I hope you have had a nice couple of weeks as your youth have taken a break from school. With the current increase of COVID cases in Victoria and the tightening of restrictions, we will continue to meet via Zoom for St Johns Youth for the time being.
We will reassess this decision when restrictions lift again in the coming months. We hope to have some sort of face to face meetings before the end of the year. This will continue to be determined by the current advice from the government and the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne (our regional governing body). In the future, we may be able to meet in person on a week to week basis or continue online with occasional in-person meetings. Our safety and hygiene guidelines will be shared for your information before any in-person meeting occurs.
This time is disappointing for many, especially for the youth who are probably hanging out to meet with their youth friends again. I feel this disappointment too. I’m super keen for the day we can safely hang-out again. Until then, I’ll keep trusting God to provide for us and bless us in this time and I’ll be encouraging the youth to join me in trusting him. I’m thankful to serve a God who does beautiful things in difficult situations.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.
Praying for you and your families at this time,
Trainee Youth Minister