The kids had a wonderful time interacting with Tim during his talk on Sunday, and preparing the fish for the congregation. During his talk, Tim suggested some homework for us all, which would be a particularly good activity for parents to do with younger kids and/or encourage older kids to do on their own: Read the last chapter of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark & Luke, the last two chapters of John, and 1 Corinthians 15. Put together a list…

What’s on for Youth in Term 2?

With so many churches struggling to engage young people and with increasing pressure on young people to reject Christianity completely, it’s encouraging to be a part of our church where young people are both present and growing in their relationship with Jesus. As the Youth Minister at our church, I love seeing our young people step up to serve, share their faith with their friends and seek to apply God’s word to every part of their lives. It was a…

Youth Unite – May 11

G’day Parents, Three times a year we meet up with other youth groups in the Northern Suburbs for an all-in event called Youth Unite. They are a great  example of people from all different backgrounds getting together because of Jesus. Here’s the details. Date: Friday 11th May Start time: 7pm drop off at St. John’s (we’re hosting) End time: 9:30pm pick up Food: Supper provided Cost: $5 Grade 6s welcome. It should be a great night, we hope as many St.…

Interactive Services this Sunday!

Dear Parents of St John’s Kids, We hope the change of pace, during the school holidays, has been enjoyable for you all. This week, at both the 9:30am and Sunday@6 services, Tim has planned an interactive talk and activity. So, we would love to encourage as many kids as possible to be present. If you would like to pre-read the story with your kids, head to John 21:1-14. Kylie.

Church News April 8th and 15th

This edition of the Church News includes an update on from our Communications Guy, Andy, on the work happening behind the scenes at St John’s. We’re also excited that a missionary partner family will be visiting soon! Download the Church News here.

Sunday@6 Dinner Dates – Term 2

G’day parents, At Sunday@6 we love to gather for dinner before the service (5pm) for some quality food and socialising. Everyone is welcome to join us. Here are the dates for term 2: April 22nd May 6th and 20th June 3rd and 17th Kirk

Easter Services

G’day Parents, Please click here for details of our Easter Services this coming weekend. Although there will not be separate teaching time for children, the Good Friday and Easter Sunday services have been planned with children in mind. There will be no 5pm dinners during the school holidays including Easter Sunday. Kirk

Trivia Night before Sunday@6 – March 25th

G’day Parents, It’s time for our annual Sunday@6 Trivia Night. It’s short but sweet, fun and informative. Everyone is welcome. You don’t need to organise a team, just turn up. 5pm on March 25th in the St John’s hall. Service follows at 6pm. Click here to see the Facebook event. Kirk

Church News March 3rd

After stepping into her new role in February, Kylie gives us an update on Children & Families at St John’s, including the rebranding of our Children’s teaching time at both our 9:30am and 6pm services to St John’s Kids. Also in this issue, we’re supporting Prison Fellowship in their Easter Bake mission, to give every prisoner in Victoria Easter cookies along with the messsage of Jesus’ death and ressurection. Download it here

A long road of exploration began and ends with a Shepherd

This article was originally published in The Melbourne Anglican Julie Blinco grew up disillusioned with the church, because people did not appear to live up to its teachings. However, although she did not consider herself to be a Christian for a long time, she did cling to one word from her grade eight confirmation at a North Queensland Anglican high school – the word “shepherd”.

Camp Crave Update – It’s this week!

G’day Parents, Just a reminder that you can still register for Camp Crave up until Wed night this week. Friends get 20% off. If you have any questions about camp or need some financial assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me via or 9438 1264 (Mon and Wed). For those who have registered, expect an email on Wednesday or Thursday with a list of things to pack and all the details you’ll need to be part of camp. Also, our…