Friday, 22 September 2017

Events of Interest

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

Meet the Somali Community – Shared dinner

- Community Announcement -

Saturday 23 September, 6pm
Hope's Cafe, Clayton Wesley Uniting Church

The majority of Somalians arrived in Australia from 1992, mostly as refugees fleeing civil war. Like most refugees they are scarred by war and struggling with poverty and the challenges of settling into a very different culture. Come and show your support for and learn from this community.

Please bring a plate to share and a gold coin donation. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page here. To register, please click here.

This is an initiative of the Spire Community, a collaboration between Uniting Communities and the Clayton Wesley Uniting Church.

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A Taste Of Africa

- Community Announcement -

Saturday, September 23, 2017 1:00 PM
Victoria Square, Adelaide. Meet at the Queen Victoria Statue.

Visit and enjoy this free event – Unmasked African Festival.

Since 2002 more than 30 ethnic African communities have participated through traditonal music, song and dances as well as a variety of African arts and crafts, traditonal and modern cuisine and many more cultural and family friendly actvities.

The Unmasked African Festival is an annual event organised by the African Communities Council of South Australia (ACCSA) – the peak body representing over 35 ethnic African communities in South Australia. The first African festival was held in April 2002 in the South Parklands of Adelaide. Since then the festival has been held in many locations in Adelaide including Rymill Park and Elder Park.

The event unveils the diverse, vibrant and spirited African communities of South Australia and portrays their rich cultures, beauty, hope and aspiration to the wider community.

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Oxfam Get Active Adelaide

- Community Announcement -

Wednesday 27 September 2017, 6pm & 8pm
Oxfam Office Level 2, 5 Hutt Street Adelaide

Do you believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty?

Right now in South Australia we are building a movement of people who believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty. We're learning new skills, teaming up with like-minded people, and showing local communities that real change is possible. To learn more on how you can be part of this progressive movement join us at the Oxfam Get Active session.

Join us at our Oxfam Get Active session & find out how we can tackle poverty together

We know that people-power can bring about dramatic change so join with us and be part of the Oxfam Community that is empowering people to build better lives for themselves and developing lasting solutions in tackling poverty.

Together we will be influencing key decision makers, running inspiring events, shining a light on inequality and campaigning for change.

RSVP and learn how you can be part of this dynamic community.

Register here: adelaide-tickets-37591691762

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Choir Fundraiser – Movie

Friday September 29th, 6.30pm
Venue: Capri Cinema, 141 Goodwood Road

Movie fundraiser: Victoria and Abdul

   All Tickets $18 (profits go towards the choir trip)

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The Australian Boys′ Choir

Sunday 1st October, 2017 at 4.00pm
Pilgrim Church

Concert by The Australian Boys’ Choir
the first and finest of Australian boys’ choirs
with the Vocal Consort
Directed by Noel Ancell

The popular program includes
Panis Angelicus - Franck, For the beauty of the Earth - John Rutter
How shall we sing the Lord’s Song in a strange land? - Joseph Twist
Cantique - Faur and works by Australian composers Richard Gill,
Iain Grandage and Paul Jarman

Admission at the door $20, concession $15

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The first casualty: from the front lines of the war on journalism

- Community Announcement -

Wednesday 4th October 2017, 6.30-7.30pm
Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, UniSA City West Campus, 55 North Tce

The first casualty: from the front lines of the war on journalism,
with Peter Greste

In a world where the first casualty of war is truth, journalism has become the new battleground. Peter Greste spent two decades reporting from the front line in the world’s most dangerous countries before making headlines himself following his own incarceration in an Egyptian prison. Charged with threatening national security, and enduring a sham trial, solitary confinement and detention for 400 days, Greste himself became a victim of the new global war on journalism.

Greste's newly published book is based on extensive interviews and research, and shows how this war on journalism has spread to the West. 'In this courageous, compelling, vital account Greste unpicks the extent to which modern investigative journalism is under threat, and the fraught quest – and desperate need – for truth in the age of terrorism’.

Hawke Centre events are free but require booking online. community/Hawke-Centre/Events-calendar/Peter- Greste

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Die-alogue Cafe

Friday 22 September, 10am - 12pm
Pilgrim Centre Hall, 14 Flinders St, Adelaide

Eat Cake, Drink Coffee and talk grief, dying and death in a safe nurturing environment

Die-alogue Cafe is an opportunity to meet with others, in an open, respectful, friendly atmosphere where people can
express their views about death, dying and life.
Die-alogue Cafe is a group directed discussion with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group, NOT a support or counselling group. Die-alogue Cafe is not an opportunity to give people information about death and dying – rather it offers time to share experiences for a better understanding and quality of life.

book by calling 8212 3295 or 0414 326 678

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Free Lunchtime Recitals at Pilgrim


1.00pm in the Church

1st, 3rd & 5th Thursdays of the Month:
Vocal / Instrumental

2nd & 4th Thursdays:

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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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The Market District - Shaping the future of an Iconic Area

- Community Announcement -

October 6th, 2017, 3-5pm
General Post Office, Franklin Street, Adelaide

This may be of interest to those of you concerned with the shaping of the city, and in particular the market district.

Human interaction and collaboration will drive the future. A trend towards having multiple places of work rather than a single fixed address will take place.

Work, housing and recreation will be integrated in physically compact urban areas that provide a mix of housing options within walking distance of shops and offices. These urban places will be connected to efficient public transport, and high-speed internet.

Smart technologies in buildings and the Internet of Things will provide greater flexibility in people's lives and improved efficiency for industry. A panel of architects, urban designers, and/or consultants that have had a hand in bring Tonsley Innovation District to life.

Join David Bailey RPIA (Fellow), the City’s market district advisor (and also a member at Adelaide West UC) to hear how this iconic area is being carefully shaped for the future, from the redevelopment of the Central Market Arcade to the reinvigoration of Chinatown.

The tour will start at the GPO on Franklin Street and wind its way through the streets and market, ending with drinks and nibbles at the Metropolitan Hotel.

Cost: $30. Registration: shaping-the-future-of-an-iconic-area-tickets- 36132907499

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Service of Induction – Rev Dr Greg Elsdon

Sunday 8th October, 7pm
Pilgrim Uniting Church

You are warmly invited to attend the
Service of Induction for Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
as he begins his placement as Minister of the Word at Pilgrim Uniting Church.

The service will be followed by a light supper.

Preacher: Dr Deidre Palmer ex-Moderator, SA UCA Synod; President-elect, Uniting Church in Australia).

Greg has served in many roles s Ministry Team Leader at Blackwood Churches of Christ, Aged Care chaplain, Executive Director - St Paul's City Ministry (SA), Principal - Churches of Christ theological college (Vic), Lecturer - New Testament Studies (Vic), and more recently as State Minister and Chief Executive Officer of the Churches of Christ in SA and NT.

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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 October 9th, 12.30 - 1 pm
    Kylie Brice

    Adelaide Singer/Songwriter Kylie Brice sounds like Missy Higgins meets Clare Bowditch.

    “…Kylie Brice is a very good performer and the journey to herself has a fine soundtrack.” – Music SA

    “Kylie has the ability to silence a room with her stage presence, inviting her audience to take notice.” – This is our Sound, WOWfm

    Kylie has an important message to share with others – she is passionate about helping people to know they are unique and valuable – and they can overcome their own obstacles and still have enough overflowing for others."

  • Monday October 16th, 12.30 - 1 pm

    A little bit country, a little bit rock and a lot of heart and passion, that’s the sound of Alt Country Rock duo, Rustflower. A rare pairing of male and female lead vocals and song writing, Pete’s earthy voice complimented by Kerrie’s warm, smooth vocals and strong harmonies, create and engaging sound. With songs that tell the small stories from our large landscape, you will find yourself inside their music on a road trip together. A Rustflower performance is both personal and energetic. With your foot tapping and your heart singing you will leave as friends on life’s journey.

  • Monday October 23rd, 12.30 - 1 pm
    Jake Arthur

    Jake Arthur is an original singer/songwriter and performs his powerful rock influenced songs with an undeniable energy and passion. With his powerful voice and masterful guitar playing Jake captivates audiences wherever he performs. Jake with his three piece band Ripcord has recently launched their album 'Spark the Fire'.

 Looking ahead ...

October 30th David Robinson
November 6th Casey Thomson and band
November 13th Forte
November 20th Mantracoda
November 27th Soulgarden
December 4th Vincent's Chair
December 11th Nice Verdes

An initiative of Pilgrim Uniting Church. Email:

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2017 Annual Hawke Lecture – The Hon Julia Gillard AC

- Community Announcement -

12 October, 6.00pm
Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street


To be delivered by The Hon Julia Gillard AC

Join us for the 2017 Annual Hawke Lecture to be delivered by former Prime Minister, The Hon Julia Gillard AC.

Ms Gillard will look back on the role The Hon Bob Hawke AC played in her own life and his enduring legacy to the nation as a leader that demonstrated both courage and a drive for consensus. Given her role as chair of beyondblue, Ms Gillard will discuss how courage and consensus are still needed now as we search for new approaches to common, debilitating conditions like anxiety and depression.

Register here

More information

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Bible College SA Open Day

- Community Announcement -

14th October, 9.45am-12 noon
176 Wattle St, Malvern

Several times each year, the Bible College SA hosts open events for potential students. The next Open Day will be held on 14 October, 9.45am-12 noon, at 176 Wattle St, Malvern.

More information on the Bible College SA website,

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Hawke Centre Event – Love in a Time of Hate

- Community Announcement -

Tuesday 17 October, 6.00pm
University of SA, City West Campus

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre
Upcoming Hawke Centre event

Nusrat Durrani: Love in a Time of Hate
A Rebel's Provocative Stories Juxtapose Beauty Against Ugliness

Against the global backdrop of racial strife, violence and oppression pioneering media executive Nusrat Durrani's work stands out boldly. As the founder of MTV World he used the power of an iconic brand to provide a platform for unheard voices and create inspiring and authentic narratives of international youth.

In a cutting-edge range of work that intersects culture, politics, relationships, fashion and film, Nusrat Durrani's stories have covered over 50 countries from Iran, Turkey, Australia and Afghanistan to Venezuela, Myanmar and Native America, always putting the humanity of their subjects at the centre. He has been felicitated by President Obama and received numerous awards and his work applauded for its fearlessness, sensuality and impact.

This event will take you on a scintillating pop- culture trip around the world and makes an urgent and passionate case for creating bridges of love and empathy in a world torn apart by distrust and fear.

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2017 Anti-Poverty Week Conference

- Community Announcement -

Friday October 20, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM & Saturday October 21, 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Clayton Wesley Church, corner Portrush Rd and Parade, Beulah Park

Attack Poverty, NOT the Poor

The only Anti-Poverty Week event organised by Poor People!

Join us for two days of conversation, stories and action.
Book now with Eventbrite

Community workers - $25 - 50 one day, or $35 - 75 two days
OPTIONAL donation for low-income people!
All others - $10 a day or $15 for two days

We will be discussing the punishing policies making life tougher for those out of work, and living in poverty, and how we can struggle for justice and respect.

We will focus on the voices of welfare recipients, whose views have been ignored for too long.


  • Dr. John Falzon from St. Vincent de Paul
  • Speakers from Auckland Action aaint Poverty
  • Australian Unemployed Workers Union
  • Australian United Sole Parents Network
  • And more!

Transport assistance and childcare available.

E: Ph: 0411587663

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RSSA – Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia – Fundraiser

Date and time: Thursday 26 October 2017, 5:30 - 7.30pm
Location: East Terrace Continental, 6 East Terrace, Adelaide

RASSA's Fundraiser with Julian Burnside
(Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia (RASSA) Inc)

This fundraiser event is in support of South Australia's only community/non-profit legal centre protecting the rights of asylum seekers. Julian Burnside AO QC is an Australian barrister who is a human rights and refugee advocate, and author. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2009, "for service as a human rights advocate, particularly for refugees and asylum seekers, to the arts as a patron and fundraiser, and to the law."

Cost: $50 (proceeds to RASSA). A selection of finger foods, wine from Serafino wines and soft drink included.

Contact: Tareena Martin, 0438 447 040,

Online booking:

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Ministry of Silence

- Community Announcement -

1st 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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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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Africa Famine Appeal – Uniting World

- Community Announcement -

The world can prevent famine in South Sudan – if we’re fast enough

$1 today is worth more than $1 in two months

CLICK HERE, or on the picture, to donate to UnitingWorld's Africa Famine Appeal

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Tropical Cyclone Debbie Appeal

- Community Announcement -

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Stuart McMillan, has asked church members to lend their support for communities suffering in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

"Our Church will be there to support people in need and help Queensland and northern NSW recover. Please continue to pray for the safety and the welfare of all affected communities, as they come to terms with their losses. I ask all UCA members to please try to support our appeals, which go to support ministry in these communities."

The Assembly's National Disaster Relief Fund remains open to receive donations, with funds to be drawn on by Uniting Churches and agencies supporting recovery in affected areas.

Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible. onal-disaster-relief-fund/

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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. Meet the Somali Community – Shared dinner
    Saturday 23 September, 6pm

  2. A Taste Of Africa
    Saturday, September 23, 2017 1:00 PM

  3. Oxfam Get Active Adelaide
    Wednesday 27 September 2017, 6pm & 8pm

  4. Choir Fundraiser – Movie
    Friday September 29th, 6.30pm

  5. The Australian Boys′ Choir
    Sunday 1st October, 2017 at 4.00pm

  6. The first casualty: from the front lines of the war on journalism
    Wednesday 4th October 2017, 6.30-7.30pm

  7. Die-alogue Cafe
    Friday 22 September, 10am - 12pm

  8. Free Lunchtime Recitals at Pilgrim
    July 20 Cianah Harris, Harp

  9. #BringThemHere Vigil

  10. The Market District - Shaping the future of an Iconic Area
    October 6th, 2017, 3-5pm

  11. Service of Induction – Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
    Sunday 8th October, 7pm

  12. Music on Flinders – Free performances
    Monday October 9th, 12.30 - 1 pm

  13. 2017 Annual Hawke Lecture – The Hon Julia Gillard AC
    12 October, 6.00pm

  14. Bible College SA Open Day
    14th October, 9.45am-12 noon

  15. Hawke Centre Event – Love in a Time of Hate
    Tuesday 17 October, 6.00pm

  16. 2017 Anti-Poverty Week Conference
    Friday October 20, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM &

  17. RSSA – Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia – Fundraiser
    Date and time: Thursday 26 October 2017, 5:30 -

  18. Ministry of Silence

  19. Act for Peace - Urgent Appeal

  20. Africa Famine Appeal – Uniting World

  21. Tropical Cyclone Debbie Appeal

  22. OP Shop at Scots Church Adelaide

  23. 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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