10 June 2016

Tickets now on sale for Methodist Children & Youth event – 3Generate

Tickets now on sale for Methodist Children & Youth event – 3Generate

Bookings are now open for 3Generate 2016, the Children's and Youth Assembly of the Methodist Church.
This year's event will take place over the weekend 25-27 November 2016 at PGL Liddington near Swindon. Last year, 3Generate 2015 welcomed nearly 600 children and young people aged 8 to 23 from all over the country.
This unique, action-packed and inspiring weekend for children and young people across the Methodist Church enables them to speak out on issues that matter to them, have their voice heard and create a Manifesto for themselves and the wider Church, to take action on. It is also a space to have fun with friends be with God and talk about faith.
The weekend is shaped and designed by local groups of children and young people and this process is facilitated by children and youth workers. Activities and accommodation are organised in three separate age groups - 8-11s (school years 4-6), 11-18s (school years 7-13) and 18-23s. All age groups get the chance to take part in a variety of activities, different styles of worship, themed and issue based workshops, exploring topics raised by the children and young people.
During the weekend the young people elect their own Youth President to serve for a year and represent them to the wider Methodist Church and a team of youth reps who volunteer to represent 3Generate ecumenically on the British Youth Council, Methodist Council, the Methodist Conference and to World Methodist Conferences.
Craig Gaffney, Youth President 2015-2016, commented: "3Generate is a chance for young people to have their say on what matters to them and their Church and to express their views on key issues. The event is full of fun but can tackle serious topics. Last year, children and young people wanted to discuss their concerns around war and climate change, while other groups discussed issues around mental health, refugees and same sex marriage. Children and Young people have a lot to offer the Church and they have a desire to discuss and engage with a diverse range of topics and to engage not only each other but provoke a Church-wide response.
Booking for 3Generate 2016 will be open from 11am on Friday 10th June 2016 online here.
Tickets cost £110 for the whole weekend, including food, accommodation and activities. There will be a limited number of day places (for Saturday 26th November) available for £55 each. Support is available for children and young people with additional needs. Bookings should be made in the usual way with further relevant details emailed to generate@methodistchurch.org.uk.

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•   To increase awareness of God's presence and to celebrate God's love 
•   To help people to grow and learn as Christians through mutual support and care 
•   To be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice 
•   To make more followers of Jesus Christ.
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