Saturday, 24 July 2021

Events of Interest

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

Pilgrim Church SALA Exhibition, “All things bright and beautiful”

14 July – 18 August 2021

Wild Fibre Artists Bev Bills, Jackie Pearce, Charmian Quintrell, Liz Steveson, Kaaren Temme, and Vikki Waller present colourful works to brighten up the day, responding to colours both man-made and from nature, using their preferred fabrics and processes.

To purchase a work please contact Bev Bills 0415 616 900 or email (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
bbills [AT] bigpond [DOT] net [DOT] au.

South Australia Living Artists Festival will run in various venues around Adelaide during August. Copies of the complete programme are available in the Church and Lounge, and online here: https://www.salafestival.com/artfuel/program

Exhibition dates: 14 July – 18 August 2021

Church opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 12pm and at Sunday Service times.

Please note that the exhibition will not be open during Covid restriction times.

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Free Lunchtime Recitals at Pilgrim

organ

1.00pm in the Church

Organ concert,
2nd, 4th Thursdays of the month

==+ Thursday 8th July
==+ Organist – Peter Kelsall

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POSTPONED - Uluru Statement from the Heart - SYMPOSIUM & WORKSHOP

Uluru

SYMPOSIUM - 2 JULY, 7.30PM - 9.00PM,
PILGRIM UNITING CHURCH 12, FLINDERS ST, ADELAIDE

HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
Check this site regularly for updates.

Topic:“The Statement from the Heart and Sovereignty: exploring the overall picture"
Guest speaker:
Rev Dr Chris Budden

is a Uniting Church Minister and author of Following Jesus in Invaded Space: Doing Theology on Aboriginal Land & Why Indigenous Sovereignty Should Matter to Christians.
Panel members:
Rev Dr Auntie Denise Champion
, an Adnyamathanha woman, theologian and Uniting Church minister, and author of Yarta wandatha & the recently published Anaditj: The way things are.
Rev Dr Vicky Balabanski is Senior Lecturer in New Testament at Flinders University Department of Theology, Director of Biblical Studies at the Uniting College for Leadership and Theology, and Minister of the Word in the Uniting Church in Australia.
Tarlee Leondaris, Covenanting Officer, is a proud Aboriginal woman who traces her ancestry to the Wakaya people of the Barkly Tablelands (Northern Territory).

Cost for attending the Symposum: $20 waged /$15 concession

WORKSHOP - 3 JULY, 9AM - 4PM,
UNITING COLLEGE, BROOKLYN PARK

HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
Check this site regularly for updates.

Topic:Sovereignty and the Statement from the Heart:
Listening to the voices of First Peoples'.

Speakers and facilitators include:
Rev Dr Chris Budden
Rev Dr Denise Champion
Rev Dr Vicky Balabanski
Eddie Synot (via Zoom from Sydney) Indigenous facilitators

Dusty Feet Mob from Port Augusta will do a dance presentation at lunchtime.

Cost for an individual: $30/$25
Symposium and Workshop together: $40/$30
Group registration (any size group): $50

Full details of the Work Program, Booking and Payment details are on the brochure
DOWNLOAD HERE

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OFFICIAL NAIDOC WEEK SERVICE – RECORDING


NAIDOC WEEK SERVICE
When: Sunday July 11 at 6PM
NOTE: Date changed due to COVID restrictions
Where: Pilgrim Uniting Church

This year, NAIDOC Week is celebrated from 4 - 11 July and the theme is Heal Country, heal our nation. This theme recognises that, for First Nations, ‘Country’ is more than a place and is inherent to Aboriginal identity. ‘Country’ sustains lives in every sense - spiritually, physically and culturally.

This service was RECORDED. . . LINK HERE

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2021 Refugee Week – Sunday 20 June to Saturday 26 June.

The Refugee Week theme for this year is ‘Unity – The way forward’

Many events are available, free, or via tickets to assist fundraising for refugee-assistance.

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Celebrating with refugees (fundraiser)

22 June (Tuesday evening) at 5.45 for 6, until 8 or 8.30 ish
Pilgrim UCA, 12 Flinders Street, City

Celebrate and reflect on the art of welcome & belonging (while raising funds in support for Circle of Friends Pilgrim) and hear more about the work of COFA & J4Refugees.

The event 'Celebrating with Refugees' will enrich participants as we learn about the achievements and success from a diverse group of refugees who are looking forwards to sharing milestones and challenges of their lives in Adelaide. Participants will also hear about the work of Circle of Friends and Justice for Refugees (J4R) and how to be involved with this great work.

A light meal will be offered.

Book and / or donate via Eventbrite.

(A Community Connections initiative)

CANCELLED - COVID LOCKDOWN

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Interfaith Forum

- Community Announcement -

Wednesday 23 June, 5.45 for 6 pm
Hopes Caf, cnr. The Parade and Portrush Rd, Beulah Park

Exploring the Hindu faith and reflecting on the similarities and differences of Dharma and Religion?

Speaker: Vani Shukla
Theme: Spiritual concepts, such as Meditation, Yoga and stillness will be discussed.

Please have $10 to $15 (cash) for the meal, to help Gulala earn an income, and a gold coin would be appreciated.

Please RSVP by Sunday 20 June to Liellie @ 0437794410
or email: (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
liellie [AT] ozemail [DOT] com [DOT] au.

A Community Connections Initiative.

CANCELLED - COVID LOCKDOWN

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2021 ARA AND HAWKE CENTRE CONVERSATION (free event)

- Community Announcement -

Thursday 24 June 2021, 6 - 7.30 pm
Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, UniSA City West Campus.
(Map of location).

"LEVELLING THE PLAYING FIELD: THE REFUGEE REALITY IN SPORT"

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Australian Refugee Association (ARA).

Register here .

Please make sure to view the exhibition, "SA Refugee Week 2021 Youth Poster Awards Exhibition", in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery prior to the event.

(Supported by Community Connections initiative)

CANCELLED - COVID LOCKDOWN

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Esther Simbi ‘Blessed’ Book Launch (Free event – Donations welcome)

- Community Announcement -

Saturday 26 June,6.30 pm
Thebarton Community Centre,
 corner South Rd and Ashwin Parade, Torrensville.

There will be entertainment, speeches, book signings and the night promises to be a fun one. Come and meet Esther Simbi, hear her talk about her writing journey in English as a second language and grab a signed copy of her new book, Blessed: Raising Two Daughters as a Single Mum with a disability at a give away price of $40 per book.

Book to attend this free event via Eventbrite.

Supported by Community Connections

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Feast together!

- Community Announcement -

Gather a group for a meal to support an ex- refugee restaurant (and learn some of the cultural practices around the foods, or contact a caterer to enjoy a meal at your own church / community setting).

This may happen any time of the year. For a list of relevant restaurants (Sudanese / Uyghur / Eritrean / Kurdish etc), contact Rev Liellie McLaughlin at (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
liellie [AT] ozemail [DOT] com [DOT] au.

(A Community Connections initiative)

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Landcare : Tree planting

- Community Announcement -

Tree plantings following the fires are required now in the Gumeracha area.

There is an open invitation to support Habitat Recovery Alliance in bush-fire areas, to help plant 5000 tubestock.

Please contact Ms Thompson at 0438 639 353
or register your interest in volunteering at www.bit.ly/3okPZ12.

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Community and Morialta Trust initiative – Connect 4 Children

- Community Announcement -

Tuesdays, 11 - 12.30 – Weekly event
Hope’s Café, corner of Portrush Rd and Norwood Parade, Beulah Park.

This programme aims to build support and family for marginalised families – come and chat, read a book to a toddler, build a tower, plant something or listen to a mum!

A Community Connections initiative.

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Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong Services
2021


Join the Choir of Pilgrim Church and organist
under the direction of Peter Kelsall,
for a magnificent choice of music
at the next Choral Evensong Service.


Saturdays @ 5.00 pm
6th March 10th April 8th May
5th June 10th July 14th August
11th September 9th October 13th November

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Books for Lesotho

Books for Lesotho (B4L) is an incorporated non- government not-for-profit organisation set up to provide books for libraries in schools in the Kingdom of Lesotho, a small mountainous country located in the North East of South Africa. B4L was set up by David and Liz Linn to support the dream of a local librarian whom they had met during one of their many visits.

The books are mainly collected from schools and libraries from South Australia and interstate that cull their books regularly. Good quality books are sorted in age groups, packed in boxes (all by volunteers) and sent on pallets via ship and land transport to Lesotho where they are distributed by two organisations: the Transformation Resource Centre (an ecumenical social justice organisation) and the Rotary Club of Maloti.

Since the start of the project in 2007 – 182,389 books have been sent.

David and Liz have visited Lesotho regularly and have seen first-hand the benefits for the children in schools. Recently however they were approached by Mr Matsobane Putsoa, a member of the Rotary Club of Maloti, requesting theology books for the local Morija Theological Seminary, which to quote him ‘belongs to Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa, a Presbyterian denomination, where they train their Pastors and Evangelists.’

The Board of B4L has agreed to this request providing funding for extra costs is obtained. Recently a pallet load of theology books had been gathered ready to pack and send; Tabor College, St Barnabas College and, with the support of Tim Hein and Cheryl McCullum, Malvern Uniting Church, have provided books culled from their libraries. Uniting College is also being approached.

Some internal costs are covered in Lesotho but it costs B4L on average $1,080 plus local costs (VAT and agent fees) of $190 to send each pallet, totally financed by donations. The need to cover the costs of sending the pallet of books, budgeted to be $1,270 remains.

If you would like to donate, either books or money, please visit the Books for Lesotho website at this link: www.booksforlesotho.org.

The full story of Books for Lesotho can also be followed via their website.

Contact details:
Books for Lesotho Inc. Phone: (+61) 0418 877 112
E: (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
enquiries [AT] booksforlesotho [DOT] org
W: www.booksforlesotho.org
F: www.facebook.com/booksforlesotho

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Hope’s Café – during the day

Open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 10am and 4pm
Corner Norwood Parade and Portrush Road.

Sit and meet between 11am and 4pm.

And between 11am and 2pm you can enjoy very delicious freshly made snacks and light meals, and barista made coffee, at very affordable prices.

Come along and make a friend … or be a friend ... at Hope’s Café

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(This event is brought to your attention by Leillie Mc Laughlin of Community Connections, a Pilgrim Uniting Church project)

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′Night Time Restaurant′ at Hope’s Café

- Community Announcement -

Thursday and Friday evenings, between 5:30 and 8:30 –
Hope‘s Café, corner of Norwood Parade and Portrush Road.

This fresh initiative at Hope’s Café, ‘Night time restaurant’, creates an opportunity for those who struggle to get work.

Meals: A sit-down meal on Thursday and Friday evenings, between 5:30 and 8:30, and from this week, take-away options available as well as dine in, with very reasonable prices. A great way to treat your friends and assist shut-ins as the food (Southern Asian influence via the great chef: John) is yum.

Come enjoy the food and conversation! A BYO option is available.

Bookings: Rebecca: 0499338836 to book. You are welcome to enter the 'name the night time caf' competition.

(This event is brought to your attention by Leillie Mc Laughlin of Community Connections, a Pilgrim Uniting Church project)

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2021 UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture

- Community Announcement -

Wednesday 21 July 2021, 6pm
Adelaide Convention Centre,
Hall C - East Building, North Terrace, Adelaide

ALL IN THIS TOGETHER?
PUTTING PEOPLE AT THE HEART OF DECISION MAKING.
THE CASE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN A NEW SOCIAL BARGAIN.

Craig Foster AM, former Socceroos captain and now human rights advocate will present the 2021 UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture.

Despite calls of ‘togetherness’ and ‘shared humanity’, of the ‘interconnectedness’ of everyone in society in Australia and around the world during the height of COVID-19, the pandemic uncovered staggering inequality.

Craig explores what a new social bargain, underpinned by human rights might look like, and why it’s time to put human wellbeing at the centre of National and International policy.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, the UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture series promotes the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals and the value of truth and reconciliation in life and public affairs.

Read more and Register.

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Random Acts of Welcome friendship programme – Phone, or Zoom, or ...

- Community Announcement -

Random Acts of Welcome friendship-programme 'in the middle of the air'.



Would you like to meet someone new, and chat about topics which always interested you / you never heard of? All are invited to take part in making a new friend via phone / Zoom or connecting in other ways, in small groups of 2 or 3's.

The invitation is open-ended until the physical distancing ends, but you are welcome to continue. Resources to provide guidelines, optimise connection while being safe create connections with people across culture / age and gender will be provided, but guided by you.

Learning about others in same or different cultures, maybe with the aid of sharing recipe's or ways of celebrating, or via conversations about language, hobbies or interests may create great avenues to build bridges and provide a focus for celebrations when we can meet face-to-face?

This initiative aims to connect people for 3 conversations only, unless negotiated otherwise?

Please contact Liellie at 0437794410 / (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
liellie [AT] ozemail [DOT] com [DOT] au if interested.

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RAW (Random Acts of welcome) friendship via the phone.

- Community Announcement -

Please contact us if you feel like sharing insights on being shut in during this pandemic, as locals, International students, new arrivals, oldies, are all struggling due to lack of connections with random communities.

A simple guideline is developed to enable conversations to be constructive, enriching and fun.

Please contact Liellie via email ((Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
liellie [AT] ozemail [DOT] com [DOT] au) if you are interested to participate anytime.

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Events of Interest


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  1. Pilgrim Church SALA Exhibition, “All things bright and beautiful”
    14 July – 18 August 2021

  2. Free Lunchtime Recitals at Pilgrim
    ==> Thursday 29th November

  3. POSTPONED - Uluru Statement from the Heart - SYMPOSIUM & WORKSHOP
    SYMPOSIUM - 2 JULY, 7.30PM - 9.00PM,

  4. OFFICIAL NAIDOC WEEK SERVICE – RECORDING
    When: Sunday July 11 at 6PM

  5. 2021 Refugee Week – Sunday 20 June to Saturday 26 June.

  6. Celebrating with refugees (fundraiser)
    22 June (Tuesday evening) at 5.45 for 6, until 8 or 8.30 ish

  7. Interfaith Forum
    Wednesday 23 June, 5.45 for 6 pm

  8. 2021 ARA AND HAWKE CENTRE CONVERSATION (free event)
    Thursday 24 June 2021, 6 - 7.30 pm

  9. Esther Simbi ‘Blessed’ Book Launch (Free event – Donations welcome)
    Saturday 26 June,6.30 pm

  10. Feast together!

  11. Landcare : Tree planting

  12. Community and Morialta Trust initiative – Connect 4 Children

  13. Choral Evensong
    6th March

  14. Books for Lesotho

  15. Hope’s Café – during the day

  16. ′Night Time Restaurant′ at Hope’s Café

  17. 2021 UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture
    Wednesday 21 July 2021, 6pm

  18. Random Acts of Welcome friendship programme – Phone, or Zoom, or ...

  19. RAW (Random Acts of welcome) friendship via the phone.














































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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