Tuesday, 01 December 2015
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 Mid-North Bushfires
Pastoral Note from the Moderator
"I have spoken with a number of people living in these areas and have been moved by their stories. There are many who are shocked and saddened by the ferocity and devastation caused by the bushfires."
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 Music in the Lane

Monday 7 December
12.30 - 1 pm

Ann Lee-Vanlint

Do your boss a favour
Take a break, bring your lunch and enjoy wonderful music on the Pilgrim Forecourt in front of the church.
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and more ...

 Service of Lament for Asylum Seekers
Thursday 3 December 2015
5.15pm - 5.45pm
Pilgrim Forecourt

Come and show your support and compassion for those seeking refuge from persecution and war.
First Thursday of every month - same time - same place.

Second and Fourth Thursdays, 1 - 1.30 pm.
December 11

Recordings of past concerts may be listened to online here . . .

 Blue Christmas Service
Thursday 17 December
6pm - 6.45pm

For those who feel sadness, grief and loss in the Christmas Season.
Whether you attend church or not, hold religious belief or not, this time will provide a gentle time for reflection, to acknowledge pain or hurt, to light a candle and to hold hope knowing that we are not alone.

 Did you miss the Climate Change Forum?

Sound recordings and slides from the Climate Change Forum can be accessed
here. . . .

Hear Professor Tony Eggleton and Rev Brian Phillips speak on respectively "The Science and the Lies" and "an ethical response".

 Potential Health Impacts of Climate Change
Season of Creation &
Pilgrim Pathways

Dr Eleanor Evans
as adjunct to the Season of Creation and follow up of the PCNet Climate Change Forum.
Recording and links
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Scripture Union Update
Some of the appeal money raised by Pilgrim was sent to SU Vanuatu. To see how it is being used,
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 Katie Wallis
sings "Mercy"
Katie gives powerful witness to the kindness, humility, justice and righteousness, evident in the care lavished on desperately disadvantaged children.
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 A recording of


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 Recording of
July 26th

Guest organist:
Benjamin Sheen

Find it online HERE

Assembly: a personal view
Catch up with Sandt's take on Assembly 2015

New Web Page
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The City Awards
(Messenger Press)
Best lunchtime leisure:
Music in the Lane

There's no doubt Adelaide is home to some achingly good musical talents. Listening to performers strum their stuff while sitting on the benches outside Pilgrim Uniting Church and tucking into lunch was a welcome break to the work day.
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Currently in winter recess
Back in the Spring

Meditate on the words
Your prayer here . . .

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for the latest events' news
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to Sunday's Messages
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 Listen to the Pilgrim Organ
Sound Bites
Recordings from the free concerts at Pilgrim held at Thursday Lunchtimes at 1pm in the second and fourth weeks of the month here.
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Pilgrim Church Adelaide is launching an appeal to help rebuild the lives of families and congregations in Vanuatu.
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Uniting Church Response
The Moderator has provided suggestions for the many ways practical help can be given. Read the Moderator's message here. . .

VIDEOS of keynote addresses now online . .
See Picture Gallery . . . .
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Check them out
HERE . . .
Two too many demonstration,
Pilgrim Symposium

 Ken Leaver Scholarship
Promoting pastoral care projects
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 The President's Blog
Rev Prof Andrew Dutney
Keep up with the President's thoughts as he travels. Keep him in your prayers.
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 Hear the message
For recordings of recent sermons, please go to

Sermons can be linked on your mobile. . .
Go to www.pilgrim.org.au/m

 Children's Program
Sundays except school holidays
Two sessions - during 9.30 and 11.00 worship Read more . .

 Social Justice:
a gospel imperative
Many people here are actively engaged in a variety of social justice issues. We believe that is an integral part of what the gospel calls us to do.
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 Around the World ...

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 Other Church Events of Interest
at other places and times
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God help us to change.
To change ourselves and to change our world.
To know the need for it.
To deal with the pain of it.
To feel the joy of it.
To undertake the journey without understanding the destination.
The art of gentle revolution.

- Michael Leunig


930am Sunday Service

For the sake of the planet

As world leaders meet in Paris . . . we pray for us all,
that we might restore our relationships with each other
and work together to heal the earth. . . . .

posted November 24, 2015

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Our Micah Challenge
In the face of a horrifying humanitarian crisis in Syria, our former Prime Minister has called upon European countries to close their borders to asylum seekers. In an arrogantly simplistic take on a complex problem, he has derided their open-door policies as "misguided altruism". In the name of justice and mercy and our common humanity, we call on our government to reject this cruel, fear-based stance and provide some decisive and compassionate leadership.
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Pictured right: The new logo of the SA Synod. Community in Christ: Living Compassion & Hope is the theme of the new Moderator of the Uniting Church in South Australia, Dr Deidre Palmer.

Pictured left: a variety of scenes from the life of the Pilgrim Community.


Sunday Services
8:00am     Early Morning Eucharist
9:30am     Community Worship
11:00am    Traditional Choral Worship

Weekday Services (30 mins):
Tuesdays 8:00am Eucharist
Thursdays 12:15pm Eucharist

Open to the public for Prayer and Meditation:
Museum & Art Gallery: Public Tours on request
Art Gallery displays & exhibitions: see What's New or contact our office

OPEN: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12noon - 2.00pm
Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts; Dates & times . . .
Thursday FREE Organ Recitals: see Events page for dates & times . .

The Lounge - a welcome spot
Drop in, rest your weary feet and have a cuppa! - entry at rear
Monday to Friday 10.00am - 2.00pm

Rev Sandy Boyce [Deacon]
Rev Jana Norman [Minister of the Word]
Rev Dr Dean Eland [Minister in Association]

Acknowledgement of Country
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Bible Readings for this Week
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Pick A Prayer
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Why some people choose Pilgrim for their spiritual home. Read more . . .
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Pilgrim Pathways
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Movie Discussion Resources
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Contact Us

Office (weekdays):
Office Hours: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Ph. 8212 3295      Fax. 8212 9637
Verger: Ph. 0477 761 725

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Children's Program
during Community Worship - 9.30am
during Choral Worship - 11.00am


Did you know?

Pilgrim Church has the largest pipe organ in South Australia. With 88 speaking stops and 35 couplers, this instrument has drawn favourable comment from international artists.

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Did you know?

Pilgrim regularly hosts an annual public symposium focussing on current social concerns. Currently we are in partnership with the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion (RUSSLR) of the University of Adelaide.

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Did you know?

Pilgrim hosts a briefing lunch with a staffworker from Amnesty International every first Wednesday of the month at noon. Bring your lunch and join in the briefing. Everyone is welcome.

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Did you know?

Pilgrim has been supporting and distributing Fair Trade products for many years and uses Fair Trade coffee and tea for refreshments after church, in our Lounge and Drop In Centre.

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The photos (left) display a variety of events and occasions in the life of Pilgrim.

Jesus said; Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me - watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.
I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."
Matt 11: 28-30 The Message