Saturday, 22 July 2017

Events of Interest

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

Benjamin Sheen, Organ Recital

As part of the International Organist Recital Series, Pilgrim Church presents a recital by Benjamin Sheen

After his highly successful 2015 visit, Benjamin Sheen is returning to Pilgrim on Sunday 23 July with a recital including works by Bach, Mozart, Vierne, Whitlock, Schumann and Karg-Elert.
Benjamin Sheen is one of the UK's brightest young organists, currently Assistant Organist at St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City.
Alongside a busy recital schedule, he has also recently completed his Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School in New York.

Sunday July 23, 2:30pm

Tickets $25
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Mr Sheen will also be leading the Choir and playing in the 11am service

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Reflections on the National Lay Preachers Conference

Sunday 23 July, 11am
In the Draper Room, Pilgrim Centre

Di & Peter Russell will reflect on the presentations at the National Lay Preachers Conference, using visual presentations including Dr Sunny Chen - 'Rethinking Christian Faith in the Light of Ancient Semantics', Rev Peter Blackwood - 'Icons as a focus for prayer' & Dr Jenny Byrnes on 'Neuroscience & Faith'.

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Free Organ Recitals at Pilgrim

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

•July 20 Cianah Harris, Harp
•July 27 Gina Dutschke (Piano) and Alisha Dutschke (Flute)

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Stillpoint Residential Retreat

- Community Announcement -

21 July 2017 5:00pm - 23 July 2017 3:00pm
Nunyara Conference Centre, 5 Burnell Drive, Belair

Stillpoint Residential Retreat – The Return of the Prodigal Son
(Reflections on homecoming based on the writings of Henri Nouwen)

Event details

This Stillpoint retreat will run from 21 to 23 July and will be led by Rev Gary Stuckey. Gary says: "'The Return of the Prodigal Son' is Henri Nouwen’s favourite book, which he said gave him a new understanding of his vocation and the strength to live it. Through sharing his very personal journey, Nouwen invites us to find our true home in God and to know that God chooses to dwell in us."

Accommodation is provided at the Nunyara Conference Centre and the retreat is fully catered.

Although it is described as “Residential Retreat”, there will be the opportunity to participate and live out.

Live-in cost is $250 (full rate), $215 (concession rate) and the live-out cost is $160 (full rate), $140 (concession rate).

For more information Contact Stillpoint Spirituality Centre
Phone 82710329 or email (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
stillpoint [AT] internode [DOT] on [DOT] net

Visit www.stillpointsa.org.au

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TEAR SA Conference 2017 – Renew Our World

- Community Announcement -

23 July 2017, 12pm to 6pm
The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street Adelaide

A one-day conference – join us for lunch and then spend a whole afternoon getting great input and joining fantastic workshops. There will be a young adults stream and hands-on activities for school age children. Expect the time to be one of inspiration and equipping as well as that great refreshing feeling of being with other TEAR supporters.

Cost: various.

Information and registration
http://www.tear.org.au/news/renew-our-world- conference-2017

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From Theology to Worship in Inter-religious Studies: annual lecture

- Community Announcement -

Monday 24 July 2017, 7.30pm to 9pm
at the ACU Adelaide Campus, Catholic Education Conference Rooms 7 & 8,
116 George Street, Thebarton.

Free parking available onsite.

Special guest, Professor Francis X Clooney SJ, Harvard University, USA.

For more information or to register, see: http://www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/faculties,_institutes _and_centres/theology_and_philosophy/events/professor _francis_x_clooney_sj_harvard_university_visit/annual _adelaide_public_lecture

Presented by Australian Catholic University, Faculty of Theology and Philosophy.

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Induction of Rev Bob Hutchinson – Morialta Uniting Church

- Community Announcement -

Sunday 30th July 2017 at 4.00pm
Morialta Uniting Church, 26 Chapel St, Magill

TO PILGRIM UNITING CHURCH CONGREGATION

Morialta Uniting Church Council and Congregation

invite you to the induction of
Reverend Bob Hutchinson

Sunday 30th July 2017 at 4.00pm
Celebratory refreshments to follow

RSVP: Church Office 83319344 or email: (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
office [AT] morialtauca [DOT] org [DOT] au

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UCA Assembly Worship Service for conclusion of Craig Mitchell placement

Wednesday August 2, 6.00PM
Pilgrim Uniting Church


Email for RSVP: (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
AnnaC [AT] nat [DOT] uca [DOT] org [DOT] au

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Cross Road Forum: Modern Aging – Challenges and Possibilities

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Tuesday 8 August 2017, 7.30-9pm
The Sebastian Centre, The Monastery, 15 Cross Road, Glen Osmond.

Coffee and chat to follow.

Jane Mussared, guest speaker, is the Chief Executive of the Council of the Ageing (COTA SA) a peak body advocating for the rights, needs and interests of older South Australians.

A member of the National Aged Care Alliance Home Care Reforms Advisory Group and the Federation of Ethnic Communities Council Healthy Ageing Reference Network, she is a highly regarded advocate for the rights and aspirations of older people.

Everyone welcome. More information contact The Monastery, Ph: 8338 1277

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Constance on the Edge – Free community movie

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When: Saturday August 12th at 2pm
Where: Box Factory Community Centre
59 Regent St S, Adelaide SA 5000

Coming up in August
FREE Community Movie and Afternoon Tea

Join others to watch this unflinchingly honest portrayal of a refugee family’s resettlement in Australia.

To find out more and watch the trailer visit www.constanceontheedge.com

Cost: FREE. Afternoon tea provided. Bookings preferred.

Please visit HERE to register, or contact (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
Heidi [DOT] Hetz [AT] unisa [DOT] edu [DOT] au


Proudly supported by Migration and Refugee Research Network (MARRNet), UniSA and the City of Adelaide.

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Choral Evensong

Saturday August 19, 6pm
Pilgrim Church

The Pilgrim Choir is presenting a special evensong in August as part of the preparations for their tour of England in December 2017 - January 2018.

The choir will spend the day in workshops with David Drury, director of Music at St Paul's College, who will be the special guest organist and choir director for the evensong.



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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 www.actforpeace.org.au to make a donation and hear more stories.

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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

  • 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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Pilgrim Symposium & ROSSLR Oration 2017

Monday 18th September 2017, 7.30pm
Pilgrim Uniting Church


Is "No Religion" the new religion?


Key Speaker:
Prof Linda Woodhead MBE
, Lancaster University.
Annual Lecturer, Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion, School of Law, The University of Adelaide.

Rev Christy Capper, Director of Missiology, Uniting College of Leadership & Theology.

Rev Dr Greg Elsdon, former CEO Churches of Christ (SA & NT)


Includes Q&A session followed by supper.
Cost $15, $10 unwaged.

A joint activity of the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion, The University of Adelaide, and Pilgrim Uniting Church.

For further information & booking online: 82123295
www.pilgrim.org.au/symposium/2017.php

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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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Philippines Short Term Visit - Cross-cultural experience

- Community Announcement -

Philippines Insolidarity Short-Term visit, 11-24th October 2017

The purpose of the trip is to strengthen the relationship between the Uniting Church in Australia members and our partners in the United Church of Christ in the Philippines. It is open to participants aged 18 years or older.

The cost is ~$2600 per person, which will cover flights to/from the Philippines, travel insurance, all internal travel in the Philippines, accommodation and meals.

The trip will be led by Jill Ruzbacky, an experienced leader with a passion for the Philippines, who has coordinated 12 short term exposure trips to the Philippines since first travelling to the Philippines as a UCA Intern in Mission in 1993.

Enquiries: SA Synod, Tim Molineux, tmolineux at sa.uca.org.au, 8236 4221,
Jill Ruzbacky, jill.ruzbacky at victas.uca.org.au, 0417 878 982.

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Music on Flinders – Free performances

IN RECESS OVER WINTER

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



An initiative of Pilgrim Uniting Church. Email: (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
office [AT] pilgrim [DOT] org [DOT] au

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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.
https://assembly.uca.org.au/na 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. Benjamin Sheen, Organ Recital
    Sheen is returning to Pilgrim on Sunday 23 July with a

  2. Reflections on the National Lay Preachers Conference
    Sunday 23 July, 11am

  3. Free Organ Recitals at Pilgrim
    July 20 Cianah Harris, Harp

  4. Stillpoint Residential Retreat
    21 July 2017 5:00pm - 23 July 2017 3:00pm

  5. TEAR SA Conference 2017 – Renew Our World
    23 July 2017, 12pm to 6pm

  6. From Theology to Worship in Inter-religious Studies: annual lecture
    Monday 24 July 2017, 7.30pm to 9pm

  7. Induction of Rev Bob Hutchinson – Morialta Uniting Church
    Sunday 30th July 2017 at 4.00pm

  8. UCA Assembly Worship Service for conclusion of Craig Mitchell placement
    Wednesday August 2, 6.00PM

  9. Cross Road Forum: Modern Aging – Challenges and Possibilities
    Tuesday 8 August 2017, 7.30-9pm

  10. Constance on the Edge – Free community movie
    When: Saturday August 12th at 2pm

  11. Choral Evensong
    Saturday August 19, 6pm

  12. Act for Peace - Urgent Appeal

  13. Local Public Theology – 2017 Workshops
    Saturday 16th September with Prof Linda

  14. Pilgrim Symposium & ROSSLR Oration 2017
    Monday 18th September 2017, 7.30pm

  15. Ministry of Silence

  16. #BringThemHere Vigil

  17. Philippines Short Term Visit - Cross-cultural experience
    11-24th October 2017

  18. Music on Flinders – Free performances
    April 20Deb Caddy

  19. Africa Famine Appeal – Uniting World

  20. Tropical Cyclone Debbie Appeal

  21. OP Shop at Scots Church Adelaide

  22. 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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