Posts by Kylie Pilkington

St John’s Kids & Families, 21 January 2022

Happy New Year everyone! I’m back from a bit of a break away from the office and looking forward to reconnecting with you all in the coming weeks.   Who has made some new year’s resolutions? The most common resolutions made in our society relate to exercise, diet, weight loss, and saving money. While there’s nothing wrong with reassessing these things, first and foremost it should be our spiritual health, our relationship with God, that we aspire to improve. My…

St John’s Kids & Families, Christmas 2021

  Merry Christmas everyone! It’s been another year of upheaval and I think we are all weary of lockdowns and keeping up with changing regulations. As a result, some are splashing out and celebrating being able to be together in big and bold ways, while other feel the need to keep things simple and quiet. However you celebrate, I pray that you are able to reflect on all that God has done for us this year, through the challenges and…

St John’s Kids & Families, 19 December 2021

Upcoming Services & Events Each of our Christmas services will be held at St John’s and livestreamed, so you can attend in person or invite friends over and celebrate from home. And the recent changes in government regulations mean that we can welcome EVERYONE, regardless of vaccination status, to our in-person services. You can find more details for our Christmas services, here. Sunday 19 December – Community Carols Arrive from 6:30pm, for a 7:00pm start. BYO picnic dinner. Note, this…

St John’s Kids & Families, 12 December 2021

Services – Sunday 12 December 8am – traditional Anglican Prayer Book service, celebrating communion 10am – blend of traditional & contemporary worship, incl. kids’ program 5pm – relaxed service with a focus on youth & young adults Online Service – Premiering at 10am & 5pm, but then available to watch at any time Note, this is the last week for our St John’s Kids program for the year. Next week, our only service is the Diamond Creek Community Carols. You can find more details…

St John’s Kids & Families, 05 December 2021

Services – Sunday 5 December 8am – traditional Anglican Prayer Book service, celebrating communion 10am – blend of traditional & contemporary worship, incl. kids’ program 5pm – relaxed service with a focus on youth & young adults Online Service – Premiering at 10am & 5pm, but then available to watch at any time You can find details of all our upcoming Christmas in-person & online services here.   Today is the second Sunday of Advent – the season in the lead up to Christmas,…

St John’s Kids & Families, 28 November 2021

Upcoming Event … Grade 6 & Year 7 Dinner … followed by Games Night! Friday 10 December 6:00-7:00pm dinner for Grade 6 & Year 7 only. This is an opportunity for Grade 6s to meet some of the youth leaders, make some new friends, and chat about Life Groups and events open to them next year. I’ll be there too, as a familiar face 😀 7:00-9:30pm Years 8-12 youth will join them for an evening of classic youth games involving…

St John’s Kids & Families, 21 November 2021

Services – Sunday 21 November We have a guest speaker today from one of our mission partners – Anglican Overseas Aid. Join us for one of our services: 8am – traditional Anglican Prayer Book service, celebrating communion 10am – blend of traditional & contemporary worship, incl. kids’ program 5pm – relaxed service with a focus on youth & young adults Online Service – Premiering at 10am & 5pm, but then available to watch at any time Due to current restrictions,…

St John’s Kids & Families, 14 November 2021

Services, Sunday 14 November Join us for one of our four services today, as we celebrate St John’s 154th Birthday with Thanksgiving for all that God has done for us in the past year: 8am – traditional Anglican Prayer Book service, celebrating communion 10am – blend of traditional & contemporary worship, incl. kids’ program 5pm – relaxed service with a focus on youth and young adults Online Service – Premiering at 10am & 5pm, but then available to watch at…

St John’s Kids & Families, 07 November 2021

Services, Sunday 7 November Yay! Lockdown 6.0 has lifted (I think that’s the number we’re up to!?!) and we are resuming our in-person services. From this week we have four services available: 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. Online Service – Premiering at 10am & 5pm, but then available to watch at any time. In line…

St John’s Kids & Families, 31 October 2021

St John’s Kids Online Our kids’ program is focussing on Genesis 12-50 this term, to learn more about some of the people we often find referenced in the New Testament, e.g. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, and how their stories point towards Jesus and help us learn more about God’s plans, promises and blessings. How are you going with your task to read Genesis 12-50 (or age-appropriate story adaptations) as a family? This week, we are looking at the birth…

St John’s Kids & Families, 24 October 2021

St John’s Kids Online Our kids’ program is focussing on Genesis 12-50 this term, to learn more about some of the people we often find referenced in the New Testament, e.g. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, and how their stories point towards Jesus and help us learn more about God’s plans, promises and blessings. How are you going with your task to read Genesis 12-50 (or age-appropriate story adaptations) as a family? This week, you can concentrate your reading on…

St John’s Kids & Families, 17 October 2021

St John’s Kids Online Our kids’ program often follows the sermon series. But not this term! We are going to dive into Genesis and learn more about some of the people we often find references to in the New Testament, and how their stories point towards Jesus and help us learn more about God’s plans, promises and blessings. We’ll be looking at the lives of people like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. At home, during this term, I’d encourage you…

St John’s Kids & Families, 10 October 2021

  St John’s Trivia Night Although I date my blogs for Sundays, they are usually published on the Friday before, so this is a last minute reminder about our Trivia Night, TOMORROW! FREE event – Saturday 9 October, 7:00pm – ALL WELCOME Wide variety of topics with multiple choice answers, suitable for all ages and interests. Will one of our St John’s Kids families take out the bragging rights for St John’s Trivia Champion? Register now! You need only book…

St John’s Kids & Families, 03 October 2021

    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. Who will take out the bragging rights for St John’s Trivia Champion? One of our St John’s Kids families perhaps! Register now! You need only book one ticket per participating team device, i.e. one ticket per household, unless you wish to compete against each other using separate devices! You will…

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…