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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:

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.

Thursdays
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 Monday of each month (NB no meeting in January)
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

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Upcoming Events:

Friday 26th January 2018 - Australia Day Public Holiday

Tuesday 30th January 2018 - first day of school Term 1

Thursday 1st February
CMC Illawarra Mission Connection
Speaker: Tony Wright on "Life & Ministry in Fiji". Tony is on staff at the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
Details: 12:30-2:00 p.m. St Mark's West Wollongong, BYO lunch, tea/coffee provided.
Contact: Bev Defty.

Tuesday 6th February
Wollongong Gospel Choir first rehearsal for 2018
Details: 7pm Wollongong Senior Citizens Centre, 192 Gipps Rd, Gwynneville

Shrove Tuesday 13th February

Ash Wednesday 14th February - Valentines Day

Thursday 22nd February
Ordination of Catholic Bishop-elect Brian Mascord
Details: 7:00 p.m. WIN Entertainment Centre Wollongong
Tickets and Information: Catholic Diocese of Wollongong, 4222 2400.

Friday 23rd February
Illawarra Prayer Breakfast Launch
This meeting is a prelude to the annual prayer breakfast.

Saturday 24th February
Reflecting on the Human Jesus
Speaker: Laurie Woods, who lectured in biblical studies for 25 years at the Australian Catholic University Strathfield campus.
Details: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St Matthew's Church, 22 Chapel Lane, Jamberoo
Donation towards costs: $15 per person, $20 per couple, includes morning tea and light lunch. Download flyer
RSVP: Mary Clarke by phone 4232 2970, or email Gabrielle Fogarty

Saturday 10th March
CCLI Church Copyright Seminar
Details: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dapto Uniting Church, 122 Princes Hwy.
Register: email Bruce Fairhall or phone him on 4261 2424. Download letter.

Saturday 17th March - St Patrick's Day

Palm Sunday 25th March

Maundy Thursday 29th March

Good Friday 30th March - Public Holiday

Easter Saturday 31st March - Daylight Saving ends.

Easter Sunday 1st April - Public Holiday

Easter Monday 2nd April - Public Holiday

Friday 13th April - last day of school Term 1

Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd April
VMTC Training School
Venue: Chittick Lodge, Gerringong
Book online.

ANZAC Day Wednesday 25th April - Public Holiday

Tuesday 1st May - first day of school Term 2

Thursday 10th May - Ascension Day

Sunday 13th May - Mother's Day

Pentecost Sunday 20th May

Whit Monday 21st May

Saturday 26th May - National Sorry Day

Trinity Sunday 27th May

Thursday 31st May - Corpus Christi

Monday 11th June - Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Friday 6th July - last day of school Term 2

Tuesday 24th July - first day of school Term 3

Monday 6th August - Bank Holiday

Wednesday 15th August - Assumption of Mary

Friday 28th September - last day of school Term 3

Monday 1st October - Labour Day Holiday

Saturday 6th October - Daylight Saving time starts

Monday 15th October - first day of school Term 4

Thursday 1st November - All Saints Day

Wednesday 19th December - last day of school Term 4

Monday 25th December - Christmas Day

Tuesday 26th December - Boxing Day

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