Sunday, 19 January 2020

Events of Interest

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

Summer Retreat

Saturday 18th January 2020, 9.30am - 3.30pm
Sophia, 225 Cross Road, Cumberland Park

A quiet day to reflect on what it means for us to flourish.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Recommended $15 donation per person to help cover costs.

RSVP to the church office by Monday 13th January 2020. Please include your email address and/or contact phone number,

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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 February 3rd 12.30 - 1pm
    Ziggy Hammond

    Ziggy Hammond brings her soulful sounds into her original and cover music.

    Ziggy embodies the sounds of a modern pop artist adding a touch of soul and contemporary blues inspired by the emotions of life and it’s many journeys.

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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Inter-Faith Forum

- Community Announcement -

Sunday 9th February, c7.30pm
Morialta UCA, 26 Chapel St, Magill SA

Inter-Faith Forum at Morialta UCA

The Morialta Social Justice Mission Ministry Team, together with Modbury UC’s Sunday Forum Team, will co-host an Interfaith Gathering, with supper afterwards.

Guest speaker: Professor Mohammad Abdalla from UniSA's Centre for Islamic Thought and Education. Professor Abdalla will share his insights about Islam along with his ideas about how we can foster links across our faith communities to build greater understanding and social cohesion.

Liellie will be present at this event – please feel free to contact for further information.
(Community Connections Pilgrim UCA (0437 794 410))

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Become a friend with an ex-refugee / asylum seeker.

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Two Monday evenings: 10 and 24 February, 6 – 8.30 pm
Broadview Baptist Church, 1 Collingrove Ave, Broadview SA 5083

A lovely tea will be provided.

Invitation: a great course to inform people how to be a connector, friend and guide via Baptist Care, who will provide free interactive training to give social support, friendship and advice to someone who arrived in Adelaide as an ex-refugee or person seeking asylum.

What: Fuse friendship Interactive training – learn how to be a friend with a refugee person, and become part of a group of people who love to exchange cultural traditions, exchange recipes, cooking experiences, explore Adelaide in new ways with a new friend to enjoy inter-cultural and interfaith learning in many more rich ways. Volunteers will be matched with a new arrival according to age, gender and interests.

Who: Volunteers over the age of 22 and willing to travel to northern suburbs / live there.

Contact: Bryan Hughes, Friendship Program Coordinator
T: 8118 5228 M: 0466 776 501 E: (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
volunteer [AT] baptistcaresa [DOT] org [DOT] au

Please contact Bryan as soon as possible to establish contact well before the training dates. (This course was booked out early last year!)

Please contact Liellie (Community Connections Pilgrim UCA (0437 794 410)) if you would like to find out how more about this incredible programme / more detail about time commitments?

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Regular weekly lunches at Hopes Cafe

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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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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

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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

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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

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. Summer Retreat
    Saturday 18th January 2020, 9.30am - 3.30pm

  2. Music on Flinders – Free performances
    Monday February 3rd 12.30 - 1pm

  3. Inter-Faith Forum
    Sunday 9th February, c7.30pm

  4. Become a friend with an ex-refugee / asylum seeker.
    Two Monday evenings: 10 and 24 February, 6 – 8.30 pm

  5. Regular weekly lunches at Hopes Cafe

  6. Job's Café

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

  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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