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)

    • Tuesday 28th March, Port Kembla Mission to Seafarers AGM
    • Details: 4:00 pm Mission Hall, 55 Darcy Rd, Port Kembla
      RSVP: 22nd March to Gienah Yama, 4274 6498
    • Friday 31st March, What's Normal? Youth For Christ.
      Speaker: Martyn Iles
      Details: 6:30-8:30 a.m. Awaken Church, 39 Ellen St, Wollongong
      Cost: $12 (includes breakfast)
      Register: for free & watch promo video at
    • Saturday 1st April, Paddle Against Poverty
      Details: 7:00 a.m. from Wollongong Harbour to Thirroul Beach, a distance of 12km.
    • Saturday 1st April, Easter Outreach Day
    • Combined churches come together to worship, pray and/or share Jesus with people in MacCabe Park and Wollongong central mall.
      Details: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. meet at City Central Presbyterian Church, 33 Burelli St, Wollongong.
    • Palm Sunday 2nd April
    • Maundy Thursday 6th April 2023, last day Term 1 for students
    • Good Friday 7th April, public holiday
    • Easter Saturday 8th April, public holiday
    • Easter Sunday 9th April, public holiday
    • Easter Monday 10th April, public holiday
    • VMTC Training School 12th-15th April
      4-day Victorious Ministry Through Christ healing and wholeness prayer ministry training. Download flyer.
      Venue: The school is live-in at Chittick Lodge, Gerringong.
      Cost: $400 (includes accommodation and meals
      Register by 22/3/23
    • Orthodox Easter Sunday, 16th April
    • Sunday 23rd April, St George's Day
    • Monday 24th April 2023, first day Term 2 for students
    • Tuesday 25th April, ANZAC Day public holiday
    • Thursday 18th May, Ascension of Jesus
    • Friday 26th May, Illawarra Prayer Breakfast
      Speaker: Wendy Francis of Australian Christian Lobby
      Venue: 6:30am Lighthouse Church
      Cost: early bird (until 3rd March) $450 table of 10.
    • Pentecost Sunday 28th May
    • Trinity Sunday 4th June
    • Thursday 8th June, Corpus Christi
    • Monday 12th June, King's Birthday public holiday
    • Saturday 24th June, Zoe Fundraiser
      Zoe Foundation Australia rescues children from slavery in the sex trade and runs a children's home in Chiang Mai, Thailand
      Details: 6:00 p.m. Kiama Baptist Church
      Cost: $80 for a 2-course meal. There will be entertainment and auctions.
      Contact: Tony & Margaret Boothroyd 0422 105 533
    • Thursday 29th June, Ss Peter and Paul
    • Friday  30th June 2023, last day Term 2 for students
    • Saturday 15th July, St Vladimir
    • Monday 17th July 2023, first day Term 3 for students
    • Tuesday 25th July, St James the Great Day
    • Monday 7th August, Bank holiday
    • Friday 22nd Sept. 2023, last day Term 3 for students
    • Friday 29th Sept, Michaelmas (Michael and all Angels)
    • Monday 2nd October, Labour Day public holiday
    • Monday 9th Oct. 2023, first day Term 4 for students
    • Wednesday 1st November, All Saints' Day
    • Thursday 2nd November, All Souls' Day
    • Thursday 30th Nov, St Andrew's Day
    • Sunday 3rd December, First Sunday in Advent
    • Wednesday 6th Dec., St Nicholas Day
    • Tuesday 19th Dec. 2023, last day Term 4 for students
    • Monday 25th Dec. 2023, Christmas Day public holiday
    • Tuesday 26th Dec., Boxing Day public holiday
    • Thursday 28th Dec., Holy Innocents Day
    • Sunday 31st Dec., Watch Night

    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

    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

    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

    Hear from missionaries about their work. 12:20-2:00p.m. at Fairy Meadow Anglican Church. BYO Lunch and mug, tea and coffee provided.
    Contact: Bev Defty

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


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