News Release

News release
3 December 2018 

Next Methodist Youth President announced

Thelma Commey has been announced as the next Methodist Youth President. She was elected at this year’s 3Generate event, the annual Methodist Children and Youth Assembly, held in Southport over the weekend 23-25 November. Thelma will serve from September 2019 to September 2020.
 

Thelma, from Milton Keynes, is 18 years old and attends Queensway Methodist Church in Bletchley.  

        

She decided to stand for Youth President to help spread the Good News and encourage other young people to become involved in the life of the Church.

                   

Thelma commented: “I decided to stand for Youth President because I am passionate about the work of God and would love to encourage young people to get involved. My campaign, entitled ‘Jesus Loves All’, focused on presenting Jesus Christ as a saviour, through the talents of young people.

            

“I would like to thank the young people of the Methodist Church for voting for me and tell them that God loves them so much, as do I. I honestly feel so blessed and I am very grateful for this opportunity. I pray that God will guide me throughout the year to be the best I can be at this role.”

                      

The current Youth President, Jasmine Yeboah, congratulated Thelma on her election, commenting: “I have really enjoyed my year in office so far. Being Youth President is hard work but offers lots of opportunities. I pray for Thelma to have every success in her preparations.”

                      

Thelma will commence her role after an induction service to be held in September 2019.         

About the Methodist Church
 

The Methodist Church is one of the largest Christian churches serving Great Britain, with around 188,000 members and regular contact with nearly 500,000 people. It has 4,650 churches in Great Britain, and also maintains links with other Methodist churches with a worldwide total membership of over 80 million. Its activities, both alone and with ecumenical and secular partners, are based on four aims known as Our Calling:

•   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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