Methodist sell-out for 2012 youth and children's assembly

By agency reporter
15 Oct 2012

Tickets have sold-out for the annual Methodist Children and Youth Assembly, 3-Generate, weeks before the event, say the organisers.

The annual gathering of children and young people in the Methodist Church is set to take place at Whitemoor Lakes Centre in Lichfield over the weekend of 16 to 18 November 2012. All 250 places available have now been booked.

Hayley Moss, Methodist Youth President, said: “We are really excited that the event is so popular, it is shaping up to be an inspirational time for everyone involved. We have had great feedback from previous events and the huge interest we have had this year shows that young people really value and appreciate coming to 3Generate and being part of the Methodist Church.”

The Lichfield venue is provisionally booked for next year, but organisers will reassess whether they need to book a bigger venue closer to the time. People eager to attend next year’s event are being encouraged to register their interest now, although doing so will not guarantee a place.

The date for next year’s assembly will be the first weekend in November with the possibility of extending into a three-day event (Friday to Sunday). Anyone keen to get a place should register their interest before 1 December, says the Methodist Church.

A spokesperson said: "For people who missed out on a place this year, there are still ways to engage with what’s happening. Twenty day delegate places have been arranged for each age-group stream, with the provision that those who take them make their own arrangements for accommodation. A list of accommodation is available on request from the 3Generate team. There are also a few places available for volunteers at the event and for those in the 18-23 age stream.

"People can follow the event via the Twitter stream #3Generate or via Facebook. The 3Generate Big Sleepover packs will be expanded this year, enabling young people from across the Connexion to engage with the issues raised at the event in their churches and youth groups. These will be available on the website by February in time for half-term. There is a new event pack available to give advice to churches on how to put on their own version of 3Generate.

"There are still spaces available at the Sports Consultation in Manchester on October 30. This event is open to young people aged 8 to 23-years-old and the booking deadline has been extended."

* More information: http://www.childrenandyouth.org.uk/

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