LUTHERAN CARE MINISTRY
Lutheran Care Ministry is a partnership of the Synod of Alberta and the Territories, Rev. Peter Chau (retired, Calgary), several congregations and the leadership of the Southwestern Area, and Campus Ministry – UofC. It is newly formed in response to an ever-increasing number of international immigrant families, many fleeing uncertain situations, and with little preparation or support. This includes a large influx of students attending universities and other post-secondary institutions in Calgary. The mandate is to exemplify our care, compassion, and love for those we encounter in our daily activities and in our community.
In addition to orientation and welcome programs, academic and personal counseling offered by the institutions, this ministry will provide:
- Workshops on Canadian culture and values, study skills and strategies, housing, accessing health care, taxes and tax benefits and stress management.
- Discussion sessions led by precedent students (mostly from Hong Kong) to share their experiences and success stories.
- Social networking sessions for faith communities and social services agencies in Calgary.
You can visit the website at elciccareministry.com; this ministry is welcoming volunteers and donations as it begins ministry with and among those arriving from Hong Kong.
Enjoy a slideshow of the many events held over the last eight months.
April 9(Sunday) Joint Easter Sunday Service with Hope Lutheran Church
and Workshop on Interview Skills in the afternoon
May 13: Hiking (Kananaskis)
June 10: Presentation on the Scenery Spots of Ricky Mountain in Alberta
July 10-14: Summer Leadership Training Camp at Kuriakos
Again, thank you, and please continue to remember us in your prayers.
Rev. Peter Chau