UNITED 2016 “Too Much Too Young”


UNITED 2016 “Too Much Too Young” aims to gather, equip and mobile our men & women of all ages and backgrounds to make our city a safer place. We believe NOW is the time. As parents, families, schools, churches & communities, we must start talking about porn & its consequences for our young people.

As a city, together we can help this generation to become what they are designed to be… Healthy, Courageous, Victories & Free!

  • Where: Cedars Christian College, Waples Rd, Farmborough Heights
  • When: Saturday, 24 September from 2 to 6pm
  • Speaker: Melinda Tankard Reist
  • Tickets: Early Bird (until 31 July) $400 for 10, Individual is $55 per person, Senior is $25 per person.

Go to our online booking to reserve your individual or table today.

Contact for information on tickets and sponsorship.

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Our sponsors:

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City Women would like to thank every single person who help make UNITED #TooMuchTooYoung become a great sucess!
You design brochures, shop, carry equipment, sold tickets, set up and packed up, cut fruit, work with sponsors, talk to schools, transported our goods, you prayed, your cried out to God for favour, you gave financially and continue to support and help UNITED to become what it is today!
We are in awe of our God! He gave us the best people in the world to work alonside with! For Him belong all glory!
Please tag someone who worked with us and thank them on behalf of CWI team!
You deserve all the honour! UNITED2016 couldn't become what it is without you!
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Today is the only beginning of what we can do together for our city. To say NO for a culture of sexualisation of girls and a culture of porn to harm our children and children's children. The goodnews is there is always a solution and what we can do about it.
Melinda T Reist, we are thankful for you for standing strong and never give up to be the VOICE. We will make your voice LOUDER. City Women Illawarra loves you.
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We are ready to receive!! Looking forward to go to the next step of our journey to bless our city. We are ready to get equipped and get connected for greater purpose. Exciting time👍👍👍
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UNITED 2015 “Arise”

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Let’s Celebrate!
Come and hear what God is doing in Illawarra.
On Saturday, 5th of September we are going to have our second annual UNITED event.
The theme for this year is Arise. We believe is the time for us, the women of Illawarra to rise and make positive impact in this region.

    Waples Rd, Farmborough Heights
  • When: 5th of September 2015, 6-9PM
  • Speaker: Liz Hamilton, the founder of Bella Magazine

Ticket is $40 for this dinner event. Group tickets price is available.

Please contact or Heloisa (0421 376 978) to reserve your tickets.

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SHINEGirl Training

On Saturday, Feb 21st, City Women Illawarra held a SHINEGirl team training workshop. The SHINEGirl Program will soon be running in a few of our Illawarra High Schools!

This video is from Rebecca Updike who is the national coordinator for the SHINE and STRENGTH programs.

Shine Training from City Women Illawarra.

If you wish to be involved with SHINEGirl in the Illawarra, please contact us.

Stay tuned for updates!

Let us be United

The launch of City Women Illawarra saw over 200 women from different churches across the region come together to be UNITED. As well as enjoying a scrumptious and beautifully arranged High Tea the ladies heard a powerful and motivating message from Letitia Shelton, founder of City Women Toowoomba. While some of the content may have been confronting, the message Letitia brought home is that it is our job to work together and get out there to make the city a safer and better place.

As well as a mobilizing message, City Women Illawarra threw out the challenge to anyone who was willing to invest in the future of the girls of our region by funding the start-up of Shine in new schools. We were overwhelmed by the response and are looking forward to establishing this life changing program in as many as 7 schools across the region in the near future. We also have a list of passionate and motivated volunteers ready to work together for the betterment of our region, and we look forward to hosting a workshop on establishing and running Shine programs.

The vision of City Women Illawarra is to facilitate a network of women working together for the betterment of the city. We believe our launch event UNITED was the start of this process and can’t wait to see where God leads us on this journey. Thank you to everyone who contributed their time, talents and support to making UNITED such a wonderful event … and thank you to all the City Women who attended.

We look forward to working with you in the future for the betterment of the Illawarra.

City Women Illawarra Launch – 13 September 2014 from City Women Illawarra on Vimeo.

City Women Illawarra would like to acknowledge and thank the sponsors and supporters of UNITED:


Presence: Monthly Prayer Meeting

Prayer is the foundation of City Women Illawarra. If you have a heart for the Illawarra, and seeing transformation in your own community, please join us for Presence.

We are praying for the needs of our city, unity, leaders and to see God move in a powerful was across the Illawarra.

Where: 39 Bridge St, Coniston
When: 1st Monday of each month.

Prayer meeting: 10 – 11am
Morning tea: 11 – 12pm

Contact: Heloisa Nuske 0421 376 978

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Launch – September 2014

Letitia SheltonCity Women Illawarra is connecting women with vision for the needs of the community. Women who want the tools and resources to make a difference in their own city, and a positive impact across the Illawarra region.

Our first event will introduce Letitia Shelton, founder of City Women Toowoomba. Letitia and her team work tirelessly to encourage, empower and value the women and girls of Toowoomba. Starting with the Shine program in schools across the region, City Women Toowoomba has expanded to include a popular full-colour magazine called “Bella”, which encourages young women to be who they are and provides an alternative to explicit modern day magazines.

Another great ministry is the Girls Getaway. This weekend away engages young women from 12 to 15 years of age, where they can experience fun, friendship and acceptance. It creates an environment which acts as a vehicle for building positive attitudes for life.

These are just two examples of the amazing work of City Women Toowoomba.

Please join us in September 2014 for the launch. (The exact location and date will be announced soon.)

Prayer Transforms Cities

Hope, Family, Love, UnityPrayer is the foundation of City Women Illawarra.

If you have a heart for the Illawarra and seeing transformation in your own community, please connect with the City Women Illawarra Prayer Group. We will be gathering once a month to pray for the needs of the city, unity, leaders and to see God move in a powerful way across the Illawarra.

Even if you can’t be with us in person, you can still join our email prayer list. We put out prayer points each month.

Connect with us through prayer in your own home or with your own home group.

For more information, email us at: