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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):
Position Vacant
Keiraview Uniting Church - Church and Community Worker
Applications Close 5:00 p.m. 29th November
Download advertisement
Download position details.

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)

Wednesday 27th November to Thursday 27th February 2020.
Victory Summer School for Young Adults and School Leavers.
Five-fold ministry teaching, prophetic & evangelism activation, Silence Breakers evangelism training - 2 days per week
Cost: $380
Registrations closed 11/11/19.
Contact: Lionel Rattenbury 0404 803 055
Download flyer.

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 6th December
Shellharbour Carols by Candlelight
Details: 5:30pm-8:30pm Reddall Reserve East, Lake Illawarra.

Saturday 7th December
Lumina 2019 - Carol Competition
Hosted by St Osthathiose Jacobite Syrian Church, Wollongong.
Details: 4pm-9pm Ribbonwood Centre, 93-109 Princes Hwy, Dapto
Cost: Entry free
Contact: Yomon Raju 0469 407 701 or Geevarghese John 0449 190 956
Facebook Event Page. Download flyer.

Sunday 8th December
Carols in the Street (Augusta St, East Corrimal)
Hosted by Corrimal Community Church. The street will be closed to traffic, park at either end or on Pioneer Rd. Coffee Van, Sausage Sizzle, Pop Up Market. BYO chair or blanket.
Details: 5:30pm-8:30pm 9 Augusta St, East Corrimal.

Tuesday 10th December

Albion Park Community Carols
Hosted by Albion Park Combined Churches.
Details: 6pm-9pm, 7:30pm carols, Albion Park High School 120 Church St. BYO chairs/blankets. BBQ, drinks, candles, glowsticks available for purchase.

Wednesday 11th December
Carols in the Park, Kiama
Arranged and presented by the combined churches of Kiama, featuring Colin Buchanan and Santa.
Details: 7-9pm Hindmarsh Park, Terralong St, Kiama (in case of wet weather, it will be held in Kiama Pavilion.

Friday 13th December
Wiseman Park Community Carols
Hosted by St John's Anglican Church Keiraville and St Brigid's Catholic Church, Gwynneville
BBQ, face painting, jumping castle, carols begin at 7:15 pm.
Details: 6:00-8:30p.m. Wiseman Park, Gwynneville.

Saturday 14th December
Figtree Community Carols
Hosted by Figtree Anglican Church, free entry, carols and fireworks.
Details: 5:30pm-9:30pm at Figtree High School oval.

Sunday 15th December
Santa Fest - Wollongong Christmas Carols
Food trucks, coffee, rides and face painting with a big finale of fireworks.
Details: 5:00 pm Lang Park, Marine Drive, Wollongong.

Christmas Carols and the "Fair World Cup of Games"
Hosted by Keiraview Uniting Church
Details: 5-7pm Family games; 6-7pm food & BBQ; 7-8pm Carols Service at 34 Fisher St, West Wollongong.

Berkely Carols & Moonlight Movies
Details: from 5pm children's activities & food stalls; 7pm Carols; 8pm "Rise of the Guardians" movie.
Further Information: www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/events

Friday 20th December
School Term 4 ends

Saturday 21st December
Carols by the Harbour, Shellharbour
Details: 5:00 pm Little Park, Shellharbour Village.

Sunday 22nd December
Carols in the Car Park - Port Kembla
Enjoy children activities including Animals of Bethlehem (petting zoo), a special visit by Santa Claus during the evening. L.E.D candles will be available on the night. Hosted by Port Kembla Baptist Church.
Details: from 6:15pm petting zoo; 7:00 p.m. sausage sizzle; 8:00 p.m. Carols Port Kembla Baptist Church, cnr Illawarra and Cowper St, Port Kembla

Wednesday 25th December
Christmas Day

Thursday 26th December
Boxing Day Public Holiday

Friday 27th December to 22nd January
Scripture Union Family Missions
If you are interested in helping at SUFM contact Lucy by email or phone 0468 797 445.





Albion Park

Theo Jolliffe and Eden Williams

All Saints Anglican Church
253 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park

15 to 22 Jan


Martin & Martyne

Bulli Beach Tourist Park
1 Farrell Rd, Bulli

27 Dec 2019 to
7 Jan 2020


Rachel and Andrew Daweson

Corrimal Beach Tourist Park
Lake Pde, Corrimal

28 Dec 2019 to
5 Jan 2020


Naomi Hall

Brendan Ridley
Tim House

Werri Beach Holiday Park
1a Bridges Rd, Gerringong

27 Dec 2019 to
7 Jan 2020


Bec and Alex Hitchcock

Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park
200 Crooked River Rd, Gerroa

27 Dec 2019 to
7 Jan 2020


Ben Cochrane
Rosie Campbell

74 Manning St, Kiama
Yr 7-12

27 Dec 2019 to
7 Jan 2020


Clara and
Ryan Wilcockson,

Samuel Wheeler

Wollongong Surf Leisure Centre, 201 Pioneer Rd,
Fairy Meadow

27 Dec 2019 to
7 Jan 2020

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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

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

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.

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.

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.