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St John’s Kids – 06 December 2020

 SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER   Save the Date: Sunday 13 December, Stars in the Shire – Community Carols service, 6:30pm live on YouTube. Find more details about all our Christmas services here. And … We will be having an IN-PERSON social get-together for our St John’s Kids families! Sunday 20 December, Anthony Beale Reserve Playground, 277 St Helena Road. Some of the St John’s Kids team will be there from 11:30am-3:30pm with Christmas activity packs for the kids. Come for lunch…

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2021 is a new year and we invite you on a journey with us. A journey to connect. A journey to explore faith. A journey to ask the bigger questions around Jesus and his life. Maybe 2020 was a year which was (is!) still tricky to put into words but it’s prompted something in you to think further about life and it’s meaning.  Perhaps you once believed but dismissed faith years ago or have decided it’s not for you but…

St John’s Kids – 29 November 2020

 SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER Today’s Services: Access our streamed services here. Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the season leading up to Christmas, when we prepare for the coming of Jesus. We light a candle each week to remind us that Jesus brings light into the world. This week we light the candle of HOPE. We can have hope because the bible assures us that God is faithful and will keep his promises. We celebrate the truth of God’s promises in…

RSVP to our final Youth Event for 2020!

Hey parents, In just 1 week we will be having a waist up formal for our final youth event of the year! We’ll be meeting outside in Diamond Creek to hang-out, eat pizza and play some (socially distanced ;P) games before heading up Chute Street to enjoy the special Light Walk being set up by the Diamond Creek Traders! What is a waist up formal? We’ve been doing a lot of ZOOM-ing this year, and let’s face it while there are a fair…

Breakfast Bible Discussion 6 – Luke 5:33-39

We get slammed with messages full of agendas from every angle these days, it can become overwhelming. Let’s start our day with Jesus so we can be well equipped to handle what comes our way. In this week’s Breakfast Bible discussion Linda is back with Andy, as well as first time guest, Di, chatting through Luke chapter 5, verses 33-39. Need a bible? Read online for free at bible.com or get in touch with us at stjohnsdc.org.au and we’ll try and hook you…

St John’s Kids – 22 November 2020

 SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER Today’s Services: Access our streamed services here. Today we start a new series of talks, looking at Hebrews 11 and the topic of Faith. Parents, have a chat with your kids about what they think faith is. Usually, we believe something because we have seen it. It is very human to want some proof before we place our trust in someone or something. Faith though, is believing first and then seeing results. One of the principles of faith…

Final Youth Event for 2020!

Hey Parents, Our final Youth Event: Waist Up Formal for 2020 is coming up very soon! What is a waist up formal? We’ve been doing a lot of ZOOM-ing this year, and let’s face it while there are a fair few downsides, wearing whatever you want on your bottom half has been one big win! To commemorate our year of ZOOM-ing we’re going to wear formal attire on top and comfy clothes down below! (Think track pants, PJ’s, those ugly…

Breakfast Bible Discussion 5 – Luke 5:27-39

We get slammed with messages full of agendas from every angle these days, it can become overwhelming. Let’s start our day with Jesus so we can be well equipped to handle what comes our way. In this week’s Breakfast Bible discussion Linda joins Kirk and Andy to chat through Luke chapter 5, verses 27-39. Need a bible? Read online for free at bible.com or get in touch with us at stjohnsdc.org.au and we’ll try and hook you up with one.

St John’s Kids – 15 November 2020

 SUNDAY 15 NOVEMBER   Today’s Services: Access our streamed services here. Today is our annual Thanksgiving Day. We are celebrating the 153rd anniversary of St John’s Diamond Creek and all that God has done for us in the past year. Although it is wonderful to set aside a particular day to honour God as a church group, thanksgiving is not something we should save only for special occasions. God wants us to be a people of gratitude every day of the…

Creative night – THIS FRIDAY!

Hey Parents, Our creative night is THIS FRIDAY! We’ll be spending time hanging out, playing creative games, and exploring how we can get creative in our relationship with Jesus – all via ZOOM! Whether your youth is the next Picasso or struggles to draw a stick figure this event is for them! All they need is a pen, 10 pieces of blank paper (these can even be scrap paper with something on the other side), and an open mind to…

Breakfast Bible Discussion 5 – Luke 5:17-26

We get slammed with messages full of agendas from every angle these days, it can become overwhelming. Let’s start our day with Jesus so we can be well equipped to handle what comes our way. In this week’s Breakfast Bible discussion Kirk is back with Andy and Ella to chat through Luke chapter 5, verses 17-26. Need a bible? Read online for free at bible.com or get in touch with us at stjohnsdc.org.au and we’ll try and hook you up with one.

St John’s Kids – 08 November 2020

 SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER   Today’s Services: Access our streamed services here. Get ready to join in the kids’ song that we introduced a couple of weeks ago, My Lighthouse. In this week’s passage, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Paul tells us that giving is an individual matter, one that each family must decide for themselves, and is not to be determined by what others are doing. He encourages intentionality and giving out of joy, delighting in the act of giving, as a response…

Child Safe focus group

Hey Parents, The Anglican Diocese (our church’s regional governing body) is inviting parents, children, and youth to participate in Child Safe consultation focus groups.  The Anglican Diocese provides us with our Code of Conduct for Child Safety, ensuring consistency and transparency to keep all young people safe within our churches. These focus groups will provide you and/or your child the opportunity to share your ideas and input into an updated Code of Conduct. If you or your child are interested…

Breakfast Bible Discussion 4 – Luke 5:1-11

We get slammed with messages full of agendas from every angle these days, it can become overwhelming. Let’s start our day with Jesus so we can be well equipped to handle what comes our way. In this week’s Breakfast Bible discussion Kirk is back with Andy and Ella to chat through Luke chapter 5, verses 1-11. Need a bible? Read online for free at bible.com or get in touch with us at stjohnsdc.org.au and we’ll try and hook you up…

St John’s Kids – 25 October 2020

 SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER   Today’s Services: Access our streamed services here. Jesus is like a lighthouse, providing light to guide us through our lives. So, we have a new kids’ song for you this week, My Lighthouse. And we start a new 3-week talk series today, looking at generosity. Families, what does being generous mean to you? Do you like to share, give things away, do things for other people? Make a list of ways you could be generous – think…

ONLINE YOUTH EVENT: YOUTUBE WATCH PARTY!

Hey Parents, Our YouTube watch party is THIS FRIDAY! Details: Friday, 23rd October 7.30 pm – 9 pm Years 6-12 (Year 6’s are welcome to all Term 4 youth events!) 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 you’re new to St John’s Youth OR haven’t yet given us permission for ‘Online Group Communication’ you must do…

Breakfast Bible Discussion 3 – Luke 4:31-44

We get slammed with messages full of agendas from every angle these days, it can become overwhelming. Let’s start our day with Jesus so we can be well equipped to handle what comes our way. In this week’s Breakfast Bible discussion Ella is back with Andy to chat through Luke chapter 4, verses 31-44. Need a bible? Read online for free at bible.com or get in touch with us at stjohnsdc.org.au and we’ll try and hook you up with one.

Parents’ Blog Split!

Hi parents of St John’s Kids and Youth! This year, understandably, we have been using the Parents’ Blog far more than pre-COVID. Based on feedback we have received, some of you are loving being kept in the loop with both kids and youth activities. However, some of you would prefer not to receive posts that are not directly relevant to the age of your child(ren). We hear you! So, as of this week, we are splitting the Blog into two…

St John’s Kids – 18 October 2020

SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER   Today’s Services: Access our streamed services here. Our kids’ song today is Jesus Number 1. Kids, in this song we honour Jesus by placing him first in our lives and sing about him ruling for eternity. When you think about rulers and leaders, do you expect them to have people do things for them, or for them to serve others? Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God is not about recognition and rewards, but about service to…

ONLINE YOUTH EVENT – Invite a Grade 6

Hey Parents, It’s Term 4, that means all grade 6’s are invited to our Friday night youth events for the remainder of the year! Anyone is welcome, whether they have been part of St John’s activities before or not. Do you know a Grade 6 you could invite along to St John’s Youth? Forward this invite to your Grade 6 friends! For our first Term 4 event, we’ll be having a YouTube Watch Party – via ZOOM! Details: Friday, 23rd…

Breakfast Bible Discussion 2 – Luke 4:14-30

We get slammed with messages full of agendas from every angle these days, it can become overwhelming. Let’s start our day with Jesus so we can be well equipped to handle what comes our way. This week’s Breakfast Bible discussion Robyn joins Kirk and Ella to chat through Luke chapter 4, verses 14-30. Need a bible? Read online for free at bible.com or get in touch with us at stjohnsdc.org.au and we’ll try and hook you up with one.