The Listening Christian | St John’s Retreat/s 2018
May
25
to Jun 24

The Listening Christian | St John’s Retreat/s 2018

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.

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SJM Men's BBQ & Talk
Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

SJM Men's BBQ & Talk

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.

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Kids Club 2018: The Great Aussie Adventure!
Jul
9
to Jul 15

Kids Club 2018: The Great Aussie Adventure!

Why have another ordinary holiday this July?
Turn your holiday into a Great Aussie Adventure. We will travel some amazing places in the company of Rusty & Steve. We are going looking for Jesus in the great Aussie outdoors - 
through drama, with games, powered by great grooves & some crafty craft. 

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KYCK 2018
Apr
20
to Apr 23

KYCK 2018

We 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. This year, we plan to say an extra day in the mountains to spend extra time with our year 12 mob before they get their heads stuck into the HSC. Please register and pay online here

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Quiz Works Training Day
Apr
14
8:45 AM08:45

Quiz Works Training Day

Quiz Worx exists to share Jesus with kids everywhere and since 1998 they've had the privilege of being able to share the good news of Jesus with hundreds of thousands of kids all over Australia, primarily in schools. St Johns Maroubra is hosting a Quiz Works training day for local churches to train and equip leaders the art and experience of storytelling and creating visuals from the Bible; engaging children to respond to storytelling with consideration of group/classroom dynamics. If you’re involved in SJM KIDS CLUB or any children's ministry, this is a day for you!  Click here for more info and registration!

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A Public Explanation: All Welcome!
Apr
8
8:30 AM08:30

A Public Explanation: All Welcome!

Christianity used to look normal. As time goes by it looks stranger. So we think it's time for Christians to make some public explanations of the kind of things most people wonder: is the Christian God good for the world?  Can Christians be part of a diverse society? Will Christians be bringers of peace? Why do Christians cling to 'T' truth? We are keen to explain if you are keen to ask. Please ask.

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Laser Tag :: Youth Social
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Laser Tag :: Youth Social

Come along to our first youth social for the year before we welcome on board new leaders. We'll meet at St John's around 6pm and bus it to the entertainment quarter, meeting outside Strike at 6:45pm (for those meeting us straight there). The arenas are decked out with props / various themes so it's the perfect way to kick off the year with fun. Pew pew pew. Pay online here!

We will either eat at EQ Oporto or Maroubra McDonalds en route our way home. Meeting back at church for pickup at 9pm. Please pay online here for the two games of laser tag ($18) and byo Opal Card & cash for dinner. Feel free to bring friends!

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Youth Leader's Retreat
Jan
26
to Jan 28

Youth Leader's Retreat

As the new year rolls around and with fresh new faces joining our team, we think it's a pretty great idea to escape to the coast and spend some time having fun, dreaming big, praying deep and training well together. For those who serve our youth at St John's (or plan to), keep this date free! We have generously been given a house in Sussex for the weekend and look forward to this time to together as a team! Stay tuned for more details.

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NYE: 6pm plus friends
Dec
31
to Jan 1

NYE: 6pm plus friends

NYE - 8.30am, 10am & 6pm-Plus
We'll reflect on some biblical wisdom about now and the future. It will be another short-ish service at 10am in the morning with kids in. 6pm will be a special NYE edition with dinner afterwards in the Bay and a walk to Magic Point (North Maroubra) for Coogee fireworks at 9pm. After that we'll kick back to church for beers & board games and midnight bright-lights on a small screen. We would love members of other congregations and youth to come!

IMPORTANT: If you wish to have dinner with us on NYE, PLEASE rsvp to jim@stjohnsmaroubra.com by December 23rd. We'll need to book eating places early!
 

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Christmas Day
Dec
25
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Day

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 tinsel and twinkle lights, at Christmas we see God become man and are reminded of the unfathomable gift of hope for the world. We warmly welcome you to join us for our 9am Christmas service.

NB: No 8:30am or 6pm service.

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Let there be Christmas! St Johns Kids Christmas Fun
Dec
9
3:30 PM15:30

Let there be Christmas! St Johns Kids Christmas Fun

Christmas is upon us and all the accompanying silliness. Why not take some time out as a family and prepare for Christmas together in a fun place? St John's is following up our July Kids Club 'Let There Be Rock!' with a great event called 'Let There Be Christmas!'. Come together and make your personal stocking. Fill it with gingerbread people. Throw in a gift for yourself - your own personalised pencil case. Make a decoration or two for your tree. Eat some treats. 

It'll be a great time together. Well remind the kids what Christmas is all about too along the way and we are trying to tease Rocky out of retirement to lead a rockin' carol or two. Why not come along! Spaces are minimal - so register quickly, and as for cost - this one's on us!

 

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Bus Day Trip to Bowral
Oct
17
8:30 AM08:30

Bus Day Trip to Bowral

Our next Seniors' Day Trip will be to Bowral on Tuesday 17th October with the cost being $20.00 each (this does not include lunch). We will leave from St John’s at 8:30am, to return about 3pm. Please book as soon as possible - contact Ross Pickering: 0403 790 104, rpi32603@bigpond.net.au

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Mingle. Move. Meditate
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Mingle. Move. Meditate

Joining women together through physical activities to mingle, move and meditate on God's word. We will be offering 5 different activities; walking group, running group, pilates, hot shoe shuffle and gentle seated exercise and relaxation classes then enjoy a mediation on the bible. Perfect afternoon to spend with the girls!
Cost: Donations welcome towards Homes of Hope International - refuges rescuing women, widows and children in Asia, India and Africa.
Contact: Kristy.gilbert@live.com | 0404071470
Sign-up: Please sign-up online so that we can have a clear indication of numbers prior to event by clicking here

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Working Bee
Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

Working Bee

Come along and help keep our church looking sharp! From the buff to the brainy, there's everything from heavy lifting, cleaning, sorting and organising to be done. The more the merrier! Contact Ross for more info.

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One Love
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

One Love

A ONE DAY WOMEN'S CONFERENCE IN SYDNEY TO TEACH AND INSPIRE WOMEN IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS. 

OneLove is for women of all ages and life stages. Whether you have been a Christian for many years or are still seeking answers about God, come to OneLove and experience life changing preaching, inspirational testimonies, delicious food, amazing music and fantastic fellowship!

If you are feeling weighed down by momentary troubles; if you are distracted today by things that will be gone tomorrow; then lift your eyes to Jesus at OneLove 2017. Cost: $114 | http://www.onelovewomen.com/register.html

 

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