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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.


Upcoming Events (scroll down for Regular Events):
Friday 28th February
Prayer Breakfast Launch
Speaker: Ps. Rick Prosser
Details: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at The Woolshed. RSVP

Friday 6th March
World Day of Prayer
Theme: Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk; Service prepared by Zimbabwe.
Illawarra Services:

9:30 a.m. St Francis Xavier Catholic Cathedral, 36 Harbour St, W'gong
The Service will be followed by morning tea.

10:00 a.m. St Paul's Anglican Church, Town St, Shellharbour Village.
The Service will be followed by morning tea. All welcome.
Contact: by email or phone 4295 1321, Wed-Fri 8:30am-12:30pm.

10:00 a.m. Keiraview Uniting Church, 34 Fisher St, West Wollongong

10:00 a.m. Austinmer Uniting Church, 48 Moore St, Austinmer

10:00 a.m. CrossRoads Christian Community Anglican Church, 1 Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow

10:00 a.m. Albion Park Anglican Church, 253 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park

10:00 a.m. St Paul's Anglican Church, 12 Town St, Shellharbour Village

10:00 a.m. St Luke's Anglican Church, Prince Edward Dr, Brownsville

10:00 a.m. Gerringong Uniting Church, Fern St, Gerringong

11:00 a.m. St Patrick's Catholic Church, 39 Kembla St, Port Kembla

11:00 a.m. Bushland Chapel, 94 Parkes St, Helensburgh

11:00 a.m. Ss Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 92 Manning St, Kiama

Saturday 7th March
Shoe sale in support of Operation Christmas Child
A huge variety of shoes priced from $15. Afternoon tea available.
Details: noon to 4:00 p.m. Albion Park Uniting Church, cnr Terry & Russell Sts
Cost: gold coin entry.  Download flyer.

Sunday 8th March

The Word One to One Workshop
Richard Borgonon, co-creator of the resource "The Word One to One" will be presenting a workshop on how to read the Bible one on one and lead people into relationship with Jesus.
Cost: free - register here.
Download flyer for further information.

Saturday 14th March
Paddle Against Poverty
Christian Surfers fundraiser. The paddle takes about 3 hours.
Details: 7:00 a.m. at either Wollongong Harbour or Stanwell Park depending on wind direction. Check here.

Port Kembla Baptist Mini Fete

Enjoy Devonshire Tea, sausage sizzle, cake stall, white elephant, pre-loved clothes, plants, books, toys etc.
Details: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Port Kembla Baptist Church cnr Illawarra and Cowper Sts, Port Kembla

Day of Evangelism - Together for the Illawarra
Details: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Living Water Lutheran Church, 15 Burelli St, Wollongong

Tuesdays 17th, 24th & 31st March
Christians Against Poverty Course
Learn how to manage your money
Details: 7:00 p.m. Kiama Uniting Church, cnr Manning & Bong Bong Sts.
Contact: Marion Ratray on 4233 2490

Saturday 21st March

Keiraview Uniting Church Market Day
Fundraising for maintenance work to Agape Children's Home in Chiang Mail, Thailand.
Details: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Keiraview Uniting Church, Fisher St, West Wollongong.

Thursday 9th April
School Term 1 ends.

Friday, 10 April 2020

Good Friday

Saturday, 11 April 2020
Easter Saturday

Sunday, 12 April 2020
Easter Sunday

Monday, 13 April 2020
Easter Monday

Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th April
VMTC Ministry Training School, Gerringong
Four days of practical training, worship, & personal ministry
Cost: Live in $335 pp; Registration fee $60.
Apply online: www.vmtc.org.au/ministry/training-schools

Sunday, 19 April
Othodox Easter

Saturday, 25 April 2020
ANZAC Day

Sunday 26th April
Kiama Uniting Church Hymnsing
Sing favourite hymns for one hour followed by afternoon tea.
Details:
2:00 p.m. Kiama Uniting Church, 19 Bong Bong Rd, cnr Manning St.
Contact for hymn requests and further information: Phone Gail on 4232 1630 or Reuben on 4233 2490.

Monday 27th April
School Term 2 starts

Thursday 7th May
CMS Illawarra Meeting
Hear from missionaries about their work. BYO Lunch and mug, tea and coffee provided.
Venue and time: 12:30-2:00p.m., St Mark's Anglican Church, West Wollongong
Contact: Bev Defty

Friday 29th May
Illawarra Prayer Breakfast

Monday, 8 June 2020

Queen's Birthday

Sunday 28th June
Kiama Uniting Church Hymnsing
Sing favourite hymns for one hour followed by afternoon tea.
Details:
2:00 p.m. Kiama Uniting Church, 19 Bong Bong Rd, cnr Manning St.
Contact for hymn requests and further information: Phone Gail on 4232 1630 or Reuben on 4233 2490.

Friday 3th July
School Term 2 ends

Monday 20th July
School Term 3 starts

Sunday 26th July
Kiama Uniting Church Hymnsing
Sing favourite hymns for one hour followed by afternoon tea.
Details:
2:00 p.m. Kiama Uniting Church, 19 Bong Bong Rd, cnr Manning St.
Contact for hymn requests and further information: Phone Gail on 4232 1630 or Reuben on 4233 2490.

Monday, 3 August 2020
Bank Holiday

Thursday 6th August
CMS Illawarra Meeting
Hear from missionaries about their work. BYO Lunch and mug, tea and coffee provided.
Venue and time: 12:30-2:00p.m., St Mark's Anglican Church, West Wollongong
Contact: Bev Defty

Friday 25th September
School Term 3 ends

Sunday 27th September
Kiama Uniting Church Hymnsing
Sing favourite hymns for one hour followed by afternoon tea.
Details:
2:00 p.m. Kiama Uniting Church, 19 Bong Bong Rd, cnr Manning St.
Contact for hymn requests and further information: Phone Gail on 4232 1630 or Reuben on 4233 2490.

Monday, 5 October 2020
Labour Day Holiday

Monday 12th October
School Term 4 starts

Thursday 5th November
CMS Illawarra Meeting
Hear from missionaries about their work. BYO Lunch and mug, tea and coffee provided.
Venue and time: 12:30-2:00p.m., St Mark's Anglican Church, West Wollongong
Contact: Bev Defty

Sunday 29th November
Kiama Uniting Church Hymnsing
Sing favourite hymns for one hour followed by afternoon tea.
Details:
2:00 p.m. Kiama Uniting Church, 19 Bong Bong Rd, cnr Manning St.
Contact for hymn requests and further information: Phone Gail on 4232 1630 or Reuben on 4233 2490.

Friday 18th December
School Term 4 ends

Friday, 25 December 2020
Christmas Day

Saturday, 26 December 2020
Boxing Day

Monday, 28 December 2020
Public Holiday

Friday, 1st January 2021
New Year's Day

Thursday, 7th January 2021
Orthodox Christmas Day

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Regular Events:

Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings
English Conversation Classes
ESL classes with a choice of two time slots, Monday 7-9pm or Wednesday 1-am-noon. Dowload flyer.
Venue: Kiama Anglican Church Point Centre, 2 Terralong St, Kiama.

1st and 3rd Monday of each month
Nar Anon Support Group
12-step program for the support of family members of drug addicts.
Details: 10:00 am - 11:30 am Port Kembla Baptist Church, 81 Illawarra St.
Contact: Lynda Dean 0432 201 897

Tuesdays during school terms.
Wollongong Gospel Choir Rehearsals

7:00 pm at Wollongong Senior Citizens Centre, 192 Gipps Road, Gwynneville. Due to renovations of the WSC Centre, rehearsals will temporarily be at Cafe Essay at the Salvation Army, 11 Burelli St, Wollongong.
Contact: John Sandercock 0499 444 151

Tuesdays (during school terms)
The 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


2nd Tuesday of month from 11th Feb. 2020.
Nar Anon Support Group
12-step program for the support of family members of drug addicts.
Details: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Albion Park Community Centre, Russell St.
Contact: Lynda Dean 0432 201 897

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 (
during school terms)
Eden Playtime
A group for parents/carers and kids 0-5 years to play, eat, sing and dance, make and try new things.
Venue: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Keiraview Uniting Church, 34 Fisher St West Wollongong.
Cost: Gold coin donation.
Contact: Jenny, 0401 245 669, almondjra@gmail.com

Wednesdays
Soul Recovery 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: 7pm at Central Church, 4 Fitzwilliam St, Port Kembla.
Contact: Jono on 0412 174 181 or email life_recovery@hotmail.com

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 Thursday of Feb, May, August and November
CMS Illawarra Meetings
Hear from missionaries about their work. BYO Lunch and mug, tea and coffee provided.
Venue and time: 12:30-2:00p.m., St Mark's Anglican Church, West Wollongong
Contact: Bev Defty

First Friday of each month.
Healing Prayer and Mass
All welcome. Mass will be celebrated for Catholics by Fr George Condookala. Healing prayer by Fr George and Derek Thompson of the Illawarra Prayer Network
Details: 9:30 a.m. Patients Lounge, Level 3, near the lifts, Wollongong Private Hospital.
Contact: Fr George 0475 815 506

Saturdays
Healing Prayer and Mass

All welcome. A Catholic Mass celebrated by Fr George Condookala.
Venue: 9:30 a.m. ground floor Chapel, Wollongong Public Hospital.
Contact: Fr George 0475 815 506