Methodist Youth President Visits Sheffield District

Sheffield Methodist District is delighted to welcome the Methodist Youth President for a tour of its projects (13th-15th March)

Thelma Commey is set to visit the Parson Cross Initiative Foodbank, The Boardgame Café, Chesterfield, Firth Park Methodist Church’s Soft Play Centre and a Youth Service at Greenhill Methodist Church, Sheffield.

Her visit forms part of her “Love in Action” tour of the Connexion and is based on the theme of Jesus Loves All and her role as Youth President.

The visits during Lent will focus on her offering practical service to others in order to live out Jesus’ gospel of love, and to allow her a chance to listen to the voices of young people she will meet during her travels.

Thelma said: “’Love in Action’ is the name I have given to the visits and reflections I am undertaking during Lent. They are all about practical service to others – getting stuck in and doing some work! I want to live out Jesus’ gospel of love while listening to and walking alongside others.” “I believe that we are called to love our neighbours. I want to give myself to others and to service and that includes listening. I want to be alongside the people I represent on the ground.”

Thelma was elected to the role at 3Generate and she started her role on September 2019.

Gill Newton, Chair of the Sheffield Methodist District said: “We are thrilled to welcome Thelma to the Sheffield District and pray that her encouraging presence and her listening ear will continue to inspire the young people and others in the District to reach out in creative ways with the love of Christ.”

You can follow Thelma’s journey, reflections and reports from her visit via the Youth President’s Twitter (@YouthPresident) and Instagram (@presidentmethodistyouth) pages, as well as the Sheffield Methodist District’s social media.

Monday 9th March 2020