We also have to send the deepest thanks to our Hon. Life Chair, Brian Cluer, who under the rules that govern our denomination has stepped away from his formal work with the committee, having served the maximum time before a break must be taken. Brian has been a guiding light and his dedication has always been total. He will remain Hon. Life Chair and from time to time, when needed, I am sure we will be knocking on his door asking advice! Paying tribute to Brian, the minister, Mike O’ Sullivan said: Brian has been a constant voice of support in the ever-evolving journey of our church. Since my installation as minister, he has been there for me, always with a wise word or two, always with a smile. He is one of life’s true gentleman, our debt, my debt to him is enormous.
The Unitarian Church Cork is pleased to announce the addition of Pearse O’Donoghue to the Church Committee which along with the minister is responsible for the day-to-day temporal running of the church and the building. Pearse is well known to those who attend the churches services, be it in person or on-line, as the man who provides with wonderful and often inspiring live music on Sunday mornings. Pearse is well known in Cork, primarily as an actor but also as a very talented musician. Pearse will bring a fresh creative thinking to the committee’s work, and is a welcome addition to our team.
Cork Unitarian Church has selected iDonate as our new payment processing service. iDonate is a Galway-based company that specialises in payment processing for Irish non-profits. iDonate supports all of the major on-line payment methods (e.g. Credit Cards, Debit Cards, PayPal, Apple Pay & Google Pay). It also provides options for one-time and recurring payments. iDonate offers our supporters more options for giving and stretches the value of their contributions by providing them with an easy option for participating in the Irish government’s Tax Relief Scheme. It also provides the church management committee with improved flexibility in fundraising and more precise reporting. Welcome iDonate!
Friday 28-May night is our last Night prayer, it has been running now for 14 months. Our deepest thanks go out to all those from our own and different denominations, including Santa who led Night Prayer for us. They are too many to list here but thanks all.
Most of all to all of you who watched regularly or just popped in from time to time, for all involved, each one of you made it worthwhile.
Welcome to the new website of Cork Unitarian Church. This upgrade to the church’s online presence reflects a number of concerns. These include:
- Our commitment to our on-line ministries, even as we return to in person activities as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted
- Our need to have a concise and clear message about our church, its people, and what we stand for
- Our need to address the fact that we have both local church members and church members who are remote
- Recognition that in addition to our church members, we service a much larger community of diverse people whom we hold in fellowship
We hope you enjoy the new look. The site was designed and built by church members Neal Dunnigan and Virginia Giglio. Both of them have extensive previous corporate experience in web design and have won awards for design clarity and organisation of information.
Churches in Ireland will reopen their doors for public worship from 10 May under the Government’s planned easing of Covid restrictions, which were announced on Thursday evening.
In his address to the nation, the Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the reopening of Irish society would see in-person church services recommence with a maximum of 50 people in attendance.