WMC: November 2017
Young Methodists gather for 3Generate
23 November 2017
More than 1,000 young Methodists and 600 youth workers will be coming together at Pontins in Southport this weekend, 24 to 26 November, for 3Generate, the annual gathering which keeps on growing. Charlotte and Chris Worth will be joining a number of young people from our Circuit who are going to this very special gathering.
This will be the biggest 3Generate weekend yet, the event having tripled in size over the last three years.
Young people aged 8 to 23 from across the UK will be attending to talk about the things that matter to them, and to come up with solutions for the problems they see. They will engage in a mixture of worship and fun activities with discussion and debate on issues raised by the young people themselves, including social justice, the environment and mental health.
Penny Fuller, Methodist Church and Community Development Co-ordinator with responsibility for the event explained: "In an increasingly complex world, 3Generate offers a chance to come together, worship and explore issues from a Methodist perspective. All ages are involved in the debates, with the young people supported as they explore how they can find their own voices, find faith and speak out to become agents of change, helping to shape the future. It is transformational for the children and young people who attend and for the whole Church."
The election of the new Youth President, who begins their term in office next September, is one of the highlights of the weekend. The candidates produce promotional videos and take part in hustings where the voters question them. The announcement of the Youth President designate is expected to be made later next week, after the event.
The current Youth President, Michael Pryke, who was elected at last year's 3Generate, said: "This weekend is always exciting and 3Generate has seen tremendous growth and a move to a new location this year to accommodate the demand.
"We come together to worship God in a variety of different styles and to discuss and share our thoughts on the issues that are important to us. Our views and challenges to ourselves and the Church are captured in the 3Generate Manifesto. Our challenge to the Church is to involve us in decision making and action and to engage with the Manifestos."
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