Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Events of Interest

See List of Events . . .

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

South Australia′s History Festival – Pilgrim Uniting Church Tours

Free guided tours during May: 11am Tuesdays and 2pm Thursdays
Pilgrim Uniting Church, 12 Flinders St, Adelaide

Tour bookings: Please book on Ph: 8212 3295 or Email (Use '.' and '@' signs when you copy this address.)
office [AT] pilgrim [DOT] org [DOT] au

Hidden behind stone walls in Flinders Street is a long-forgotten history and a present-day wonder, the Pilgrim Uniting Church. The church sprang from the colony of South Australia’s early beginnings in 1837. It has many historical gems – rare Revival Gothic architecture, and stone carvings that include a pet squirrel!

See memorial plaques to pioneers of South Australia, relics from the original Pirie Street Methodist Church, quaint stained glass windows, and the magnificent rose window. Pilgrim also boasts Adelaide’s largest organ.

An archival exhibition will be on display during the History Festival.

Opening hours: 12pm to 2pm Monday to Friday, and for Sunday Services.

Presented by Pilgrim Uniting Church.

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Free Lunchtime Recitals at Pilgrim


1.00pm in the Church

Organ concert,
2nd, 4th Thursdays of the month

==> Thursday 27th May

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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 May 24th, 12.30 - 1 pm

    Dingo is a singer and guitarist from Adelaide. He plays in a number of different bands and styles from rock to jazz to folk. His favourite colour is a sort of shade of bluey green and he likes to eat Kim Chi, but never on a Sunday.

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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Interface Forum at Beit Shalom Synagogue

- Community Announcement -

Wednesday 26 May, 5.45pm
Beit Shalom Synagogue, 39 - 41 Hackney Rd Hackney , SA 5069
 (there is ample parking)

Presenters: Sylvia and Bill and Rabbi Shoshanna

Focus: The Jewish festival: 'Shavuot'.

Shavuot celebration combines two major religious observances. First is the grain harvest of the early summer, and the second is the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai seven weeks after the exodus from Egypt. The first determines the ritual for the holiday, which was one of the three pilgrimage festivals of ancient Israel.

Looking forwards to hear more!

A meal will be provided by Beit Shalom folk, with or without the help of Gula.

RSVP: please let Liellie know by Sunday, 23 May to facilitate catering. Please bring $10 - $15 towards the meal and a thank-you donation towards hospitality.

Our Interfaith Forum guidelines include respect, inclusion and interest in faith-expressions. Our forum aims to facilitate community-building around the spirituality of different faiths, and that participation, an interest to hear what matters to others and also what may/ may not complement our own spiritual growth are all building blocks of our worship gatherings.

A Community Connections initiative.

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Reconciliation breakfast: MORE THAN A WORD.

- Community Announcement -

Thursday 27 May, 6.30am - 9.00 am
Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000


Reconciliation Week’s theme for 2021, "More than a word: Reconciliation takes action", urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action. Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between First Nation peoples and the broader Australian community.

Individual tickets are priced at $80 (Members discounts available).

Table of 10 is priced at $800 (Members discounts available).

One may also consider donating towards the price of ticket/s to assist others to attend.


(Supported by Community Connections)

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Connect 4 Children

- Community Announcement -

Weekly event on Tuesdays, 10.30 - 12.00
Hope's Café, corner Portrush Road and Norwood Parade

Our family-building project is growing and we are learning so much, please consider dropping in and please invite new arrivals, and especially any asylum seekers / refugees / ex-refugees young families / longing grand-parents to come and have some fun with us.

Please contact Liellie @ 0437794410 for more information

Community Connections Initiative

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Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong Services

Join the Choir of Pilgrim Church and organist
under the direction of Peter Kelsall,
for a magnificent choice of music
at the next Choral Evensong Service.

Saturdays @ 5.00 pm
6th March 10th April 8th May
5th June 10th July 14th August
11th September 9th October 13th November

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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:

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

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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


(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 Café, ‘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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2021 UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture

- Community Announcement -

Wednesday 21 July 2021, 6pm
Adelaide Convention Centre,
Hall C - East Building, North Terrace, Adelaide


Craig Foster AM, former Socceroos captain and now human rights advocate will present the 2021 UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture.

Despite calls of ‘togetherness’ and ‘shared humanity’, of the ‘interconnectedness’ of everyone in society in Australia and around the world during the height of COVID-19, the pandemic uncovered staggering inequality.

Craig explores what a new social bargain, underpinned by human rights might look like, and why it’s time to put human wellbeing at the centre of National and International policy.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, the UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture series promotes the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals and the value of truth and reconciliation in life and public affairs.

Read more and Register.

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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

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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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Events of Interest

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  1. South Australia′s History Festival – Pilgrim Uniting Church Tours
    Free guided tours during May: 11am Tuesdays and 2pm Thursdays

  2. Free Lunchtime Recitals at Pilgrim
    ==> Thursday 29th November

  3. Music on Flinders – Free performances
    Monday May 24th, 12.30 - 1 pm

  4. Interface Forum at Beit Shalom Synagogue
    Wednesday 26 May, 5.45pm

  5. Reconciliation breakfast: MORE THAN A WORD.
    Thursday 27 May, 6.30am - 9.00 am

  6. Connect 4 Children

  7. Choral Evensong
    6th March

  8. Books for Lesotho

  9. Hope’s Café – during the day

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

  11. 2021 UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture
    Wednesday 21 July 2021, 6pm

  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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