Saturday, 19 August 2017

Events of Interest

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

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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Afghan Artists Exhibition - Fly Away

- Community Announcement -

2 - 30 August
Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, Hawke Building,
UniSA City West Campus

10 August - 1 September
Nexus Arts Gallery, Lion Arts Centre,
Cnr Morphett St and Nth Terrace, Adelaide

FLY AWAY – this is an interdisciplinary exhibition, showcasing the work of Afghan artists, curated by Adelaide based artist and poet Elyas Alavi. Featuring Fatema Ahmadi, Zahra Hossaini, Murtaza Hussaini, Farzana Noori, Sohrab Rustami, Ziyaghul Yahya and Elyas Alavi.

The artworks are the result of a series of workshops, facilitated by Elyas Alavi, with emerging Afghan artists who are studying visual arts at the University of South Australia. Artists have created works inspired by the themes of this project which include identity, connection, memory and refugee experience.

Artists have created works inspired by the themes of this project which include identity, connection, memory and refugee experience. This exhibitionaims to promote diversity and the value of the arts to the Afghan community, whilst also recognising the value and power of artistic expression through the art work on display.

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Constance on the Edge – Free community movie

- Community Announcement -

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

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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The Wilks Oration

- Community Announcement -

Friday 18 August, 7.30pm
Effective Living Centre, 26 King William Road Wayville.

The scientific journalist and author Julian Cribb from Canberra will be the Orator, on the topic 'Surviving the 21st Century: How must we change to ensure life on earth survives the devastation we are inflicting on it’


Cost: $25 adult, $20 concession, $15 ELC Friends

Bookings are essential.
Book online at or Ph: 8271 2309

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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 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

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Ministry of Silence

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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

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Philippines Short Term Visit - Cross-cultural experience

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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, 8236 4221,
Jill Ruzbacky, jill.ruzbacky at, 0417 878 982.

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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

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

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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

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

  2. Afghan Artists Exhibition - Fly Away
    2 - 30 August

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

  4. The Wilks Oration
    Friday 18 August, 7.30pm

  5. Choral Evensong
    Saturday August 19, 6pm

  6. Act for Peace - Urgent Appeal

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

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

  9. Ministry of Silence

  10. #BringThemHere Vigil

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

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

  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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