News (Page 3)

News (Page 3)

13 Reasons Why – a popular Netflix series

Hello Parents, You may have heard of the teen drama ‘13 reasons why’, know that your teen watches it or have seen it yourself. The show, found on Netflix, includes themes of suicide and rape, therefore viewing may be distressing for young people, especially those who are vulnerable. Here are 2 links to useful resources by Mental Health First Aid Australia to gain a greater understanding of the show and to talk to your teen about it. Plot summary and…

Extended Q and A – After Sunday@6 22nd July

Hey parents, I hope you’re all enjoying the first week of term 3! Following our service this Sunday; 7.20 pm – 8 pm, 22nd July, we will be having an extended time of Q and A. This is a great opportunity to ask a panel of Sunday@6 goers questions about this week’s talk and anything else God related. We hope to see many youth hang around! Andi  

Goodbye dinner for Tim – after Sunday@6 15th July

Hey parents! After our service this Sunday; 7.30 pm – 15th July, we’ll be heading over to the Windy Mile Cafe across the road to farewell Tim before he goes on long service leave. All are welcome to join. Meals are around $20-$25 if you are wondering how much to bring along. Andi

Sunday@6 dinner in term 3

Hey parents! In term 3 there will be two pre-service dinners. Note, this is different to the fortnightly routine we had in term 2. The dates are August 12 and September 9. Dinner is at 5pm in the St John’s foyer, we recommend bringing a $5 donation to help us cover costs Thanks, Andi

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…

Our Community

When moving into this area, something which struck me was the strong sense of community: communal vegetable gardens; communal libraries; communal running groups; communal history; communal stories; communal tragedy; and communal triumphs.  It’s a delight to be a part of – thank you Jesus for Nillumbik Shire! God had our community in mind when he made covenant with Abraham!  That his offspring would be a people who knew their God and they would be God’s people.  They would be a…

Long Weekend Kids’ Programs

Dear St John’s Parents, It’s a long weekend! Hopefully that means you all get to sit back and relax a bit at some stage. If you are wondering whether we run our kids’ programs on long weekends, the answer is YES! At both the 9:30am and Sunday@6 services, there is teaching and activities planned. So unless you are away for the weekend, please come and join us as usual.

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…

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…