South India trip for 18 – 26 year olds

South India Trip for young adults  17 – 27 October 2019.

ONE Programme: Encounter & Encounter Together are partnering on this trip to offer young adults the opportunity to travel to south India and find out about God’s mission across the region. The cost is £1500, and you must arrange your own insurance.

Closing date 10 December 2018.

For more information see: www.methodist.org.uk/encountertogether or contact g.dixon-gough@CliffCollege.ac.uk

Hosting an OPP Project

Applications are now open for churches or projects to host a ONE Programme Participant (OPP) in 2019/20. Closing date for applications is 5th March 2019, so do think about potential projects and check out Stirling’s Open Space project to see how the OPP in that project is developing connections and engagement with the local community,
See website for more details ‘Becoming a Host Project’:
Hosting an OPP is an excellent opportunity for districts, circuits, churches and church projects to have input from, and into, a young person aged 16-23 based in their project for a year-long, paid, training-provided, internship.
We are always keen to find a wide variety of different projects that can offer an exciting and supported year to an OPP.

Universal Credit hardship

The latest blog post from JPIT suggests that the Government is not looking to see whether Universal Credit is causing hardship. Foodbank referrals are increasing, and, if the Government’s plans are implements,  around 6 million families will be receiving Universal Credit, including around half of the UK’s children.