Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Events of Interest

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


- Community Announcement -

The ultimate gift for Easter and ANZAC Day

More than 4,000 donors are urgently needed to give blood between Easter Saturday and Friday, April 26 in order to prevent a shortage of blood products required by cancer patients and road trauma victims.

In particular, people with O and A blood types are needed to help boost Blood Service stocks.

Blood Service spokesperson Helen Walsh said that while blood will be needed by thousands of people across Australia this Easter, supply is not guaranteed unless more donors step up to donate.

“The need for blood doesn’t take a holiday so we’re urging Australians to factor a blood donation into their plans this Easter.

“We need 4,000 donations between Easter Saturday and Friday, April 26 to ensure Australian patients receive the blood they need.”

Of most importance is a blood component called platelets.

“Platelets are the clotting agent of blood - vital in the treatment of many cancers and to combat life-threatening bleeding from road trauma and in other emergency situations.

“Unfortunately platelets have a shelf-life of just five days which means we can’t stockpile them and with three public holidays in quick succession this Easter, we need people donating during this time period to meet demand, Ms Walsh said.

One in three Australians will need blood in their lifetime, but only one in 30 currently donates.

“The life you help save this Easter could be that of a family member or close friend,” she said.

Blood donation centres are open throughout the Easter period except for Good Friday.

To give blood, please call 13 14 95, or follow the link from the Red Cross website

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Random Acts of Welcome: Multicultural lunch

- Community Announcement -

Tuesday 23 April, from 12.30 onwards (until about 2 ish)
171 Sturt Street, Adelaide

A free, family friendly, event and feel free to bring a friend, something to share and enjoy meeting neighbours, new arrivals, ex-refugees and new friends.

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′Interfaith Matters!′

- Community Announcement -

24 April @ 5.45 for 6 pm
Hope’s Cafe, Corner of Portrush Rd and Norwood Parade, Beulah Park
 (just behind Clayton Wesley UCA)

A forum to discuss and access a variety of faith traditions where you have a chance to ask questions and hear a diversity of views on matters of the heart.

Theme for April: a discussion on our 'Contract of Listening' and meditation practices from an Interplay, Christian and Buddhist traditions.

Dinner $10 pp (donations welcome to help support the work of refugees)
& gold coin donation towards Hope’s Cafe.

Please RSVP on 22/4 to Liellie at 0437794410

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Lent Event 2019: Building Hope, Ending Poverty

- Community Announcement -

The Lent Event 2019 theme is “Courage in a Fearful World”.

The Lent Event aims to encourage people to live simply, with a call to give up something from daily life in solidarity with people who have less, while donating or fundraising to support projects that build hope and end poverty.

This year the focus is on Australia’s near neighbour Timor Leste, the poorest nation in South East Asia, where malnutrition and death from diseases like tuberculosis is very high and violence against children is common, because families have grown up with abuse as part of everyday life, a legacy of the conflict that is our history.

The tiny Protestant Church of Timor Leste (IPTL) a long term Uniting Church partner, is only 2% of the population yet punches well above its weight. The church trains leaders and Sunday School teachers, educates communities in health care and runs schools. Their vision is nothing less than the transformation of their country, built on faith, forgiveness and courage.

See video Lent event: 40 Days of Faith in Action (1:07)

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ANZAC Day Evensong

A Choral Evensong Service for

Thursday 25th April   6.00pm

The Choir of Pilgrim Uniting Church,
Directed by Peter Kelsall

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International Workers Memorial Day service

- Community Announcement -

Sunday 28 April, 3pm
Pilgrim Uniting Church, 12 Flinders Street, Adelaide.

International Workers' Memorial Day is held annually on 28 April, and the International Workers' Memorial Day service commemorates lives lost to work-related death.

The 2019 service commemorating International Workers' Memorial Day and World Day for Safety and Health at Work in South Australia will be held at 3pm on Sunday 28 April 2019 at the Pilgrim Uniting Church..

Everyone affected by a work-related death or significant trauma is welcome to attend this service and provided the opportunity to contribute a personal item or photograph for the memorial display.

The commemorative service will feature a candle- lighting ceremony as well as the symbolic release of doves. Light refreshments will be served after the service in the hall adjoining the church.

International Workers' Memorial Day is an initiative of Voice of Industrial Death (VOID) and supported by the Government of South Australia, Pilgrim Uniting Church, SA Council of Churches, SA Unions, Asbestos Victims Association, and Asbestos Diseases Society of SA.

For further information please call SafeWork SA Help Centre on 1300365255 or Voice of Industrial Death on 85246879.

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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 April 29th, 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, Jacob is a talented and accomplished performer.

  • Monday May 6th, 12.30 - 1 pm
    Iron Dwarf

    Iron Dwarf is a funky folk n' roll carnival infused with gypsy jazz. Iron Dwarf is led by the colourful musical troubadour Lord Stompy on lead vocals, guitar and harmonica, Ryan Gaude on bass guitar, Morgan Taubert on percussion and harmony vocals and dancer Sapphire.

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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Community Connections Interact

Monday 29 April, 6pm
Pilgrim Uniting Church

Share soup, suggestions & stories about the work of Social Justice issues in Adelaide. All are invited and please register with Liellie if you are interested to attend by 26 April.

Liellie phone: 0437 794 410

This forum to connect with others, discuss social justice issues and air dreams for the future aims to meet on a 2 - 3 month basis.

You are welcome to invite others who are interested?

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Quiz-Nite with a difference

- Community Announcement -

Saturday 4 May at 6 pm
at Hope’s Cafe, cnr Portrush Rd and Parade, Beulah Park

Fundraiser with Dusty Feet Mob Indigenous Dance group, family friendly games and some questions.

Please contact Liellie for tickets (0437 794 410) Please contact Trish Brice for tickets if you are interested in a Pilgrim-table.

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John Bell in Adelaide

- Community Announcement -

Wednesday 8 May, Thursday 9 May, Friday 10 May
Adelaide West Uniting Church 312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Brooklyn Park

John Bell, gifted Resource Worker with The Iona Community, is coming to Adelaide. John lectures, preaches and conducts seminars across many denominations. He is a hymn writer, author and occasional broadcaster, but retains a primary passion for congregational song. Based in Glasgow, he works in the areas of music, worship and spirituality.

Hosted by: Adelaide Anglicans, Wild Goose Resource Group, Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide, Lutheran Church of Australia and the Uniting Church in Australia.

Wednesday 8th May - 7.00pm-9.00pm
Songs to enliven communities of faith
Songs from the Iona Community - Singing with the global Church
Tea, coffee and biscuits provided Cost: $20 / $15 Concession

Thursday 9th May
A day with John Bell

  • 10.00am-11.15am - The place of songs in faith development
  • 11.45am-1.00pm - The importance of the imagination
  • 2.00pm-4.00pm - Keeping faith in an age of consumerism

Morning and afternoon tea included Lunch optional $15 extra
Full day $100 / Half day $50 ($80 / $40 concession)

Friday 10th May
Nurturing the Spirit

  • 9.30-10.45 - Exploring Celtic Spirituality
  • 11.15-12.30 - The importance of grace and hospitality in liturgy
Morning Tea included
$30/ $25

A note for members of Pilgrim Church –
The Ministry Development Committee is able to subsidise attendance by paying 50% of the cost. Enrol yourself (see link below) and submit documentation to Denise Griffen.

Bookings and info at: www.trybooking.com/BBNLH

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Free Lunchtime Recitals at Pilgrim


1.00pm in the Church

Free Organ concerts,
2nd, 4th Thursdays of the month
==+ Thursday 9th May

Student recitals,
1st, 3rd & 5th Thursdays of the month
==+ Thursday 16th May

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Choral Evensong

Saturday 11 May, 5 pm
Pilgrim Church


Saturday 11 May
5 pm

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Mother’s day Celebration with a modern day suffragist

- Community Announcement -

Sunday 12th May, 3pm
Hope's Cafe (Corner of Norwood Parade and Portrush Rd, Beulah park
 (just behind Clayton Wesley UCA)

Afternoon Tea to toast a modern day suffragist: Esther Simbi: who wrote a book ‘Beyond Calamity!’ containing her story of being a mum, a refugee who spent years in refugee camps, a social worker and candidate for the Dignity Party.

Esther will be available to sign her book ($30), and we hope to enjoy Ethiopian Coffee ceremony and Middle Eastern delights. (This is part of a Suffragist grant and gives us a great opportunity to hear how the move for equality enrich us all 125 years later).

A soft donation towards hospitality will be greatly appreciated.

Please contact Liellie by 9 May at 0437 794 410 to register.

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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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Introduction to Islam

- Community Announcement -

Wedneday evenings, 7 - 8.30 pm, from Feb 20th, 2019
IICSA (Islamic Information Centre of SA),
 at Level 1, 53 Henley Beach Road, Mile End

A course is currently being offered for those who want to learn more about Islam, presented by the IICSA (Islamic Information Centre of SA). The course will run for 6 months.

Here is an opportunity to learn directly from Muslim people about their faith, to grow awareness and understanding in an inter-religious world.

Contact Salim Kalaniya 0434 635 914.

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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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#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 https://www.facebook.com/bringthemherevigil/

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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 www.actforpeace.org.au

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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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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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    More than 4,000 donors are urgently needed to give blood between Easter Saturday and Friday, April 26 in order to prevent a shortage of blood products required by cancer patients and road trauma victims.

  2. Random Acts of Welcome: Multicultural lunch
    Tuesday 23 April, from 12.30 onwards (until about 2 ish)

  3. ′Interfaith Matters!′
    24 April @ 5.45 for 6 pm

  4. Lent Event 2019: Building Hope, Ending Poverty

  5. ANZAC Day Evensong
    Thursday 25th April   6.00pm

  6. International Workers Memorial Day service
    Sunday 28 April, 3pm

  7. Music on Flinders – Free performances
    Monday April 29th, 12.30 - 1 pm

  8. Community Connections Interact
    Monday 29 April, 6pm

  9. Quiz-Nite with a difference
    Saturday 4 May at 6 pm

  10. John Bell in Adelaide
    Wednesday 8 May, Thursday 9 May, Friday 10 May

  11. Free Lunchtime Recitals at Pilgrim
    ==+ Thursday 9th May

  12. Choral Evensong
    Saturday 11 May, 5 pm

  13. Mother’s day Celebration with a modern day suffragist
    Sunday 12th May, 3pm

  14. Regular weekly lunches at Hopes Cafe

  15. Introduction to Islam
    Wedneday evenings, 7 - 8.30 pm, from Feb 20th, 2019

  16. Bible Lands Study Tour 2019-2020

  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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