Thursday, 23 May 2019

Events of Interest

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

Organ Recital Series

As part of its ongoing commitment to the finest quality sacred music, Pilgrim Uniting Church present an International Organist Series. Hosting the largest church organ in South Australia, Pilgrim has become a favourite for many organists around the world.

image This year we are thrilled to present a series of 3 concerts featuring acclaimed Australian organist David Drury, Prize-winning New York based Benjamin Sheen and Korean star Dong-il Shin.

Subscribe to all three concerts and save!

June 23 David Drury
August 11 Benjamin Sheen
September 22 Dong-Ill Shin
All recitals at 3pm

Admission (single recital):
$30 Full / $25 Concession / $10 Student/U30
Subscription (Three recitals):
$75 Full / $60 Concession / $25 Student/U30
Book Now

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- Community Announcement -

Sean Ngopun Ruwangk (Walking on Country)
on Saturday 1 June 2019 as part of Reconciliation Week activities
will be lead by Sean Weetra, Ngarrindjeri Tour guide - Murray Bridge and Raukkan

Participants will get to see landscapes and water-ways through the eyes of a Ngarrindjeri Tour Guide (Sean Weetra). Sean will share more about Ngarrindjeri spirituality, art, the landscape and culture. There will be opportunities for deep listening and learning from Sean’s stories and possibly an opportunity to try some weaving.

The cost is $80 per person, which includes morning tea. All proceeds will assist Sean to attend a Taize gathering in France, where he will be able to exchange spiritual and cultural wisdom with others.

Car pooling options are available.

Details of the day: 8.30 am meet in car-park at Clayton Wesley Uniting Church,
280 Portrush road, Norwood to carpool.
Departure: at 9 pm to travel to Murray Bridge.
Morning tea will be provided, bring your own lunch.
Estimated time of return: 5 pm

Find more details on the tour or book your spot here.
It is also recommended that you register your interest as soon as possible with
Liellie McLaughlin on 0437 794 410 or liellie at

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- Community Announcement -

*Iftar dinner, Saturday, 18 May, 5.30 pm at the Adelaide Mosque,
on Little Gilbert Street (just off Sturt Street, City of Adelaide).

In light of so many tensions between different religions, this is a good chance to meet, connect and share experiences of our divers communities.
Please contact Liellie (0437794410) if you are interested to attend?

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Free Lunchtime Recitals at Pilgrim


1.00pm in the Church

Free Organ concerts,
2nd, 4th Thursdays of the month
==+ Thursday 23rd May

Student recitals,
1st, 3rd & 5th Thursdays of the month
==+ Thursday 16th May

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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 May 20th, 12.30 - 1 pm
    The Street Dwellers

    The Street Dwellers are a rock band with the emphasis on fun and audience participation.

    With Kathy Pike on lead vocals and guitar, Peter Farley on lead guitar and harmony vocals, Geoff Hurst on bass guitar and Keith Ellison on percussion, The Street Dwellers are set to bring a party atmosphere to Flinders Street with a set of rock tunes to get the blood circulating and the heart warmed up!

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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"Interfaith Matters" Discussion about a variety of faith traditions

- Community Announcement -

Wednesday 22 May2019, 6 - 8 ish
Hope's cafe, Corner of Norwood Parade and Portrush Road
 (behind Clayton Wesley UCA)

Speaker: Prof Rick Sarre
Theme: why I still hold onto my faith

(Great to arrive around 5.45 so that we can eat at 6 and start connecting)

Info: Dinner $10 per person (to provide a job for refugees) and gold coin donation towards Hope’s cafe.

Please RSVP to Liellie by 22/5 in order to give Sarai a chance to cook for all (0437 794 410).

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- Community Announcement -

The Islamic Society of South Australia
invites you to a Ramadan Carnival
on Saturday 25 May, 8PM to 12AM
Marion Mosque, 658 Marion Road, Parkholme.


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MULTICULTURAL LUNCH - South West Community Centre

- Community Announcement -

*Multi-cultural lunch on Tuesdays -
28 May: Random Acts of Welcome:

at South West Community Centre, 171 Sturt street, City at 12.30 - 2 ish...

*An interactive multi-cultural meal to welcome locals, refugees and new arrivals— pop in / stay longer? Bring a sense of adventure, some food, or come and help with the dishes?
Sometimes we have a theme, at other times conversations just present themselves.
Some talked about faith, others about permission-giving. A very rich cross-cultural experience.

Great if you could bring plate / some fruit/ something from the market to share, otherwise just come!

For more information ring Liellie (0437794410)

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Lowitja O′Donoghue Oration

- Community Announcement -

Tuesday 28 May 2019, 6.30 - 8.30 pm
Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide

Speaker: David Rathman AM PSM FIML.

Tickets: General Admission $15, DDF/RecSA Members $10, Concession/Unwaged $10

Ticket includes complimentary post event networking drink and art display.

Register HERE.

Please contact Liellie (0437794410) if you would like to attend as part of a group.

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Last and Final Gathering of the Urban Mission Network

Thursday May 30, 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Payneham Road Uniting Church, 341 – 343 Payneham Road, Marden

The May gathering is the last gathering for the Urban Mission Network. With the introduction of multi- presbyteries, Mission Networks will not continue in their current form after June 30, 2019.

Theme: The DNA of the Evolving Uniting Church
Guest speakers Rev Dr Ian Price and Sharonne Price

The young people from Payneham Road Uniting Church, an intentional intercultural community, will prepare and serve foods from a variety of countries.

RSVP for catering purposes by 16 May to (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
susan [AT] urbannetwork [DOT] org [DOT] au. Please indicate dietary requirements.

Donation to cover the cost of the meal.

Car parking is available at the back of the church. Entrance off Broad Street.

Please advertise this widely within your congregation. We look forward to welcoming one another as we give thanks for the mission and ministry of the Urban Mission Network over the years.

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2019 Amnesty International Oration

- Community Announcement -

Tuesday 18 June, 6pm - 7.15pm

Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building,
UniSA City West campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide


We are living in a time when hatred and fear are used to divide communities, close borders, and distract attention from the complex problems facing our world.

Intolerance and hate are used to justify cruelty against others and build a rhetoric of fear. What is the role of human rights in building a fairer, happier world?

To move forward, we must recognise the interconnection of rights. Climate change is tied to inequality and race. Civil and political rights are suppressed at the moment people demand basic economic justice. Sex discrimination is bound up in the economic exclusion of women. People who take action to realise these rights are demonised and feared.

In the 2019 Amnesty International Oration, Secretary General of Amnesty International, Kumi Naidoo discusses the role rights protection can play in building a better, more inclusive world. Amnesty International is the world’s largest human rights movement. We are tackling some of the most complex challenges of our time.


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Commondreams 2019 Conference

Thursday 11 July – Saturday 14 July
 Newington College in Stanmore, Sydney, and
 Pitt St Uniting Church, Sydney

Sacred Earth:
Original Blessing;
Our Common Home

A conference dedicated to progressive religious thought and action.

Our distinguished international keynote speaker is to be Matthew Fox & the conference program is based on his concept of Creation Spirituality.

Matthew is an internationally acclaimed spiritual theologian, Episcopal priest, and activist who was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years. He holds a doctorate, summa cum laude, in the History and Theology of Spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris and has devoted 45 years to developing and teaching the tradition of Creation Spirituality, which is rooted in ancient Judeo- Christian teaching, inclusive of today’s science and world spiritual traditions; welcoming of the arts and artists; wisdom centred, prophetic, and committed to eco-justice, social justice and gender justice.

For more information, visit

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Pilgrim Winter Retreat – advanced notice!

Saturday 27th July, 2019, 9.30am – 4.00pm
at Aldgate Church of Christ, 54 Strathalbyn Rd, Aldgate

‘Developing our Spiritual Disciplines’,
facilitated Rev Gary Stuckey.

“We are always in relationship with God, whether we realise it or not, but spiritual practices help us awaken to the reality of God in our lives and then to live out of that awareness.”

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Regular weekly lunches at Hopes Cafe

- Community Announcement -

Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 noon
Hopes Cafe, corner of Portrush Rd and Norwood Parade, Norwood

Drop in to chat with refugees / new arrivals and members from the wider community, to assist English conversation and validation of the new arrival.

Also a great Goodies op-shop for a new outfit / make a donation.

Free /gold coin donation.

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Bible Lands Study Tour 2019-2020

- Community Announcement -

Tour inspired by the Acts of the Apostles – Turkey, Israel and optional tour to Ethiopia, Dec 2019 - Jan 2020.

The Travel Agent is currently putting together a final itinerary and costs.

As the number of those who usually indicate interest in such tours far exceeds the spaces (21) available for the tour, it would be preferable to get a sense of more definite numbers and whether interested parties need to be placed on a “waiting list”.

For more information or, if you are interested in this year’s tour, please contact Cris Henriksson Ph: 0419 865 598 or E: (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
blstadelaide [AT] gmail [DOT] com.

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Choral Evensong

in recess until
Saturday 7 September
5 pm

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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.

Like the Facebook page

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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. Organ Recital Series
    June 23 David Drury

    on Saturday 1 June 2019 as part of Reconciliation Week activities

    *Iftar dinner, Saturday, 18 May, 5.30 pm at the Adelaide Mosque,

  4. Free Lunchtime Recitals at Pilgrim
    ==+ Thursday 23rd May

  5. Music on Flinders – Free performances
    Monday May 20th, 12.30 - 1 pm

  6. "Interfaith Matters" Discussion about a variety of faith traditions
    Wednesday 22 May2019, 6 - 8 ish

    on Saturday 25 May, 8PM to 12AM

  8. MULTICULTURAL LUNCH - South West Community Centre
    28 May: Random Acts of Welcome:

  9. Lowitja O′Donoghue Oration
    Tuesday 28 May 2019, 6.30 - 8.30 pm

  10. Last and Final Gathering of the Urban Mission Network
    Thursday May 30, 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

  11. 2019 Amnesty International Oration
    Tuesday 18 June, 6pm - 7.15pm

  12. Commondreams 2019 Conference
    Thursday 11 July – Saturday 14 July

  13. Pilgrim Winter Retreat – advanced notice!
    Saturday 27th July, 2019, 9.30am – 4.00pm

  14. Regular weekly lunches at Hopes Cafe

  15. Bible Lands Study Tour 2019-2020

  16. Choral Evensong
    Saturday 11 May, 5 pm

  17. #BringThemHere Vigil

  18. Act for Peace: Rohingya Crisis Appeal

  19. Act for Peace - Urgent Appeal

  20. OP Shop at Scots Church Adelaide

  21. 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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