Thursday, 24 October 2019

Events of Interest

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

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 28th, 12.30 - 1 pm
    Harrison Lowe

    Harrison Lowe is a singer/ songwriter/ guitarist. He has been performing solo and as a front man for various bands over the past 20 years.

    Listen to Harrison Lowes music at Harrison Lowe Music Australia on Facebook

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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Free Lunchtime Recitals at Pilgrim


1.00pm in the Church

Free Organ concerts,
2nd, 4th Thursdays of the month

Student recitals,
1st, 3rd & 5th Thursdays of the month

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Lunch at Hope’s Cafe

- Community Announcement -

Lunch at Hope’s Cafe with a great intersection of locals and refugees in Adelaide.

Venue: corner of Norwood Parade and Portrush road, Norwood: 12 – 2.00 pm.

Chat and mingle with refugees, locals and new arrivals. Gold coin donation towards lunch. Family friendly and Community Building.

All Wednesdays and Fridays throughout October.

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National Unity Week, Adelaide

- Community Announcement -

Saturday 26 October –
 Join the walk from Parliament House at 11 am

Welcoming Australia is hosting the eighth annual Walk Together event. Walk Together is a national celebration of Australia's diversity, designed as a tangible expression of the welcoming, fair and compassionate society we are committed to building.

Join the walk at 11 am from Parliament House, and enjoy the Unity Festival until 3 pm in Victoria Square.

More info about Unity Week here and on Facebook

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Taizé service, Sunday 27th October at 9.30am

Participants in the recent pilgrimage to the Taizé community (France) will lead the service on Sunday 27th October at 9.30am.

They will bring musicians with them, so this is a wonderful opportunity to hear some of their experience, and sing some of the Taizé music.

Pilgrim offer some financial support for Sean Weetra and Jordan Sumner, young leaders in UAICC (Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress).

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Capacity Building for Multicultural Church

- Community Announcement -

Tuesday 29 October 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tabor Christian College, 181 Goodwood Road, Millswood

Dr David Turnbull presents:
"Capacity Building for Multicultural Church:
Lessons from a South Australian Clergy Study"

Immigration is boosting the Christian population in Australia. The changing demographics affects the nature and dynamics of Christian communities. This lecture provides an opportunity to consider some key dimensions (theological, cultural and experiential) required by leaders to realize a multicultural church vision. These lessons emanate from David’s doctoral thesis which investigated clergy and cultural intelligence amongst Baptist and Uniting Church in Australia denominations in South Australia.

Register with Eventbrite

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An Indigenous immersion experience - October 25-27 2019

- Community Announcement -

TEAR has 12 places available to spend a weekend at Raukkan, an Aboriginal community on Ngarrindjeri land at the mouth of the Murray.

Rose Rigney, Chairperson of the Raukkan Community Council describes the community this way:

I think we Ngarrindjeri have a real gift of hospitality. I think we also have a great system of community and structure. We've always had that and then somebody took it away and said “No we're going to do it this way.” So we sort of fell into that way of thinking but now we're saying “You know what? That way doesn't work for us! Why aren‘t we doing what we always did?” So almost organically we've ended up back at caring for country, mentoring, hosting groups, housing people for the weekend and looking after them - hospitality. We are doing what we've always done.

Rose and her husband Clyde, along with other members of the community, have extended an invitation to TEAR to spend some time with them learning about our shared story through a deeper understanding of their story.

For details and booking, visit connected-raukkan-tear-trip.

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Research Seminar – Flinders University on Victoria Square

- Community Announcement -

Wednesday 30 October 2019, 6.00 - 8.00 pm

In a research seminar at Flinders on Victoria Square, that may interest all on matters of Displacement, Dr Lorenzo Veracini will deliver a paper:
“Endogeneity and Place-Based Identifications in the Age of Precarity and Surveillance Capitalism”

Download flyer with abstract

Please RSVP by 20 October to

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National Unity Week (26th October to 2nd November)

- Community Announcement -

Thursday 31 October, 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Adelaide South West Community Centre
 171 Sturt Street, Adelaide, 8203 7801

Rev Liellie McLaughlin is organising an event - all welcome!!
Learning Together: Multi-Cultural Intelligence - who needs it?

Join a respectful conversation during National Unity Week hosted by Random Acts of Welcome (RAW).

We live in a country with so many cultures, yet we often know so little about each other. Hear guest speakers from Kaurna and Adnyamathanha Indigenous backgrounds, a new arrival from Nigeria, and an ex- refugee as they lead the discussion to help navigate, teach and guide our learning and help us to be ready for richer connections across culture. (One of our Masters of Social Work students, Didy, will be part of the panel of speakers)

Refreshments will be provided. Please bring a plate of food to share.

Free, but bookings are essential.

Book with Eventbrite.

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Pride March Adelaide, on Saturday 2 November

- Community Announcement -

Pride March Adelaide celebrates Adelaide’s LGBTIQ+ love, strength and diversity each year in November with a joyous march through the streets of Adelaide.

The 2019 Pride March will be held on Saturday 2 November.

Gather from 5:30pm at Wauwi / Light Square;
March at 6:30pm to Tarndanyangga / Victoria Square, via Morphett St and Gouger St.

Participating in Pride March Adelaide is free.

The march will be followed by a Pride Party spread across 4 venues in the Adelaide CBD, as well as a free family-friendly film screening of Dumbo [PG] in Iparrityi / Whitmore Square.

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2019 Catherine Helen Spence Oration

- Community Announcement -

Date: Monday 4 November 2019 at 7:30pm
Unitarian Meeting House, 99 Osmond Terrace, Norwood

The Greens Party Senator for South Australia, Sarah Hanson-Young, will speak on "The moral imperative of climate change and the role of religious communities" in addressing this increasingly urgent challenge.

A Question and Answer session will follow. Refreshments provided.

Tickets $15/$10 concession.


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Earthcare: Grounding in Faith forum – A live, virtual workshop

Tuesday November 5, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm
Pilgrim Uniting Church

We invite you to join us in a unique experience — Grounding in Faith — where we will come together online for a group conversation with a community of colleagues and behavioral psychologists to explore changing our relationship with flying.

Philippa Rowland (President of the Multi-faith Association) will also attend.

The screen and data-projector will be used for all who would like to share a conversation, while others are welcome to bring a PC and login to the webinar.

Please bring your own lunch and keep-cup if you would like to. Refreshments will be served.

By participating in Grounding in Faith, you’ll benefit from:

  • Experiencing the processes that help support behaviour change, and discussing these in relation to flying, in a 90-minute interactive webinar.
  • Personalized support through post-webinar “Grounding Sessions.”
  • Encouragement and learning through short videos, a newsletter with tips and updates, and first-person “Stories from the Ground.”
  • Community and support through A Grounding in Faith Facebook Group.

The webinar will be led by Dr. Renee Lertzman, an environmental psychologist who has worked for decades with organisations and individuals on issues of sustainable living.

For more information, follow -- this link --.

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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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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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Choral Evensong


Saturday 30 November - 5 pm

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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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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

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. Music on Flinders – Free performances
    Monday October 28th, 12.30 - 1 pm

  2. Free Lunchtime Recitals at Pilgrim

  3. Lunch at Hope’s Cafe

  4. National Unity Week, Adelaide
    Saturday 26 October –

  5. Taizé service, Sunday 27th October at 9.30am
    Participants in the recent pilgrimage to the Taizé community (France) will lead the service on Sunday 27th October at 9.30am.

  6. Capacity Building for Multicultural Church
    Tuesday 29 October 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

  7. An Indigenous immersion experience - October 25-27 2019

  8. Research Seminar – Flinders University on Victoria Square
    Wednesday 30 October 2019, 6.00 - 8.00 pm

  9. National Unity Week (26th October to 2nd November)
    Thursday 31 October, 5:30 pm to 8 pm

  10. Pride March Adelaide, on Saturday 2 November
    The 2019 Pride March will be held on Saturday 2 November.

  11. 2019 Catherine Helen Spence Oration
    Date: Monday 4 November 2019 at 7:30pm

  12. Earthcare: Grounding in Faith forum – A live, virtual workshop
    Tuesday November 5, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

  13. Regular weekly lunches at Hopes Cafe

  14. Bible Lands Study Tour 2019-2020

  15. Choral Evensong
    Saturday 11 May, 5 pm

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

  17. #BringThemHere Vigil

  18. Act for Peace: Rohingya Crisis Appeal

  19. Act for Peace - Urgent Appeal

  20. OP Shop at Scots Church Adelaide

  21. 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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