TEDDIES PROVIDING COMFORT TO YOUNG PEOPLE

For around 20 years the St Lukes Anglican Parish have been knitting teddy bears for the community. Organisations such as Samaritans Purse, SA Ambulance and SMG Pastoral Care Workers in local schools have used the teddies when a child needs some extra comfort during times of grief, loss, separation, family breakdown, anxiety as well in school sick rooms - when a child is feeling miserable, they have something to hold on to. The group also knit balls with a textured centre which suit children with Autism and others who don’t want a teddy.

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Kerryn Coombs
REDESIGN - A COMMUNITY PROJECT

One of the first decisions Lisa Babanin made when she commenced her role as the Pastoral Care Worker at Salisbury North Primary School was to redecorate her room. Known as the ‘White House’ it was looking tired and dreary and was in need of some tender loving care.

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Kerryn Coombs
CELEBRATING COMMUNITY AWARD

Schools Ministry Group loves to hear stories of how individuals, churches, groups and organisations get together to support young people and their school communities. As part of the SMG Conference we celebrate community by recognising some of the contributions that have been made.

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Kerryn Coombs