The LCANZ project to establish a Christian Care Sunday acknowledging volunteers and better connecting Lutheran aged and community services with congregations is underway.

The move results from a proposal to General Synod by the church’s Committee for Ministry with the Ageing. The Committee believes a focus on Christian care in congregations will assist provide awareness-raising opportunities for the care that flows from Lutheran communities and agencies into society.

Project officer Anna Kroehn will be guided through the 12-month project by the steering committee of Colleen Fitzpatrick, Helen Lockwood, Pastor Peter Miller, Sue Westhorp and Dr Tania Nelson. Anna said: ‘We plan to develop intergenerational, thought-provoking worship guides, studies, ministry program plans, social media resources and activities to help congregations and Lutheran aged-care and community services to explore and thank God for the Christian care extended by our people every day.’

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