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)

    • Monday 22nd July, School Term 3 starts
    • Friday 26th & Saturday 27th July, Chaplaincy Australia - Empower 24
      Two day gathering for pastors, leaders, and chaplains.
      Speakers: Ralph Estherby, Deb Kuhna, Susan Marcuccio
      Details: Fri 9:30am-1pm; Sat 9am-3:30pm at Lighthouse Church, 1 Railway Station Square, Wollongong.
      Cost: $150 for both days.
    • Saturday 27th July, Christmas in July
      Details: 12 noon at Dapto Uniting Church hall, 122 Princes Hwy.
      Cost: $35 each. No walk-ins. Booking essential, by emailing Janet at for bank details.
    • Wednesdays 31st July - 18th Sept, Lunchtime Bible Talks
      Bishop Reg Piper will talk on Matthews Gospel Chapters 26-28
      Details: 12:45-1:15p.m. St Michael's Church hall, cnr Church & Market St, Wollongong. Download flyer.
    • Thursday 1st August - CMS Meet the Missionaries
      Missionaries: Lachlan and Candy Grice preparing to go to Taiwan.
      Details: 12:30-2:00 p.m. at Fairy Meadow Anglican Church, cnr Princes Hwy and Jardine St, Fairy Meadow. BYO lunch, tea & coffee provided.
      Contact: Mia David
    • Saturday 3rd August, Mental Health First Aid Training Day
      Details: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Newday Church, 25 O'Briens Rd, Figtree. Download flyer.
      Cost: $220 per person (includes morning and afternoon tea), optional catered lunch $15.
    • 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
    • Saturday 21st Sept, Calderwood Christian School Fair
    • Saturday 29th Sept, Trivia Night & Silent Auction
      Northern Illawarra Scripture and Chaplain Board
      Details: 6:30 p.m. C3 Thirroul Church Centre
    • 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

    Rev. Mark Beaton conducts a group for men who are separated (e.g., estranged/widowed) or divorced from their ex or current partner.
    Venue: Northern Illawarra Uniting Church
    Contact: Mark Beaton on Mob: 0430 209 195 or email: or visit “The Men’s Well” on Facebook

    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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