Be careful of barbecue conversations – because you never know where they might take you. Especially if you are newly retired and have an open mind about where God might be leading you. That was certainly true for Warren and Marianne Schirmer, who have followed God’s call in their retirement.
After 20 years without a confirmation service, members of St John’s Buccleuch in SA shared the joy as seven youth were confirmed this year. Theirs was not only St John’s first confirmation class for many years but also its first online class, with students attending from a truck to receive a signal.
Earlier this year St John’s Lutheran Church in tiny Buccleuch near Peake on South Australia’s Mallee Highway has held its first confirmation service in nearly 20 years, when seven people were confirmed in their faith.
Without fuss, some people just find a place where they can quietly help out. For Annette Wessling, it has been a case of finding not one but several places to lend a helping hand and a listening ear. Through her volunteer service, she strongly feels she gets more than she gives.
Some people just get on and do. No fuss, they just find a place where they can quietly help out. For one such septuagenarian, Annette Wessling, it has been a case of finding not one but several places to lend a helping hand and a listening ear.
Lutheran Disability Services (LDS) Support Worker Julie Green hadn’t heard of Walk My Way before the lead-up to last month’s event in SA’s Barossa Valley. But now she says the LDS team of clients and staff ‘can’t wait to do it again’. ‘They have expressed how proud they are to support Walk My Way’,
Life is too interesting to overlook anything. So says Chris Halbert, whose volunteering life involves preserving history in many forms, from football memorabilia to sheet music. For Chris, each piece tells a story that keeps history alive.