This Blog is Moving

G’day parents.

New year, new church website. We hope this will make it easier for everyone to communicate with each other. As part of this update, we’ve moved our ‘Parents of Teenagers Blog’ to the new site.

If you visit this link you’ll see all my old posts and a couple of new ones.

Here’s the important bit: If you want to receive the parent updates directly to your email inbox, you need to resubscribe. Now, if you’re subscribed to this blog, I have attempted to roll you over to the new blog but I have no way to confirm it’s worked so keep an eye on your inbox.

It’s easy enough to subscribe on the new site, just check out the most recent post on the page and at the bottom you’ll find a box to enter your email address. Simple 🙂

Another change is that the blog will be for all parents connected with St John’s. This means we’ll post some info about parenting in general as well as some stuff for younger kids.

Hope all that makes sense, see you on the new site!



Camp Crave 2018

G’day Parents,

Our dates are locked for Camp Crave 2018 (our camp for years 7-12). If you register now you can get the discounted early bird price.

Click here for all the details.

I cannot recommend Camp Crave highly enough. It is a brilliant weekend chockas with opportunities to make friends and get to know Jesus.

Spread the word!


The Rest of 2018

G’day Parents,

This might be my last post of the year so I thought I’d give you a good idea what’s happening over Christmas:

I hope this information has been helpful.

Lastly, it was very encouraging to be a part of our baptism and confirmation service this past Sunday. We leave these services filled with the goodness of Jesus because we’ve heard the great work he’s done in people’s lives (particularly young people’s lives in this case). Great stuff.


Baptism and Confirmation Service this Sunday

G’day Parents,

I recently wrote about our upcoming baptism and confirmation service. I’m pleased to announce we have 5 people getting confirmed and 2 getting baptised.

It should be a great night. Come along and hear their stories, witness the commitments of these young people and celebrate the promises they make.

The following week is Diamond Creek Community Carols. And the week after that is Christmas Eve!

Our first Sunday@6 service after Christmas will be 7th January 2018.


Last Sunday@6 Dinner for the year

G’day Parents,

All year we’ve held fortnightly dinners at 5pm before our evening service. This week will be our last for this year.

The following weeks will be our Baptism/Confirmation Service followed by Community Carols and Christmas Eve!

Thanks to all our legendary cooks who have helped out during the year and helped make our service a more welcoming and hospitable place 🙂


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 here to see the Facebook event.


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 in your family would like to be baptised or confirmed then please drop me an email at

This Sunday we have an information/preparation session which you’d be welcome to come to. You don’t have to be 100% committed, just interested, we can lock you in (or not) after the session. It’s at 3pm in Meeting Room 1 at St. John’s.