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Ecumenical Events in and near the
Illawarra Region

Email admin@5icm.org.au to advertise ecumenical events on this page and in the Illawarra Prayer Network newsletter. Only events in the Illawarra (Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama local government areas) are advertised in the newsletter. There is no charge for this service. The inclusion of events in this list does not imply 5icm members agree with all the views expressed at these events.

Regular Events:

First Monday of each month
Southern Worship
This is an interdenominational Connect Group for musicians and singers.
Details: 7:00-8:00 p.m. 39 Bridge St, Coniston.
Contact: Jo-Anne Rushworth 0449 068 984

Tuesdays during school terms,
Wollongong Gospel Choir Rehearsals

7:00 pm at Wollongong Senior Citizens Centre,
192 Gipps Road, Gwynneville
Contact: John Sandercock 0499 444 151

Tuesdays (during school terms)
Good Shepherd Welcome Centre
For men, women and children. If you are doing it tough or feeling lonely and would like somebody to talk to, come and chat over a free cuppa and a free light meal of Soup and Sandwiches. Or just come and relax for a while, read the paper or browse through a magazine, or just chill out!
Venue and time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Scouts Hall, Kiama Harbour

Wednesdays (during school terms)
Christian Meditation Group
Venue: 4:00-5:00 p.m. Fellowship Centre, Kiama Uniting Church, Manning St.
Contact: Michele Broad 0400 324 708. All welcome.

Wednesdays to 28th Nov 2018
Lunch Time Bible Talks - Acts - Witness among the first Gentiles
Speaker: Bishop Reg Piper
Details: 12:45 - 1:15 p.m. Ocean Rm, Wollongong Town Hall
Download flyer.

Inspire Church Food Care
The food care program is to help people who are struggling financially by providing grocery items at reduced prices.
Details: 9:30a.m.-2:30p.m. 35 Kurrawa Cres, Koonawarra.
Download flyer

Thursdays (
during school terms)
Good Shepherd Welcome Centre
Morning tea followed by mahjong, jigsaws, scrabble and other games.
Venue and time: 10:00 a.m. Scouts Hall, Kiama Harbour

First Friday of each month
Healing Service and Mass
All welcome. Mass will be celebrated for Catholics by Fr George Condookala. Prayer for healing by Fr George and Derek Thompson of the Illawarra Prayer Network.
Details: 10:30 a.m. Patients Lounge, Level 3, to the right of lifts, Wollongong Private Hospital.

Serenity 12-Step Support Group
Ps Jonathan Hyratt, associate minister of Corrimal Community Church, runs this group for people who struggle with addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex & love, over-eating, co-dependency, etc.
Details: 5pm at Albion Park Neighbourhood Centre, Russell St, Albion Park
Contact: Jono on 0412 174 181 or email life_recovery@hotmail.com

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Upcoming Events:
Monday 19th November
5icm AGM
Although this is a business meeting required to meet incorporation and charity status obligations, visitors are welcome to find out how the member ministries are going.
Details: 7:30-9:00 p.m. 1 O'Gorman St, Albion Park
Contact: Derek Thompson 4256 5780

Sunday 25th November
Hymnsing at Kiama
All welcome for Hymn and chorus singing. Further details
Details: 2:00 p.m. Kiama Uniting Church Fellowship Centre, 19 Bong Bong Rd, cnr Manning St Kiama. Sing for one hour then afternoon tea.
Requests: Phone Gail on 4232 1630 or Reuben on 4233 2490

Taizé Prayer Gathering
Ecumenical Taizé style prayer and worship open to all. Download flyer.
Details: 6 p.m. St Paul's Catholic Church, 251 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park.

Mission to Seafarers Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Details: 6:00 p.m. 55 Darcy Rd, Port Kembla. Download flyer.
RSVP by 9/11/18: 4274 6498 or tthemisspk@gmail.com

Friday 30th November
Faith for Life Seminar
Bible Society and HammondCare explore faith, dementia and the biblical resources available for people with dementia.
Speakers: David Martin (General Manager of HammondCare At Home), Rev. Andrew Nixon (Head of Pastoral at HammondCare), Lois Haultain (Senior Pastoral Care Coordinator at HammondCare).
Details: 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon Figtree Anglican Church, 4-10 Gibson Rd
RSVP here by 19/11/18. Morning tea provided.
Contact: Rhiannon Davies on 0417 467 076.

Friday 30th November to Monday 3rd December
Wild at Heart Men's Bootcamp
Venue: The Tops Conference Centre, Stanwell Tops
Cost: $450
Further information and registration here.

Friday 7th December

Healing Service and Mass
All welcome. Mass will be celebrated for Catholics by Fr George Condookala. Prayer for healing by Fr George and Derek Thompson of the Illawarra Prayer Network.
Details: 10:30 a.m. Patients Lounge, Level 3 turn right out of lifts, Wollongong Private Hospital.

Shellharbour Carols by Candlelight
Details: 5:30p.m. - 8:30p.m. Reddall Reserve, Lake Illawarra.

Saturday 8th December
Figtree Community Carols
Details: from 5:50 p.m. Figtree High School.

Sunday 9th December
Carols by the Beach at Thirroul Beach Park
C3 Church Thirroul

Carols on the Lawn
Corrimal Community Church
Details: 5:45 p.m. at 9 Augusta At, East Corrimal

Tuesday 11th December
Combined Churches Albion Park Carols by Candlelight
Details: from 6:00 p.m. Albion Park High School

Wednesday 12th December
Kiama Christmas Carols
Details: commencing 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Carols at 7:00 p.m at Hindmarsh Park, Terralong St, Kiama.

Friday 14th December
Wiseman Park Carols

Saturday 15th December
Carols by the Harbour
Free family festival with face painting, crafts, etc. closes with firework disply.
Details: starts 5:00 p.m., Carols from 7:30 p.m. at Little Park, Addison St, Shellharbour Village.

Combined Churches Carols in the Burgh
Details: Rex Jackson Oval - Walker St, Helensburgh

Sunday 16th December
Carols in the Carpark - Port Kembla Baptist Church
Details: 6pm children's activities, including petting zoo, 7pm free sausage sizzle, 7-8pm Carols, cnr Illawarra & Cowper St, Port Kembla

Wednesday 19th December - last day of school Term 4

Monday 25th December - Christmas Day

Tuesday 26th December - Boxing Day

Scripture Union Family Missions






Albion Park

Theo Jolliffe and Eden Williams

All Saints Anglican Church
253 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park

13 – 21 Jan


Martin & Martyne
Aaron Cooper

Bulli Beach Tourist Park
1 Farrell Rd, Bulli

26 Dec 2018 –
6 Jan 2019


James & Rebecca

Corrimal Beach Tourist Park
Lake Pde, Corrimal

27 Dec 2018 –
6 Jan 2019


Katrina Low,
Tim House

Werri Beach Holiday Park
Bridges Rd, Gerringong

26 Dec 2018 –
5 Jan 2019


Bec and Alex Hitchcock

Michael Le Mesurier

Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park
200 Crooked River Rd, Gerroa

27 Dec 2018 –
5 Jan 2019


Ben Cochrane
Emma Duffin

Coronation park, Kiama

28 Dec 2018 –
5 Jan 2019


Clara and
Ryan Wilcockson

Wollongong Surf Leisure Centre

28 Dec 2018 –
5 Jan 2019

Contact:  Lucy Mayer of SUFM by email or phone 0468 797 445

18th - 25th January 2019
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The theme for the week of prayer in 2019, "Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue ..." is inspired by Deuteronomy 16:18-20. The resources for the week have been prepared by members of different churches in Indonesia.
For details see World Council of Churches website. In the southern hemisphere this is also celebrated around Pentecost.

Wednesday 30th January 2019 - first day of school Term 1

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th February 2019
60th Anniversary Franklin Graham Tour
The Franklin Graham tour event celebrates 60 years since the Billy Graham Crusade in 1959.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Sydney International Convention Centre.
Contact: Langdon Stewart

Friday 1st March 2019
World Day of Prayer Services - "Come, everything is ready!"
Slovenia will be the focus of the prayer services.