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THIS FRIDAY! Youth Online Games Night

Hey parents, Our Online games night is THIS FRIDAY! Details: Friday, 10th July 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 event!…

Youth Online Games Night

Hey parents, Don’t forget to register for our Online Games night coming up in just two weeks! We’ll be getting together on ZOOM for a fun night of hanging out and playing games. This is a great event for youth to invite mates to, so please encourage your youth to have a think about who they could invite along. Details: Friday, 10th July 7.30 pm – 9 pm Years 7-12 (Or equivalent) RSVP is essential, register here. After registering, you…

St Johns Youth – continuing online

Hey parents, Youth Life Groups will continue to meet via Zoom for the remainder of Term 2.  We’ve decided to keep meeting online this term for a few reasons: As restrictions begin to lift and we can consider in-person meetings, we’re in no rush. We plan to get back into things slowly rather than throw families into other activities all at the same time. Our primary concern is the physical safety and the emotional and mental wellbeing of the youth…

Online Youth Event: Camp Crave Catch-up!

Hey Parents, We’re super excited to be holding our first Online Friday night youth event in just two weeks! We’d love for your youth to join us for a fun night of hanging out, playing games + a camp recap and discussion – all via ZOOM! All youth are welcome; whether you joined us on Camp or not, this will be a fun event for all. Details: Friday, 1st May 7.30 pm – 9 pm Years 7-12 (Or equivalent) RSVP…

IMPORTANT: St Johns Youth, Permission for Group Online Communication

Hey Parents, This parents blog is full of important info so please read it all.  Within the current pandemic situation St Johns Youth wants to do all that we can to stay connected with our young people. We think now more than ever maintaining a community of encouragement, support and prayer is important. In light of this we will be moving our Youth Life Groups to an online platform called Zoom. Zoom is an online video conferencing system that allows us to host gatherings where we can…

Youth Life Groups + Camp Crave FriendCode!

Hey Parents, Thank you for all letting me know your youth’s your availability for Youth Life Groups this year, they are now locked in! Here is all the details you need to know for Youth Life Groups in 2020: If you were part of the ‘Older Group’ last year you will now be meeting Thursday evenings 6.15 pm (for a 6.30 pm start) – 8.30 pm, starting Thursday 20th February. Isobel and Adrian will be your leaders!  A text will…

Youth Life Groups 2020 + Camp Crave

Hey Parents, I hope you have have had a wonderful school holiday period and are ready to get back into the swing of things for 2020! Please read the below information carefully about Youth Life Groups in 2020. What to expect for Youth Life Groups in 2020? In 2019 we had all our Youth Life Groups meeting 4 pm on Sundays, this worked pretty well but did have a few challenges. One of these challenges was it not being a…

Sunday at 6 is back on this week!

Hey Parents, Sunday at 6 is back on this week, 6 pm, Sunday, 12th January. We hope you have had a great Christmas and New Year, we look forward to all being back together this Sunday. Good news everybody! You can register for our 2020 Camp Crave right now! Camp Crave is for students in years 7-12 (or equivalent) over the Labour Day long weekend, March 6-8. It’s a great few days of outdoor activities, teaching and relationship building. It’s…

Final Youth Life Groups this Sunday + Dinner and extra music this week

Hi Parents, Our final Youth Life Groups for 2019 will be this Sunday 8th Dec. If youth could please bring a plate of food to share as we celebrate a year of meeting together. In the new year I will send out info about when Youth Life Groups will start up again (expect around the start of February as school starts). I will also communicate any possible changes around when and where Life Groups will be held in 2020. This…

Dinner before Sunday@6 this week!

Hey Parents, This week, 23rd June we have dinner at 5pm before our Sunday@6 service Dinner is in the St John’s foyer, we recommend bringing a $5 donation to help us cover costs. Dinner is always a great time – delicious food plus an opportunity to get to know each other better. All are welcome! One of our Youth, Ella from PLC will be performing in her school play ‘Jane Eyre’ next month! If you would like to support her and go…

Camp Crave Early bird rate reopened for the weekend

G’day parents, If you missed the initial early bird rate for Camp Crave 2018, you have a second chance. It will close again on Monday 19th at midnight so get in quickly! Camp Crave is shaping up nicely, a high chance it will be fantastic 😉 Click here to learn more and book your ticket. Don’t forget Youth Unite next week. Have a great weekend. Kirk   Subscribe to get Parents’ Blog updates Email Address

Sunday@6 Dinners in Term 4

G’day Parents, Our Sunday@6 dinners are a great point of connection for people across all age groups and I highly recommend popping them in the diary so that you and your family can come and enjoy the food and company. Here’s what term 4 looks like: 15/10 Dinner 29/10 Dinner 5/11 Cup weekend (no dinner) 12/11 Dinner 26/11 Dinner 10/12 Dinner (Confirmation Service) 17/12 Community Carols (No dinner or normal service) 24/12 Christmas Eve Services at 5pm and 11pm (No dinner) Kirk P.S. Actual Sunday@6 dinners…

Some key dates for the rest of the year

G’day Parents, This is not an exhaustive list of dates but they are on my radar: October 27 – Youth Unite. Click here to see the Facebook event. December 10 – Baptism and Confirmation Service at Sunday@6. Email kirk@stjohnsdc.org.au with expressions of interest. December 17 – Diamond Creek Community Carols (replaces Sunday@6 service that night). Date TBA – Board Games Night. More info soon. I’ll give you more details on these events as they get closer. Kirk

Reminders for the weekend

G’day parents, Three key things to note for this weekend. Our Youth Games and Movie Night on Friday. Click here for details and to RSVP. Please respond today if you know you’re coming. Tomorrow (Wed) I will send out a message to everyone who has RSVP’d with the address and what to bring. Our Girls Life Group is doing a fundraiser on Saturday. Click here for details. At this stage they have had zero people register in advance! You are able to…

Youth Event: Games and a Movie

G’day Parents, We’ve got a chance for youth to hang out coming up soon. Here are the details: Time: 6pm-10pm We’ll start with some easy to learn, fun to play, multiplayer video games. And snacks! Then get pizza. And watch a movie! Click here to RSVP and vote for the movie you’d most like to see. Democracy will rule. This will likely be a house party in Diamond Creek although we may move it to the church if there’s a…

Update on 5pm Activities

G’day Parents, This week I have news on our 5pm activities which have been running before the Sunday@6 service each week. It’s possible this might get complicated so I’ll try and be extra clear by using the ancient art of formatting. 5pm Dinners WILL continue every fortnight. Here are the remaining dates for term two: 21/5, 4/6 & 18/6. The activities that were happening on the alternate weeks are going on a temporary PAUSE and will not be running for the remainder…