Big country, big mission
In May, I travelled to Central Australia as part of a group of volunteer board members that support the work of Finke River Mission.
FRM delegates participate in General Synod
In a first for FRM communities, representatives from the new Language Area Agreement (LAA) groups participated in a Convention of General Synod as delegates.
Christmas creativity at LCC
Lutheran Community Care (LCC) NT kicked off Children’s Week with a fabulous stall at the Alice Springs markets on 25 October. More than 80 children and their carers made photo frames to treasure and Christmas cards for our community Christmas drive later this year.
Kids learn to know Jesus
Alice Springs Lutheran Church welcomes lots of children to services, but we don’t run a Sunday school. Don’t we care about our young people?
Hearing better the Indigenous voice
With the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) document in hand and copies of the RAP poster, Marilyn Wall returned to Central Australia in October. The purpose of her visit was to discuss how best to share this information with the Aboriginal members in the Lutheran communities.
Yirara ahead of the curve
Yirara College in Alice Springs is ahead of the curve in ensuring education is delivered to its students who can’t attend school due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The best things never change
Term 2 at Living Waters Lutheran School in Alice Springs has been quite different. Students and staff returning to school have had to adapt to social distancing.
Drive-by worship in Alice
‘No gathering for Easter worship’. Is that a disaster? Not when we work together to find creative solutions.
The legacy of ‘Brother’ Boko
Nine siblings of the Smart family travelled to Titjikala from all over Australia to be with their extended Aboriginal family to lay a memorial stone on the grave of their foster brother, Lincoln ‘Brother’ Boko, who passed away in 2014.
United as one
Each year, 24 Year 11 students and six staff members from Luther College in Melbourne travel to Alice Springs to engage with the student community at Yirara College.