Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Events of Interest

See List of Events . . .

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

Art Exhibition – Dream Scapes

At Pilgrim Uniting Church

Dream Scapes is the name of a new art exhibition at Pilgrim Uniting Church, featuring art work by Lyn Laver-Ahmat, a Queensland artist.

Open for viewing April 24 to May 12,
Weekdays (not Wednesday) 12-2 pm,
or during office hours via the office at the rear of the church.

All art work is for sale.
Sales enquiries to the artist: 0438 190 951.

More information about the artist at her website, https://www.visualartist.info/lynahmat

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Free Organ Recitals at Pilgrim


2nd & 4th Thursdays of the Month,
1.00pm in the Church

• April 27

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International Workers Memorial Day

Friday 28 April, 10 am
At Pilgrim Church

Hosted by Pilgrim Uniting Church on behalf of VOID, SafeworkSA, and SA Unions.

In April of 1970 Workers’ Memorial Day was established to bring awareness to the hundreds of thousands of people all over the world who had died just trying to get through another workday, and to recognise the importance of protocols and practices designed to keep workers safe.

Since 1996 Workers’ Memorial Day has been organised worldwide by the trade union movement to honour the memory of victims of occupational accidents and diseases, and organise worldwide awareness campaigns on this date.

The International Workers Memorial Day is now held annually all over the world on April 28th, to remember all workers who have been killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.The day is also intended to serve as a rallying cry to “remember the dead, but fight for the living”.

Remember the dead - fight for the living #IWMD17

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SA Council of Churches 70th Birthday

- Community Announcement -

Saturday 29 April 2017, 10am - 3.30pm
in four Adelaide City churches

SACC has invited four city churches to host a ‘pilgrimage-gathering’, which will include times of prayer, story-telling, hospitality, walking together and a little business, in four different churches/halls.

The four churches are:

  • Pilgrim [Uniting]
  • St Francis Xavier Cathedral [Catholic]
  • St Mary Magdalene’s [Anglican]
  • St Stephen’s [Lutheran]
The entire day is open to all across the Member Churches. The theme of the day is An Exchange of Gifts on the Journey Towards Unity. There are more details at www.sacc.asn.au.

RSVPs essential by Wednesday 12 April [before Easter]
to or ph: 8215 0300

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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

And a YouTube clip of Kathy Brice and Kathy Pike talking about Music on Flinders

  • Monday May 1, 12.30 - 1 pm
    Artist to be announced

An initiative of Pilgrim Uniting Church. Email:

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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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About FACE 2017 – Faith and Cultural Exchange

- Community Announcement -

From 24th June to 8th July, 2017

About FACE 2017 is a Faith and Cultural Exchange for anyone over 18 years of age, and will take place from 24th June – 8th July, 2017. The About FACE program involves five distinct phases which include briefing; spending time living in a Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) community; and debriefing.

The program aims to create an ‘about face’ in the attitudes and lifestyles of participants, and to build relationships and bridges of understanding. About FACE is not simply an event for an individual, but is a shared experience with congregations and communities. It is a program run in partnership with the National Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC/Congress).

The About FACE program celebrates the Covenant relationship between the Uniting Church in Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress, and encourages participants and those supporting them to be actively involved in Covenanting and working together for reconciliation in our Uniting Church and in their wider communities.

For more information, visit the About FACE website

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Pilgrim History Celebrations – June 2017

In 2017, Pilgrim Uniting Church will celebrate a number of important historical milestones, with a series of special services to be held in June.

June will be a time to explore how Pilgrim Church is a ‘community of memory’. In developing a local missional theology for our city context we take a new relationship to the past as we celebrate achievements and acknowledge loss and disappointments. In doing this we recall the gifts and graces given by past members and affirm our present commitment to ‘seek the welfare of the city’ by contributing to the common good and strengthening civil society.

Adapted, Sebastian Kim. Theology in the Public Square, P.134

  • 22-26 May
    Exhibition (as part of SA’s History Month)

  • Each Sunday of June will have a special focus celebrating Pilgrim’s history.

  • 9-12 June
    The first UCA National History Conference will be hosted by Pilgrim Uniting Church.

For more information, download brochure –
Pilgrim_History_Celebrations.pdf (500 KB)

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National Uniting Church History Conference – June 2017

9 - 12 June 2017
Pilgrim Uniting Church,
12 Flinders Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

A Pilgrim People: 40 Years On

This conference is for anyone interested in and engaged with UCA history (academics, non-academics, local historians, archivists, former missionaries, members of UAICC, clergy, laity, …).

It will feature

  • Addresses by specially invited speakers and panel discussants
  • Papers presented by conference participants
  • Workshops and field visits
  • Opportunities for networking
  • The formal launch of the UCA Assembly’s new national Historical Society
  • Celebration of the UCA’s 40th birthday

For program and registration details,
Download brochure here (PDF, 1.2 MB).

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Local Public Theology – 2017 Workshops

Mission Resourcing SA, the Urban Mission Network and Pilgrim Church are working together to develop a workshop programme for leaders of congregations to share discoveries from their commitment to be public, hospitable churches on ‘main street’.

Sessions will be held at Pilgrim Centre, 14 Flinders St Adelaide.

Topics and dates

  • 9-12 June (long weekend)
    Presentations and papers at the National UCA History Conference including: a Q & A Forum on the topic, “The Church in the Public Square” at 7.45pm on Saturday 10th June and a 40th Anniversary celebration on Sunday 11th June at 7.00pm with guest Stuart McMillan, President of the UCA.

  • Saturday 16th September with Prof Linda Woodhead from the UK. Linda Woodhead MBE is a British academic specialising in the sociology of religion. She is best known for her work on religious change since the 1980s, and for initiating public debates about faith. University of Lancaster. Conducts workshops for congregations all over Britain. Symposium at Pilgrim on Monday 18th.

  • Monday 18th September 7.30pm
    Pilgrim Symposium with Linda Woodhead and a panel of speakers (hosted by Pilgrim Church)

  • Saturday 18 November 10.00am-2.30pm a final session for 2017 and evaluation.

For details, download the brochure Publis_Theology_Brochure (700 KB)

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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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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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#BringThemHere Vigil

Every Friday, 5 - 7.30 pm
Parliament House steps

We have decided to put on hold our ‘Standing with Refugees’ vigil on the first Thursday in each month on the forecourt of Pilgrim Church, and support the #BringThemHere vigil with other refugee supporters on the steps of Parliament House, every Friday of the month, beginning at 5pm and ending at 7.30pm.

Join the weekly vigils on Friday evenings calling for the closure of Australia's offshore detention centres and for the refugees to be settled in Australia. Drop in any time or stay for the whole duration. Please bring electric candles (available cheaply at Ned's) as naked flame is not allowed.

Spread the word and bring your friends! #bringthemhere
Feel free to stay for however long you are able. Everyone welcome.

Like the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bringthemherevigil/

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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. Art Exhibition – Dream Scapes
    Open for viewing April 24 to May 12,

  2. Free Organ Recitals at Pilgrim
    April 27

  3. International Workers Memorial Day
    Friday 28 April, 10 am

  4. SA Council of Churches 70th Birthday
    Saturday 29 April 2017, 10am - 3.30pm

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

  6. Africa Famine Appeal – Uniting World

  7. About FACE 2017 – Faith and Cultural Exchange
    From 24th June to 8th July,

  8. Pilgrim History Celebrations – June 2017
    22-26 May

  9. National Uniting Church History Conference – June 2017
    9 - 12 June 2017

  10. Local Public Theology – 2017 Workshops
    9-12 June (long weekend)

  11. OP Shop at Scots Church Adelaide

  12. Ministry of Silence

  13. #BringThemHere Vigil

  14. 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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