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The not so well known Easter story.

Ever thought about what would happen if you asked your young people to write their own Easter stories? I did and I must admit some of them are pretty funny!

Here is one of the best:

The Mean Egg by CP

There was once a little Easter egg,
who hated all the other Easter eggs.
But then Jesus raised from the dead
and told him to like other Easter eggs.
The little Easter egg trusted Jesus,
So he made friends with all the other Easter Eggs.

So whats Easter really all about? Eggs, Jesus, Nothing?

Well I don’t know about you but for me Easter is a really special event. It can be seen as a really sad story but at the same time it is an amazing picture of Love. When I eat my egg I think about what the egg really represents. We actually have Easter eggs because an egg is an example of NEW LIFE! Jesus came back to life on Easter day all those years ago to bring new life to everyone! Because of Jesus we have new life, we get to be us, but the best us! Jesus took away all the dirt we get covered in whilst walking through life, guilt, shame, pain, in Jesus it is all gone! AMAZING.

So this Easter when your eating your eggs and feeling a bit sick, take a break and think about what that egg of chocolate-ly goodness actually means…



Youth Blog 1 – Jonty

Hi I’m Jonty.

I have been coming to Cairns for about three years and the youth set up has been a major factor in one of the reasons why I love the church. There is sooooo much going on and available for the youth, with clubs, outings, Sunday morning groups and home groups. My faith has developed in leaps and bounds since being involved and one reason for this is the ‘2to1’ setup, which is when two young people meet up with one older person. We discuss issues, have a laugh, study the Bible and its great to have to people that you can be accountable to.

Out of all the stuff that goes on the trip to Bulgaria was a particular highlight. The experience was one that I will never forget and helped me learn and really think about many things in my life. The trip was a great opportunity and its great that I could be part of the relationship Cairns has with Sofia…even if we did have to work for the money to go! I met some amazing people and it felt incredible to go out and serve God in an environment totally different to ours. We expected to go out and serve others but we also came away served upon and learnt a huge amount.


What if the Worship band at youth events sounded like this?

I would love to be in a worship session where this guy was the band. Do we really always need pianos and guitars? What should modern worship really be like?

What do you guys think?


The Weekend Away Slides and Discussion Notes


Hey Friends,

For those interested I have attached the slides and notes from the discussions at the weekend away. Use it as a little top up or as a
challenge or just look at it!



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