Our annual Grad Camp is coming soon!
Moving in and out of Youth Group and be a tough process for youth so to help them navigate this process we mark this transition with a yearly weekend away and give the year 6 kids a warm welcome! This is a highlight of the year for the whole youth group as we head away to spend time with God and each other. Book here — Click here for more info!
Our annual Grad Camp is coming soon!
Come and join us for an afternoon of a choice of classes in either walking, pilates, gentle exercise or dance, followed by a time of mindfulness using the Psalms. A healthy afternoon tea is included while we hear from a guest speaker with a short word to encourage us.
Come along as we answer the question “hasn’t science disproved Christianity”.
Why have another ordinary holiday this July?
You’re invited to come and meet Professor Potassium Quark. He’s mad about science experiments, inventions, big questions- you name it- he loves it! He wants to find out the truth about Jesus. Come and join us for an illuminating ride into the Bible. Pose questions and investigate the truth with us. All kids are welcome. It will be a school holiday like no other with fun drama, games, music, and curious crafts! If your child is in Year 6, there is an optional Youth Hangout afternoon on the Wednesday! Click here for more info!
We’re inviting SJM and Wild St Anglican parents of youth (or children) to come and hear what social and emotional wellbeing looks like, how to support our youth towards a healthy approach to their lives, and gain resources available to assist you in accessing more information, knowledge and support. The seminar aims to introduce parents to protective measures they can reflect upon and implement in their own family life and measures to take in the event of more serious challenges emerging. The seminar will include videos, and small group discussion time. RSVP here!
Our Friday night Roast Youth group will be heading to Katoomba in the lovely Blue Mountains to attend a youth convention called KYCK. KYCK is run by an organisation called Katoomba Christian Conventions and is specifically aimed at teens. It usually attracts around 2,000 youth per weekend it is held. The program is made up of 6 Bible talks, interspersed with food breaks, free time and other organised (and fun) activities. Please register and pay online here. Download the pack list and info here!
As Christmas comes around, we stop in the midst of our busy lives to remember that God sent his son from the heights of heaven to a lowly manger. Looking past the shopping lists and family feasts, at Christmas we see God become man and are reminded of the unfathomable gift of a lasting peace Jesus offers. More info here..
St Johns is starting a choir, with a pilot project Oct-Dec. Rehearsals are to start in week 1, term 4 (Oct 15 onwards). The performance to happen on Dec 9 across all congregations at St Johns. All ages and abilities welcome. Commitment required 2 hours per week until Dec 8. Contact Sandy on 0438 587 962 for further details.
Our fourth year of Summerhouse: Bubble Ball & Banh Mi arvo is approaching and we at Roast are getting excited. Summerhouse is an opportunity to capture the season change for a change of mind in youth and 6pm, and celebrate the end of HSC and exams. The aim of Summer House if to see 6pm reach down and out to Roast and ensure that our teenagers will feel welcome to join 6pm now or in the future. More info here.
Come along to our family feast at 10am and then 6pm to enjoy a night of fellowship with a great film and pizza, Jason’s generous shout! This film was the second highest popular movie in the US, when it was released in cinemas earlier this year, beaten only by the current Marvel movie of the time. See the trailer here!
Fathers matter! Fathers have a profoundly important role on who we are and how we live. Come and hear from some dads (and sons), and how their father shaped them, and how our heavenly father gives all of us all redemption and hope. RSVP here or for further info, contact Andrew Moore.
What is your story?
Contemporary Christians and the questions that we still ask…
Who am I? Where do I belong? What is my purpose? Or maybe you think: I’m too old? Too young? It’s too late? Expectations! Belonging! Identity! Purpose! Destiny! Hope!
An “Afternoon with Heather” is an opportunity for all St John's women and friends to come together to hear a message of hope and have an opportunity to find some answers. Enjoy some “together time” with your Sisters in Christ, young and old alike!
Please RSVP by Aug 15 by clicking here.
Youthworks are coming to us! If you are joining our Kids Club team this year and have not completed or refreshed your safe ministry training in the last three years, this is for you! If you need to renew your Safe Ministry Training Certificates you will need to do the 'refresher' and if who have never done it you will need to do the 'essentials'. More info and rego link here!
Come along for a BBQ and hang out with blokes from St John's (all ages). We'll have a thought-provoking talk by Luke Vu on internet addiction. Luke has a PhD in psychology and is an expert in the area of addiction. Come along to Andrew & Narelle's (14 Donovan Ave Pagewood). BYO drinks. Food on the house. Join us for encouragement, challenge and prayer. Please RSVP by Wednesday 30th May here. For further info, contact Andrew Moore.
Come & enjoy a fun weekend away with your St John’s Family! Retreat from regular life and church routines for a weekend to be refreshed in your personal relationship with God. Spend time hanging out together – eating, chilling, singing, praying, chatting, listening – to nourish our relationships with one another and grow in our service of listening as a Christian. Instead of one huge weekend together, this year we are running 2 similar retreats in smaller groups. There are no rules about who attends which weekend – there will hopefully be a mix of people from different congregations at each weekend. REGO & MORE INFO.