June 2020 | St John's Diamond Creek

Posts from June 2020

Youth Online Games Night

Hey parents, Don’t forget to register for our Online Games night coming up in just two weeks! We’ll be getting together on ZOOM for a fun night of hanging out and playing games. This is a great event for youth to invite mates to, so please encourage your youth to have a think about who they could invite along. Details: Friday, 10th July 7.30 pm – 9 pm Years 7-12 (Or equivalent) RSVP is essential, register here. After registering, you…

St John’s Kids – 28 June 2020

 SUNDAY 28 JUNE Today’s service: Access our streamed services here. Today, we have two Live Q&A services, with different panels at 9:30am and 6:00pm. Kids (and adults), do you have a question about anything we have been learning this term? Or a general question about faith, the bible, or being friends with Jesus? Now is your time to have them answered! Text your questions to 0490 453 293. (You do not have to wait for the service to begin to send…

School Holiday Activities

Hi Families, School Holidays are almost here! I know many of you are looking for a break from all the screen-based activities that have been forced upon us because of physical distancing restrictions. However, in lieu of Going Bananas, for those that may be looking for some fun, biblical based at-home holiday activities, here are a few ideas … St Alfred’s Blackburn North also usually runs a Going Bananas program, for Primary School kids, in the mid-year school holidays. This…

St John’s Kids – 21 June 2020

SUNDAY 21 JUNE Today’s service: Access our streamed services here. 2 Corinthians 7:2-16 shows that experiencing sadness over areas of our lives can be good, as it was for the early believers in Corinth, if it leads us to turn away from our wrong behaviour and ask God for forgiveness. Join in our kid’s song today, Before I Go, I Stop – a celebration of obedience, prayer and being alive in Christ. To keep hands busy while listening to Tim’s talk,…

St John’s Kids – Service Participation Request

Hi families! To celebrate all that God has done for us over the past term, one of our school holiday services will contain lots of creative elements. It would be wonderful to be able to put together a slideshow of some of the things the kids have been up to during the services and family devotion activities. What has stood out to you? Have you particularly enjoyed the kids’ songs and have photos of dancing, singing, or instrument playing Perhaps…

Live Cooking!

We love to have dinner together before the 6pm service, but during lockdown, we’ve really missed it! Tune in from 5pm on Sunday June 21 and cook along with Andy. We’ll be making Cabonara, a great pasta that’s easy for any skill level. Here’s what you’ll need: Salt 250g guanciale (salt-cured pork jowl), pancetta (Italian bacon), or bacon 250g mushrooms 2 cloves of garlic 100g Parmesan 4 large egg yolks 2 large eggs Pepper 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 450g…

Youth Online Games Night

Hey parents, After the success of our last online youth event, we’re excited to be running an Online Games Night these holidays! We’ll be getting together on ZOOM for a fun night of hanging out and playing games. This is a great event for youth to invite mates to, so please encourage your youth to have a think about who they could invite along. Details: Friday, 10th July 7.30 pm – 9 pm Years 7-12 (Or equivalent) RSVP is essential,…

St John’s Kids – 14 June 2020

  SUNDAY 14 JUNE Today’s service: Access our streamed services here. 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 warns us against following the ways of non-believers and joining ourselves to things of this world (idols) and encourages us to live lives devoted to God and his ways. Today’s kid’s song True North reminds us that Jesus should be our guide, our compass, in life. Included in today’s service is an announcement about Going Bananas! We will also be sharing Communion in the service today,…

St John’s Kids – 07 June 2020

SUNDAY 7 JUNE Today’s service: Access our streamed services here. 2 Corinthians 6:3-13 lists some of the hardships that Paul faced, but with God’s Holy Spirit he was able to do so with a good attitude. God wants us to face the challenges in our lives with the same attitude and reliance on him. Today’s kid’s song Never Be Shaken reminds us that even when things around us are uncertain, God is our strength and shield. To keep hands busy while…

St Johns Youth – continuing online

Hey parents, Youth Life Groups will continue to meet via Zoom for the remainder of Term 2.  We’ve decided to keep meeting online this term for a few reasons: As restrictions begin to lift and we can consider in-person meetings, we’re in no rush. We plan to get back into things slowly rather than throw families into other activities all at the same time. Our primary concern is the physical safety and the emotional and mental wellbeing of the youth…