Posts from April 2020

Camp Crave Catch-Up – this Friday!

Hey Parents, The online Camp Crave Catch-up is this Friday! All youth are welcome; whether you joined us on Camp or not, this will be a fun event for all. Invite your mates and join us for a fun night of hanging out, playing games + a camp recap, and discussion – all via ZOOM! Details: Friday, 1st May 7.30 pm – 9 pm Years 7-12 (Or equivalent) RSVP is essential,   Register for the event here. After registering, you will receive…

St John’s Kids – 26 April 2020

SUNDAY 26 APRIL Today’s service: Access our streamed services here. This week our topic is The God who Keeps Promises. We sometimes keep promises that we make, but not always. Sometimes we break our promises because of our own behaviour, or because of circumstances beyond our control. However, God always keeps his promises. And Jesus is the number one way he has fulfilled so many of his promises. Keep that in mind and join in with actions and voices as…

St John’s Kids Midweek – 22 April 2020

Hi Kids! Something different this week. I thought I’d put my face in front of you for a change, instead of just writing to you. And, I’ve set you a midweek task to comfort others, as the God of all Comfort would have us do. And you can look forward to some video teaching from Margaret this coming weekend!    

Online Youth Event: Camp Crave Catch-up!

Hey Parents, We’re super excited to be holding our first Online Friday night youth event in just two weeks! We’d love for your youth to join us for a fun night of hanging out, playing games + a camp recap and discussion – all via ZOOM! All youth are welcome; whether you joined us on Camp or not, this will be a fun event for all. Details: Friday, 1st May 7.30 pm – 9 pm Years 7-12 (Or equivalent) RSVP…

St John’s Kids – 19 April 2020

SUNDAY 19 APRIL Today’s service: Access our live stream services here. Sue will be introducing a new kids’ song this week, True North, reminding us that Jesus is our compass, not the circumstances of the world around us. We start our Term 2 sermon series this week, looking at God’s strength in our weakness. This week, we are focussing on the God of all Comfort. Have your bibles open at 2 Corinthians 1:1-11 While you listen to the talk: Younger…

St John’s Kids – Easter Day

Sunday 12 April – Easter Day Today’s service: Access our 10:00am live stream service here. He is Risen! The fact that Jesus died, rose again and is alive today is fundamental to our Christian faith. He is the living king and everyone who trusts in Jesus will one day live with him forever! Our kids’ song today celebrates this Good News so either grab an instrument or keep your hands free to join in with the actions! And, get out…

St John’s Kids – Good Friday

Friday 10 April – Good Friday Today’s service: Access our 10:00am live stream service here. Today we commemorate the saddest day of the Easter Week, the day Jesus was crucified and died on the cross. Sometimes we may want to shield our children from the sad side of Easter, but if we want our children to truly know the JOY of the resurrection, we must also let them experience some of the sadness. And, in this strange world of physical…

Passover Meal

Originally, we were planning to host a Passover picnic at the church. Adapting to the changing world around us, we now encourage you to participate within your own homes on Maundy Thursday (9 April). This outline has been prepared to be accessible to families with children. Feel free to adapt it to fit your own circumstances. Passover is one of the oldest and most important of Jewish religious festivals. It was during the Passover festival that Jesus washed his disciples’…

IMPORTANT: St Johns Youth, Permission for Group Online Communication

Hey Parents, This parents blog is full of important info so please read it all.  Within the current pandemic situation St Johns Youth wants to do all that we can to stay connected with our young people. We think now more than ever maintaining a community of encouragement, support and prayer is important. In light of this we will be moving our Youth Life Groups to an online platform called Zoom. Zoom is an online video conferencing system that allows us to host gatherings where we can…

St John’s Kids – 05 April 2020

Sunday 5 April – Palm Sunday Access our live stream services here. Our kids’ song this week is Hosanna Rock. Before the service, head into your garden and find a big leaf or small branch that you can use to wave as we sing and celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Activities to keep hands busy while listening to Julie’s talk … Colouring Craft: To recreate the entry scene, print out these three pages – Jesus & Donkey, Palm Leaves,…