2017 has been another year of grace in the lives of our youth and young adults, and we are now looking forward to the year ahead.

The next few months are busy but critical times in the lives of many of our young people. We look forward to working with people and congregations to make sure that those who are moving over the break, or starting new endeavors are welcomed and encouraged in faith communities. We are grateful to Bishop John Henderson for his recent Heartland eNews on this issue. Please contact Maya Kraj-Krajewski maya.kk@lca.org.au 03 9236 1220 (Wednesday to Friday) if you, or someone you know, is a young adult who is leaving secondary school or moving around the state.

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Transition Ministry

Sunday night at St John’s will hold its last service for 2017 on December 17, and then be back on January 7, 2018. We’re looking forward to the excitement of guest preachers through January and February.

Empower 2018 – an event for ministry training, and for personal renewal, will be held on February 17, 2018 at 580 Tarneit Road, Tarneit. This event is focused on ministry with young people, but will be of benefit to anyone who comes.

Maya and I take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported the LYV events this year that help keep the young people of the District connected into a vibrant community. I also wish to express thanks to Ashlee Schultz who preceded Maya in the faciliator role this year.

I will be on leave for an extended period from 18 December to 26 February. Maya will be on leave from 20 Dec, returning to work on 11 January.