Posts by Andi Fidock

Youth Bike Ride 13th November

Hey Parents, We are very excited to have our very first Youth Bike Ride coming up in November, all the details in the picture above! This is a great chance for youth to invite mates along for a relaxed time of riding, picnicking and hanging out. Please RSVP here. It’s term 4 – that means that grade 6’s are invited to all St John’s Youth events for the rest of the year! If your youth is new to St John’s Youth…

YOUTH UNITE Live-stream Link for TONIGHT!!

Hey Parents, The Youth Unite Team has been busy getting prepared for a live-streamed Youth Unite Q & A event! It’s been such a bummer not being able to meet for Youth Unite in person since Term 1 this year. We’re hoping this event will be an opportunity for youth to still experience the unity they have with other young believers in the area. Details: TONIGHT! Friday 22nd October 7.30 – 8.30 pm Click here to access the live stream! What…

Online Youth Unite: NEXT FRIDAY! + Grade 6’s invited

Hey Parents, The online Youth Unite QandA event is NEXT FRIDAY! Friday 22nd October, 7-8.30 pm Link to live-stream the event will be available next week. We’ll be streaming from 3 different locations, including a live worship set and interactive components for those watching. It’s been such a bummer not being able to meet for Youth Unite in person since Term 1 this year. We’re hoping this event will be an opportunity for youth to still experience the unity they…

Youth Unite – Online!

Hey Parents, The Youth Unite Team is currently working together to create a live-streamed Q and A style event this October. We’re aiming to stream from 3 different locations, including a live worship set and interactive components for those watching. It’s been such a bummer not being able to meet for Youth Unite in person since Term 1 this year. We’re hoping this event will be an opportunity for the youth to still experience the unity they have with other…

Scripture Union Summer Camps

Hey Parents, If your youth or family are itching to get out this summer you should consider attending a Scripture Union Summer Camp! SCRIPTURE UNION SUMMER CAMPS Scripture Union has a long history of providing quality camps for young people and families. This summer SU is running: Two Family Camps, including a specially designed camp for families with children with ASD. Three Age Group Camps, for Grades 4–6, Years 7-10, and Young Adults. Join for outdoor adventure activities, water sports,…

NCYC Online Games Night: THIS MONDAY

Hey Parents, The Northern Churches Youth Camp may be postponed, but that won’t stop us from getting together for good times these holidays! Join us for a night of hanging out with other campers and playing games. Even if you weren’t sure if you were going on camp you are still VERY welcome at this event. Details: Monday, 20th September 7.30 pm – 9 pm Years 7-12 (Or equivalent) RSVP is essential, register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing…

Are you a father of a teen?

Hello Parents, The City of Whittlesea’s Family Service Education is running a free online parenting program for dads of teens. Workshop for Fathers of Teens: Based on ParentZone’s Parents Building Solutions, this program enables dads to come together to discuss parenting issues and concerns they have. Together, program participants will work on strategies and ideas on how to become the dad they want to be. Assistance will be provided to identify the key areas of support dads need in parenting…

NCYC *POSTPONED*

Hello Parents, Due to continued covid restrictions, the Northern Churches Youth Camp will be postponed until next year. We are very sad that we won’t be able to get together for camp at this time but like so many things at the moment we look forward with much enthusiasm to when we can! We are hoping to reschedule for the first half of 2022. In the works is a combined games night with the other NCYC churches in the holidays –…

Online Youth Event: Mafia + Games Night – THIS FRIDAY!

Hey Parents, Our Online Mafia + other games night is THIS FRIDAY! Details: Friday, 27th August 7.30 pm – 9 pm Years 7-12 (Or equivalent) RSVP is essential, register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the ZOOM meeting. Therefore, we suggest your youth uses their own email to register. If your youth is new to St John’s Youth or you haven’t yet given us permission for ‘Online Group Communication’ you must do this before the…

Online Youth Event NEXT FRIDAY + register for camp!

Hey Parents, Next Friday we’ll be getting together on ZOOM for a fun night of hanging out playing Mafia (the much-loved social mystery game) and other games. This is a great event to invite mates to! Details: Friday, 27th August 7.30 pm – 9 pm Years 7-12 (Or equivalent) RSVP is essential, register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the ZOOM meeting. Therefore, we suggest your youth uses their own email to register. If your…

Register for Camp + SAVE THE DATE!

Hello parents, Praying for you and your families as you weather this lockdown. If your youth needs additional support at this time remind them that their youth leaders are always up for organising a zoom call with a couple of leaders to chat and pray. Keep the registrations coming in for the Northern Churches Youth Camp! With restriction uncertainty it is still super important to register if you plan to come so we can organise the best camp! In the…

Youth Unite *CANCELLED* + Invite your friends to camp!

Hello Parents, Sadly this Friday’s rescheduled Youth Unite will be unable to go ahead due to the lengthened Victorian lockdown. The Youth Unite team hopes to run this Q and A event in term 4 instead. Stay tuned for details for that later in the year. Keep the registrations coming in for the Northern Churches Youth Camp! This is a great camp to invite friends to, it will be a great week of outdoor activities, teaching, and relationship building. It’s…

Youth Part of God’s Mission + Youth Unite NEXT FRIDAY

Hello Parents, This Saturday afternoon (17th July) St Johns Youth has the opportunity to love the Diamond Creek Community together by doing a working Bee at Piccolo Meccanico: a much loved and well-frequented Diamond Creek Cafe! The owner Mark is familiar with many people from St Johns that regularly get their coffee from there, so it is great to be able to grow that bond in this way. Earlier in the year I asked Mark if he would be happy…

Northern Churches Youth Camp – Registrations are open!

Hello Parents, Very exciting news! Registrations are now open for our youth camp coming up in the September school holidays. This year we are combining with St James Ivanhoe and Plenty Life Doreen to run a new camp: ‘The Northern Churches Youth Camp’. It is going to be a great week of outdoor activities, teaching, and relationship building. This will be a great opportunity for youth to grow in their understanding of God, ask those questions they’ve always wanted to ask, and…

Parents, we want your input! The Big Kids’ Table

Hey Parents, St John’s very own, Lenny Barras has recently joined the team at Big Kids’ Table! The Big Kids’ Table (BKT) exists to be an informative, loving perspective and to create safe, honest conversations about Kingdom identity, sexual experience and the expression of sexual desire. Lenny’s role at BKT will be to develop resources and run sessions to support parents of young people as they navigate conversations about sex and relationships. So, how can you help? As parents/carers of…

You can bless our Youth Leaders + Youth Unite *cancelled* this Friday

Dear Parents, This year our Youth Unite team has planned an extra event just for youth leaders. Leaders volunteer so much of their time and energy to serve our young people and their families, that we wanted to do something special to thank them. We also want to help churches better equip their leaders for ministry and to provide opportunities for them to interact with leaders from other churches. So, on June 25th (restrictions allowing) we will be holding a…

Youth Unite *DATE CHANGED* – Online Escape Room THIS FRIDAY!

Hello Parents, Due to uncertainty with Covid 19 restrictions, Youth Unite has been postponed for one week. Instead, this Friday we will be having round two of our Online Escape Room night!  We’ll be getting together on ZOOM for a fun night of hanging out and working together to get out of an online escape room! Just like a real-life escape room you will find clues and work through puzzles as a team to try and escape before your time…

Youth Unite Winter + Hybrid Youth Min update

Hello Parents, A big thank you to everyone (youth and parents!) that gave feedback around our Hybrid Youth Ministry trial. Off the back of this feedback, we have decided to increase in-person meetings in all our youth life groups. Isobel and Adrian’s group: Will meet in person whenever possible using zoom as a resource occasionally e.g. if a leader is unable to lead in person due to being unwell, in the case of another lockdown, around exam time to limit travel time,…

Online Escape Room: This Friday!

Hey Parents, Our Online Escape Room is THIS FRIDAY! We’ll be getting together on ZOOM for a fun night of hanging out and working together to get out of an online escape room! Just like a real-life escape room you will find clues and work through puzzles as a team to try and escape before your time runs out. This is a great event to invite your mates to! Details: Friday, 7th May 7.30 pm – 9 pm Years 7-12…

Youth Part of God’s Mission + Online Escape Room

Hello parents, Our first time as ‘Youth part of God’s Mission’ is next Sunday! As St John’s Youth we will be practically loving the current participants of the Alpha course being run by St John’s. Alpha will be having their final meeting together, talking about what church is. As a group, we’re going to prepare them some yummy food and decorate the room to help them celebrate the end of the course. We think this will be a great opportunity to…

Hybrid Youth Ministry Survey + St John’s Youth part of God’s Mission

Hey Parents, I hope you and your family have had a wonderful Easter and are continuing to enjoy your holidays! It’s time to gather feedback around our Hybrid Youth Ministry trial! Off the back of doing online youth ministry in 2020, we decided to try a hybrid in-person/online youth ministry for Term 1 of 2021. To access the full document outlining the trial click here. Please complete a 5 min survey to give us your feedback here.  Our Hybrid Youth…

The Positive Parenting Program

Hey Parents, Recently a fellow youth worker showed me this great resource for parents that you might like to take a look at! The Positive Parenting program has been backed by the Victorian Government and is doing free online parenting sessions for all ages. To access the program click here. The Free program for parents of pre-teens and teens (ages 10-16) can help you: Build a stronger relationship Negotiate boundaries and expectations Deal calmly with conflict Survive the emotional rollercoaster Prepare…

Camp Crave Night/Day!

Hey Parents, Our Camp Crave Night/Day is next Friday! Details: Friday 5th March 6.30 pm – 10 pm AND Saturday 6th March 10 am – 2 pm Years: 7-12 Location: St Johns Cost: $25 Due to the unpredictability of restrictions at this time, there is a possibility this event will be online – in that case, it will be a free event. If the event can go ahead in-person to cover the cost of dinner Friday and Lunch Saturday the event will…

Youth Unite IS ON THIS FRIDAY + Crave Night/Day

Hey Parents, Good News, with the ease of restrictions we can go ahead with Youth Unite Summer this Friday! In line with the new government restrictions coming in place this evening and advice from the Anglican Diocese (our church’s regional governing body), we are able to meet as a religious gathering, meeting the density quotient of 1 person per 2 sqm. Details: Friday 19th February Years 7-12 Meet at St John’s 6.30 pm We’ll then car-pool with masks on to Mill Park…

Youth Unite + Camp Crave Night

Hey Parents, Our first Friday night youth event for 2021 Youth Unite Summer is coming fast! This is a chance to join youth from churches in our area for a time of worship, games, hanging out and learning more about God. Details: Friday 19th February Years 7-12 Meet at St Johns 6.30 pm (we’ll then car-pool Mill Park Baptist Church) Pick up St Johns 10 pm $5 entry Covid Safe measures will be in place for this event; registration, social distancing, and masks. Please RSVP here.…

In-Person Services resuming november 7

We're thrilled to be returning to in-person worship gatherings from November 7 at 8am, 10am, and 5pm. These services will be restricted to fully vaccinated people only, per government restrictions. Those who are not fully vaccinated are able to join in digitally at our YouTube channel or join in with watch parties in homes. For more info, head here.
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