Parents’ Blog

Parents’ Blog

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

Lent: Family Selfie Scavenger Hunt #3

Please click these links If you missed either Week #1 or Week #2 of the Lenten Family Selfie Scavenger Hunt.   Week #3 – Jesus’ Ministry – Read Luke 5:1-11 together as a family or Let’s Go! from the Jesus Storybook Bible   Jesus began to teach all the people They’d come to hear him, no building or steeple He’d talk in the mountains and down by the sea And to those who would listen, he’d say “Come, follow me!”…

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…

You can help bless our Youth Leaders

Dear 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 April 5th we will be holding a Leadership Dinner…

Lent: Family Selfie Scavenger Hunt #2

If you missed the initial Lenten Family Selfie Scavenger Hunt post last week, click here to read.   Week #2 – Jesus’ Baptism – Read Mark 1:1-11 together as a family or Heaven Breaks Through from the Jesus Storybook Bible   As he grew, he gained respect from God and man And his calling to save us, he began to understand He declared he came to set the captives free And was baptised by John to begin that journey.  …

Lent: Family Selfie Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent – a period leading up to Easter. Traditionally, it is a time of confession, reflection and contemplation as we consider all that Jesus accomplished through his death. Reflection and contemplation don’t necessarily come easily for children and youth and, as parents, sometimes we tend to shield our children from the sadness and heaviness of Lent and the crucifixion. But, if we want our children to truly know the JOY that is Easter, we must…

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…

Extended Q&A – February 24

  G’day parents, This Sunday (24th Feb) we have extended QandA after the Sunday@6 service. Stick around for some interesting discussion. Future dates for QandA, 5pm Dinner and Extended Worship here: https://www.stjohnsdc.org.au/card/sunday6-dinner/ Extended Q&A and Worship both start about ten minutes after the end of the Sunday@6 service (approximately 7:20pm) and go to about 8pm. Photo by Camylla Battani on Unsplash

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…