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 farther down for Regular Events)

    • Wednesdays 8th May to 26th June - Lunch Time Bible Talks
      Bishop Reg Piper will speak about Jesus and his many disciples travelling to the holy city of Jerusalem. Our Bible talks follow that journey and their entry into the city.
      Details: 12:45-1:15 pm St Michael's Church Hall, cnr Church & Market Sts, Wollongong. Download flyer.
    • Saturday 25th May, Dapto Uniting Church Op Shop Fashion Parade
      Fun fashion parade, musical entertainment, clothes for sale, all welcome including men.
      2:00 p.m. in the hall behind Dapto Uniting Church at 122 Princes Hwy, Dapto
      Cost: suggested donation of $10 (includes afternoon tea)
      RSVP: to Janet by email (due to the popularity of this event you should book your seat, or a table)
    • Saturday 25th May, United, Wollongong Women’s Conference
      Event by The Gospel Coalition Australia, Illawarra.
      Speaker: Grace Jones on Ephesians.
      Details: 9:30am-3:30pm, Figtree Anglican Church, 4-10 Gibsons Rd, Figtree
      Cost: $55, concession $50 (includes morning tea and lunch) Register by 15th May here.
    • Trinity Sunday 26th May, National Sorry Day
    • Thursday 30th May, Catholic Corpus Christi
    • Friday 31st May, Illawarra Prayer Breakfast
      Speakers: Leila & Danny Abdallah
      Cost: $66.70 for a single ticket.
      Details: 6:30 - 8:15 a.m. Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow
    • Saturday 1st June, Gong Men's Day
      Theme: Cross-Shaped Man
      Details: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Figtree Anglican Church, 4-10 Gibsons Rd, Figtree.
      Cost: $55, concession (students/unemployed/retired) $45.
    • Tuesday 4th June,  Illawarra Seniors' Band Concert
      Details: 10:30 a.m. John Paul Village, 15 The Avenue, Heathcote
    • Friday 7th June, Catholic Feast of the Sacred Heart
    • Monday 10th June, King's Birthday public holiday
    • Tuesday 2nd July, Illawarra Seniors Band Concert
      Details: 10:30 a.m. Kiama Uniting Church, Manning St, Kiama
    • Monday 8th July, Winter School Holidays start
    • Monday 22nd July, School Term 3 starts
    • Saturday 27th July, Christmas in July
      Details: 12 noon at Dapto Uniting Church hall, 122 Princes Hwy.
      Cost: $35 each. Book by contacting Janet by email at
    • Monday 5th August, Bank holiday
    • Wednesday 7th August, Illawarra Seniors' Band Concert
      Details: 10:30 a.m. Marco Polo Aged Care, 11 Watergum Way, Woonona
    • Thursday 15th August, Catholic Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    • Sunday 1st Sept, Father's Day
    • Wednesday 4th Sept, Illawarra Seniors' Band Concert
      Details: 11:00 a.m. Warrigal, 50 Harbour Blvd, Shell Cove
    • Monday 30th Sept, Spring School Holidays start
    • Tuesday 1st October, Illawarra Seniors' Band Concert
      Details: 10:30 a.m. Blue Haven Terralong, 55 Thomson St, Kiama
    • Friday 4th October, Feast of St Francis of Assisi
    • Sunday 6th October, Daylight Saving Time starts
    • Monday 7th October, Labour Day public holiday
    • Monday 14th October, School Term 4 starts
    • Friday 1st November, All Saints' Day
    • Saturday 2nd November, All Souls' Day
    • Wednesday 6th November, Illawarra Seniors' Band Concert
      Details: 10:30 a.m. Marco Polo Aged Care, 70 Waples Rd, Unanderra.
    • Monday 11th November, Remembrance Day
      Illawarra Seniors Band playing
      Details: 10:30 a.m. Lakeside Memorial Park, Kanahooka
    • Saturday 16th Nov., One Music Festival
      An interdenominational music and arts Festival for all ages.
      Details: Kiama Showground and Pavilion.
    • Saturday 30th November, St Andrew's Feast Day
    • Saturday 7th December, Illawarra Seniors' Band playing at Jamberoo Christmas Tree Lights
      Details: 7:00 p.m. Jamberoo
    • Tuesday 10th December,  Illawarra Seniors' Band Concert
      Details: 10:30 a.m. HammondCare, Shone Ave, Horsley
    • Tuesday 10th December, Illawarra Seniors' Band playing at Jamberoo Carols
      Details: 6:30 p.m. Jamberoo
    • Monday 23rd December, Summer School Holidays start
    • Wednesday 25th December, Christmas Day
    • Thursday 26th December, Boxing Day public holiday

    Regular Events

    Ps Jonathan Hyratt runs this group for people who struggle with addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex & love, over-eating, co-dependency, etc.
    Contact: Jono on 0412 174 181 or email

    10:30 am at Port Kembla Senior Citizens Community Hall.
    Contact: Jill White

    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

    Women bring their own crafts, like sewing, embroidery, knitting (some are making squares for the ‘Wrap with Love’ rugs), crocheting or anything else. We sit, chat and do our own projects; plus have a cuppa & read a small ‘thought from the Bible’.
    Details: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Gerringong Anglican Church hall, cnr Blackwood & Fern Sts.
    Contact: Jenny (0407 282 657) or Beth (0438 691 363)

    We are a group for little ones to bring their adult carer to share and develop through play and gardening. We also welcome the whole community in and around West Wollongong.
    Venue: 10:00-12:00 a.m. Keiraview Uniting Church, 34 Fisher St West Wollongong.
    Contact: Jenny, 0401 245 669,

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

    Details: 9:00 am to 12 noon at Port Kembla Baptist Church hall, 81 Illawarra St, Port Kembla to raise funds to help people in the community.
    Contact: Maggie

    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: Mia David

    For appointments contact Rev. Steve Everist on 0431 677 846

    From 5:00 pm the gathering enjoys time together with games, craft, skits, and a shared dinner. All ages are welcome. 122 Princes Hwy, Dapto.
    For information contact Janet by email

    Stalls, Devonshire tea, BBQ, cakes at Dapto Uniting Church grounds and hall, 122 Princes Hwy, Dapto.


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