Five Islands
Christian Ministries Inc.

Ecumenical Events in the
Illawarra Region

Email to advertise ecumenical events on this page and in the Clearing the Way for Jesus newsletter. Only events in the Illawarra (Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama local government areas) are advertised in the newsletter but nearby events may be included on this page. There is no charge for this service. The inclusion of events in this list does not imply 5icm members agree with all the views expressed at these events. 

Upcoming Events
(scroll down for Regular Events)

    • Tuesday 28th June, Wollongong Gospel Choir Rehearsal Cancelled.
      Due to some members having Covid or the flu tonight's rehearsal is cancelled and, as usual there is no rehearsal during school holidays, the next rehearsal will be on 19th July from 7:00 p.m.
    • Friday 1st July, school term 2 ends
    • Monday 18th July, school term 3 begins
    • Saturday 27th August, Keith Green Tribute
      Graeme Hush and Gordon Barr celebrate Keith's life and ministry to mark 40 years since Keith Green died. Download flyer.
      Venue: City Diggers, Wollongong
      Cost: $20
    • Friday 23rd September, school term 3 ends
    • Monday 3rd October, Labour Day public holiday
    • Monday 10th October, school term 4 begins
    • All Saints Day Tuesday 1st November 
    • Tuesday 20th December, end of school term 4
      Note that Tuesday is a pupil free day.
    • Sunday 25th December, Christmas Day
    • Monday 26th December, Boxing Day public holiday
    • Tuesday 27th December, public holiday.

    Regular Events

    (Check to see if cancelled)

    Ps Jonathan Hyratt, associate minister of Corrimal Community Church, runs this group for people who struggle with addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex & love, over-eating, co-dependency, etc.
    Details: 8pm at Central Church, 4 Fitzwilliam St, Port Kembla.
    Contact: Jono on 0412 174 181 or email

    7:00 pm at Wollongong Senior Citizens Centre, 192 Gipps Road, Gwynneville.
    Contact: John Sandercock 0499 444 151

    For men, women and children. If you are doing it tough or feeling lonely and would like somebody to talk to, come and chat over a free cuppa and a free light meal of Soup and Sandwiches. Or just come and relax for a while, read the paper or browse through a magazine, or just chill out!
    Venue and time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Scouts Hall, Kiama Harbour
    Facebook page.

    12-step program for the support of family members of drug addicts.
    Details: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm former Tongarra Museum Community Centre, Russell St, Albion Park.
    Contact: Lynda Dean 0432 201 897

    Venue: 4:00-5:00 p.m. Fellowship Centre, Kiama Uniting Church, Manning St.
    Contact: Michele Broad 0400 324 708. All welcome

    A group for parents/carers and kids 0-5 years to play, eat, sing and dance, make and try new things.
    Venue: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Keiraview Uniting Church, 34 Fisher St West Wollongong.
    Cost: Gold coin donation.
    Contact: Jenny, 0401 245 669,

    Details: 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Zoom
    Contact: Doo Ah Leeming on 0416 491 531

    The food care program is to help people who are struggling financially by providing grocery items at reduced prices.
    Details: 9:30a.m.-2:30p.m. 35 Kurrawa Cres, Koonawarra.
    Download flyer

    Morning tea followed by mahjong, jigsaws, scrabble and other games.
    Venue and time: 10:00 a.m. Scouts Hall, Kiama Harbour

    Hear from missionaries about their work. BYO Lunch and mug, tea and coffee provided.
    Details advised above. Contact: Bev Defty


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