Children & Families

Children and young families are very welcome at St John’s.

We always have a time in the service especially for children and arrange for children to participate as much as possible in the service through various tasks, like welcoming, bringing in the Bible, lighting candles etc. We also have a children’s corner with activities for them.

For more information contact the church office.

Our Time

Our Time is an informal, caring, friendly playgroup that meets at 10.30am on the 4th Friday of each month.

Dates for 2021 are as follows:

May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24, October 22 and November 26.

Early Word Videos

Each week our service includes a short segment (maximum 10 minutes) intended for children which includes a story with visuals.

Click the links below to open each video (most recent on top):

Transfiguration Sunday (14 February)

Christmas Day

Advent 4 – Love (20 December)

Advent 3 – Joy (13 December)

Advent 2 – Peace (6 December)

Advent 1 – Hope (29 November)

Christ the King (22 November)

Looking with God’s eyes (15 November)

Light and the love of God (8 November)

We are all part of God’s family (1 November)

Let your light shine (25 October)

We are all one (18 October)

Moses and the Ten Commandments (4 October)

Moses and Water from the Rock (27 September) – please note if you want to try this at home please do so outside or in the bath!!

Messy Church

Messy Church is an informal, inter-generational gathering held once every two months on a Saturday evening, from 5pm – 7pm.

On the alternate months there is Mini-Messy Church which will run from 5pm –  6.15pm and will include a single activity, followed by a Covid-safe “meal”.

Messy Church will recommence in 2022.

SAFE CHURCH

St John’s Uniting Church is committed to having a church environment that is safe for everyone. It has implemented the Uniting Church’s Keeping Children Safe (KCS) Policy. As part of this policy, all employees, leaders and volunteers must have a current Victorian Working With Children Check (WWCC), sign a Code of Conduct, and attend Safe Church Training every two years. Two Safe Church Contact people have also been appointed.

For more information on the Uniting Church’s Keeping Children Safe (KCS) Policy go to https://ucavictas.org.au/keepingchildrensafe/.