Posts by Andi Fidock

New Youth Minister! Welcome to Cam Berndt

Hi Parents, This is the last parents’ blog update you will receive from me (Andi)! Very shortly I will be stepping down from my role as Youth Minister, handing over to the wonderful Cam Berndt. I will still be around St John’s, volunteer youth leading and occasionally preaching on a Sunday. This email is mainly to say a huge thank YOU for your support of my role in the last 3+ years. I have loved the opportunity to hangout with…

YOUTH UNITE AUTUMN

Hey Parents, Youth Unite AUTUMN is NEXT 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. This is an especially exciting YU as we will likely bump into friends made on camp at NCYC last weekend! Invite a friend, everyone is welcome! Details: Friday 25th March Diamond Valley Baptist Church 7-9.30 pm Let us know when you RSVP if you would like to…

Registrations for NCYC close tomorrow 9am! + Covid Safe Plan

Hello Parents, Safety of campers and leaders is very important to us. If you would like to take a look at our Covid Safe Plan you can do so here: NCYC Covid Safe Plan 2022 Registrations for the Northern Churches Youth Camp close tomorrow at 9 am (1st March).  The NCYC is for students in years 7-12 (or equivalent) over the Labour Day long weekend, March 11-14th. Join us for a great few days of activities, teaching, and relationship building. Click here to register…

Last chance to invite your mates to NCYC!

Hey Parents, This week is your youth’s last chance to invite their friends to the Northern Churches Youth Camp. Give friends give the discount code ‘FriendCode’to save $15 off their Camp Registration! Registrations close at 9 am on 1st March. Who should I invite? You can pretty much invite anyone you like as long as they are high school-aged. Here are three types of people we’d recommend inviting along: Friends who are not part of a church but who have shown…

NCYC is just weeks away!

Hi Parents, The Northern Churches Youth Camp is just weeks away, register now make sure your youth doesn’t miss out! The NCYC is for students in years 7-12 (or equivalent) over the Labour Day long weekend, March 11-14th. Join us for a great few days of activities, teaching, and relationship building. Click here to register and find everything you need to know. Have a great week, Andi Fidock Youth Minister e. andi@stjohnsdc.org.au

NCYC Early bird price ends soon!

Hi Parents, The Early Bird Price for the Northern Churches Youth Camp ends 13th Feb! Register now to save $15. The NCYC is for students in years 7-12 (or equivalent) over the Labour Day long weekend, March 11-14th. Join us for a great few days of activities, teaching, and relationship building. Click here to register and find everything you need to know. Have a great week, Andi Fidock Youth Minister e. andi@stjohnsdc.org.au

Youth Life Groups start THIS SUNDAY! + Invite a friend to camp

Hello Parents, Youth Life Groups for 2022 are starting back THIS WEEK! Details: Who? Year 7-11’s* When? Sunday afternoons 3.45 pm (for a 4 pm start) to 5.30 pm (excluding public holidays, school holidays, Mothers and Fathers day). Following LG we will hang out together before the evening service commences at 6 pm. We highly encourage youth to stay for this service as an opportunity to worship with their friends and be part of ‘Sunday at 6’ that has a special focus on youth and young adults.…

Youth Life Groups recommencing 6th February

Hello Parents, Youth Life Groups for 2022 are starting back next week, 6th Feb! Details: Who? Year 7-11’s* When? Sunday afternoons 3.45 pm (for a 4 pm start) to 5.30 pm (excluding public holidays, school holidays, Mothers and Fathers day). Following LG we will hang out together before the evening service commences at 6 pm. We highly encourage youth to stay for this service as an opportunity to worship with their friends and be part of ‘Sunday at 6’ that has a…

A rocky start to 2022

Hello Parents, With covid popping up everywhere, making plans is hard, and worrying about the impact on loved ones is taxing. I am praying for you and your families at this time of unease. We are hoping that over the next month and a bit this omicron wave passes and the NCYC can go ahead!. To help us with planning please continue to keep registrations coming in. If the camp cannot go ahead a full refund will be provided. The…

NORTHERN CHURCHES YOUTH CAMP 2022

Hello Parents, I am very excited to share that camp has been rescheduled and registrations are now open for the Northern Churches Youth Camp, over the Labour Day weekend of 2022! This year we are combining with St James Ivanhoe and St Marks Templestowe to run an exciting new camp. It is going to be a great weekend of outdoor activities, teaching, and relationship building. This will be a great opportunity for youth to grow in their understanding of God, ask…

Final Youth event for the year is THIS FRIDAY!

Hey Parents, The youth BIG Games Night is THIS Friday! We’ll be playing a ton of classic youth games. Think strategy, teamwork, torch-lit madness, and lots of fun. Details: Friday 10th December Time: 7 pm – 9.30 pm (Grade 6’s and Year 7’s are invited to a special dinner at 6 pm before everyone else arrives. This is a chance for Grade 6’s to suss out St Johns Youth,  get to know some of the youth leaders, and make new friends) Location:…

Youth BIG Games Night – NEXT FRIDAY!

Hey Parents, The youth BIG Games Night is NEXT Friday! We’ll be playing a ton of classic youth games. Think strategy, teamwork, torch-lit madness, and lots of fun. Details: Friday 10th December Time: 7 pm – 9.30 pm (Grade 6’s and Year 7’s are invited to a special dinner at 6 pm before everyone else arrives. This is a chance for Grade 6’s to suss out St Johns Youth,  get to know some of the youth leaders, and make new friends) Location:…

Youth BIG Games Night (Last event for 2021!)

Hey Parents, This year our final youth event will be held outside at Youth Minister Andi’s place in Kangaroo Ground (my house). We’ll be playing a ton of classic youth games. Think strategy, teamwork, torch-lit madness, and lots of fun. Details: Friday 10th December Time: 7 pm – 9.30 pm (Grade 6’s and Year 7’s are invited to a special dinner at 6 pm before everyone else arrives. This is a chance for Grade 6’s to suss out St Johns Youth, …

Youth Hangout THIS FRIDAY

Hey Parents, This Friday, 19th Nov we will be having a Youth Hang-out night! Invite along friends for a night of playing fun games, eating pizza, and hanging out *IMPORTANT* If we reach 90% double vaxed before Friday we will have a bonfire night at a youth’s house in Research OR if the weather is too wet we have another back-up location! Details: Friday 19th November Time: 7 pm – 9.30 pm Location: Most likely in Diamo, but if we can have a…

Youth Bike Ride THIS SATURDAY + Bonfire Night 19th Nov

Hey Parents, We are very excited to have our very first Youth Bike Ride THIS SATURDAY! All the details in the picture above! *IMPORTANT* The forecast is looking like it’s going to be a bit wet, so be sure to bring a raincoat. If it starts pouring we will shorten the ride and take it slower for everyone’s safety.  This is a great chance for youth to invite mates along for a relaxed time of riding, picnicking, and hanging out. Please RSVP…

Youth Bike Ride + SAVE THE DATE 19th Nov!

Hey Parents, We are very excited to have our very first Youth Bike Ride coming up in just two weeks, 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. SAVE THE DATE! On Friday the 19th Nov, 7-9.30pm we will be having our next Friday night youth event. We are in the midst of planning what this will look like. Be…

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…