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Lifting Our Voices

A gathering for those who long for the ordination of all who are called within the LCANZ

A wonderful uplifting event took place across Australia and New Zealand on Saturday 27 April 2024. Some highlights were: - inspired worship online - 190+ participants - 6 in person hubs - we gathered to lift our voices in lament, in hope and in how we could be stronger together - local and online discussions - presentation of the Way Forward framework - pre-recorded videos - two panels followed by discussion and - an artist in residence! It was an opportunity for sharing the pain of the journey over so many years, the hope we have that women will soon be preaching legitimately in the LCANZ, and the comfort and encouragement in knowing we are lifting our voices together. Coordinators at each hub have submitted their notes and a statement from the gathering will be sent to the College of Bishops and General Church Board.

In-person hubs were at:
Perth: St John's Lutheran Church, Perth
Adelaide: Zion Lutheran Church, Glynde
Naracoorte SA: St John's Lutheran Church
Melbourne: St John's Southgate
ACT: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Woden
Brisbane: Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Rochedale
An online hub was provided for all others around Australia and New Zealand to join in the discussions.


Coordinators at each hub submitted their notes and a Communique from the gathering has been sent to the College of Bishops and General Church Board.
This Communique is on the Lifting Our Voices Resources page HERE.

The Resources page is password protected for website members only.
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Open Resources

The Way Forward framework presented by Linda Macqueen can be accessed HERE

             Women of the LCA    PDF  
                     

 

 

 

 

         

            WMN Events slides    PDF 
                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other resources that were shared on the day can be accessed on the
Lifting Our Voices Resources page HERE.

The Resources page is password protected for website members only.

 

To join SDC as a member click HERE

 

Lifting Our Voices was supported by

 

in conjunction with the

Women's Ministry Network

Credit: The Lifting Our Voices flying birds image is adapted from Illustration 38721456 © Evgeniya Malakhova | Dreamstime.com

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