Posts by Andi Fidock

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

Important Update for Youth Life Groups

Dear Parents, As you’ve hopefully heard by now, we have suspended all worship services for the foreseeable future. If you missed it, have a read and watch of Tim’s message. We believe continuing to meet in Life Groups will be integral in maintaining a sense of community, limit feelings of social isolation and help encourage each other in this time of change. Youth Life Groups will continue to run during this time with precautions being made to ensure the safety…

Pray for Camp Crave

As we prepare for Camp Crave, our annual youth camp, we’ve been thinking about the value in creating more space in our lives. When we create space in our thinking, our calendars and even the physical spaces around us we have a greater opportunity to invite God in. When we have space we can zoom out from the finer details of our lives and remember the bigger picture; Just how deep God’s love is for us. In the lead up…

Camp Crave – this weekend!

Hey Parents, Camp Crave 2020 is just days away! Here is all the info you and your camper need to know, all who have registered will also receive a personal email with this information. Camp Crave 2020: Some of this stuff is pretty important, so make sure you and your camper read it all! We’ll be bussing up to the camp site from St John’s. Please arrive at 4.30 pm as we need to get up to the camp site…

Dinner this week + Camp Crave ‘FriendCode’

Hey Parents, This week we will be having dinner before our Sunday at 6 service. As usual, dinner will be included as part of our Younger Youth Life Group. Dinner is at 5pm in the St John’s foyer, we recommend bringing a $5 donation to help us cover costs. All are welcome! Click here for future dinner dates.  Camp Crave is in just 2 weeks time! This is your last week to register. Don’t forget to invite your mates and give them the discount code ‘FriendCode’ to save…

Youth Unite + Youth Life Groups – this week!!

Hey Parents, Youth Unite Summer is this Friday! This is a chance for our youth to join youth from churches in our area for a time of worship, games, hanging out and learning more about God. Details: Friday 21st 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 Please RSVP here. Camp Crave is in just 3 weeks!! Don’t forget to invite your mates and give them the discount code…

Youth Life Groups + Camp Crave FriendCode!

Hey Parents, Thank you for all letting me know your youth’s your availability for Youth Life Groups this year, they are now locked in! Here is all the details you need to know for Youth Life Groups in 2020: If you were part of the ‘Older Group’ last year you will now be meeting Thursday evenings 6.15 pm (for a 6.30 pm start) – 8.30 pm, starting Thursday 20th February. Isobel and Adrian will be your leaders!  A text will…

Youth Unite Summer – Our first Youth event of the year!

Hey Parents, Youth Unite Summer is coming up in just two weeks! This is a chance for our youth to join youth from churches in our area for a time of worship, games, hanging out and learning more about God. Details: Friday 21st 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 Please RSVP here. Thanks heaps, Andi

Camp Crave – Early Bird re-opened! + Youth Life Groups 2020

Hi Parents, We have re-opened the Early Bird Price for Camp Crave 2020! Register before Midnight tonight to save $20 off Camp. Camp Crave is for students in years 7-12 (or equivalent) over the Labour Day long weekend, March 6-8. Join us for a great few days of outdoor activities, teaching and relationship building. Click here to register and find everything you need to know. Youth Life Groups 2020 Please don’t forget to Fill in this form to let us know when your…

Youth Life Groups 2020 + Camp Crave

Hey Parents, I hope you have have had a wonderful school holiday period and are ready to get back into the swing of things for 2020! Please read the below information carefully about Youth Life Groups in 2020. What to expect for Youth Life Groups in 2020? In 2019 we had all our Youth Life Groups meeting 4 pm on Sundays, this worked pretty well but did have a few challenges. One of these challenges was it not being a…

Sunday at 6 is back on this week!

Hey Parents, Sunday at 6 is back on this week, 6 pm, Sunday, 12th January. We hope you have had a great Christmas and New Year, we look forward to all being back together this Sunday. Good news everybody! You can register for our 2020 Camp Crave right now! Camp Crave is for students in years 7-12 (or equivalent) over the Labour Day long weekend, March 6-8. It’s a great few days of outdoor activities, teaching and relationship building. It’s…

Christmas + Camp Crave

Hello Parents, Just in case your kids haven’t been reminding you enough – it’s 9 days until Christmas! Click here for all the details of Christmas Services at St John’s. Camp Crave will be back again in 2020! Camp Crave is for students in years 7-12 (or equivalent). It’s a great few days of outdoor activities, teaching and relationship building. It’s also a great opportunity to grow in your understanding of God, ask those questions you’ve always wanted to ask…

Christmas at St Johns

Hey Parents, We’ve got a bunch of events and Christmas services coming up this December, all celebrating Jesus’ birthday. DIAMOND CREEK COMMUNITY CAROLS This Sunday is the annual DIAMOND CREEK COMMUNITY CAROLS! Come along for one of our great Diamond Creek traditions! We’ll gather together as a community to sing great carols, including traditional favourites and some new ones. We’ll have school groups performing, the real story of Christmas, and night of fun times with friends! Details: 15th December 6 pm…

Final Youth Life Groups this Sunday + Dinner and extra music this week

Hi Parents, Our final Youth Life Groups for 2019 will be this Sunday 8th Dec. If youth could please bring a plate of food to share as we celebrate a year of meeting together. In the new year I will send out info about when Youth Life Groups will start up again (expect around the start of February as school starts). I will also communicate any possible changes around when and where Life Groups will be held in 2020. This…

THE AMAZING RACE: DIAMO EDITION this Friday!

Hey parents, Just a short one from me this week. Our final Youth Event of the year: THE AMAZING RACE – DIAMO EDITION and our Special Year 6-7 only Dinner are this Friday! For all the details and to RSVP please click here. Can’t wait for a fun night racing around Diamond Creek and to meet some new faces, Andi

Final Youth Life Groups 8th December + Amazing Race and Year 6-7 Dinner

Hey parents, Our final Youth Life Groups for 2019 will be Sunday 8th Dec. If youth could please bring a plate of food to share as we celebrate a year of meeting together.  THE AMAZING RACE – DIAMO EDITION is in just two weeks! This is a great event to invite mates for a night racing around Diamond Creek in teams doing a scavenger hunt style race. Details: Friday 29th November 7 – 9.30 pm Years 6-12 Location: St Johns Diamond…

Dinner this week + THE AMAZING RACE: DIAMO EDITION!

Hi Parents, This week, 17th November we have dinner at 5 pm before our Sunday@6 service! Dinner is in the St John’s foyer, we recommend bringing a $5 donation to help us cover costs. Come along for delicious food plus the opportunity to get to know each other better. All are welcome. Don’t forget to RSVP to our final Youth Event of the year: THE AMAZING RACE – DIAMO EDITION and our Special Year 6-7 only Dinner! For all the details and to RSVP please click here. (No need…

The Prayer Course + THE AMAZING RACE: DIAMO EDITION!

Hi Parents, Over the last few months we have been working our way through The Prayer Course every second week in our Youth Life Groups. This course follows the Lords prayer over 8 sessions. It has been an awesome time of  increasing our understanding of prayer and going deeper in our prayer lives both individually and as a group. This is a great course for all ages so you may like to do it yourself at home and get a…

No Youth Youth Life Groups this Sunday + The Amazing Race: Diamo Edition!

Hey Parents, There will be no Youth Life Groups this Sunday due to the Melbourne Cup Long weekend. It’s locked in! For our final youth event of the year we invite all year 6-12’s to: THE AMAZING RACE – DIAMO EDITION! A great event to invite mates for a night racing around Diamond Creek in teams doing a scavenger hunt style race. Details: Friday 29th November 7 – 9.30 pm Years 6-12 Location: St Johns Diamond Creek $5 (For supper at…

Youth Unite this Friday + Dinner this Sunday

Hey parents, Youth unite spring is THIS FRIDAY! This is a chance for our youth to join youth from churches in our area for a time of worship, games, hanging out and learning more about God. Details: Friday 25th October Years 6-12 (Year 6’s to join Friday night youth events in term 4!) Meet at St Johns 6.30 pm (we’ll then car-pool Mill Park Baptist Church) Pick up St Johns 10 pm $5 entry Please RSVP here. This week we have dinner at 5 pm before…