Youth in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne is exciting! We are learning that if we do things how they have always been done, we may not necessarily be best serving our young people. The folk at Redeemer, Waverley, St Paul’s, Box Hill and the Chinese Lutheran Church of Victoria are working together to provide some options to connect our Youth to each other and to the Church.
On Friday May 5, St Paul’s hosted a combined Youth night at Station St, Box Hill. Youth from all three congregations were there to work together on a “King” themed quiz, hear about how calling a Pastoral Associate to St Paul’s affects them, share some food and hot chocolates and raid Sylvia’s epic bag of board games for some fun competition and laughs. There was even a daring trip down to the old Youth room at Station St!
Waverley have been offering similar events on a Saturday late afternoon/ evening about 3 times a year and CLCV are hoping to do the same. St Paul’s also hold monthly small group called Safe House and is open to all Youth in the Eastern suburbs. Teenagers are BUSY and finding a time that suits everyone is tricky but our aim is to keep offering a variety of options and to keep encouraging each other to come along.
Please pray for our young people. They are living in very different times to their parents and grandparents but they are still the future of the Church and we need to keep listening to how best we can keep them connected. Pastors from all congregations in the east are kept informed of upcoming events, so stay tuned!