Thursday, 25 February 2021

Events of Interest

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

Fringe event: Boats and Bogans

- Community Announcement -

19 February to 8 March, 6.20 pm
Gluttony in Rymill Park

Join Liellie on Wednesday evening, 3 March at 6 pm, and book your ticket soon.

Please contact Liellie @ 0437 794 410 if you want to join on 3 March, to share a meal afterwards and discuss the comedy.

Supported by Community Connections.

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Penn Housman Art Exhibition

Until 28 February 2021
Pilgrim Uniting Church

'I didn’t know I was drowning, till I saw the shore.'

Penn Housman's collection of images of her art work, in pastel and Charcoal, aims to provide a visual narrative of how abuse looks through the eyes and the psyche of the abused.

The aim of the work is not to shock, but to provide a deeper emotional understanding of what it is like to live with the impact of trauma.

This collection of images has been created over several years and holds the intention of being a creative expression of her story.

Exhibition opening hours are 12 noon to 2pm Monday to Friday, and Sunday service times.

The exhibition runs for the whole of February, to include the first week of The Fringe. (Refer to the Fringe guide).

For more information contact Julie Bradley
Phone 82123295 or (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
office [AT] pilgrim [DOT] org [DOT] au

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Books for Lesotho

Books for Lesotho (B4L) is an incorporated non- government not-for-profit organisation set up to provide books for libraries in schools in the Kingdom of Lesotho, a small mountainous country located in the North East of South Africa. B4L was set up by David and Liz Linn to support the dream of a local librarian whom they had met during one of their many visits.

The books are mainly collected from schools and libraries from South Australia and interstate that cull their books regularly. Good quality books are sorted in age groups, packed in boxes (all by volunteers) and sent on pallets via ship and land transport to Lesotho where they are distributed by two organisations: the Transformation Resource Centre (an ecumenical social justice organisation) and the Rotary Club of Maloti.

Since the start of the project in 2007 – 182,389 books have been sent.

David and Liz have visited Lesotho regularly and have seen first-hand the benefits for the children in schools. Recently however they were approached by Mr Matsobane Putsoa, a member of the Rotary Club of Maloti, requesting theology books for the local Morija Theological Seminary, which to quote him ‘belongs to Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa, a Presbyterian denomination, where they train their Pastors and Evangelists.’

The Board of B4L has agreed to this request providing funding for extra costs is obtained. Recently a pallet load of theology books had been gathered ready to pack and send; Tabor College, St Barnabas College and, with the support of Tim Hein and Cheryl McCullum, Malvern Uniting Church, have provided books culled from their libraries. Uniting College is also being approached.

Some internal costs are covered in Lesotho but it costs B4L on average $1,080 plus local costs (VAT and agent fees) of $190 to send each pallet, totally financed by donations. The need to cover the costs of sending the pallet of books, budgeted to be $1,270 remains.

If you would like to donate, either books or money, please visit the Books for Lesotho website at this link: www.booksforlesotho.org.

The full story of Books for Lesotho can also be followed via their website.

Contact details:
Books for Lesotho Inc. Phone: (+61) 0418 877 112
E: (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
enquiries [AT] booksforlesotho [DOT] org
W: www.booksforlesotho.org
F: www.facebook.com/booksforlesotho

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Connect 4 Children

- Community Announcement -

11 am - 12.30 pm Tuesdays, on a weekly basis.
Next meeting: 23 February (and the following Tuesdays).
Hope’s Café, corner of Portrush Rd and Norwood Parade, Beulah Park.

Come and join us at Hope’s café to plan a new initiative for a social group to support families from many cultures. You may participate by assisting to volunteer, bringing pre-school children, being a helper or a singer of songs from many traditions?

Bring a toddler, or invite a new arrival / family to come and create family.

Applications for child-safe environments will be important and necessary.

Please contact Liellie @ 0437 794 410 for more information.

A Community Connections Initiative.

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Interplay with Zee Emmanuel

Tuesday 23 February, 1 pm
Hope's Café, corner of Portrush Road and Norwood Parade, Beulah Park.

Information about interplay here:
https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about- therapy/types/interplay.

A small donation for Interplay is appreciated.

Please contact Liellie @ 0437 794 410 for more information.

A Community Connections Initiative.

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Interfaith forum – Indigenous spiritual reflections – Statement from the heart.

- Community Announcement -

Wednesday 24 February, 5.45 pm
Hope's Café, corner of Portrush and Norwood Parade, Beulah Park

Indigenous spiritual reflections around the Statement from the heart.

Speaker: Tarlee Leondaris, with a panel.

A wonderful meal will be served. Donations between $10 - $15.00 for the chef would be appreciated, plus a gold coin donation in recognition of hospitality at Hope's caf.

Please RSVP by Sunday 21 Feb – Liellie @ 0437 794 410.

A Community Connections Initiative

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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 March 1st, 12.30 - 1 pm
    Gene Phoa


    GENE PHOA is an emerging alternative singer- songwriter based in Adelaide, South Australia. Pairing a luminous voice with infectious hooks and anthemic shots of truth, he transforms malady into melody to find the light within the human experience.

    Classically trained in piano throughout childhood, Gene picked up the guitar in a teenage bid to emulate his indie/alt heroes. Moving to Sydney in the hopes of landing a job in the music business, he detoured into the worlds of PR, startups and advertising. That was, until he left it all to go backpacking and an impromptu open mic night in India reminded him that the stage was where he was supposed to be.

    Despite falling ill while abroad, Gene stayed committed to learning all aspects of the craft and finds inspiration in the likes of the Arctic Monkeys and Panic! at the Disco. His original song "Folklore War" took out the lyrics category at the 2019 SCALA Festival of Original Music and he will be sharing his yet-to-be-released debut of works, “Young Love Days” - a collection of lovelorn guitar ballads for the hopelessly romantic.

    GENE PHOA is an emerging alternative singer- songwriter based in Adelaide, South Australia. Pairing a luminous voice with infectious hooks and anthemic shots of truth, he transforms malady into melody to find the light within the human experience. Classically trained in piano throughout childhood, Gene picked up the guitar in a teenage bid to emulate his indie/alt heroes. Moving to Sydney in the hopes of landing a job in the music business, he detoured into the worlds of PR, startups and advertising. That was, until he left it all to go backpacking and an impromptu open mic night in India reminded him that the stage was where he was supposed to be. Despite falling ill while abroad, Gene stayed committed to learning all aspects of the craft and finds inspiration in the likes of the Arctic Monkeys and Panic! at the Disco. His original song "Folklore War" took out the lyrics category at the 2019 SCALA Festival of Original Music and he will be sharing his yet-to-be- released debut of works, “Young Love Days” - a collection of lovelorn guitar ballads for the hopelessly romantic.

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/genephoa
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/genephoa


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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"A Hopeful Path to 2040" – Early invitation

- Community Announcement -

Thursday 11 March
An early invitation to action / reflection / prayer.

Green faith and ARRCC (Australian Religious Response to Climate Change) are working together to mark “sounding the alarm for the earth together”. The EAG (UCA) and Multifaith SA are working together under the banner: "A hopeful path to 2040", and each church is invited to organise a community event (church bells ringing/ A Taize service / a quiet prayer vigil) or to simply light a candle and pray for any aspect of a sustainable earth and our shared future.

Please watch this space for some of the responses at or near Pilgrim closer to the time.

Feel free to contact Liellie McLaughlin via 0437 794 410 or (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
liellie [AT] ozemail [DOT] com [DOT] au, or Graham Brice, if you have ideas or questions.

An activity created and supported by Community Connections.

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Elders Speak: What is the Future of Aboriginal Education?

- Community Announcement -

Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Allan Scott Auditorium, UniSA Hawke Building,
  55 North Tce Adelaide, South Australia 5000

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre :
Strengthening our Democracy - Valuing our Diversity - Building our Future.

Join our panel of experts who will discuss the need for a two-way education system that recognises and respects the cultures, languages and identities of Aboriginal children and young people, as set out in Article 14 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Aboriginal Peoples.

Panellists will include members of Purkarninthi, UniSA Elders in Residence, Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney AM and Professor Irene Watson as Moderator.

Local Aboriginal Elders, who have been at the forefront of the fight for the right to be educated, and have worked in the education system over the last 50 years, share their thoughts and hopes for the younger generations of Aboriginal children and youth, particularly those who are being left behind. Their fight now is for a fair and equitable education process that provides a rounded education for all young people, whatever their capability and diversity.

If you have any general enquiries, please contact The Hawke Centre on 08 8302 0371 or email (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
renee [DOT] jolly [AT] unisa [DOT] edu [DOT] au.

For full details of Hawke Centre events and exhibition program visit our web site at: www.hawkecentre.unisa.edu.au.

Book: www.unisa.edu.au/connect/Hawke- Centre/Events-calendar/eldersforum/.

Community Connections is supporting this event.

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Hope’s Café – during the day

Open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 10am and 4pm
Corner Norwood Parade and Portrush Road.

Sit and meet between 11am and 4pm.

And between 11am and 2pm you can enjoy very delicious freshly made snacks and light meals, and barista made coffee, at very affordable prices.

Come along and make a friend … or be a friend ... at Hope’s Café

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(This event is brought to your attention by Leillie Mc Laughlin of Community Connections, a Pilgrim Uniting Church project)

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′Night Time Restaurant′ at Hope’s Café

- Community Announcement -

Thursday and Friday evenings, between 5:30 and 8:30 –
Hope‘s Café, corner of Norwood Parade and Portrush Road.

This fresh initiative at Hope’s Caf, ‘Night time restaurant’, creates an opportunity for those who struggle to get work.

Meals: A sit-down meal on Thursday and Friday evenings, between 5:30 and 8:30, and from this week, take-away options available as well as dine in, with very reasonable prices. A great way to treat your friends and assist shut-ins as the food (Southern Asian influence via the great chef: John) is yum.

Come enjoy the food and conversation! A BYO option is available.

Bookings: Rebecca: 0499338836 to book. You are welcome to enter the 'name the night time caf' competition.

(This event is brought to your attention by Leillie Mc Laughlin of Community Connections, a Pilgrim Uniting Church project)

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Random Acts of Welcome friendship programme – Phone, or Zoom, or ...

- Community Announcement -

Random Acts of Welcome friendship-programme 'in the middle of the air'.



Would you like to meet someone new, and chat about topics which always interested you / you never heard of? All are invited to take part in making a new friend via phone / Zoom or connecting in other ways, in small groups of 2 or 3's.

The invitation is open-ended until the physical distancing ends, but you are welcome to continue. Resources to provide guidelines, optimise connection while being safe create connections with people across culture / age and gender will be provided, but guided by you.

Learning about others in same or different cultures, maybe with the aid of sharing recipe's or ways of celebrating, or via conversations about language, hobbies or interests may create great avenues to build bridges and provide a focus for celebrations when we can meet face-to-face?

This initiative aims to connect people for 3 conversations only, unless negotiated otherwise?

Please contact Liellie at 0437794410 / (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
liellie [AT] ozemail [DOT] com [DOT] au if interested.

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RAW (Random Acts of welcome) friendship via the phone.

- Community Announcement -

Please contact us if you feel like sharing insights on being shut in during this pandemic, as locals, International students, new arrivals, oldies, are all struggling due to lack of connections with random communities.

A simple guideline is developed to enable conversations to be constructive, enriching and fun.

Please contact Liellie via email ((Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
liellie [AT] ozemail [DOT] com [DOT] au) if you are interested to participate anytime.

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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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Events of Interest


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  1. Fringe event: Boats and Bogans
    19 February to 8 March, 6.20 pm

  2. Penn Housman Art Exhibition
    Until 28 February 2021

  3. Books for Lesotho

  4. Connect 4 Children
    Next meeting: 23 February (and the following Tuesdays).

  5. Interplay with Zee Emmanuel
    Tuesday 23 February, 1 pm

  6. Interfaith forum – Indigenous spiritual reflections – Statement from the heart.
    Wednesday 24 February, 5.45 pm

  7. Music on Flinders – Free performances
    Monday March 1st, 12.30 - 1 pm

  8. "A Hopeful Path to 2040" – Early invitation
    Thursday 11 March

  9. Elders Speak: What is the Future of Aboriginal Education?
    Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm

  10. Hope’s Café – during the day

  11. ′Night Time Restaurant′ at Hope’s Café

  12. Random Acts of Welcome friendship programme – Phone, or Zoom, or ...

  13. RAW (Random Acts of welcome) friendship via the phone.

  14. #BringThemHere Vigil

  15. Act for Peace: Rohingya Crisis Appeal














































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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