News (Page 2)

News (Page 2)

The Rest of 2017

G’day Parents, This might be my last post of the year so I thought I’d give you a good idea what’s happening over Christmas: Sunday@6 is finished for the year. This Sunday (Dec 17) we have the Diamond Creek Community Carols which we encourage you to come along and enjoy being a part of. Literally finishes with a bang (fireworks). Click here to view the details of our Christmas Eve services. If you’re not sure which service will be the most…

Baptism and Confirmation Service this Sunday

G’day Parents, I recently wrote about our upcoming baptism and confirmation service. I’m pleased to announce we have 5 people getting confirmed and 2 getting baptised. It should be a great night. Come along and hear their stories, witness the commitments of these young people and celebrate the promises they make. The following week is Diamond Creek Community Carols. And the week after that is Christmas Eve! Our first Sunday@6 service after Christmas will be 7th January 2018. Kirk

Last Sunday@6 Dinner for the year

G’day Parents, All year we’ve held fortnightly dinners at 5pm before our evening service. This week will be our last for this year. The following weeks will be our Baptism/Confirmation Service followed by Community Carols and Christmas Eve! Thanks to all our legendary cooks who have helped out during the year and helped make our service a more welcoming and hospitable place 🙂 Kirk

150th Thanksgiving Appeal

We’re reaching big, and asking for $150,000 to reduce our debt. Every year at St John’s we hold a Thanksgiving Appeal as an expression of thankfulness and love to God for his faithfulness and goodness to us. It is an opportunity to show generosity in giving over and above our regular gifts. It is a powerful expression of our dependence on God, our love for him, and our thankfulness for all he has provided. This year we are giving thanks…

New Volunteer Leadership Team

Thanks to everyone who came along to the AGM on Wednesday night. It was great to reflect on the past year and to thank God for providing for us. It was also good to think about the year ahead, to make plans about how we will resource our ministry, and to elect leaders for our church. The following people will lead us over the coming year: Parish Council The highest decision-making body within the church, they are responsible for overseeing…

5pm Activities – Nov 26

G’day Parents, Sometimes we run some fun times before the service on a Sunday. This week we run our last for the year. Like the recent youth event, it’s games based, but not epic like the youth event because we only have an hour. There’ll be a bunch of short-and-sharp games to play that we hope will bring some fun social time to everyone who attends. Details? It’s at 5pm. It’s free. Just turn up and have fun 🙂 Click…

Baptism and Confirmation Service – December 10

G’day Parents, On December 10th Sunday@6 will be hosting a Baptism and Confirmation Service where people have the opportunity to stand up in front of their church community and publicly commit to following Jesus. In the Anglican tradition, confirmation is for people who have been baptised as infants or children and, now that they’re older, want to affirm the promises that were made on their behalf. We’ve already got a bunch of young people keen to be involved. If someone…

Location confirmed for Epic Board Games

G’day Parents, Just a quick note to let you know that tonight’s youth event will be held in the portable building between the main church building and the church office (which looks like a house, just to make it more confusing). It’s commonly known as the Pizza Box. We’ve received a number of RSVPs but we can fit a few more people so it’s not too late to sign up. Rocking up without RSVPing might be okay, it would just…

Last youth event this Friday – RSVP needed!

G’day parents, Hopefully you’re aware of our Epic Board Games event this Friday. I wrote about it here previously. We’re currently at a point where we need two more rsvps to go ahead with the event. The more people who come, the more flexible we can be with what games we play and how we run the night and it’s always helpful to have approximate numbers. For those who have already rsvp’d, thanks heaps, we’ll contact you directly regarding the…

Youth Event: Epic Board Games

G’day parents, We’ve got our final Friday night event coming up in just under two weeks. Here’s the details: Board games are fun but not always epic. Forget Snakes and Ladders, forget Monoply, we’re going way more hardcore than that. Plus: food and friendly people! This event will run from 6-10pm on Friday the 10th of November. We’ll confirm the location closer to the date when we have a good idea of numbers. It will be in Diamond Creek or…

Can you help out a Youth Leader?

G’day Parents, Two weeks ago I had the privilege of attending a youth ministry conference called NYMC. I took with me three of our volunteer Youth Life Group leaders. Put simply, it was great. Some of it was inspiring. Some was super practical. 98% of it was great. Our church, and specifically our youth ministry, will be better because of what the four of us learned at NYMC. Now, here’s the thing: these leaders paid their way to NYMC themselves.…

The PONG approaches

G’day Parents, I’ve written about the Youth Unite ping-pong-a-thon previously. If you missed that post, please do have a read. I received an update on the campaign from the organisers and wanted to share some of the details with you here. GIGANTIC. WEEK. OF. PONG. Team Pong, this week you: – Broke the All-time School Venue Record – Recruited another 250 Pongers to the team – Had a 14 year old event organiser raise more than $3,000 – Had your…