Posts by Andi Fidock

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…

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…