Walk My Way

This week teachers from Lutheran schools, in Adelaide for the annual Australian Conference on Lutheran Education (ACLE), followed the steps of pioneer Lutheran women from Hahndorf to Adelaide. ‘Walk My Way’ walkers sought sponsors for the 26km walk to raise and donate money to educate refugee children overseas.

Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) began life to help refugees fleeing from Europe to Australia after World War 2. ‘Walk My Way’ is therefore rooted in Lutheran history in the commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of reformation. This week’s event raises awareness of the journey of today’s refugees as they come to Australia fleeing their homes seeking safety.

Leaving Rank, South Sudan in January of 1995, our very own staff member Gatluit attended ‘Walk My Way’ this week to share his story and promote the work of our New Neighbours Settlement Support Services.


Gatluit and our NNSS team dedicate their time to supporting individuals, families and children settling in Australia to overcome barriers, find support and integrate into the local community.

Read about Gatluit’s journey to Australia here and his passion for working in our New Neighbours Settlement Services Team.

Download Walk My Way (Gatluit’s Story)


LCC New Neighbours Staff Member Gatluit sharing his journey as a refugee to Australia at the Walk My Way event on Monday, 3 July 2017

LCC New Neighbours Staff Member Gatluit sharing his journey as a refugee to Australia at the Walk My Way event on Monday, 3 July 2017

Gatluit and Lutheran Bishop David Altus at the Walk My Way event this week

Gatluit and Lutheran Bishop David Altus at the Walk My Way event this week



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Many of the people that Lutheran Community Care meets are homeless and they urgently need assistance this winter. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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National Families Week 2017



National Families Week will be celebrated from Monday 15 May to Sunday 21 May this year.

To celebrate all families that we work with, partner with and serve, we are hosting a Family Fun-Day at our Glynde Foster Care Office at the Glynde Lutheran Church, 15-17 Glynburn Rd.

We extend the invitation to all our sponsors, donors, partners, employees, volunteers, clients, foster carers, supporting congregations and the local community! Come along for a family fun day including a sausage sizzle, coffee, face painting, music, a pop-up op shop and more!
As you may have heard the Glynde Lutheran Church (the site of our Glynde Foster Care office) have undergone an extensive redevelopment and we look forward to this open day to celebrate the new space, redeveloped foster care offices and exciting new facilities! Invite your family and friends – all are welcome.

Get involved!

  1. 1. Join us to celebrate on Saturday 20 May from 10:30am
  2. 2. Like our Facebook Page and share our event!
  3. 3. Enquire about volunteering with us at this event. Tel 08 8337 8787

About NFW

The aim of National Families Week 2017 is to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society. The theme ‘Stronger Families, Stronger Communities’ has been embraced as an enduring theme for National Families Week as it encapsulates the important role families play as the central building block of our communities. Community wellbeing is enhanced by family wellbeing.
National Families Week is a time to celebrate with your family, make contact with your extended family and friends, and share in the enjoyment of family activities within the wider community. It is a time to celebrate the meaning of family and to make the most of family life. Let’s take the time to reflect on the critical role that families play in teaching, supporting and nurturing children, especially as they grow.
Each year, over a hundred thousand people and hundreds of organisations celebrate National Families Week – Australia’s annual celebration of Families.
National Families Week is sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Social Services as a valuable opportunity to demonstrate that families, across the lifespan, are integral to our civil society.

For more information visit www.nfw.org.au



Strengthening Families and Communities

Much of Lutheran Community Care's work aims to strengthen familles and communities, thus preventing crises and family relationship breakdown. Our work at Peachey Place and Family Zone are two examples of the way that Lutheran Community Care works to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals and families.

We were deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our friend and colleague, Rodney, in December 2016. Rodney featured in this video talking about what his work at Peachey Place meant to him. Rodney's heart, smile and spirit blessed many lives.



 

  

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