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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…

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,…

Rest || St John’s Extra

God created the world, then rested. Jesus withdrew to quiet places. God gives us the gift of rest. Ros brings us the last of our Spiritual Disciplines. Next week: join us for a Q&A as we wrap up our Spiritual Disciplines series. Send in your questions to andy@stjohnsdc.org.au or leave them in the comments below. Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ Instagram: https://instagram.com/stjohnsdc

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…

Fasting || St John’s Extra

As we continue our Spiritual Disciplines series, Ros takes us through FASTING – the self-denial of normal functions of life, self-denial of appetites and attachments, for the sake of our life with God. Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ Instagram: https://instagram.com/stjohnsdc

Bible Breakfast 14 – Luke 6 27-36

Bible Breakfast is BACK for 2021 – just, at lunchtime now. Join Andy, Katherine, and Ella for a friendly bible discussion. Pop us on while you’re having lunch and reset for the afternoon. Today we’ll be looking at Luke 6:27-36. Each and every day, we get messages from every angle – commercials, politicians, social media… it can become overwhelming. Let’s focus our days on Jesus so we can be well equipped to handle what comes our way. Need a bible?…

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…

Fellowship || St John’s Extra

Fellowship is a really “churchy” word – unless you count Lord of the Rings. But special guest Ros helps unpack fellowship in this week’s Extra. Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au  ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ Instagram: https://instagram.com/stjohnsdc

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…

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…

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.…

Service and Generosity || St John’s Extra

Jesus – the maker and ruler of everything – came to Earth as a servant, to serve and not be served. As followers of Jesus, we should be doing the same! Serving and being generous with our time and resources is this week’s spiritual discipline. Watch Tim’s talk about different gifts and the body of Christ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fW2b7lhhZA Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ Instagram: https://instagram.com/stjohnsdc 

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 –…

Bible Breakfast – Luke 6:1-11

Bible Breakfast is BACK for 2021 – just, at lunchtime now. Join Andy, Katherine, and Ella for a friendly bible discussion. Pop us on while you’re having lunch and reset for the afternoon. Today we’ll be looking at Luke 6:1-11. Each and every day, we get messages from every angle – commercials, politicians, social media… it can become overwhelming. Let’s focus our days on Jesus so we can be well equipped to handle what comes our way. Need a bible?…

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.…

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…

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.…

Prayer || St John’s Extra

Prayer is about relationship and connection with our maker God. There are many ways to pray, far more than can be included in just one episode – but here are some tips on the spiritual discipline of prayer. Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ Instagram: https://instagram.com/stjohnsdc

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…

What is Church?

The word “Church” carries a weight to it. Whether it’s referencing a building, a systemic structure, a culture, a group of people, or something else, the word has baggage for many. In 2020, we had to get back to what church is all about: It isn’t a building. It isn’t a governing body. It isn’t an organisation. The Church is people. ‘The word for church in the New Testament (ecclesia) means a gathering or assembly. It’s used to refer to…

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.…

Go Deeper Reading the Bible || St John’s Extra

Take the time and effort to read the bible and absorb it – in all its beauty and complexity. Get started reading the Bible with reading plans at https://bible.com/reading-plans, or buy physical copies of devotions at https://www.gcbc.net.au/ or https://www.koorong.com/ Connect with us at ➜ Website: https://stjohnsdc.org.au ➜ Facebook: https://facebook.com/stjohnsdc ➜ Instagram: https://instagram.com/stjohnsdc

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…