Parents’ Blog

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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.…

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 –…

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.…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

In-Person Services resuming november 7

We're thrilled to be returning to in-person worship gatherings from November 7 at 8am, 10am, and 5pm. These services will be restricted to fully vaccinated people only, per government restrictions. Those who are not fully vaccinated are able to join in digitally at our YouTube channel or join in with watch parties in homes. For more info, head here.
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