News (Page 10)

News (Page 10)

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…

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…

Sunday@6 in the school holidays

G’day Parents, There are three Sunday@6 services this holidays: 24/9, 1/10, 8/10. At each of these services there will be a prayer meeting at 5:15 which everyone is welcome to attend (we meet in the Prayer Room near the back door and do a variety of prayer styles). The service is at 6pm followed by supper afterwards. We aim to finish our services by 7:30, something we achieve 95% of the time. On 8/10 we will have one of our…

Sunday@6 Dinners in Term 4

G’day Parents, Our Sunday@6 dinners are a great point of connection for people across all age groups and I highly recommend popping them in the diary so that you and your family can come and enjoy the food and company. Here’s what term 4 looks like: 15/10 Dinner 29/10 Dinner 5/11 Cup weekend (no dinner) 12/11 Dinner 26/11 Dinner 10/12 Dinner (Confirmation Service) 17/12 Community Carols (No dinner or normal service) 24/12 Christmas Eve Services at 5pm and 11pm (No dinner) Kirk P.S. Actual Sunday@6 dinners…

Some key dates for the rest of the year

G’day Parents, This is not an exhaustive list of dates but they are on my radar: October 27 – Youth Unite. Click here to see the Facebook event. December 10 – Baptism and Confirmation Service at Sunday@6. Email kirk@stjohnsdc.org.au with expressions of interest. December 17 – Diamond Creek Community Carols (replaces Sunday@6 service that night). Date TBA – Board Games Night. More info soon. I’ll give you more details on these events as they get closer. Kirk

The 3 Stages Of Adolescence

G’day Parents, I came across this interesting clip on adolescence which you might like to watch. It’s American so they use terms like “Freshman” which I don’t really understand but the basics are there to relate to Australia. Clip here to watch the clip. The YouTube channel this clip is hosted by has lots of great stuff. It’s mainly targeted at youth workers/ministers but I like to think of parents as the real full time youth ministers so I lot…