1. “If Ye Love Me” by Thomas Tallis, performed by the church choir

Sunday 5th February 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain A Clear Mind
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain A Whacking Big Diamond
Readings
1. extract from “More Heroes, Less Prophets” by Steven Weinberg, read by Oliver Power
2. extract from “Seeing Anew” by Martina Sheehan, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 29th January 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain The Wrtings Of Saint Paul
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Colonel Saunders
Readings
1. Various Quotes Regarding Forgiveness, read by Sarah O’Hara
2. St. Paul’s Letter To The Corinthians, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music
1. “Let It Be” by John Lennon & Paul McCartney, performed by Josh Johnston

Sunday 22nd January 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Flourishing
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain How Does This Affect Me ?
Readings
1. “A Poem For Hope” by Wendell Berry, read by Jennifer Buller
2. Extract from “The Five Stages Of The Soul” by David Carroll & Harry Moody, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music
1. “Words We Never Use” by Ron Sexsmith, performed by Josh Johnston
2. Allemande by Anna Magdelena Bach, performed by Josh Johnston

Sunday 15th January 2017
Sermon – Jennifer Flegg Identity
Reflection – Jennifer Flegg Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Readings
1. two stanzas from “Song Of Myself” by Walt Whitman, read by Shari McDaid
2. “I Too Sing America” by Langston Hughes, read by Shari McDaid
2. Essay from Meditation In Christianity by R. Piehta, read by Jennifer Flegg
Music
1. “Wiinter” by Tori Amos, performed by Josh Johnston on the piano
2. “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” by Billy Taylor, performed by Josh Johnston on the piano

Sunday 8th January 2017
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Heroes
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Elephants
Readings
1. Conclusions from Barack Obama’s speech to the United Nations, September 2016, read by Doireann Ní Bhríain
2. “Right Speech” read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music
1. “We Tried” composed and performed by Josh Johnston on the piano
2. “Tristezza” by Wilhelm Statius-Muller, performed by Josh Johnston on the piano

Sunday 1st January 2017
Service of Favourite Readings & Music
Readings
1. Kings Chapters 3 & 4, read by Dennis Aylmer
2. “At The Cancer Clinic” by Ted Koozer, read by Yvonne O’Reilly
3. “Behind Our Anxiety: The Fear Of Being Unneeded”, a newpaper article by the Dalai Lama, read by Aidan O’Driscoll
4. “Begin” by Brendan Kennelly, read by Michael Barry
5. extract from “Amadeus” by Peter Shaffer, read by Denis Conway
6. “On Donald Trump”, article by Garrison Keillor in Washington Post, 8th November, read by Trish Webb Duffy
Music
1. “Arabesque” by Claude Debussy, performed by Grace Briggs
2. “Crimson Gown” by Simon Quigley, performed by Katherine Atkinson & Simon Quigley

Sunday 25th November 2016 Recordings to Follow
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain – Christmas Day
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain – Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Choir Anthem – Nowell Nowell Nowell by Elizabeth Maconchy

Sunday 18th December 2016
Service of Carols & Readings
Readings
1. excerpt from Christmas Day 2009 Sermon by Rev. Bill Darlison, read by Clive Geraghty
2. “A Christmas Childhood” by Patrick Kavanagh, read by Sheila Hanley
3. Mark Chapter 2, read by Katherine Atkinson
4. “Jesus Was A Jew” by Robert Fulghum, read by Andrew Connolly
5. reading by Rob Mark
6. Why I Believe In Santa Claus by GK Chesterton, read by Frank Tracy
7. “What If The Three Wise Men Had Been Women ?”, found on the internet, read by Monica Cremins
Choir Anthems
1. “Spanish Carol” Traditional Spanish arr. Andrew Carter
2. “Rathlin Cradle Song” Words by John Irvine, Music Traditional Irish arr. Havelock Nelson
3. “Nowell Nowell Nowell” by Elizabeth Maconchey

Sunday 11th December 2016
Sermon – Rory Delany Let’s Be Fred
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain A Lesson In Perspective
Readings
1. “Where The Snow Goes” from All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum, read by Madeline Stringer

Sunday 4th December 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain A Limited Liberal
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Patience
Readings
1. From The Republic Of Conscience by Seamus Heaney , read by Snadra Walker
2. extrract from “Divinity School Address” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 27th November 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Keep Pedalling
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Trying New Things
Readings
1. Reflection from Yellow Hawk, Sioux Chief, read by Frank Tracy
2. Reflection written by Columbanus, read by Frank Tracy
3. Reflection written by John Henry Newman, read by Frank Tracy
4. Excerpt from “Maybe (Maybe Not)” by Robert Fulghum, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 20th November 2016
Sermon – Alistair Smith The Age Of Aquarius
Reflection – Alistair Smith Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Readings
1. Words on St. Nicholas written and read by Clive Geraghty
2. extract from “The Rights Of Man” by Thomas Paine, read by Alistair Smith
Music
1. Wir Glauben an in einer Gott, chorale prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach (organ)

Sunday 13th November 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Remembrance Day
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Rev. Bridget Spain, Dennis Aylmer & Fergus Whelan Remembrance Ceremony
Readings
1. Extracts from “What Would You Do If ?” by John Yoder, read by Paul Murray
2. A Letter From A German Soldier To His Wife Shortly Before He Was Executed, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music
1. The Green Fields Of France by Eric Bogle, sung by Fergus Whelan
2. Lord, For Thy Tender Mercies Sake by Richard Farrant, performed by Dublin Unitarian Church Choir

Sunday 6th November 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Back To Basics
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Hats At Church
Readings
1. extract from Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It: Wisdom of the Great Philosophers on How to Live by Daniel Klein, read by Bernard Keogh
2. extract from Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind, a 1901 book by Richard Maurice Bucke, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music performed by Simon Harden (organ)

Sunday 30th October 2016
Sermon – Frank Kelly Samhain
Reflection – Frank Kelly Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Frank Kelly A Refused Gift
Readings
1. Activating Change and Warriorship from The Planetary Game by Joy Drake, read by Mary O’Brien
Audio
1. “The Real You” by Alan Watts
2. “Imagine” by John Lennon
Music performed by Simon Stroughair (organ)
1. Ich Ruf Zu Dir by Johann Sebastien Bach
2. Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 by Johann Sebastien Bach

Sunday 23rd October 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Harvest
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Doing What We Can
Readings
1. extract from “Anam Cara” by John O’Donoghue, read by Michael Barry
2. “Why You Should Not Be A Unitarian” by Rev. Tony Larson, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music
1. “Asylum Harbour” composed & performed by Josh Johnston (piano)
2. “A Celtic Blessing”, Text: Fiona MacLeod Music: Philip Moore, performed by Dublin Unitarian Church Choir

Sunday 16th October 2016
Sermon – Dorene Groocock Lessons In Life
Reflection – Pamela McCarthy Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Dorene Groocock One Things Leads To Another
Readings
1. “breathe On Me, Breath Of God” (hymn) read by Ken Smith
2. excerpt from a book by Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, read by Dorene Groocock
Music performed by Josh Johnston (organ & piano)
1. “When I Watch You Sleeping” by Mark E. Nevin (piano)
2. “Ich Ruf Zu Dir” by Johann Sebastien Bach (organ)

Sunday 9th October 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Imagine: No Heaven, No Hell
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Swapping Lives
Readings
1. “Our Attie Towards Wealth Played a Crucial Role In Brexit: We Need A Rethink”, an op-ed in The Guardian, July 2016 by Stephen Hawking, read by John Ward
2. “Tending The Secret Garden” from Shine And Shadow by Kathleen McTigue, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music performed by Simon Stroughair (organ

Sunday 2nd October 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Work: A Spiritual Practise ?
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Career Choices
Readings
1. “Our Attie Towards Wealth Played a Crucial Role In Brexit: We Need A Rethink”, an op-ed in The Guardian, July 2016 by Stephen Hawking, read by John Ward
2. “Tending The Secret Garden” from Shine And Shadow by Kathleen McTigue, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music performed by Josh Johnston (piano)
1. “In My Garden” by Mark McGuigan & Enda Reilly
2. Prelude from Prelude & Fugue No. 1 in C by Johann Sebastien Bach

Sunday 25th September 2016 Service taken by Linda Ballard, licentiate of the Synod of Munster, Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland
Sermon – Linda Ballard The Sons Of Abraham
Reflection – Linda Ballard Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – L cttlllkj. Baixe pandora gratuitamenteinda Ballard Two Monks And The Woman
Readings
1. passages from the psalms & personal notes, read by Dorene Groocock
2. Genesis, Chapter 17, Verses 1-8, 15-21, read by Linda Ballard
Music performed by Josh Johnston
1. improvisation on “Moning Time” by Shari McDaid
2. Romance in Ab Major by Elias Parish-Alvars

Sunday 18th September 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Reformation
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Enjoy All The Parties
Readings
1. extract from Chapter 26 of “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville, read by Denis Conway
2. “The Russians Are A Rotten Lot” by Robert Fulghum, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music performed by Simon Harden

Sunday 11th September 2016
Sermon – Dil Wickremasinghe Get Birth Right And The World Right ?
Reflection – Dil Wickremasinghe Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Dil Wickremaasinghe Two Monks And The Woman
Readings
1. The Art Of Developing A Beautiful Mind by John O’Donoghue, read by Susan McKeever
2. Extracts from “The Guide To Childbirth” & “The Guide To Breastfeeding”, both by Ina May, read by Dil Wickremasinghe
Music performed by Josh Johnston
1. “Ah Leave Me Not” by W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
2. “Joyful Joyful” music by Ludwig von Beethoven

Sunday 4th September 2016
Sermon – Elaine Harris Science And Religion: Squaring The Circle ?
Reflection – Elaine Harris Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Readings
1. Words on Franceis Hutcheson by Philip Moore, read by Fergus Whelan
2. Extract by Kai Krauser from “What I Believe But Cannot Prove”, read by Elaine Harris
Music performed by Josh Johnston
1. “Into My Arms” by Nick Cave
2. “Galileo” by Declan O’Rourke
3. “It Ain’t Necessarily So” by George Gershwin

Sunday 28th August 2016
Sermon – Dr. Martin Pulbrook Towards A Unitarian Theology For The 21st Century
Reflection – Dr. Martin Pulbrook Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Readings
1. Words on St. Stephen’s Church, read by Rory Delany
Music performed by Josh Johnston
1. “Smile” by Charlie Chaplin (piano)
2. “Hornpipe” by C.S. Lang (organ)

Sunday 21st August 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Re-writing Biographies
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Inheriting The Company
Readings
1. Extract from “Tales From An Empty Cabin” by Grey Owl, read by Beverley Figgis
2. extract from “The Lost Gospel: A Quest For The Gospel Of Judas Iscariot” by Herbet Krosney, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music performed by Josh Johnston
1. “Blackbird” by John Lennon & Paul McCartney (piano)
2. “Trumpet Tune” by Henry Purcell (organ)

Sunday 14th August 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Peace, Hope, Joy
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Readings
1. “Digging” by Seamus Heaney, read by Peter White
2. extract from “The Gratitude Response” by Tony Brady, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music performed by Josh Johnston
1. “I Love You” by Sarah McLAchlan (piano)
2. “Tuba Tune” by C.S. Lang (organ)

Sunday 7th August 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain The Gnostics Part 2
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Readings
1. “Pied Beauty” by Gerard Manley Hopkins, read by Aidan O’Driscoll
2. “The Many Parts Of God” by Sri Ramakirshna, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Hymns accompnied by, and interlude music performed by Simon Harden

Sunday 31st July 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Holy Mountain, Sacred Space
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain Recessionary Logic
Readings
1. Reflections on the Principles of A Course In Miracles from “A Return To Love” by Marion Williamson, read by Monica Cremins
2. Extracts from “Going Up The Holy Mountain by Gary Hastings, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music performed by Josh Johnston
1. Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel) by Billy Joel performed on the piano
2. Gabriel’s Oboe by Ennio Morricone, performed on the organ

Sunday 24th July 2016
Sermon – Pamela McCarthy Tending The Holy
Reflection – Pamela McCarthy Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Pamela McCarthy One Man’s Bag
Readings
1. Words on Refugees by Emily Dickinson, read by Aubrey Flegg
2. Exodus 3:1-6, read by Pamela McCarthy
3. “Prayer” by Carol Ann Duffy, read by Pamela McCarthy

Sunday 17th July 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Non Violence
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain A King with Backache
Readings
1. Patrick Francis McMahon: extract from “The Peacemenger: Dialogue with Margaret Anna Cusack The Nun of Kenmare” – read by Pat
2. The Rules of War according to the Islamic Tradition – read by Rev. Bridget Spain
3. Extract from “The wisdom of Forgiveness” by his holiness the Dalai Lama – read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 10th July 2016
Sermon – Paul Jeffrey A Brexistential Crisis
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – (No Childrens’ Story today)
Readings
1. Michael Longley “Ceasefire” ready by Moira
2. Rumi – “This being human is a guest house” – read by Rev. Bridget Spain
3. Margaret Kirk (Unitarian) – “Diversity within one faith” – read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 3rd July 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain The Gnostics
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain – Nazrudin and the Donkey
Readings
1. The Busy Trap by Tim Kreider (op ed piece in New York Times 30/6/2012, read by Beta Bajgartova
2. Genesis Ch 1 Verse 24 to Ch 2 verse 1 – 9, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 26th June 2016
Favourite Readings Service led by Rev. Bridget Spain
No recordings available for copyright reasons.
1. Forgiveness from “A Year To Live” by Stephen Levine, read by Ray Naughton
2. “To My Daughter Betty, The Gift Of God” by Tom Kettle, read by Tony Shine
3. “The Train” (unattributed), read by Dennis Aylmer
4. The Founding Principles Of The European Union (from EU Website) and a piece by Victor Frankle, read by Andrew Connolly
5. “Why You Will Marry The Wrong Person“, op-ed piece in New York Times May 28th 2016 by Alain de Botton, read by Aidan O’Driscoll
6 “The Invitation” by Orlah Mountain Dreamer, read by Mary O’Brien
7. Introduction to “A Brief History Of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson, read by Tony Brady
8. “The Way” from “The Path” by Michael Peuett, read by Pam McCarthy
Music
“The Little Shepherd” by Claude Debussy, performed by Dorene Groocock and Josh JOhnston

Sunday 19th June 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Looking To The Future
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain – A Camping Trip
Readings
1. God Ios Alive, Magic Is Alive from “Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen, read by Carol Stafford
2. The Liberal Religious Mindset from Faith Without Christianity by Paul Racer, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
3. I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Unitarian (by Christopher Rable to the tune of I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major General), read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music
1. At The River (traditional arr. Aaron Copland) performed by the Dublin Unitarian Church Choir
2. Allemande by Christian Pertzold, performed by Josh Johnston at the organ

Sunday 12th June 2016
Sermon – Keith Troughton Star Man
Children’s Story – Keith Troughton – A Green Lady Ghost In The Chapel
Readings
1. extract from The Song Of Hiawatha by Henry Wadswworth Longfellow, read by John O’Rourke
2. The Listeners by Walter De La Mare, read by Keith Troughton
3. In Beauty May I Walk, a Navajo prayer, read by Joanna Troughton
Music
1. Sommerpsalm (Swedish Traditional), played by Josh Johnston on the piano
2. Starman by David Bowie, played and sung by Ele Ni Conbhui at the piano

Sunday 5th June 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Love
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain – Pencils And People
Readings
1. extract from “A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man” by James Joyce, read by Katy Hayes
2. The Art Of Greeting by Jarlath Daly from “Wasting Time With People”, compiled and edited by Alice Leahy, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
3. St. Paul’s Letter To The Corinthians, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music
1. Prince Of Denmark March by Jeremiah Clarke, played by Josh Johnston on the organ.

Sunday 29th May 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Extracts From The Past
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain – The Most Important Lessons
Readings
1. Easter 1916 by W.B. Yeats, read by Tony Roche
2. Extract from “Love Is More Powerful Than Any Weapon“, article by Kathy Sheridan published in Irish Times 28th May 2016, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music
1. Desperados Waiting For A Train written by Guy Clark, performed by Josh Johnston (piano)
2. Linden Lea composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams from a poem by W. Barnes, performed by the Dublin Unitarian Church Choir
3. Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 605 by JS Bach, performed by Josh Johnston (organ)

Sunday 22nd May 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Sharing Lives
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain – Teaching People To Be Kind
Readings
1. Sometimes by Sheenagh Pugh, read by Elaine Sisson
2. excerpt from diaries of Etty Hillersum, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
3. For Someone Who Did You Wrong by John O’Donohue, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 15th May 2016
Sermon – Shari McDaid An Open Door
Reflection – Shari McDaid Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Shari McDaid – Oporto to Georgia (adaptation)
Readings
1. “No Man Is An Island” by John Donne, read by Ed Crotty
2. excerpt from “Redemption Falls” by Joseph O’Connor, read by Shari McDaid
3. Exodus Chapter 1:1-14, read by Shari McDaid

Sunday 8th May 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bill MacMillan Be Who You Really Are
Reflection – Rev. Bill MacMillan Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Readings
1. Words written and read by Diarmuid Harte on entering the Unitarian Church 10-12 years ago
2. Extract from “The Great Partnership” by Joseph Sacks, read by Rev. Bill MacMillan

Sunday 1st May 2016
Sermon – Jennifer Flegg The Counsel Of The Years
Reflection – Jennifer Flegg Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Jennifer Flegg – Naaman Of Syria
Readings
1. Extract from Remembering Lives by Lorraine Hedtke and John Winslade, read by Andrew Connolly
2. Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field one Night by Walt Whitman, read by Andrew Connolly
3. Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare, read by Jennifer Flegg
4. The Nun’s Prayer Anonymous, read by Jennifer Flegg

Sunday 24th April 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Other Voices
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain – You Get What You Give
Readings
1. Two excerpts from “The Unitarian Life: Voices From The Past and Present”, read by George McCaw
2. “Survival And Memory” by Itka Frajman Zygmuntowicz (from The World Religions Reader), read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music performed by Josh Johnston
1. “For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her” by Paul Simon (piano)
2. “The Boy In The Bubble” by Paul Simon (piano)
3. “Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring” by Johann Sebastian Bach (organ)

Sunday 17th April 2016
Sermon – Andy Pollak Poetry Points Us Heavenwards
Reflection – Andy Pollak Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Andy Pollak – Why The Moles Never Made It To Ireland
Readings
1. “The Parabe of the Olive Trees” reconstituted from Book 5 Ch. 10 of Irenaeus’ Against Heresies, read by Dr. Martin Pulbrook.
2. “Easter 1916” by W.B. Yeats, read by Andy Pollak

Sunday 10th April 2016
Sermon – Pam McCarthy Utopia
Reflection – Pam McCarthy Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Pam McCarthy – The Robber’s Cave Story
Readings
1. Words by Nietzsche, paraphrased and read by Alistair Smith
2. “Non-Utopian Peace” from The Home We Built Together by Jonathan Sachs read by Pam McCarthy

Sunday 3rd April 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Freedom, Reason, Tolerance And What ?
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain – The Man On The Side Of The Cliff
Readings
1. Words spoken to Christian evangelists by Redjacket, read by Patrick Rodgers
2. “My Sweet Crushed Angel” and “What Should We Do About That Moon ?” by Hafiz, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music
1. “For The Beauty Of The Earth”, words by Folliott S. Pierpoint, music by Andrew Carter, performed by Dublin Unitarian Church Choir
2. “Close Your eyes” by Bernice Petkere, performed by Truly DiVine & Josh Johnston
3. “Hooray For Love” by Harold Arlen & Leo Robin, performed by Truly DiVine & Josh Johnston

Sunday 27th March 2015
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain – Easter Sunday
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain
Readings
1. “Begin” by Brendan Kennelly, read by Elaine Harris
2. extracts from Tying Rocks to Clouds by William Elliot, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
3. Words by Victoria Safford, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 20th March 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain Unitarians And God
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain – Frogs In The Milk
Readings
1. “A Life Of Marvellous Grit” the story of Joseph Plunkett & Grace Gifford written by Honor O’Brolchain, published in the Irish Times March 9th 2016, read by Charles McCaw
2. “The Greeter” by Bernard Farrell from “Wasting Time With People” (anthology), read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 13th March 2016
Sermon – Sandra Walker Truth And Beauty
Reflection – Sandra Walker Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Sandra Walker – The Hare And The Tortoise
Readings
1. “For Grief” by John O’Donoghue, read by Trish Webb Duffy
2. “Self Knowledge” from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, read by Sandra Walker
Music
1. “Our Father” by John Ward, played by Josh Johnston
2. “Benedictions” by John Ward, played by Josh Johnston

Sunday 6th March 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain A Godly People
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain – Wise As Solomon
Readings
1. extract from “Dimensions Of Community” by Philip Hewitt, read by Jennifer Flegg
2. “At The Smithville Methodist Church” by Steven Dunne from “Why Religion Matters” ed. Heuston Smith, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music
1. “Our Father” by John Ward, played by Josh Johnston
2. “Benedictions” by John Ward, played by Josh Johnston

Sunday 28th February 2016
Sermon – Rev. John Clifford, President, General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches – Words From The President
Reflection – Members of the Coming Of Age group 2016 – Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Readings
1. “The Day The Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt, read by Fainne Cummins-Weiss
Music
1. “Sing” by Gary Barlow, sung by Grace McGoldrick & Lily Buller
2. “Bourrée” by G. H. Stölzel, played on the cello by Fainne Cummins-Weiss
3. “Space Oddity” by David Bowie, sung and played by Éile Ní Conbhui

Sunday 21st February 2016
Sermon – Rev. Chris Wilson, Moderator, Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland – On Preachingr
Reflection – Rev. Chris Wilson – Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Readings
1. excerpt from “Celebrating Life” by Jonathan Sachs, read by Oliver Power
2. I Corincthians 13, read by Rev. Chris Wilson, Moderator, Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland

Sunday 14th February 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain – In Praise Of Lent
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain – Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain – Making Excuses
Readings
1. Words of “The Lord Bless You And Keep You” and “Let Love Continue Long” (hymns), read by Sarah O’Hara
2. Excerpt from “Seeing Anew” by Martina Lehane Sheehan, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
3. Excerpt from an interview with Dennis Potter, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music
1. “Legende” by Louis Vierne, played by Josh Johnston on the piano

Sunday 7th February 2016
Sermon – Jane Burns, Christian Aid – The Work Of Christian Aid
Reflection – Keith Troughton – Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Keith Troughton – Danny Murphy, a poem by James Stephens
Readings
1. “dear matafele peinam” by Kathy Jetnil Kijiner, read by Jennifer Buller
2. “A Subaltern’s Love Song” by Sir John Betjeman, read by Keith Troughton
3. “The Lake Isle Of Innisfree” by W. B. Yeats, read by Keith Troughton
Music
1. “Sea Journey” by Chick Corea, arranged and performed by Josh Johnston on the piano

Sunday 31st January 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain – Europe After Christianity
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain – Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain – Morning
Readings
1. Extract from “What Do These Unitarians Believe ?” by Rev. Ernest Savell-Hicks, read by Shari McDaid
2. “Helping On The Island Of Samos” by Rev. Bob Janis Dillon, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music
1. “September 1913”, a setting of the WB Yeats poem by Enda Reilly, performed by Josh Johnston on the piano
2. “Shon Coco” by Wilhelm Statius Muller, performed by Josh Johnston on the piano

Sunday 24th January 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain – We Need A Hard Road
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain – Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain – Norman And Jean On The Other Side Of The World
Readings
1. Extract from Spiritual Literacy by Nancy Mairs, read by Paul Murray
2. “Listening To The Body” by Eduardo Galliano, read by Paul Murray
3. “Three Strings For Itzhak Perlman” by Jack Riemer, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music
1. “Mud” by Buddy Mondlock & Guy Clark, performed by Josh Johnston on the piano
2. Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich (BWV 605) by JS Bach, performed by Josh Johnston on the organ

Sunday 17th January 2016
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain – Conversations With God
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain – Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain – The Power Of Meditation
Readings
1. Star System by Clive James, read by Clive Geraghty
2. A Small Event In Farmleigh by Clive Geraghty, read by the author
3. “Tending The Secret Garden” from Shine And Shaodw by Kathleen McTigue, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 10th January 2016
Sermon – Tony Shine – Sin: A Redundant Concept ?
Reflection – Tony Shine – Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Tony Shine – Building A Cathedral
Readings
1. Oiche Nollag na mBan by Sean O’Riordain, read by Elaine Harris
2. Gospel according to St. John, Ch. 8, Vs 1 – 11, read by Tony Shine

Sunday 3rd January 2016
Sermon – David Heap – The Gospel According To Mark Twain
Reflection – David Heap – Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – David Heap – Tom Sawyer Paints The Fence
Readings
1. extract from “The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi” by Peter Popham, read by Sandra Walker
2. “Things A Scotsman Wants To Know” by Mark Twain, read by David Heap
Music
1. Improvisation on “Old Man River” and “Shenandoah” performed by Josh Johnston at the piano.
2. Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring by J.S. Bach, performed by Josh at the organ

Sunday 27th December 2016
Service of Favourite Readings
Readings
1. Discourse on Love from the First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians, read by Dennis Aylmer
2. Extract from “I Am Sorry: The Three Hardest Things To Say” by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, read by Andrew Connolly
3. Introduction to Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ encyclical from May 2015, read by Frank Tracy
4. Canticle Of The Sun by St. Francis of Assisi, read by Frank Tracy
5. “Whose Fantasy Are You ?” from A Slip Of The Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction by Terry Pratchett, read by Madeleine Stringer
6. “Ordering A Pizza” from Naikan by Gregg Kerch, read by Tony Brady
7. “Self Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, read by Ray Naughton
8. “He Sits Down On The School On The Floor Of A School For The Retarded” by Aidan Nowlan, read by Andy Pollak

Friday 25th December 2015
Rev. Bridget Spain took our Christmas Day service. We can only offer apologies as the service was inadvertently not recorded.
Readings
1. Always Wanted A Cuckoo Clock, an extract from All I Ever Really Needed To know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum, read by Bernard Keogh (most of it posted here)
2. “The Moment of Magic” by Victgoria Safford, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music
1. “in Praise Of Christmas” Traditional Irish arr. Josh Johnston, performed by the Unitarian Church Choir
2. “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” (organ solo / improvisation)

Sunday 20th December 2015
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain – Old Souls
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain – Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain – The Emperor’s New Clothes
Readings
1. Ithaca by C. P. Cavafy, read by David Heap
2. Extract from Graduation Speech of Jake Bailey, Senior Monitor at Christchurch Boys High School, New Zealand, read by Rev. Bridget Spain

Sunday 13th December 2015
Service of Carols & Readings
Readings
1. Luke Ch 2 Verses 1 – 20, read by Frank Kelly
2. “Twas the night before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore, read by Andy Pollak
3. Matthew Ch 2 Verses1 – 12, read by Katherine Atkinson
4. “A Precocious Child” by Maeve Binchy, read by Aidan O’ Driscoll
5. “The missing €5 note” (anonymous), read by Trish Webb-Duffy
6. “Hark the Hairy Angles Sing” by Robert Fulghum, read by Denis Conway
7. “The journey of the Magi” by TS Elliot, read by Doireann Ni Bhriain
8. “Why I believe in Santa claus” by GK Chesterton, read by Jane Meredith.
Carols
1. Once In Royal David’s City
2. On Christmas Night All Christians Sing
3. Away In A Manger
4. Silent Night
5. O Little Town OF Bethlehem
6. Good King Wenceslas
7. Joy To The World
Choir Anthems
1. The Praise Of Christmas
2. On This, The Christmas Morn

Sunday 6th December 2015
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain – Trinity Reassessed
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain – Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain – The Zen & The Samurai
Readings
1. “Walk Slowly” by Danna Faulds, read by Mary O’Brien
2. “A Leap Of Faith” by Sandy Penny, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music played by Josh Johnston (organ & piano)
1. Creche Lights Flicker (Christmas reflection)
2. Trumpet Tune – Henry Purcell

Sunday 29th November 2015
Sermon – Oisin Coughlan, Friends Of The Earth – Climate Change Paris 2015
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain – Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain – Getting Rid Of The Dandelions
Readings
1. exceerpt from “Sailing For Home” by Theo Dorgan, read by Michael Barry
2. Chief Seattle’s Reply to President Franklin Pierce, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music played by Josh Johnston (piano)
1. Wild Mountain Thyme

Sunday 22nd November 2015
Sermon – Frank Kelly – The Pursuit Of Happiness
Reflection – Frank Kelly – Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Frank Kelly – Small Problems Blocking The Sun
Readings
1. Words of reflection from Singing The Living Tradition, read by John Ward
2. audio of a video featuring the thoughts of Dr. Maya Angelou from YouTube
Music played by Josh Johnston (organ & piano)
1. How Great Thou Art, Traditional Swedish melody
2. Hornpipe

Sunday 15th November 2015
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain – Who Am I Working For ?
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain – Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service
Children’s Story – Rev. Bridget Spain – Four Words To Lead Your Life By
Readings
1. excerpt from “Out Of Africa” by Karen Blixen, read by Mark O’Sullivan
2. Extract from “The Prophet” by Kahlili Gibran, read by Rev. Bridget Spain
Music played by Josh Johnston (organ)
The recorded music was “Always Somewhere” by Krista Detor from her 2014 CD, “Flat Earth Diary”

Sunday 8th November 2015
Sermon – Rev. Bridget Spain – Remembrance Sunday
Reflection – Rev. Bridget Spain – Reflections And Prayers From Our Morning Service including our Remembrance Day Ceremony

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