Saturday, 21 October 2017

Events of Interest

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

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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“Life, Hope, Future” - Adelaide Benefit Concert Choir And Friends

- Community Announcement -

Sunday 22 October 2017, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
St Peter’s Cathedral, North Adelaide

A Concert featuring well-loved hymns, anthems and songs.

Cost: $20 or $10 concession or Donation at the door - proceeds to Alzheimer’s Australia SA

RSVP to assist with interval catering to Peter Burke Event Organizer 0411 872 461

People interested in joining the Adelaide Benefit Concert Choir on this occasion contact Joan Claring- Bould on 0409 520 823

The Adelaide Benefit Concert Choir is an ecumenical community choir dedicated to good music, good fun and fundraising for good causes

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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 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'.

  • Monday October 30th, 12.30 - 1 pm
    David Robinson

    Talented award- winning songwriter David Robinson has a wealth of experience upon which he draws to make the most of his musical adventures. David performs across Australia in city, suburban and rural settings; on tours, on the great transcontinental trains in pubs,clubs and halls, on stages at festivals, fairs and benefits, anywhere he can. In 2015 David joined the band Plan B as lead singer and has been a part of a successful 12 date tour of the UK. The band also and released an album in 2016.

  • Monday November 6th, 12.30 - 1 pm
    Casey Thomson

    Casey Thomson is a South Australian composer and performer. She has performed solo and with a variety of groups over the past 15 years. Her writing reflects her wide taste in music and she is currently recording an album of jazz/rock/pop songs.

Looking ahead ...

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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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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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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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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AGM - Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia Inc (RASSA)

- Community Announcement -

Thursday 26 October 2017 at 7:45pm
East Terrace Continental, 6 East Tce, Adelaide.

Members and all those interested in the work of the Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia Inc are invited to attend the 2017 AGM.

A number of positions are available on the Management Committee for which nominations are sought. Current or potential members of RASSA with marketing or community engagement experience are encouraged to apply. Expressions of interest for nominations should be emailed to the Secretary, Tareena Martin, at . Copies of the minutes of the 2016 Annual General Meeting may be emailed in advance on request. The AGM will conclude by 8.30pm.

The RASSA fundraiser event with Julian Burnside AI QC is being held from 5.30-7.30 immediately before the AGM (tickets need to be purchased).

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Regenerating Places of Faith Conference - Event SA

- Community Announcement -

Monday 30 OCT 2017 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Clayton-Wesley Uniting Church

The Regenerating Places of Faith Conference in October of this year will address the complexities and possibilities that our current situations present. How can congregations re-imagine their life and their role as stewards of these buildings? How might congregations, other community groups and local businesses work in partnerships to restore and re-purpose historic church buildings as functional centres of community development? What wider community resources, including state and local government, can be harnessed to maintain, restore and re-imagine our historic churches?

Regenerating Places of Faith will address these questions by bringing together members of local congregations who have responsibility for historic church buildings; denominational leaders; people involved in local government; the National Trust; the State Heritage Unit of the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources; heritage architects; and all who are interested in South Australia‘s historic buildings and in how they might continue to be used to bring life to local communities.

A keynote speaker at Regenerating Places of Faith will be Peter Worland, Executive Director of UnitingCare, the services and advocacy arm of the Uniting Church in New South Wales and the ACT. This organisation is one of the largest welfare and community development agencies in Australia. Peter works across New South Wales seeking to bring churches and communities together in community projects and delivery of services.

Other speakers will present case studies from Australia, the UK and Canada.

Full details, including links for booking and timetable, can be found here.

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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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Together in Hope – National Reformation Commemoration

- Community Announcement -

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, Adelaide City

In 2017 Lutherans, Roman Catholics and Christians from many denominations around the world are coming together to celebrate the hope we have in Christ.

God has made us one. Together we want to show the world the unity all Christians share.

Australian and New Zealander Lutherans and Catholics in particular are commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in various ways around our countries. Adelaide City will host a full day of events – and you are invited.

This will be a day-long celebration in Adelaide, of sharing between the Roman Catholic and Lutheran denominations.

For full details, visit national-reformation-commemoration/

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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

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

  2. “Life, Hope, Future” - Adelaide Benefit Concert Choir And Friends
    Sunday 22 October 2017, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

  3. Music on Flinders – Free performances
    Monday October 23rd, 12.30 - 1 pm

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

  5. #BringThemHere Vigil

  6. Act for Peace: Rohingya Crisis Appeal

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

  8. AGM - Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia Inc (RASSA)
    Thursday 26 October 2017 at 7:45pm

  9. Regenerating Places of Faith Conference - Event SA
    Monday 30 OCT 2017 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  10. Ministry of Silence

  11. Together in Hope – National Reformation Commemoration
    Tuesday, 31 October 2017, Adelaide City

  12. Act for Peace - Urgent Appeal

  13. Africa Famine Appeal – Uniting World

  14. Tropical Cyclone Debbie Appeal

  15. OP Shop at Scots Church Adelaide

  16. 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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