Kylie Pilkington, Author at St John's Diamond Creek

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St John’s Kids & Families, 26 September 2021

St John’s Kids Online Sessions Sessions are in recess over the term break, to give our volunteer leaders a much-deserved break. Planning is underway to recommence St John’s Kids online in Term 4.   St John’s Trivia Night FREE event – Saturday 9 October, 7:00pm – ALL WELCOME Wide variety of topics with multiple choice answers, suitable for all ages and interests. Bragging rights for St John’s Trivia Champion are up for grabs! Register now! You need only book one…

St John’s Kids & Families, 19 September 2021

St John’s Kids Online Sessions Sessions are in recess over the term break, to give our volunteer leaders a much-deserved break. Planning is underway to recommence St John’s Kids online in Term 4.   Save the Date! Are you bored on lockdown weekend evenings? Join us for St John’s Trivia Night! FREE event – Saturday 9 October, 7:00pm – ALL WELCOME Wide variety of topics to suit all ages and interests. Who will win bragging rights??? Booking link and more…

St John’s Kids & Families, 12 September 2021

St John’s Kids Online Sessions, Sunday 12 September These are the final kids’ sessions for Term 3. Sessions will recommence online in Term 4. 9:00 – 9:25am Kinder/Prep/1/2 9:30 – 9:55am Grades 3/4/5/6 Join here. If prompted, Meeting ID: 870 1575 6167 / Passcode: 935256 Note: If you join early, prepare to be in the ‘waiting room’ before being admitted. We strive to create safe environments for children to come to know and experience the love of Jesus. Each online…

St John’s Kids & Families, 05 September 2021

St John’s Kids Online Sessions, Sunday 5 September 9:00 – 9:25am Kinder/Prep/1/2 9:30 – 9:55am Grades 3/4/5/6 Join here. If prompted, Meeting ID: 870 1575 6167 / Passcode: 935256 Note: If you join early, prepare to be in the ‘waiting room’ before being admitted. We strive to create safe environments for children to come to know and experience the love of Jesus. Each online session will have two adult leaders and we encourage in-room parental supervision, particularly for younger children.…

St John’s Kids & Families, 29 Aug 2021

St John’s Kids Online Sessions, Sunday 29 August 9:00 – 9:25am Kinder/Prep/1/2 9:30 – 9:55am Grades 3/4/5/6 Join here. If prompted, Meeting ID: 870 1575 6167 / Passcode: 935256 Note: If you join early, prepare to be in the ‘waiting room’ before being admitted. We strive to create safe environments for children to come to know and experience the love of Jesus. Each online session will have two adult leaders and we encourage in-room parental supervision, particularly for younger children.…

St John’s Kids & Families, 22 Aug 2021

St John’s Kids Online Sessions, Sunday 22 August 9:00 – 9:25am Kinder/Prep/1/2 9:30 – 9:55am Grades 3/4/5/6 Join here. If prompted, Meeting ID: 870 1575 6167 / Passcode: 935256 Note: If you join early, prepare to be in the ‘waiting room’ before being admitted. We strive to create safe environments for children to come to know and experience the love of Jesus. Each online session will have two adult leaders and we encourage in-room parental supervision, particularly for younger children.…

St John’s Kids & Families, 15 Aug 2021

St John’s Kids Online Sessions, Sun 15 Aug: 9:00 – 9:25am Kinder/Prep/1/2 9:30 – 9:55am Grades 3/4/5/6 Join here. If prompted, Meeting ID: 827 2445 8439 / Passcode: 074762 Note: If you join early, prepare to be in the ‘waiting room’ before being admitted. We strive to create safe environments for children to come to know and experience the love of Jesus. Each online session will have two adult leaders and we encourage in-room parental supervision, particularly for younger children.…

St John’s Kids & Families, 08 August 2021

Last Week: We are very thankful that we were able to spend last Sunday in-person at St John’s Kids, to reconnect with each other after Lockdown 5.0 followed our school holiday break, particularly as we have found ourselves in another lockdown already! I know we are all tired of this back-and-forthing. Change always requires some level of effort, but this rate of change is exhausting, and I know some of you are doing it really tough. However, we are likely…

St John’s Kids & Families, 01 Aug 2021

Sunday Services: Lockdown 5.0 has been lifted and we are able to run in-person services this week at 8am, 10am & 5pm. Masks and COVID check-in are mandatory. Due to density quotients, you will need to pre-register to attend the 10am service. This is not necessary at the 8am or 5pm service. St John’s Kids will run at the 10am & 5pm services. If you are unable to attend in-person, or have a preference for our digital service, you can…

St John’s Kids & Families, 25 July 2021

Sunday Services: No in-person services again this week but we will be livestreaming services at 10am & 5pm. We start a new sermon series this week, delving into the earthly desires that present challenges to our relationship with God and with others. Activity sheets, if needed, to keep hands busy while listening to the talk: Colouring 1, 2, 3, 4 Crossword, Decoder, Maze, Word Search   Events: St John’s Kids – Family Trivia Event – 3pm, Sunday 25 July. Gather…

St John’s Kids & Families, 18 July 2021

Sunday Services: I was very much looking forward to reconnecting with many of you this week, after the St John’s Kids school holiday recess. I am now prayfully hoping that lockdown will only delay that by one week! We will livestream services this week at 10am & 5pm. Activity sheets, if needed, to keep hands busy while listening to the talk: Activity Book (includes colouring, crossword, word search, etc.) Additional colouring pages 1, 2   Family Discipleship: This week concludes…

St John’s Kids & Families, 11 July 2021

Sunday Services: During the school holidays, the St John’s Kids program is in recess, to give our leaders a well-deserved break. There will be activity sheets available, if needed, to keep hands busy while listening to the talk at our in-person services. Those watching the online service may like to print and use some of these: Colouring 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Crossword Maze Word Search   Family Discipleship: In this week’s bible passage (READ Galatians 5:13-25) Paul sums up…

St John’s Kids & Families, 4 July 2021

Sunday Services: During the school holidays, the St John’s Kids program is in recess, to give our leaders a well-deserved break. There will be activity sheets available, if needed, to keep hands busy while listening to the talk at our in-person services. Those watching the online service may like to print and use some of these: Colouring 1, 2 Crossword Word Search   Family Discipleship: Something I get asked from time to time is about the best way to pray…

St John’s Kids & Families, 27 June 2021

Sunday Services: Restrictions have eased further so no pre-registration is necessary for our in-person services this week. Join us for one of the following: 8:00am – traditional Anglican Prayer Book service, celebrating communion. 10:00am – a blend of traditional and contemporary worship, includes a kids’ program. 5:00pm – relaxed service with a focus on youth and young adults, includes a kids’ program. Online Service – premiered at 10am, but then available to watch at any time. During the school holidays,…

St John’s Kids & Families, 20 June 2021

Sunday Services: This week we are able to meet again in-person for services, but numbers are limited so pre-registration is necessary.   8:00am – traditional Anglican Prayer Book service, celebrating communion 10:00am – Booked Out   5:00pm – relaxed service with a focus on youth and young adults, includes a kids’ program If you are unable to attend in-person, or have a preference for our digital service, you can join us online here.   Going Bananas! Although we are able to…

St John’s Kids & Families, 13 June 2021

  Lockdown 4.0 has been lifted, but restrictions have not eased enough for us to meet in person for services again yet. So, join us online this week by accessing our streamed services here.   St John’s Kids Online Event … Join us via Zoom on Sunday 13 June at 3pm to reconnect with each other, recap some Galatians teaching and play games! Join here. (Meeting ID: 977 1214 9049 / Password: 603876) We strive to create safe environments for…

St John’s Kids & Families, 06 June 2021

  Join us for church online this week! Access our streamed services here.   Date for your diaries … If lockdown is extended again and we are unable to meet in person next weekend, we plan to organise a Zoom get-together so that kids (and parents!) can catch up with each other. We will recap some Galatians teaching and enjoy a game or two. Pencil in 3pm on Sunday 13 June and check the blog next week for more details.  …

St John’s Kids & Families, 30 May 2021

Sigh … lockdown is back! Hopefully just for a week, but even that can be a source of disappointment as events are cancelled and families face the reality of juggling working from home with supervising their kids. It is okay to get annoyed, sad, or angry – we were made to have lots of emotions. But it is easy to get in the habit of grumbling, which can lead to lives that are unsatisfied and unhappy. The bible calls us…

St John’s Kids & Families, 23 May 2021

St John’s Kids – Photo Reminder This week, our Grade 4/5/6s will be creating a church family collage, which the wider congregation will be invited to add photos or drawings to in following weeks. It would be much appreciated if each child in those year levels would bring a family photo with them to St John’s Kids. Note: For privacy and child-safe reasons, no names will be displayed with the photos. Going Bananas 2021 is happening! Last week we announced…

St John’s Kids & Families, 16 May 2021

St John’s Kids Photo Request On Sunday 23 May, our Grade 4/5/6s will be creating a church family collage, which the wider congregation will be invited to add photos or drawings to in following weeks. It would be much appreciated if each child in those year levels would bring a family photo to St John’s Kids either this week, or on the 23rd. Note: For privacy and child-safe reasons, no names will be displayed with the photos.   Going Bananas…

St John’s Kids & Families, 09 May 2021

Over the past two weeks, we have had guest speakers from Prison Fellowship and Open House tell us about their mission to share the love and truth of Jesus with others. This week, set yourselves a Family Mission. You may like to do something for someone else: Bake a cake or biscuits for a neighbour (include clean up!) Do some gardening for someone you know that is not well or plan some time together: A family movie or games night,…

St John’s Kids & Families, 02 May 2021

Family Discipleship is not so much about cramming more into busy schedules as it is about being intentional and leveraging the time parents already have with their children, to help them become friends and followers of Jesus. If you would like to utilise some time you spend in the car on the way to school, or swimming, or music lessons, etc., you may be interested in The Word On The Street – an Australian, Christian devotional podcast for families. Each episode is…

St John’s Kids & Families, 25 April 2021

Welcome to Term 2! I hope you have all had an enjoyable term break. The lead up to Easter, as with Christmas, can be busy with end of term activities and family and other social get-togethers. We can run the risk of solemnly commemorating Jesus’ death and celebrating the resurrection and then … we often just stop. But the excitement did not stop on Easter Sunday! Over the last few weeks, we have had talks (in-person and online) looking at…

St John’s Kids – Easter 2021

Click here for details of our Easter services, in-person and livestreamed. At our in-person services, we will have some free resources to help you investigate the life and death of Jesus further. One of these is specifically for kids: Who, What, Why of Easter. This has also been made available as a digital resource which you can watch here: https://vod-progressive.akamaized.net/exp=1617267892~acl=%2Fvimeo-prod-skyfire-std-us%2F01%2F512%2F21%2F527563268%2F2480047302.mp4~hmac=fc4a282d97d753de0e5be1ba21f5da2071f1cc49a2022bb413392ebcb70c22d9/vimeo-prod-skyfire-std-us/01/512/21/527563268/2480047302.mp4?filename=Who+What+Why+How+of+Easter.mp4 And there are some related activity sheets available too: 1, 2, 3, 4. Please connect with us if you are not…

St John’s Kids, 28 March 2021

Sunday 28 March You can access our digital services here and/or attend in-person at 10am or 5pm. This week we conclude our current talk series. Read Jeremiah 31:27-34 in preparation. This passage points forward to God making a new covenant with his people – one that would not write his law on tablets of stone, as in Moses’ time, but where he would write his law on their hearts. This prophesy was ultimately fulfilled through Jesus’ death and resurrection, and the…

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