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)


P.S. Actual Sunday@6 dinners may differ slightly from the photo above.


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 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.


Reminders for the weekend

G’day parents,

Three key things to note for this weekend.

  1. Our Youth Games and Movie Night on Friday. Click here for details and to RSVP. Please respond today if you know you’re coming. Tomorrow (Wed) I will send out a message to everyone who has RSVP’d with the address and what to bring.
  2. Our Girls Life Group is doing a fundraiser on Saturday. Click here for details. At this stage they have had zero people register in advance! You are able to turn up on the day but, if you know you’re coming, it would be great if you could book now and give them some piece of mind in the lead up.
  3. At our Sunday@6 service this weekend we’re asking “Who do we do what we do?” and specifically looking at the topic of communion. I’ve found church kids often know the basics (bread, wine, walk down the centre aisle) but often don’t know much about the background and meaning of communion. And of course for people new to church communion is pretty weird until it’s explained. This week we’ll explain this ancient Christian ritual in some detail.

So yeah, it’s a busy weekend. Click here to read my post about managing that busyness.

Bye for now.


Youth Event: Games and a Movie

G’day Parents,

We’ve got a chance for youth to hang out coming up soon. Here are the details:

  • Time: 6pm-10pm
  • We’ll start with some easy to learn, fun to play, multiplayer video games. And snacks! Then get pizza. And watch a movie!
  • Click here to RSVP and vote for the movie you’d most like to see. Democracy will rule.
  • This will likely be a house party in Diamond Creek although we may move it to the church if there’s a lot of people attending and we don’t all fit in a lounge room. We’ll contact you with details once the event is locked in.
  • $10

Should be fun. Please be aware that a couple of the possible movies are rated M for violence and mild course language. I’ve seen all the movies and believe they are appropriate for all high school ages but would be happy to talk to you about movie selection if you have concerns.


Final Maths Tutoring this Sunday – still free!


G’day Parents,

Exam time is upon us and many students could do with a helping hand. If they need some help with maths then we’re here to help.

This Sunday, from 3-5pm, we have our final Maths Tutoring event for the year. It’s a seriously excellent deal because it’s good and free!

So, come for some free tutoring with Sunny (teacher from DVC) and then stay for dinner and the service.

Here’s some details:

  • At St. John’s in meeting room 2 (we’ll put signs up).
  • 3pm-5pm
  • Bring your mahts work with you.
  • It’s free!
  • All year levels of high school.
  • Students from all schools welcome.
  • This is not limited to church people; invite friends who would benefit from the tutoring.
  • There will be pre-Sunday@6 dinner from 5pm so do stick around for a feed 🙂

Check out the Facebook even here.


Thanksgiving Service & Camp Review

G’day parents,

As I was growing up I noticed that American TV shows would often show families celebrating this day off called ‘Thanksgiving’. I didn’t get it at the time but nowadays I really like the concept; a day where we intentionally put time and effort into simply being thankful.

On Nov 13th our church will be holding a combined Thanksgiving Service to do just that. It’s 10am at our John Street site and will be the only service on that day (so no Sunday@6). Please come along and share what you’ve been thankful for.

Also, thanks to those who’ve filled in the Camp Crave review survey, we’ve got quite a few responses now so I’ll leave it open for one more week. If you haven’t filled it in yet it would be really helpful if you could by clicking here. It takes up to 10 minutes.


Youth Unite – October 28

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. Our final event is coming up real soon and many of you have rsvp’d online already. This is just a post to remind you of the details 🙂

  • Start time: 6:30pm drop off (be early rather than late so you don’t miss the car pool)
  • End time: 10pm pick up
  • Location: St. John’s, 61 Main St. Diamond Creek (the actual event is at Mill Park Baptist CHurch)
  • Food: Supper provided
  • Cost: $5

It should be a great night, we hope as many St. John’s youth as possible can be there.

Click here to RSVP.

Click here to see the Facebook event.