Posts from August 2020

St John’s Kids – 30 August 2020

 SUNDAY 30 August   Events: This week (30Aug): After the 9:30am service (approx. 10:30am for those who are not watching the service at that time), Krissy will facilitate a family friendly conversation and activity about maintaining good mental health during lockdown. All welcome, whether you have kids with you or not! Join here. (If prompted – Zoom Meeting ID: 833 565 287 / Password: SJDC) Next week (06Sep): Mark will run a family friendly game, with a Father’s Day focus,…

St John’s Parents Survey

Hi Parents! The St John’s Kids and Youth teams would love your feedback, to assist us in reviewing and improving our online resources and the way we support you in discipling your children at home. The survey should take 3-5 minutes to complete and you may remain anonymous if you wish. If the survey brings to mind anything you would like to discuss in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kylie Pilkington – Children & Families’ Minister…

St John’s Kids – 23 August 2020

SUNDAY 23 August   Reminder!!! From 5:30-6:00pm TODAY we will be having a social get-together and game, specifically aimed at young families from all of our services, but EVERYONE is welcome! Kids, do you have a new tooth? Have you learnt to write your name, do cartwheels, or finished a series of books? Try to think of something that has changed, or that you have learnt or achieved, during lockdown that you can share with us. Please note: Kids must…

Kid’s Night || 5:30pm || 23rd August

G’day Parents! We’re excited to announce our first kids night is coming this Sunday. It’s a short and simple event that we will hope will provide a fun and valuable space for our kids and their families to interact during this time of, well, not much interaction! Here’s a quick summary video I made outlining what we’re planning: We’ve tried to keep it short and sweet so it’s easy for kids of all ages to get involved. Please do feel…

Online Youth Event – 4th September

Hey Parents, Our next youth event is coming up in three weeks time! We’ll be getting together for a fun night of hanging out, playing games, and discussion – all via ZOOM! The team at Youth Unite have put together a short video to encourage us during this period of social isolation. We’ll watch this together and spend some time discussing what they have to say. Youth Unite is a bunch of churches that come together as a UNITED movement…

St John’s Kids – 16 August 2020

 SUNDAY 16 August Today’s service: Access our streamed services here. We start a new series of talks this week, The Spirit of Truth. In John 14:15-24 Jesus talks about the love between the Father and the Son and how we can be part of that love. Jesus promises his disciples that when he leaves them, they will not be alone, like orphans, but that God the Father would send his Spirit to live in them. The gift of the Spirit is…

Teen Mental Health Week 4

Hey Parents, Last week I shared with you signs you can look out for indicating your youth may be going through a tough time with their mental health. It’s great to know what to look out for but it’s also important to be equipped with how to talk about Mental Health once you notice something is up. This week I wanted to share with you another great resource from Beyond Blue. This video shares parents’ tips on starting the conversation…

St John’s Kids – 09 August 2020

SUNDAY 9 August Today’s service: Access our streamed services here. This week is the last in our series, Back to the New Future, which has looked at how we might develop a new ‘normal’, post-COVID, that centres on God’s norms. Our service will include communion, so have wine/juice and bread ready if you wish to partake. Our bible reading Matthew 4:12-17 marks the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry; preaching the word of God and setting an example for us to live…

Teen Mental Health Week 3

Hey parents, Mental Health is something my family talks about a LOT. But, it definitely wasn’t always that way. When I was in early high school my sister experienced a really challenging time for her mental health. My parents have shared with us that at the time they were unaware of warning signs to look out for, how to communicate well with her and what they could actually do to help when they realized she was struggling. What my parents…