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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 from 1st August to 19th September
Lunch Time Bible Talks - Acts of the Apostles
Speaker: Bishop Reg Piper Download flyer.
Venue: 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. (doors open 12:30 p.m.) Ocean Room, Wollongong Town Hall, cnr Kembla & Crown St.
Contact: Reg Piper on 0408 029 379 or email regpiper@bigpond.com

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 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.

Saturdays
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:
Saturday 22nd September
Single Minded - a conference about singleness, but for everyone
Livestreamed to:-
CrossRoads Christian Community (Fairy Meadow Anglican)
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30 (includes lunch and afternoon tea) from https://fm.elvanto.com.au/form/eea2334c-a215-40d9-9de2-cd2b3b5d395e
Albion Park Presbyterian Church
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 (workers), $20 (students, pensioners etc) includes morning tea and lunch. RSVP to www.facebook.com/events/1992533454390117/
Contact: Gordon Coleman 0425 224 577

Fashion Parade Charity Fund Raiser
Hosted by St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Unanderra in conjunction with Stafford Fashions.
Cost: $6 entry (includes afternoon tea). Electronic payment facilities will be available for purchases.
Details: 2:00 p.m. at 15 Maynes Parade, Unanderra.
Contact: Stewart Levee.

Sunday 23rd September
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 have afternoon tea.
Requests: Phone Gail on 4232 1630 or Reuben on 4233 2490.

Wollongong Gospel Choir Concert
Fundraising concert for Shoalhaven Employers of Christian Education Teachers.
Venue: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Berry Presbyterian Church, 83 Victoria St, Berry

Friday 28th September - last day of school Term 3
Morning Tea & Golden Girls Fashion Parade Charity Fund Raiser
Hosted by Shellharbour Village Uniting Church Friday Friendship Group to raise funds for the farmers of Peak Hill.
Cost: $5 entry (includes afternoon tea). Electronic payment facilities will be available for purchases.
Details: 10:00 a.m. at Mary St, Shellharbour Village
Contact: Chris on 0421 881 835

Monday 1st October - Labour Day Holiday

Friday 5th October
Cross Connections Art Exhibition from 2nd to 26th October

Exhibition by local Christian artists to be opened by Ray & Trish Robinson at 7:30 p.m. Friday 5th October.
Venue: McKinnon Building (Bldg 67) foyer. University of Wollongong
Enquiries: Trevor Holt 0401 198 140. Download flyer.

Friday 5th October
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.

Saturday 6th October - Daylight Saving time starts

Saturday 13th October
Port Kembla Baptist Church Annual Fete
There will be Devonshire tea,sausage sizzlecake stall,white elephant,pre-loved clothes,plants,crafts,books and toys plus much more...This year we are happy to have local author Hayley Barr launching and signing her new fantasy novel "Fate's Call".
Details: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Corner of Illawarra & Cowper Sts, Port Kembla
Contact: Maggie Thomas 0417 698 042

Monday 15th October - first day of school Term 4

Saturday 20th October
Northern Illawarra Combined Churches Christian Education Board
Annual Fun Run Boardwalk Fundraiser
Details: Start at 9:00 a.m. Bulli Beach Playground. See Board members for sponsorship forms.
Contact: Graeme Hush (Chairperson) mobile: 0418 297 504

Friday 26th October
Bible Society Coffee Morning
Speaker: John Harris.
Details: 10:00 a.m. Gerringong Anglican Church, 103 Fern St, Gerringong.
Contact: Barbara Mathie 4234 1576 or 0411 212 874.

Saturday 27th October
Fashion Parade Operation Christmas Child Fundraiser
"Footsies" shoes, clothing, handbags, hat, scarves, jewellery.
Hosted by: 2:00 pm Albion Park Uniting Church, cnr Terry and Russell St, Albion Park
Cost: $10 (includes afternoon tea)
Contact: Lyn Brown 4256 1487

Thursday 1st November - All Saints Day

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.

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.

Wednesday 19th December - last day of school Term 4

Monday 25th December - Christmas Day

Tuesday 26th December - Boxing Day

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