Posts by Andi Fidock

Posts by Andi Fidock

Our next youth event: Bonfire night!

Hey parents, Our next youth event is our Youth Bonfire Night! This is a great night for inviting friends. We’ll be playing fun games, getting toasty around the fire, hanging out and eating good food. Details: Friday 9th August Time: 6 pm – 10 pm We will meet in the St Johns foyer at 6 pm before carpooling to Research for the bonfire. We will then carpool back, ready for pick up at St Johns by 10 pm. Years 7-12…

Youth Life Groups – back on this week!

Hey Parents, I hope you had a great school holidays. Another huge thank you to all the youth that volunteered for Going Bananas, our primary school aged school holiday program. Well done! Youth Life Groups are back on this week – 14th July! If your child has never joined us for Youth Life Groups before we’d love for them to come along as we kick off our second half of the year. Details: Who?: Years 7-12 Time: 4pm Sundays, arrive…

School holidays – No Youth Life Groups

Hello parents, Two weeks ago we hosted Youth Unite at our church. This is an event where youth from churches in our area get together for a time of worship, games, hanging out and learning more about God. I wanted to share with you how encouraging it was to have our youth step up and help with set-up and pack-up on the night. It’s awesome to see them love like Jesus in such a practical way.   There will be…

Dinner before Sunday@6 this week!

Hey Parents, This week, 23rd June we have dinner at 5pm before our Sunday@6 service Dinner is in the St John’s foyer, we recommend bringing a $5 donation to help us cover costs. Dinner is always a great time – delicious food plus an opportunity to get to know each other better. All are welcome! One of our Youth, Ella from PLC will be performing in her school play ‘Jane Eyre’ next month! If you would like to support her and go…

Youth Unite – this Friday!

Hey Parents, Youth Unite Mid – Year is THIS FRIDAY! Youth Unite is a chance for our youth to join youth from churches in our area for a time of worship, games, hanging out and learning more about God – and, this time we’re hosting! Details: Friday 14th June 7 – 9.30 pm (We’re hosting so we’d love youth to come early and stick around after to get involved – 6.30 pm – 10 pm) Location: St Johns $5 entry Please RSVP…

Extended Worship + Youth Unite Mid Year!

Hey Parents, After this weeks service, 9th June we will be having a time of extended worship and prayer. This is a great chance to take a break from the week to praise God together. Our service will officially end between 7-7.10 pm, we will then kick everyone out, set up the space and then invite everyone back in for extended worship until around 8 pm. All are welcome, both youth and parents alike! Youth Unite Mid – Year is 2 weeks away! Youth…

Dinner this week + Youth Unite Mid Year!

Hey Parents, We have dinner before Sunday at 6 service this week, 2nd June. Dinner is included as part of our Youth Life Groups. Dinner is at 5pm in the St John’s foyer, we recommend bringing a $5 donation to help us cover costs. Dinner is always a great time – delicious food plus an opportunity to get to know each other better. All are welcome!   Youth Unite Mid – Year is 3 weeks away! Youth Unite is a chance for our youth to…

Free Parenting Sessions + Youth Unite Mid-Year!

Hey Parents, The Whittlesea Council provides sessions specifically targeted at parents of teens. The sessions are free and local. Details of upcoming sessions:: Keeping teen relationships healthy Wednesday 22 May 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Shop MM9, 1st Floor Westfield Plenty Valley 415 McDonalds Road, Mill Park Bookings: Family Services Education Officer familytraining@whittlesea.vic.gov.au or 9404 8865 Reducing young people’s stress and anxiety using art and mindfulness Monday 27 May 6.30pm-8.30pm Community Room, Westfield Edge Community Space Shop MM1, Westfield Plenty Valley 415…

Dinner and Q and A this week – 19th May

Hey Parents, Two exciting things are happening this week at Sunday at 6! We will be having dinner before our Sunday at 6 service. Dinner will be included as part of our Youth Life Group. Dinner is at 5pm in the St John’s foyer, we recommend bringing a $5 donation to help us cover costs. All are welcome! We’ll also be having extended QandA after the Sunday@6 service. Stick around for some interesting discussion. Future dates for Q and A, 5pm Dinner and Extended…

Heaps of important information!

Hey Parents, Our Youth Games Night is this Friday! Details: Friday 10th May Years 7-12 Location: St Johns Time: 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm Cost: $10 Dinner included Please RSVP here. This week, 12th May (Mothers Day) we will have no Youth Life Groups. We’ll be back and running the following week 19th May. There will also be no Sunday@6 Service this week. Please join us at the 9.30 am Service instead as we continue our Come and See themed services. This…

Youth Games Night + Come and See services

Hey Parents, Our Youth Games Night is just 2 weeks away! We’re going to have a fun-filled night of big games, little games and good times. This is a great event to invite friends to. Details: Friday 10th May Years 7-12 Location: St Johns Time: 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm Cost: $10 Dinner included Please RSVP here. This week the 9:30 am and Sunday@6 services are both Come and See themed. This means they’re excellent for inviting friends to as we’ll…

Youth Games Night – Friday 10th May – Years 7-12

Hey Parents, Our next youth event is coming up in just 3 weeks – we’re having a Youth Games Night! We’re going to have a fun-filled night of big games, little games and good times. This is a great event to invite friends to. Details: Friday 10th May Years 7-12 Location: St Johns Time: 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm Cost: $10 Dinner included Please RSVP here. Also, a big thanks to all the parents that filled in our youth events…

Easter + YOUTH EVENTS SURVEY

  Hey parents, At St John’s we’re all about Jesus so we think that Easter is great – a week all about Jesus’ death and resurrection. We have a number of services to mark His victory over sin and death. Click here for details of all our Easter Services. Also, a reminder to please complete this survey with our proposed dates for youth events in term 2 and 3. This gives us a great head start to plan these events knowing that…

Youth Events Survey – Term 2 and 3 2019

Hey parents, We think that our occasional Friday night Youth Events are the best and the more youth available to come the better.  We are only a medium sized youth ministry so numbers can be quite unpredictable. This year we are asking that you please complete this survey with our proposed dates for events in term 2 and 3. This gives us a great head start to plan these events knowing that we wont have to cancel a week out…

Dinner this week – 31st March

Hey Parents, This week we will be having dinner before our Sunday at 6 service. Dinner will be included as part of our Youth Life Group. Dinner is at 5pm in the St John’s foyer, we recommend bringing a $5 donation to help us cover costs. All are welcome! Also, a reminder for youth to please bring along a gold coin to Youth Life Group each week to go towards the snacks we share as a group. Thanks, Andi

Free Cyber World session & Extended Q&A this week

Hey parents, Having knowledge about the cyber world is so valuable if you are a parent of a youth. If you would like to feel better equipped I encourage you to attend the free session ‘The reality of cyber world for young people’ being held at Westfield Plenty Valley next week. This session is aimed to assist parents of young people to navigate the cyber world. This workshop will provide you with strategies on how to engage your young person in…

Camp Crave – this weekend!

Hey Parents, Camp Crave 2019 is just days away! Here is all the info you and your camper need to know, all who have registered will also receive a personal email with this information. Camp Crave 2019 info: Some of this stuff is pretty important, so make sure you and your camper read it all! We’ll be bussing up to the camp site from St. John’s. Please arrive at 4.30 pm as we need to get up to the camp site…

Last chance to register for Camp Crave!

Hey Parents, Camp Crave starts this Friday – now is your last chance to register! Registrations close tomorrow 9am, 4th March. Click here to see what Camps all about and book yourself a spot. Tomorrow an email will be sent to all who have registered confirming details of the camp (e.g. bus times) and giving plenty of useful information (e.g. what to pack). Cannot wait for a great weekend of fun times, outdoor adventures and learning more about Jesus! See you…

Dinner this Sunday + Camp Crave

Hey Parents, This week we will be having dinner before our Sunday at 6 service. Dinner will be included as part of our youth life group. Dinner is at 5pm in the St John’s foyer, we recommend bringing a $5 donation to help us cover costs. All are welcome! Also, Camp Crave is in just two weeks!!! It’s not too late to register and invite your friends. Give your friends the code: FriendCode to save $20. Click here to see what Camps all about…

Youth Unite this Friday!

Hey Parents, Youth Unite Summer is this Friday! This is a chance for our youth to join youth from churches in our area for a time of worship, games, hanging out and learning more about God. Details: Friday 22nd February Meet at St Johns 6.30 pm (we’ll then car-pool to UniHill Church Bundoora) Pick up St Johns 10 pm $5 entry Please RSVP here. St Johns Youth Ministry Team.

Camp Crave Friend Code + Youth Unite

Hey Parents, Our early bird price for Camp Crave is over, but don’t fret! If you invite a friend you can give them the code: FriendCode (code is cap sensitive) for their own camp discount. This code can be used for 3 kinds of people: Friends who are not part of a church but who have shown some interest or openness to Christianity. We will talk about Jesus a fair bit, so they at least need to be ready to tolerate some…

Youth Life Groups start THIS SUNDAY!

Hey Parents, Youth Life Groups start this week, 4 pm Sunday, 17th Feb (Arrive from 3.45 pm). Groups will transition straight into the Sunday@6 service, we recommend pick up after the service finishes (we aim to finish by 7:10 pm). We recommend bringing your own personal bible to Life Group each week. Please fill in this brief survey so we know who to expect! Thank you, St John’s Youth Ministry Team

Youth Life Groups 2019

Hey Parents, Thank you to everyone who responded to our survey! The results are in and all our Youth Life Groups are set to kick off 4 pm Sunday, 17th Feb. There will be no other time-slot for groups to start 2019. We are not ruling them out for the future (either this year or following) but it seems like Sunday arvos will just work really well this year. So, if you have a youth who intends to be part…

Youth Life Groups 2019

Hey Parents, Planning for St John’s Youth in 2019 is well under way! We’ve been doing some planning the last few days and we have a question for you. We think it might be possible to have all our Youth Life Groups meet 4pm Sunday’s before our Sunday@6 service. We reckon this would have a large number of benefits with only a couple of drawbacks. So our question is, does Sunday arvo work for your kids? If you could please fill in this…

Extended Worship – after Sunday@6 this week

Hello parents, After this weeks service, 2nd December we will be having a time of extended worship and prayer. This is a great chance to take a break from the week to praise God together through music and prayer. Our service will officially end between 7-7.10 pm, we will then kick everyone out, set up the space and then invite everyone back in for extended worship until around 8 pm. All are welcome, both youth and parents alike! Andi
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