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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):
Sunday 22nd September
Kiama HymnSing
Hymn and chorus singing followed by afternoon tea.
Details: 2:00 p.m. Kiama Uniting Church cnr Manning & Bong Bong Sts.
Contact for song requests: Reuben (4233 2490) or Gail (4232 1630)

Friday 27th September - School Term 3 ends
Shellharbour Village Uniting Church Golden Girls Fashion Parade
Details: 10:00 a.m. Shellharbour Village Unting Church, Mary St
Cost: $5 (includes morning tea)

Sunday 6th October
Start of Daylight Saving Time (1 hour forward)

Monday 7th October
Labour Day Publc Holiday

Monday 14th October
School Term 4 Begins

Saturday 19th October
Port Kembla Baptist Church Annual Fete
Devonshire tea, sausage sizzle, cake stall, white elephant, pre-loved clothing, plants,  craft, books, toys ...
Details: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. corner of Illawarra & Cowper St, Port Kembla

Friday 1st November
All Saints' Day

Sunday 3rd November
Kiama Combined Churches Event - Family Lunch
Details: 12 noon at the old school flat, Kiama.
Contact: Grant, mobile: 0490 039 397, email: grant@kiamabaptist.church

Monday 11th November
Remembrance Day

Sunday 24th November
Kiama HymnSing
Hymn and chorus singing followed by afternoon tea.
Details: 2:00 p.m. Kiama Uniting Church cnr Manning & Bong Bong Sts.
Contact for song requests: Reuben (4233 2490) or Gail (4232 1630)

Sunday 1st December
First Sunday in Advent
Taiz Prayer
Ecumenical Service using Taiz prayer and songs. Download flyer.
Venue: 6:00 p.m. St Paul's Catholic Church, 251 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park.

Friday 20th December
School Term 4 ends

Wednesday 25th December
Christmas Day

Thursday 26th December
Boxing Day Public Holiday

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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

First Monday of each month

Southern Worship
This is an interdenominational Connect Group for musicians and singers.
Details: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
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. Due to renovations of the WSC Centre from 21/9/19, rehearsals from 15th October 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
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


Monthly on last Thursday
Origins Education Meetings
Trevor Holt is holding an introductory meeting to explore biblical creation and evolutionary models of origins.
Details: 7:30 p.m. C3 Church Thirroul, 345 Lawrence Hargrave Dr.
RSVP: Trevor Holt mobile: 0401 198 140. Download flyer.

Fridays
Healing Prayer and Mass (Cancelled until January 2020)
All welcome. Mass will be celebrated for Catholics by Fr George Condookala.
Details: 9:30 a.m. Patients Lounge, Level 3, to the right of lifts, Wollongong Private Hospital.
Note: Fr George is overseas until the end of 2019.

Saturdays
Healing Prayer and Mass
(Cancelled until January 2020)
All welcome. A Catholic Mass celebrated by Fr George Condookala.
Venue: 9:30 a.m. ground floor Chapel, Wollongong Public Hospital.
Note: Fr George is overseas until the end of 2019.