We are delighted to let you know that 3Generate, the children and youth assembly, will be going ahead at the NEC Birmingham from Friday 29 – Sunday 31 October 2021.
There will be a number of ways children and young people can participate as follows:
- Attending the event on a residential basis, staying in camping villages with others in their group, for the weekend.
- Joining the whole event on a daily basis, travelling to and from the venue but not staying overnight.
- Participating in person just for the day on Saturday 30 October.
Phoebe Parkin, Youth President, said
“It’s such great news that 3Generate can go ahead in October and children and young people will be able to meet each other, worship together and explore faith in God. They’ve had to wait a long time to do this in person, it’s going to be a really special weekend!”
Tickets for 3Generate 2021 go on sale on Wednesday 14 July and we’d be encouraging all churches and groups to begin having conversations about how they may be able to take part. Please encourage groups to register for tickets in plenty of time as we are expecting demand for tickets to be high.
In an exciting new development for this year we are planning to welcome 4 to 7 year olds and their parents/carers or significant adults. There’ll be a chance for them to explore faith and spirituality – alongside the main event – as part of an intentionally intergenerational space on Saturday 30 October.
We continue working closely with District Ambassadors and, through the advocating work they do, building an even better sense of connection with children and young people at a local level. We’d welcome your prayers for the ongoing planning of the event being done through satellite groups, as well as for all our children and young people. Our hope is that 3Generate will offer them a wonderful opportunity to encounter God, gather together and be reminded of their vital place within the wider Methodist Church.
Please be assured we will continue to monitor the situation regarding Covid-19 and will respond to any change in guidance over the coming weeks and months.
Do keep an eye on the event webpages as further information is made available and tickets go on sale.