Posts by Kirk Mackenzie

Posts by Kirk Mackenzie

Where do we get our images?

We like to put a nice image with each of our posts to help grab your attention. There are many great images out there where the artists allow you to use the image for free. This post is a tribute to those who help make our website look great. As an example, our bonfire image last year was from a photographer called Marco Verch. He’s taken some spectacular shots of a huge variety of things. You can check out his…

Are you in our Parent Facebook group?

G’day Parents, If you have a Facebook account, I recommend joining a group that is attached to our church Facebook page called ‘St John’s Parents’. Some of what we post here is re-posted there but the main reason to join that group is the possibility of discussion and parents sharing tips and resources with each other. Last year there were several posts from other parents that we directly applied in our family to great effect. Check it out. Also, You…

Camp Crave 2019

G’day Parents, You may be wondering about Camp Crave next year. Me too! Well, good news, you can register for our 2019 camp right now! Just click here and you’ll see everything you need to know and sign up. We’ll post more about the camp in the coming weeks but if you’re already committed to coming, you might was well sign up now and take advantage of our early bird rates! Kirk

Community Carols this Sunday

G’day Parents, This weekend (Dec 16) Sunday@6 will not be at the St John’s buildling. Instead we’ll be at the Community Carols down at Coventry Oval. You can read about it at our info hub or check out the Facebook event. See you there for a sausage and some singing. Finishes with fireworks! We’ll have one more Sunday@6 service on Dec 23. There will be no evening service on Dec 30. Kirk

Grade 6s welcome at Youth Unite

G’day Parents, Just a quick note to say we’d love to have grade 6s with us at Youth Unite this Friday (as well as year 7-12s). It’s a great chance for them to get a taste of youth ministry and they’re generally excellent events. Click here for more info and RSVP. Kirk

Meet Andi

G’day Parents, Our senior minister, Tim Johnson, is about to go on long service leave. I will be acting senior minister while he is away. This if course creates a little bit more work for me so for term 3, I have someone helping me out with youth stuff. Her name is Andi Fidock. She is a current Youth Life Group Leader and former Sunday@6 Core Team member and an excellent addition to our staff team (albeit for only 12…

Still looking for some help on June 29

G’day Parents, Recently I wrote asking if you might be able to help bless some local youth leaders on the night of June 29. If you missed it, or want to help but haven’t let us know, please click here to get the details and fill in the online form. Any help you can offer will help make it a great night for our hard working volunteers. Text messages went out today to those who have registered for this Friday’s…

RSVP needed for Youth Event

G’day Parents Multiplayer Video Game sessions are good times. Movie nights are great. Why not put them together and maximise the fun? Good thought. Read on… This event will run from 6-10pm on Friday the 22nd of June. We’ll confirm the location closer to the date when we have a good idea of numbers. It will be in Diamond Creek or very close to Diamond Creek. We’ll contact you with details once the location is locked in. $10 2 hours…

Sunday@6 timing changes

G’day Parents, We’ve made a few structural changes to our Sunday@6 services that I wanted to let you know about. Previously we aimed to finish at 7:30pm. Starting now and going till at least the end of term 3 (when we’ll review) we’re aiming to finish our services between 7pm and 7:10. Here’s a few quick reasons we’re trying this out: Slightly shorter services may be a bit more accessible for visitors who have limited church experience. Earlier finish makes…

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…