Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Events of Interest

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Interfaith Matters

- Community Announcement -

Wednesday evening, 24 October, 5.30 for a 6 pm start
Hope's cafe, Corner of Portrush and Norwood Parade.

Interfaith Matters: A forum to learn, discuss and ask questions about the faith-traditions of the variety of speakers.

Focus for October: A Christian in conversation with an ex-Christian: discussing the experience, the challenge and high-points

We normally finish around 7.30.

Speakers: Rev Paul Turley with David Winderlich A meal, at $10.00 per person creates a job opportunity for a refugee.

Please RSVP by Monday morning 22/10 to Liellie (043 794 410 / (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
liellie [AT] ozemail [DOT] com [DOT] au)

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Free Lunchtime Recitals at Pilgrim


1.00pm in the Church

Student recitals,
1st, 3rd & 5th Thursdays of the month
==+ Thursday 1st November

Organ concert,
2nd, 4th Thursdays of the month
==+ Thursday 25th October

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Regenerating Places of Faith Conference 2018

- Community Announcement -

Saturday 27 October 2018, 9:00 am — 4:30 pm
Burnside City Uniting Church, 384 Portrush Rd, Tusmore

How can we connect community groups with local congregations to improve social cohesion and neighbourhood resilience? As congregations re-imagine their life and mission, how should they evaluate their role as custodians of community assets?How might congregations and community groups work together to restore and re-purpose church buildings as functional spaces for community use?What wider community resources can be harnessed to maintain, restore and re-imagine our historic churches?

Regenerating Places of Faith seeks to bring together local congregations, denominational leaders, civil society, government agencies, and property professionals, to explore and answer these questions.

Speakers will explore the community perspective on local congregations and their churches, and present case studies from Australia, Canada and the UK on developing effective links between community groups and congregations.

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The conference is being presented by the National Trust of South Australia in conjunction with the SA Government State Heritage Unit, the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide, the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide, the Lutheran Church SA-NT District, the Uniting Church in South Australia, and Arcuate Architecture.

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Please download the Regenerating Places of Faith Conference program HERE.

Book now for conference –
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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 29th, 12.30 - 1 pm
    Susan Lily

    Susan Lily is a songer/songwriter who follows her own path and values, creating music that she knows will uplift and bring joy to the world around her.

    Susan is privileged to have been a finalist in the Victorian and National Country Music Awards in 2012 and to have been a recipient of an award at the 2015 Tasmanian Country Music Awards.

    Susan is set to released her second album, " Free Spirited" at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

  • Monday November 5th, 12.30 - 1 pm
    Jacob Arthur

    Jacob Arthur is a young musician from the south of Adelaide who spent his formative years traveling with his family playing shows and doing schoolwork on the back of songwriting sessions. Releasing his first EP's at the age of 6 and several since, he has just released a new full-length record 'Spark the Fire' in 2017. Playing melodic finger style instrumentals through to acoustic rock originals, come check him out! He's brilliant!

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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Symposium 2018 – RUSSLR Oration

Monday 29th October, 7.30pm
Pilgrim Uniting Church, 12 Flinders St, Adelaide

RUSSLR Oration

by Professor Marion Maddox

What Do We Want?
Religious Freedom.
When Do We Want It?

Supporting panel
Professor Rick Sarre and Rev Elenie Poulos

Includes Q and A session followed by supper

$15 waged / $10 unwaged. Supported by Neville Rochow SC

Pay at the door or Book here

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Seminary of the 3rd Age – Information and Curriculum

- Community Announcement -

Effective Living Centre

At the Effective Living Centre,
26 King William Road, Wayville.

4 seminar topics of 4 weeks each,
1 topic remaining –
Thursday evenings in October.

— Re-thinking Faith in The 21st Century —

An invitation
You are invited to participate in the inaugural program of the Seminary of the 3rd Age. The program, conducted by respected theological scholars and leaders, offers persons young and old, of any faith or no faith, the opportunity to explore and reflect on questions of faith and spirituality relevant in the 21st Century.

What is the cost?
Each session is $15 ($12 concession/ELC members) or $50 for a topic of four sessions.

Who can attend?
Any person can attend, young or old, of faith or no faith. Each seminar will be respectful of the diversity of backgrounds and views of participants.

Do I need to join at the beginning?
Participants can join at any time during the year, and attend occasional seminars or groups of topics.

How do I enrol?
Bookings can be made online using Trybookings
or ring the Effective Living Centre office for assistance 82710329.

Curriculum for October

October – The Soul Factor: Re-thinking Spirituality
October 4 – Doing Theology as a Spiritual Adventure – Bob Kempe
October 11 – The Spirituality of Aboriginal Peoples – Ivan Copley
October 18 – The Innate Spirituality of Affection – Sean Gilbert
October 25 – Earth Spirituality – Jana Norman

More information at y- of-the-3rd-age/.

These seminars will form the basis for discussions at Pilgrim Pathways during the year.

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The people′s forum at Pilgrim

Thursday 1 November, 1 - 2.30 sharp
Pilgrim Uniting Church, 12 Flinders St, Adelaide.
  In the Draper Room

An opportunity to hear from a panel of speakers about homelessness, being a new migrant and a refugee: 10 years on.

A free event, with the focus on inspirational presenters, with lived experience as new arrivals in Adelaide, helping us to understand some of the challenges and successes achieved by people who faced homelessness, a lack of opportunity, difficulties with Centrelink and lack of community. Speakers will include locals, refugees and a migrant from Germany.

Lunch: a light lunch will be available or you are welcome to bring your own.

Please RSVP by Monday morning 31/10 to Liellie
  (0437 794 410 / (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
liellie [AT] ozemail [DOT] com [DOT] au)

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Nauru Prayer Vigil (#kidsoffNauru)

- Community Announcement -

Friday, 2 Nov 2018 at 6.30pm, for about an hour.
    Mary MacKillop Plaza, next to St Francis Xavier Cathedral,
    Waymouth St, Adelaide, adjacent to Victoria Square.

This is part of the #kidsoffNauru campaign. It is organised by Love Makes a Way (LMAW) with support from local refugee advocates.

All welcome.

For more information contact Rev Sandy Boyce, Ph: 0409 283 004.

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The Stones Cry Out – Film Night

- Community Announcement -

Friday 2nd November, 7:30 pm
Effective Living Centre, 26 King William Rd, Wayville

The story of the Palestinian Christians – Movie and Discussion

Professor Bassam Dally from Adelaide University Faculty of Engineering, a Palestinian Christian, will lead the discussion and answer questions following the movie.

Nibbles and drinks 7:30 pm
Movie starts 8 pm
Followed by discussion and supper.

This screening is supported by the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network, an organisation of over 500 Australians from more than 10 denominations. "We are Australian Christians seeking lasting peace for the people of Palestine and Israel". or phone 82710329

Tickets: $15 Adults, $12 Concession, $!0 ELC members

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2018 Duguid Memorial Lecture

- Community Announcement -

Monday 12 November, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Flinders Victoria Square,
Room 1, Level 1 – 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide

'On what terms can we speak?'
Ethics, Connectivity and Climate Justice

Light refreshments will be served following the lecture.

Australia's Indigenous communities face difficult challenges in formulating responses to combat climate change, particularly in regards to their relationships with mining companies.

Can we afford to practice the 'politics of refusal' and stop mining on traditional land, benefiting the planet at the expense of Indigenous communities? Or is the act of refusal necessary to demonstrate the need for colonial society to move beyond symbolic gestures and form productive and equitable relationships with Indigenous Australians.

Presented by Professor Tony Birch, Bruce McGuinness Research Fellow, Moondani Balluk Academic Centre, Victoria University.

The Duguid Memorial Lecture is held biennially and hosted alternately by Flinders University and UniSA, in honour of Dr Charles Duguid OBE and Mrs Phyllis Duguid OAM for their tireless Aboriginal rights campaigning.

Register HERE by 5 November

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Sunny Sunday Afternoon with Simper

Sunday November 25th, 3-5pm
Pilgrim Church

Coffee, Conversation & Music!

Explore some new ‘Simper’ songs with Douglas Simper and his wife Lorna Zhulan. These songs, with their strong emphasis on inclusivity, justice and compassion are great resources for congregations and schools.

Dr Douglas Simper is an Australian composer, concert pianist and music teacher, well known for his contemporary Christian songs, music for children, music theatre works and piano music. Doug was formerly at Pilgrim Uniting Church and has written many songs still cherished by the 9.30am community. Ms Lorna Zhulan is a lyric soprano and former member of SA State Opera and now a recognized artist.

Douglas and Lorna have been in the UK for 15 years, and are able to bring an international perspective to the contemporary church music scene.

A gold coin donation would be appreciated for admittance. Refreshments available.

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Ministry of Silence

- Community Announcement -

windmill still1st 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, 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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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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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. Interfaith Matters
    Wednesday evening, 24 October, 5.30 for a 6 pm start

  2. Free Lunchtime Recitals at Pilgrim
    ==+ Thursday 1st November

  3. Regenerating Places of Faith Conference 2018
    Saturday 27 October 2018, 9:00 am — 4:30 pm

  4. Music on Flinders – Free performances
    Monday October 29th, 12.30 - 1 pm

  5. Symposium 2018 – RUSSLR Oration
    Monday 29th October, 7.30pm

  6. Seminary of the 3rd Age – Information and Curriculum
    October 4 – Doing Theology as a Spiritual Adventure – Bob Kempe

  7. The people′s forum at Pilgrim
    Thursday 1 November, 1 - 2.30 sharp

  8. Nauru Prayer Vigil (#kidsoffNauru)
    Friday, 2 Nov 2018 at 6.30pm, for about an hour.

  9. The Stones Cry Out – Film Night
    Friday 2nd November, 7:30 pm

  10. 2018 Duguid Memorial Lecture
    Monday 12 November, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

  11. Sunny Sunday Afternoon with Simper
    Sunday November 25th, 3-5pm

  12. Ministry of Silence

  13. #BringThemHere Vigil

  14. Act for Peace: Rohingya Crisis Appeal

  15. Act for Peace - Urgent Appeal

  16. OP Shop at Scots Church Adelaide

  17. 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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