For 27 years, St Lukes have had the pleasure of providing a community meal to the people of the Manawatu in New Zealand. Recently, a teenage member who has attended Share & Care for many years mentioned that her 7-year-old sister Skyla would like to be baptised.
Yirara College was honoured to be chosen to host His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, acknowledging the 60th anniversary of the award in Australia.
Members are being invited to contribute to consultations as part of the church’s commitment to developing a child-safe culture. The consultations are part of the LCA Child Protection Project, which was established to oversee the implementation of recommendations from the Australian Royal Commission.
Anne Hansen from Lutheran Tract Mission was asked by some school chaplains to write a series of tracts for children. The catch: the text had to express the love of Jesus, but not mention his name. Could you do it?
With National Child Protection Week held in Australia early this month, Professional Standards Department Manager Tim Ross said it was timely that the LCA/NZ’s General Church Council had recently reviewed the church’s Child Protection Policy.
Parenting a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can push people to breaking point. But, Kirra and her husband Rowan have experienced wonder and delight in having 11-year-old Asher in their family.