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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):
5th July - 2nd August
"Images from the Port" Photography Exhibition
Commemorating 75 years of the Mission to Seafarers in Port Kembla.
Venue: Wollongong Art Gallery.
Contact: tthemisspk@gmail.com, 4274 6498, download flyer.
 
Sunday 21st July
Opening and Dedication of Keiraview Uniting Church new facility
Details: 2:00 p.m. Keirview Uniting Church, 34 Fisher St, West Wollongong, followed by afternoon tea. See Facebook Event page.

Monday 22nd July
- School Term 3 begins

Sunday 28th July
Kiama HymnSing
Hymn and chorus singing, featuring Wollongong Gospel Choir, and 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)

Thursday 1st August
CMS Illawarra Mission Connection
Meet new missionaries, Pedro and Joy Oliveira Woolma (Uruguay) and Miriam Bradshaw (Spain) who will be serving in Indonesia and the Middle East.
Details: 12:30-2:15 p.m. St Mark's Anglican Church, West Wollongong
BYO lunch & mug, tea/coffee provided.
Contact: Bev Defty

Sunday 4th August
Annual Shoebox Musical Celebration
Fundraiser for Operation Christmas Child
Speaker: Craig Jennings, Samaritan's Purse Field Ministry, NSW/ACT
Cost: $10 (includes afternoon tea)
Venue: Albion Park Uniting Church, cnr Terry & Russell Sts
Enquiries: Lyn Brown 4256 1487. Download flyer.

Monday 5th August
- Bank Holiday
A Training Course in Cross-Cultural Skills
The first of six weekly sessions of a course designed to help Australian Christians engage with people from other faith and ethnic backgrounds.
Presenter: Andrew Schachtel, co-author of the book Changing Lanes, Crossing Cultures. Download flyer.
Cost: free but participants are recommended to but the Changing Lanes book for $18 which well be available.
Venue: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wollongong Baptist Church, 330 Keira St, Wollongong.
Register: by email or phone to Andrew Schachtel, 0433 827 431.

Wednesday 7, 14, 21 & 28 August
Men's Bootcamp - "Standing Firm"
Venue: Upstairs "The Deck" at Ryan's Hotel, cnr Phillip & George Sts, Thirroul
Cost: $20 Pizza opening night, $10 following nights.
Download flyer for topics and speakers.

Saturday 17th August
Training Day for "Makes You Wonder"
Training in sharing the gospel by Ian Robertson.
Details: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Kiama Jamberoo Uniting Church, cnr Manning & Bong Bong Sts, Kiama. Download flyer.
Cost: free.
Contact: Michele Broad, 0400 324 708.

Sunday 1st September
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.

Wednesday 18th September
BWCB Coffee and Dessert Night
Fundraiser for northern Illawarra school Scripture Teachers.
Details: starts 7:30 p.m. See BWCB webpage or Facebook page.

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

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

Friday 1st November
All Saints' Day

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
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
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.