Weekend Events

Weekend Events

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

A Youth Ministry Update

G’day parents, We put together this little video as a bit of an overview of youth ministry this year. For some reason I seem a bit grumpy at the start even though I was not in a bad mood! Sorry about that. Click here to register for Camp Crave. Subscribe to get Parents’ Blog updates Email Address

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…

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…

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…

Why our next Youth Unite is so important

[vimeo 77140285 w=640 h=360] Tony Talks about the anti-slavery movement from Destiny Rescue on Vimeo. G’day Parents, Last week I wrote about our upcoming Youth Unite event. This video is from one of the organisations we’ll be supporting through this event. It’s a small snapshot into what these groups are doing on the front line. I recommend having a watch and maybe watching it with your kids as well. There is more reading and videos on the Destiny Rescue website…

Youth Unite Term 4 – October 27

G’day Parents, Youth Unite is something we’ve been involved with for a long time. For our last event this year we’re doing something a little different. This video gives you a bit of an idea about the cause we’re supporting: [vimeo 226983566 w=640 h=360] 2017 Ping Pong-A-Thon 2017 // Promo from The Pong on Vimeo. You can click here to read more about the event and the cause. As for practicalities, see below: Youth can fund raise in advance by…

Key dates for term 3

G’day parents, Here’s a few key dates for term 3. Pre Sunday@6 dinners (5pm every two weeks): 30/7 13/8 27/8 10/9 Free Maths Tutoring, 3:30-5pm every two weeks, always leads into dinner: 13/8 27/8 10/9 Both the dinners and the FREE Maths Tutoring come highly recommended both because they’re high quality and great for relationship building. Kirk

Classic Youth Games – July 16

G’day Parents, First up, I’m about to go on leave for a few days so there will be no post from me next week. However, I’m back on Sunday 16th for our 5pm CLASSIC YOUTH GAMES. This is going to be one hour of people’s favourite youth group/youth camp/school camp games; at least the ones that fit in our building and are legal 😉 We’ll have a mix of high intensity and low intensity so there should be a good…

6to6 Prayer Day and how to prioritise upcoming youth activities

G’day parents, First up, just a quick reminder that we have our 6to6 Prayer Day this Saturday. Twelve hours of non-stop prayer in the foyer at St. John’s. Each hour is facilitated by two adults with Working With Children Checks and their job is to encourage/help people to pray. For this reason, I reckon that 6to6 is a great opportunity for youth. Every hour of the day will be an appropriate time for them to come along and experience prayer,…

Youth Unite and Excursion

G’day parents, If you’re getting this  message on Friday arvo, this is a last minute reminder that Youth Unite is tonight at 7pm. Also at short notice is a chance to go to a play staring one of our year 10s. Their school is putting it on with Scotch College which means it’s going to be in a very nice (expensive) auditorium. Click here for details. We need to get your RSVP but this Monday afternoon (May 8th) if you’re…

Youth Unite Mid Year Event – May 5

G’day Parents, Three times a year we meet up with other youth ministries in the Northern Suburbs for an all-in event called Youth Unite. They are a really positive example of people from all different backgrounds getting together because of Jesus and I expect this one to be no exception. Click here to see the Facebook event which has the details. Diamond Valley Baptist are hosting this time, they are literally in the same street as our church, just a couple of…

Questions, Writing and Cooking

G’day parents, A few tidbits for you this week: This Sunday night we are hosting a Panel Night as part of our Sunday@6 service. This is something we do several times and year. We select four members of our church who volunteer to attempt to answer any question people throw at them (at least if the questions relate to God in some way). People can ask via text or just pop their hand up. We believe that young people don’t respond well…

Youth Unite Tonight + Life Groups and Trivia

G’day Parents, I’ve posted about Youth Unite before but it’s on tonight so thought I’d mention it one last time. Life Groups. If you’ve registered for a group then it’s likely that you’ve heard from me or a leader already. If not, please drop me an email (kirk@stjohnsdc.org.au). Is it too late to join a group? Never! Just let us know you’re keen and we’ll see what we can do. Trivia! At 5pm on Sundays (school and public holidays excluded)…

Coming to Camp Crave? Please register

G’day Parents, This coming Sunday the Camp Crave leaders will be gathering to plan the camp. At this stage, still a few weeks out, we do not have enough registrations for the camp to go ahead. I’m writing to request that IF you know your youth are coming to camp, could you please register them this week? That way when we start planning, we know the camp is going ahead and have a snapshot of who will be attending. Obviously…

Life Groups Update

G’day parents, This Thursday night we will meet as a leadership team and lock in the life group allocations for this year. Soon after that you will hear from group leaders about your kid/s’ first group meeting and related details. As always, there were no times/locations that perfectly suit everyone. None-the-less we have done our best to run groups at times where the most possible people can attend every week. We are keen to work with families to make the…

Youth Unite – Feb 24

G’day Parents, Three times a year we meet up with other youth ministries in the Northern Suburbs for an all-in event called Youth Unite. I’m increasingly appreciating these nights the longer I am a part of St. John’s. They are a really positive example of people from all different backgrounds getting together because of Jesus. No event is perfect but Youth Unite has so much going for it, I highly recommend you get your youth along to all three events this year.…