Lutheran Care Ministry is a partnership of the Synod of Alberta and the Territories, Rev. Peter Chau (retired, Calgary), several congregations and leadership of the South Western 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.