Posts from May 2018

Posts from May 2018

National Volunteer Week

We’ve just celebrated National Volunteer Week 2018 (May 21-27). St John’s literally could not run without the massive support of our volunteers. If you’re one of them; THANK YOU. Your service to others is so greatly appreciated. Paul wrote in Romans: “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” Serving one another, whether that be through existing…

Volunteer Spotlight | Alison Knuckey

It’s National Volunteer Week, and we love our volunteers. We’ve got some great stories to tell about some of our volunteers, about why they serve, and what they love about volunteering. Today, meet Alison (and Simeon). Alison is pretty busy, so I caught up with her while she was setting up for Mainly Music, where she volunteers. When she isn’t volunteering, Alison works part-time as an Orthotist and a Prosthetist –  she helps fit support devices for people who have lost…

Volunteer Spotlight | Joy and Scotty

It’s National Volunteer Week, and we love our volunteers. We’ve got some great stories to tell about some of our volunteers, about why they serve, and what they love about volunteering. Today, meet Scotty and Joy. Scotty and Joy are married, and love volunteering together, and as individuals. Scotty’s a retired mental health support worker, and Joy a retired Nurse and Educator. Among their many areas of service, they coordinate and liase with an organisation called Houses of Hope, who…

Volunteer Spotlight | Bev Ward

It’s National Volunteer Week, and we love our volunteers. We’ve got some great stories to tell about some of our volunteers, about why they serve, and what they love about volunteering. First up, meet Bev. Bev’s a retired nurse, and if you’ve been around St John’s or St Katherine’s, you’ve probably know her, or have heard her laugh! Bev serves in the Aged Care facility Leith Park, where she lives, leading sing-a-long sessions for (as she puts it) the ‘oldies’.…

Can you help bless a youth leader?

G’day Parents, This year our Youth Unite team have planned an extra event just for youth leaders. Leaders volunteer so much of their time and energy to serve our young people and their families, that we wanted to do something special to thank them. We also want to help churches better equip their leaders for ministry and to provide opportunities for them to interact with leaders from other churches. So, on June 29 we will be holding a Leadership Dinner…

Four Free Things This Sunday – May 20

G’day parents, So much free stuff this Sunday arvo/evening! Here’s what’s on offer. 3:30 Free maths tutoring! 5pm Free dinner (well, sort of, donations help us cover costs) 6pm Free Church service (as usual) 7:45pm Free screening of Star Wars: Rogue One Point four is not a regular free thing. The next Star Wars movie is out in just over a week so we’re showing the previous “Star Wars Story” in preparation. It’s mainly a chance just to hang out…

Partners in the Gospel – Nungalinya College

In Philippians 1:4-5 the Apostle Paul writes that he always prays with joy because of the Philippian church’s “partnership in the gospel”. Through their prayers, encouragement and financial support they show that they are working alongside Paul in his mission of sharing the good news of Jesus and strengthening churches to love and serve Jesus. At St John’s we rejoice in being gospel partners too, working alongside a variety of organisations to share the good news of Jesus and help…

Youth Unite this Friday (May 11)

G’day Parents, I’ve written about Youth Unite already on this blog so this is really just a reminder. We’ve got a number of youth ready to help us out before, during and after the event which is great but there is always room for more. If you can help out in some capacity, please indicate that with the RSVP form below. Kirk  

A big Sunday is coming – May 6

G’day Parents, This coming Sunday (May 6) is chockas with good stuff. Here’s a quick run down: The 9:30 and Sunday@6 services are both Come and See themed. This means they’re excellent for inviting friends to as we’ll focus both services on being friendly to non-church people, especially in our teaching. There is Free Maths Tutoring at 3:30pm in Meeting Room 2. Please do take advantage of this generous offer. It goes till 5pm which is the start time for……