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, perhaps in a way they haven’t before.

Click here to see the timetable and drop in any time between 6am and 6pm on Saturday June 17th.

Also

There is a youth event on Friday 23rd June and then a youth hosted fundraiser on Saturday 24th June. Usually we would avoid putting two youth related extra events on the one weekend but, well… it’s a long story but basically we didn’t realise the clash early enough to avoid it. No one’s fault, just an accident.

Anyway, how do you pick which to attend if you’ve got a busy weekend? Well the Games and Movie Night is purely social and only for youth; no adults allowed. The Fundraiser is not a youth event as such, the majority of people attending will be adults, but it has a ripper cause (The Babes Project) and is organised by one of our youth life groups. It’s great to see these girls taking something on like this and seeking to make a difference in the lives of other young people.

I will be at the Games and Movie night but, then again, I am in charge of that one. Some of our youth and leaders will be at the fundraiser because they’re in charge there. The choice, is yours. Apologies if it causes angst in your family, we’ll try and avoid this sort of issue again in the future.

Kirk

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 coming!

Bye for now.

Kirk

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 minutes down the road, so we’ll just meet there rather than car pooling from St. John’s.

No need to RSVP this time due to no car pool.

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

Kirk

Questions, Writing and Cooking

G’day parents,

A few tidbits for you this week:

  1. 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 to simply be told what to believe, they like to discuss it and work it out with others; these panel nights are designed to help start and deepen conversations about the most important things in life.
  2. Do you have a teenager writer in your family? They might like to enter this competition.
  3. This Sunday our pre service activity is an act of service flowing from our church’s partnership with Prison Fellowship. Each year they encourage churches to bake biscuits to give to prisoners and their families. That’s what we’ll be doing from 2:30 this Sunday in the St. John’s kitchen, come join us! Click here for the Facebook event.

Kirk

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) we have pre-service activities. Every second week it’s dinner but on the other weeks we do other stuff. This Sunday we’ve got some Trivia fun times planned. Click here for the Facebook event.

Oh, and don’t forget Camp Crave 🙂

Kirk

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 some families will still be working out if and who will be coming and we understand that completely.

You can register by clicking here.

If you intend to register but are waiting to ensure you have enough money in the bank, could you please email me and let me know? kirk@stjohnsdc.org.au

Kirk

P.S. Don’t forget Youth Unite is on this Friday.

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 trickier time slots work so please do give me a call if the group your kid/s end up in makes things tricky for your family. 9438 1264 (Tues, Wed or Fri).

Also, Camp Crave is less than a month away. Please register ASAP if you know you are coming. If you’re not sure, I highly recommend it and invite questions if you have them. Camp is great.

Click here to read about and register for camp.

Also, Youth Unite is even closer, Friday 26th Feb. If you can RSVP for that event it really helps us out. You can still come if you don’t be we really appreciate it.

Click here to RSVP for Youth Unite.