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)

    • Rev Owen and Linda Lukins will be hosting their third Group Tour to Norfolk Island in September 2023. The Tour Leader component for this holiday will be donated to the Combined Churches Youth and Children's Ministry of Norfolk Island.
      10 nights 8 to 18 September 2023 from $2,990 pp twin share. Price includes return airfares, accommodation, car hire and several shared dinners and experiences and compares well with other package deals. If you've always wanted to visit Norfolk Island this is a perfect opportunity to do so in the company of like-minded people. For more details phone 0425 265 133 or email
    • Friday 9th December, Shellharbour Carols by Candlelight
      Hosted by Shellharbour City Council.
      Venue: 6-9p.m. Albion Park Showground
    • Friday 9th December, Lumen Christi Christmas Carols
      Details: 6:30 p.m. in Good Samaritan School grounds.
      Registration: Parishioners and visitors need to register their attendance at
    • Saturday 10th December, Figtree Community Carols
      Figtree Anglican Church is hosting this free event of music, carols, fireworks.
      Details: 5:30p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Figtree High School
    • Saturday 10th December, Carols in the Burgh
      Combined churches' event.
      Details: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Rex Jackson Oval, cnr Park Ave & Blackwell St, Helensburgh
    • Sunday 11th December, Carols in the Carpark
      Hosted by Austinmer & Thirroul Anglican Church.
      Details: 6:00-8:00 p.m. 49-51 Moore St, Austinmer,
    • Sunday 11th December, Carols in the Street
      Hosted by Corrimal Community Church
      Details: 4:30 p.m. Coffee van & sausage sizzle; 5:15 p.m. Carols at 9 Augusta St, Corrimal
    • Wednesday 14th December, Carols in Kiama
      Kiama Combined Churches' event featuring Ss Peter & Paul School choir and parish choir, Alchemy Chorus South Coast, Sing Australia Kiama, SingSpace Vocal Ensemble, Food of Love Choir & Katandra Womens A Cappella choir.
      Details: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Ss Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Manning St, Kiama. Doors open 6pm. Donations to Kiama's Homestead of Hope.
    • Sunday 18th December, Carols in the Carpark
      Hosted by Port Kembla Baptist Church in their carpark, corner of Illawarra & Cowper St, Port Kembla.
      Details: 5:30-7:00 p.m. children's activities; sausage sizzle 6:15 p.m.; Carols 7:00-8:30 p.m.; Santa Clause visit.
      Contact: Maggie Thomas
    • Sunday 18th December, Carols in the City
      Hosted by Wollongong Congregational Church on their front lawn in 33 Market St, Wollongong
      Details: 6:30 p.m. free sausage sizzle, 7:30 p.m. Carols in the church. In case of rain, sausage sizzle will be in the hall behind the church.
    • 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.
    • Friday 24th February 2023, Illawarra Prayer Breakfast Launch

    Regular Events

    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
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    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)

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

    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,

    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.
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    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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