Saturday, 14 December 2019

Events of Interest

See List of Events . . .

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

Christmas Services

Wednesday 18 December

6:00 pm Blue Christmas Service

Christmas Eve

6:00 pm Lessons and Carols
9:00 pm Light shines in the darkness
(A service of anticipation and quiet reflection)
11:00 pm Choral Eucharist

Christmas Day

9:30 am Christmas Day Celebration

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From Darkness into Light: Photography Exhibition

Tuesday 10 December to Sunday 12 January

From Darkness into Light: David Baker FRSASA AiPP

David is an Adelaide-based photographer and artist who works with watercolours and acrylics. His practice is unusual in that he mixes paint on the canvas - manipulating mediums in unique ways to create artwork that tells a story.

In David's photography, he notices relationships between edges and lines then the panels of shade and colour with shadows, highlights and reflections providing an illusion of the third dimension.

He adds interest by incorporating a disturbance or disruption in the design. Sometimes he digitally creates another compositional dimension by amplifying colours and a new story emerges. By narrow depth of field and cropping he gives us a sample of the composition and we are left to provide the context.

All photographs are for sale and there are limited edition prints.

The exhibition is a fitting Advent story at Pilgrim for Christmas.

Pilgrim Uniting Church Opening hours:
  12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Monday to Friday until 20 December;
and all Sunday services until 12 January.

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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 December 16th, 12.30 - 1 pm

    Mantracoda's unique style comes from the partnership of Jake Brookes and Andrea Murray who weave their essential core of acoustic guitars,vocals and flute with numerous other instruments, to produce a truly exciting and soul infused sound with timeless lyrics that inspire.

    Mantracoda have recorded an EP entitled 'Soundunes' and a full album entitled 'Door to Amaze'.

    The beauty of Mantacoda is in it's inclusiveness of other nationalities, styles and influences in it's music offering their listeners something different and outside the mainstream.

    Go to and their Mantracoda Facebook page for more information and music.

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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Regular weekly lunches at Hopes Cafe

- Community Announcement -

Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 noon
Hopes Cafe, corner of Portrush Rd and Norwood Parade, Norwood

Drop in to chat with refugees / new arrivals and members from the wider community, to assist English conversation and validation of the new arrival.

Also a great Goodies op-shop for a new outfit / make a donation.

Free /gold coin donation.

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Job's Café

- Community Announcement -

Please contact us (details below) if you know of any jobs to assist our job –seekers, or let us know if you would like to mentor or assist an ex-refugee or new migrant to find a job or be part of a Think-tank to support those who have ideas or dreams of starting with a start-up!

Please contact Peter Habel 0435 012 057 or Liellie at 0437 794 410.

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Free Organ Recitals at Pilgrim


In recess for Christmas / New Year – recitals will resume in February.

From Thursday 17 February 2020, recitals will be held on the
2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month,
1 pm in the church.

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Bible Lands Study Tour 2019-2020

- Community Announcement -

Tour inspired by the Acts of the Apostles – Turkey, Israel and optional tour to Ethiopia, Dec 2019 - Jan 2020.

The Travel Agent is currently putting together a final itinerary and costs.

As the number of those who usually indicate interest in such tours far exceeds the spaces (21) available for the tour, it would be preferable to get a sense of more definite numbers and whether interested parties need to be placed on a “waiting list”.

For more information or, if you are interested in this year’s tour, please contact Cris Henriksson Ph: 0419 865 598 or E: (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
blstadelaide [AT] gmail [DOT] com.

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APAN (Australia Palestine Advocacy Network)

- Community Announcement -

2020 Study Tour to Palestine
26 January – 2 February 2020

APAN’s unique study tours witness, share and learn about Palestine and the Palestinian people through interactions with Palestinian and Israeli communities and experts, Australian Ambassadors, United Nations officials, human rights organisations, visits to Australian-funded aid projects and much more. If you want to learn about the myriad contemporary – and historical – issues of the modern Middle East, this Study Tour is for you.


A different kind of travel – An APAN study tour gets you beyond the headlines. Meeting extraordinary people in extraordinary places, you get to ask your own questions, debate and make up your own mind.

Our groups are small, averaging 8-12 people, allowing you the time and space to engage with the people and the issues, providing a more enriching travel experience.

You don’t need to be an expert in politics or foreign affairs to join us. APAN study tours are working tours designed for people with an active interest in Palestine, the Palestinian people and peace in the region. We provide pre-tour briefings and useful reading lists to help you get the most out of your experience.

We plan and operate all our tours – We don’t rely on destination tourist companies to do our work. We explore, research and set up all our own tour activities, and our expert consultants can help you get to wherever you wish to go in the region.

Value for money – APAN study tours are run at cost and come at one low fee. The tour fee includes your international economy-class airfare, in-country accommodation in your own single room (4 star bed & breakfast hotels), in-country transport, most meals, pre-departure briefing and information booklet, and access to the experts and experiences other tours don’t visit.


Tour cost: A$7,000 per person

A $200 non-refundable deposit is payable on registration.

Costs include one international economy-class airfare ex-nearest Australian capital city, in- country accommodation (4 star bed & breakfast hotels with your own single room), in-country transport, most meals, pre-departure briefing and information booklet.

Costs exclude Australian domestic airfares/accommodation/transport to your international flight and travel insurance. There will also be some optional day trips at minimal extra cost, such as to the Petra archaeological site in southern Jordan.


Registrations are open to the 1 December 2019 or until tour is fully booked.


For further information and registration, please email:
Lisa Arnold, Study Tour Coordinator, (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
lisa [AT] apan [DOT] org [DOT] au

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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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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

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. Christmas Services
    Wednesday 18 December

  2. From Darkness into Light: Photography Exhibition
    Tuesday 10 December to Sunday 12 January

  3. Music on Flinders – Free performances
    Monday December 16th, 12.30 - 1 pm

  4. Regular weekly lunches at Hopes Cafe

  5. Job's Café

  6. Free Organ Recitals at Pilgrim
    From Thursday 17 February 2020, recitals will be held on the

  7. Bible Lands Study Tour 2019-2020

  8. APAN (Australia Palestine Advocacy Network)
    26 January – 2 February 2020

  9. #BringThemHere Vigil

  10. Act for Peace: Rohingya Crisis Appeal

  11. OP Shop at Scots Church Adelaide

  12. 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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