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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:

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 (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.
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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 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

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Upcoming Events:

Friday 24th November
Taizé Prayer Advent Gathering
Ecumenical worship and prayer in the Taizé style.
Details: 7:00 p.m. St Patrick's Catholic Church, Berry
Download flyer.

Sunday 26th November
Hymnsing at Kiama
All welcome for Hymn and chorus singing.
Details: 2:00 p.m. Kiama Uniting Church Fellowship Centre, 19 Bong Bong Rd, cnr Manning St. Kiama. Further details.
Contact for requesting favourites: Gail 4232 1630 or Reuben 4233 2490

Mission to Seafarers Annual Dinner
Details: arrive from 5:00 p.m. for 6:00 p.m. start at Mission to Seafarers, Lot 2 Darcy Rd, Port Kembla
RSVP: 10th November 2017, 4257 6498, tthemisspk@gmail.com
Download flyer.

Saturday 2nd December
Dapto Anglican Church Christmas Festival
Market stalls, Carols, carnival food, family activities, fireworks.
Details: 5:00 pm to 8:30pm Dapto Anglican Church, Moombara St.

Friday 8th December
Shellharbour Carols by Candlelight
Kids concert 5:30-6:15pm, carols 6:30-8:30pm, fireworks 8:30p.m.
Details: 5:50-8:30p.m. Reddall Reserve, Lake Illawarra.

Saturday 9th December
Handel's Messiah
Choir conducted by Meryl Jackson-Kew.
Details: 2:00 p.m. Wollongong Town Hall
Cost: $30, Children under 16: $10, Students: $25, Con. Pen. Sen.: $25.

Berkeley Community Carols
Hosted by Berkeley Life Centre
Details: 5pm family activities, 7pm Carols, afterwards an outdoor Christmas movie, at Community Park, Winnima Way, Berkeley.

Figtree Community Carols

Hosted by Figtree Anglican Church.
Details: 5:30-9:30p.m. Figtree High School.
Facebook Events page.

Sunday 10th December
Santa Fest
Hosted by the Salvation Army and the Disability Trust. Featuring Trent Bowater, Wollongong Brass Band, and the Salvos Band - family fun, carols, fireworks.
Details: from 3pm, carols at 5:30pm, Lang Park, Wollongong

Tuesday 12th December
Albion Park Community Carols
Details: 6:00 p.m. family activities and BBQ
            7:30 p.m. Carols. Hosted by Albion Park combined churches.
Venue: Albion Park High School, 120 Church St.

Wednesday 13th December
Carols in the Park @ Kiama
Featuring Collin Buchanan
Details: 7-9pm, Hindmarsh Park, Terralong St, Kiama (wet weather venue: the Pavilion, Kiama Showground)

Friday 15th December - last day of school Term 4
Taizé Prayer Around the Cross
Ecumenical worship and prayer in the Taizé style.
Details: 7:00 p.m. Berry Uniting Church, 77 Albert St, Berry
Download Semester 2 flyer.

Saturday 16th December
Carols by the Harbour
The combined churches of Shellharbour present this free family festival, including face painting, crafts, carols and finishes with fireworks display.
Details: 5:00-9:00p.m. Little Park, Shellharbour Village

Combined Churches Carols in the Burgh
Details: 6:00-9:00p.m. Rex Jackson Oval, Helensburgh.

Sunday 17th December
Keiraview Uniting Church Christmas Celebration
Details: 5:30pm-7:00pm fun activities, jumping castle, food
7:00pm-8:00pm Carols Service.

Port Kembla "Carols in the Carpark"
Animals of Bethlehem petting zoo, free sausage sizzle, carols, glo candles ($2), Santa Claus.
Details: 6:00 p.m. Port Kembla Baptist Church, 81 Illawarra St

Wednesday 20th December
Carols on Crown
Featuring Gateway City Church Choir, Wesley Church singers.
Details: 6:00-9:00p.m. upper Crown St Mall, Wollongong.

Monday 25th December - Christmas Day

Tuesday 26th December - Boxing Day Public Holiday

Monday 1st January 2018 - New Year's Day Public Holiday

Tuesday 30th January 2018 - first day of school Term 1

Saturday 10th March
CCLI Church Copyright Seminar
Details: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dapto Uniting Church, 122 Princes Hwy.
Contact: Bruce Fairhall 4261 2424