Voting opens on 21 November for the Youth President (until 11pm Monday 21 December) and 3Generate Reps (until 11pm Monday 14 December). We’re keen that as many children and young people as possible, from across the Methodist Church, are able to participate. They have the opportunity to elect the Youth President for 2021/22 as well as their 3Generate representatives for the coming year.
In order to vote children and young people need to be registered. There are some simple steps to make this happen:
Children and young people aged 8-17 years old can be registered only once by either their group leader or parent/carer.
From the Wales Synod we have some young people standing in the elections this year, we have for youth president Daud Irfan from Cardiff is standing as well as Rachel Barwise who is standing for 3Generate youth rep to Methodist Conference.
On Saturday 3rd February Momentwm (Methodist Youth Wales) held it’s second BIG DAY OUT in Swansea. 35 young people drawn from many Churches and Circuits across the region joined together for, what turned out to be, a fantastic day of faith, fun and fellowship.
The theme of the day followed that of 3 Generate and was ‘Wonderfully Prophetic’. We began at Mumbles Methodist Church with a time of worship and then we were swiftly into workshops looking at:
The Church of Tomorrow – how young people can use their influence
Under Pressure – how to stay mentally healthy
Children’s Rights – Kath Mattingly who works with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales led this session.
There was also a prayer room with prayer stations available throughout the morning and we were delighted that this remained full of young people engaging with the prayers. Next stop was LC2 for an afternoon of the ever popular swimming, slides and waves. The day finished with a bite to eat and some time of reflection and worship. I can say most definitely that everyone had a great time. Friendships were strengthened, faith was deepened and fun was had.
Dear friends, Somehow another year has passed and the return leg of the Jamaica exchange is upon us. The information below will let you know where our visitors (accompanied by some of our Welsh exchange participants) will be and what they will be doing. I do this is for two reasons.
1. That you might pray for everyone involved and that all the events and activities would go smoothly.
2. To let you know that you are welcome to come and meet our visitors at various points during their stay. Other than the services (see below) just let me know when you are interested in coming so we can co-ordinate your visit.
Please note the two special services. The first is at Cathays Methodist Church Cardiff on Wednesday 2ndAugust at 7.30pm. The second is at at St Paul’s Methodist Church, Aberyswyth on Sunday 6th August at 6pm .
Many thanks, Rev. Flis Randall (on behalf of SYWAG)
The Synod Youth Work Action Group have exciting news for you.
On the weekend of 4th – 6th August 2017, we are holding the first METHODIST YOUTH WALES ACTIVITY WEEKEND.
This event will take place in Abernant Lake Hotel, Llanwrtyd Wells. This is going to be a fantastic opportunity for the young people of the Methodist Church in Wales to come together to share time, space and fellowship together and experience the connexional nature of Methodism within their own country. We have been able to negotiate some excellent prices for the event with an early bird discount of £95 per place available until 31st March 2017 (£105 thereafter). Click here to download the poster
As you are aware, there has been a great deal of success in the recent Youth Exchange to Jamaica. Nine young people from Wales travelled to Jamaica to experience new cultures and customs, share time and space in a new environment, and explore their own faith on a bigger map. This event is coupling with the return visit of ten Jamaicans to Wales to experience in this country, all that the Welsh young people were able to in their time away.