Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Events of Interest

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Non-Pilgrim events are shown as Community Announcements. For disclaimers, read here . . .

Art Installation for Australia Day – Elder Park

- Community Announcement -

24 – 28 January 2019, 8.30pm onwards
Elder Park (Tamtanya), Adelaide

A very special art installation by artist Craig Walsh will be presented in Elder Park (‘Tarntanya - the Place of the Big Red Kangaroo) on the Australia Day long weekend. The installation acknowledges the contributions of some of South Australia's most inspirational Aboriginal people - past and present. Their images will be projected onto trees, for 4 evenings commencing at 8.30pm, from the 24th to the 28th of January 2019. Entry is free.

For the past 30 years, Craig Walsh's works have been projected onto natural and urban environments all across the world. For this project, he has worked closely with the Australia Day Council of South Australia and aboriginal Kaurna elders.

Disclosure: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people please take note that this installation contains images of deceased persons.

More details HERE

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Australia Day Smoking Ceremony

- Community Announcement -

Saturday January 26th, 7 am
Elder Park (Tarntanya), Adelaide

A family friendly, free event led by Senior Aboriginal leaders Rosemary Wanganeen and Major Sumner

The Theme of the ceremony is 'Grief and Forgiveness' and Rosemary will lead with her presentation 'Mourning in the Morning'.

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Music on Flinders – Free performances

Eclectic music on Monday lunchtimes, 12.30-1 pm, held in front of Pilgrim Church, out on Flinders Street. Come along and enjoy a wide range of music genres from talented performers from rock to acapella. Music includes school performers as well as seasoned veterans in the music industry and everything in between!

There is no cost, so make the most of this brilliant opportunity. Plan to leave the computer and work place for an enjoyable lunchtime break. Bring your lunch, grab a coffee from a local caf, and enjoy 30 minutes of brilliant music - a gift to workers, residents and visitors to the CBD.

Click for Music On Flinders: Facebook and Here

  • Monday February 4th, 12.30 - 1 pm
    Anthony Moyle

    Anthony Moyle is a solo artist/singer/guitarist. His repertoire is a tasty mix of Neil Young, Jonny Cash, Guns N Roses plus a diverse range of Australian artists. Anthony adds harmonica to many songs giving his performances a rich acoustic sound.

  • Monday February 11th, 12.30 - 1 pm
    Kathie Renner

    Kathie Renner, a creative artist who writes from the heart about her observations on life.

    Influenced by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Sting, Paul Simon and Lior, Kathie presents contemporary acoustic songs with a strong focus on the craft of songwriting and thoughtful arrangements. Eshewing stylistic boundaries, her lyrical compositions reveal unexpected stories couched in honest musicianship.

An initiative of Pilgrim Uniting Church. Email: (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
office [AT] pilgrim [DOT] org [DOT] au

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Fundrasing dinner for The Leprosy Mission

- Community Announcement -

Friday 8 February from 6:45pm
Mangosteen Restaurant, 1362 North East Road, Tea Tree Gully

Fundraising Asian and Indian inspired dinner for Leprosy Mission

Join The Leprosy Mission Australia in hearing from Dr Famkima Darlong about his powerful story of individuals having their lives changed, families reconciled and children set free from the stigma, fear and disadvantage that comes with a diagnosis of leprosy.

The event will be held at Mangosteen Restaurant (1362 North East Road, Tea Tree Gully) on Friday 8 February from 6:45pm. Cost of admission is $50, concession $45.

All RSVPs and ticket purchases must be made from the Leprosy Mission Office by 25 January on 1800 537 767 or visit The Leprosy Mission Australia website

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Pilgrim New Year Retreat

Saturday 9th February 2019,  9:30am – 4:00pm
Sophia Spirituality Centre,
  225 Cross Road, Cumberland Park

'Beyondering' –
an invitation to explore our spiritual journeys
into our later years

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Apology Breakfast - Reconciliation SA

- Community Announcement -

Wednesday, 13 February, 7-9am
at Adelaide Convention Centre.

Presenting Jack Charles.

A member of the Stolen Generations, Uncle Jack Charles is an actor, musician, potter and gifted performer and is acknowledged as the grandfather of Aboriginal theatre in Australia.


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Annual Ecumenical Service for Archivists

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 9.30am
Pilgrim Uniting Church, 12 Flinders St, adelaide

You are invited to the Annual Ecumenical Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for Archivists. The service will be held at Pilgrim Uniting Church 12 Flinders St on Wednesday 20 February 2019 beginning at 9.30am.

After the service there will be an address on the theme, “Reading a Building” followed by morning tea. The service involves members of the State Branch of the Australian Society of Archivists ( All interested in South Australian church history are invited.

This is a great opportunity to meet up with others who are committed to documenting and recording the story of faith in this state, the Paradise of Dissent!

For further information contact...Rev Dr Dean Eland
Phone: 0419 112 603. Email: (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
djeland [AT] bigpond [DOT] com.

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Ministry of Silence

- Community Announcement -

windmill still1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Christ Church UCA, 26 King William Road, Wayville

A small group meets as above to practice silent prayer together, inspired by the prayer of Jesus and the desert mothers and fathers of the hesychast tradition.

All are welcome to this ecumenical group as we ‘pray as we can, not as we can’t’.

Please contact Rev Nicholas Rundle for more details.
ph 0406 011 152.

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#BringThemHere Vigil

Every Friday, 4.30 - 7 pm
Parliament House steps

Bring them here weekly vigil
  (supporting refugees
  and asylum seekers)

Each Friday, a gathering takes place on the steps of Parliament House, North Terrace, from 4.30-7pm to raise awareness of the plight of refugees and asylum seekers, particularly those on Manus and Nauru.

Participants come from church and community groups. The organisers encourage you to ‘come when you can, leave when you must’. Feel free to bring banners and battery operated candles.

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Act for Peace: Rohingya Crisis Appeal

- Community Announcement -

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya families need your help.

Family homes, neighbourhoods and entire villages have been torched to the ground. People are being killed as they desperately try to flee for safety. Already, more than 400,000 people are estimated to have crossed the border in Bangladesh seeking refuge from the violence. With the number of people seeking sanctuary in Bangladesh set to increase to over 500,000 over the coming days, your support is URGENTLY needed.

Show the Rohingya people that you care. Donate today

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Act for Peace - Urgent Appeal

- Community Announcement -

Famine in East Africa continues to worsen. Babies and children are dying of starvation every day. All agencies are finding that each day more and more people need basic food to feed their children. Already many of them go without themselves in an effort to just feed their children. A doctor in one of the hospitals has predicted that unless help arrives NOW a whole generation may be lost.

Visit to make a donation and hear more stories.

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OP Shop at Scots Church Adelaide

- Community Announcement -

Goodies 2U is a new op shop located on Level 1 at Scots Church Adelaide (237 North Terrace Adelaide).

It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am - 4pm.

Donations for Goodies 2U and Goodies Op Shop will only be received at Clayton Wesley Uniting Church (entry to Goodies is from Union Street, Beulah Park).

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Oasis in a Busy Week

Tuesday morning 8am and Thursday afternoon 12.15pm services – come along and bring your friends. Each service is a wonderful oasis in a busy week, and a great opportunity for those living and working in the city.

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Events of Interest

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  1. Art Installation for Australia Day – Elder Park
    24 – 28 January 2019, 8.30pm onwards

  2. Australia Day Smoking Ceremony
    Saturday January 26th, 7 am

  3. Music on Flinders – Free performances
    Monday February 4th, 12.30 - 1 pm

  4. Fundrasing dinner for The Leprosy Mission
    Friday 8 February from 6:45pm

  5. Pilgrim New Year Retreat
    Saturday 9th February 2019,  9:30am – 4:00pm

  6. Apology Breakfast - Reconciliation SA
    Wednesday, 13 February, 7-9am

  7. Annual Ecumenical Service for Archivists
    Wednesday 20 February 2019, 9.30am

  8. Ministry of Silence

  9. #BringThemHere Vigil

  10. Act for Peace: Rohingya Crisis Appeal

  11. Act for Peace - Urgent Appeal

  12. OP Shop at Scots Church Adelaide

  13. Oasis in a Busy Week

Events of Interest – Disclaimers

The events posted on this page include Community Announcements of events that will be neither held at Pilgrim nor sponsored by Pilgrim Uniting Church. Such events as posted may be of interest to Pilgrim members but are not necessarily supported by Pilgrim Uniting Church and are placed solely as a community service.

Pilgrim Uniting Church also hosts a number of groups who have information about their activities posted here and on other Pilgrim Uniting Church webpages. Any views expressed or implied on their pages are not necessarily those of Pilgrim Uniting Church.

The Pilgrim website disclaimer can be read here . . .

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