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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 Clearing the Way for Jesus 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):
Saturday 21st August
Wollongong Women's Conference 2021  (Cancelled)
Hosted by The Gospel Coalition Australia, Illawarra Chapter.
Clare Deeves will speak on the book of Hebrews.
Venue: 9:30am - 3:30pm (Doors open at 9am) Uni Hall, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong
Cost: $55 ($50 Early Bird until 1/7/21), $40 concession, $30 high schoolers
Tickets: www.trybooking.com

Friday 3rd September (now a one-day conference)
National Grandparent Conference - Leaving a Living Legacy (Online)
Speaker: Josh McDowell and others by video link.
Venue: 9am-9pm online from Figtree Anglican Church
Cost: $20 per person, $160 for small group registration (may be in different locations), $300 for small group up to 20 people. Conference packs will be mailed to a single address.
Register by 4/9/21: online at figtree.church/events or phone 4272 1322.

Friday 17th September
Public School Term 3 Ends

Sunday 26th September
Kiama Hymnsing
Hymns include those requested at the last Kiama Hymnsing.
Venue: 2:00 p.m. Kiama Uniting Church
Contact: Gail Pickles 4232 1630

Monday 4th October
Labour Day Public Holiday

Tuesday 5th October
Public School Term 4 Begins

Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th October
Men's Bootcamp - In Gear, not just Coasting (Note: new dates)
Hosted by Northern Illawarra Combined Churches Men's Group
Venue: 7:30 p.m. Ryan's Hotel, 138 Phillip St, Thirroul
Cost: Week 1 $15 includes pizza; Weeks 2, 3, 4 $10 towards Water Works Charity.

Saturday 16th October (Note: second change of date)
Walking Between Worlds Workshop
Learn how to offer better support for LGBTI+ people and do less harm.
Speaker: Anthony Venn-Brown OAM.
Venue: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Central Church, 4 Fitzwilliam St, Port Kembla
Cost: $30 per person (includes morning tea)
Download flyer.

Sunday 28th November
Kiama Hymnsing
Hymns include those requested at the last Kiama Hymnsing.
Venue: 2:00 p.m. Kiama Uniting Church
Contact: Gail Pickles 4232 1630

Friday 17th December
Public School Term 4 Ends

Saturday 26th December
Christmas Day

Sunday 26th December
Boxing Day Public Holiday

Monday 27th December
Extra Public Holiday

Tuesday 28th December
Extra Public Holiday

Saturday 1st January 2022
New Year's Day

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Regular Events (Check to see if cancelled):

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: 8pm at Central Church, 4 Fitzwilliam St, Port Kembla.
Contact: Jono on 0412 174 181 or email life_recovery@hotmail.com

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
Recommenced 20th April
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 former Tongarra Museum Community Centre, Russell St, Albion Park.
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

Wollongong Uniting Church Bible Study
Details: 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Zoom
Contact: Doo Ah Leeming on 0416 491 531

Service of Communion and Reflection of the Wisdom of the Bible.
Details: 1:00 p.m. Wollongong Uniting Church - The Church in the Mall
Contact: 4229 2117

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 - CANCELLED.
People are encouraged to go on-line each month to view the "Missions up Close" from CMS Sydney.
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

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