Children & Youth

Methodist Children and Youth
May 2013
The Well
Methodist Children and Youth
The Well

Dear Well members

Below are snapshots of information which may be of help to you in your work with children and young people...

We’re on the Road to Rio! Street Child World Cup

In response to our sports consultations in 2012, Methodist children and young people are sponsoring the Nicaragua teams to participate in the Street Child World Cup in Rio, Brazil in 2014. A Methodist Youth Fundraising Pack, Worship and Schools Resources are available and you can read the press release here .

Digital Kickstart Day for 2013

Four FREE events to help the Christian community make an impact online.
Visiting Eastbourne, Newcastle, Exeter and Birmingham. 18th May to 22nd June 2013.

This training day is suitable for anyone who wants to obtain a firm grounding in the principles of new media; key knowledge of how to effectively use social media; how to get the right website for you; and practical ideas that you can use in your church or other Christian context.

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Bookings will open on the 7th of June for 3Generate Children’s and Youth Assembly held 15-17th November 2013. Find out more about the event on our website.

Have Your Say Survey – Who is the best company partner for BYC? – win £100, £50 and £10 vouchers!

The British Youth Council and the UK Youth Parliament are looking to work in partnership with a big company. You can help by completing an online survey and telling them what you think about companies large and small.

Should they be giving help to charities like BYC? Who is your favourite? A report based on your views will be written, but first they need lots of young people to fill in it.

Please share with your young people:,-%C2%A350-and-%C2%A310-vouchers!.aspx .

BBC Children's Service Review

The BBC Trust is reviewing its Children's Services. It is running a public consultation as part of this. They are keen to have the views of children (aged 6-12) as well as adults (parents and carers, those who work with children and anyone) with a view on the services. The children's survey can be found here: and the adult's survey here: .

If Campaign - only two weeks away

There are two weeks to the beginning of the IF campaign activity period around the G8 summit. There will be a "Big IF" rally in London on the 8th of June and another in Belfast on 15th of June. Martyn Atkins, General Secretary of the Methodist Church, will be leading the ecumenical service at Westminster Hall before the rally on the 8th of June. Find out more here,0,0,0,0 .

Look out for the next Summer Edition of Well Magazine... out in June.

A Quick Reminder about...

3 Gen Shaper Group
If you, as a worker/leader, have individuals or a group who would be interested in being a ‘3Gen Shaper Group’ the meeting will be held on Saturday 1st June.

Cliff Festival 2013
Explore what it means to follow Jesus, both within and beyond the Church, at the Cliff Festival 2013 this weekend 24th -27th May. Check out more details on the Cliff College website.

Methodist Children and Youth website by regions:
North East
North West
South and South West
South East

You may like to pass this email on to others in your church who may find it interesting.

With best wishes
Methodist Children and Youth

Twitter: @childrenyouth


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