Lutheran Archives has opened up its stories to the whole Lutheran Church membership and beyond, with monthly talks streaming live on the Friends of Lutheran Archives (FoLA) YouTube channel.
The mission of Lutheran Archives is to preserve the story of the LCA and make it accessible for generations to come. Friends of Lutheran Archives supports this work by promoting research and enabling the people of the church and beyond to ‘enjoy the harvest’, curating a program of public talks presented by researchers on a diverse range of historical topics relevant to the Lutheran story in Australia.
These monthly public meetings are held in person at Immanuel Lutheran Church, North Adelaide, and livestreamed straight to YouTube. You can tune into FoLA livestreams every month at the same place: www.youtube.com/@friendsoflutheranarchives9644/live
There are three upcoming talks in March and April.
‘Bethel SA—a settlement of Germans, Wends, Moravians, Lutherans and others’
Thursday 23 March, 7.30pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church
139 Archer St
North Adelaide SA
Lyall Kupke, former director of Lutheran Archives, presents a talk on the eclectic Barossa community of Bethel, where from 1855 German and Wendish settlers experienced a Moravian Brethren church and settlement, two Lutheran churches and a breakaway group.
Ein Buschmann kann alles: HA Heinrich at Hermannsburg after Horseshoe Bend
Thursday 13 April, 7.30pm
Dr David Moore
In the Barossa and beyond: George French Angas, artist and naturalist
Thursday 25 May, 7.30pm
Dr Philip Jones