Youth/Young Adults Commission

 

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Composition of Circuit Youth and Young Adults Commission-St. Kitts Circuit

The Circuit Youth and Young Adult Commission consists of all youth and young adults organizations.  Youth meaning groups catering for teenagers 12 -25 years old.  Young Adults 25-35 years. These may include: Youth Fellowships, Youth Choirs, Young Adult Groups, Young Adult Choirs, Youth Drama Groups

Whereas, there are Girls Brigade and Boys Brigade Companies, if there is not a Children’s Commission in the Circuit, these groups can become part of the Youth Commission.

Constitution

  • A Chairperson elected by representatives
  • A Secretary elected by representatives
  • A Minister appointed by the Circuit
  • The Presidents of each Youth and Young Adult groups of each congregation in the Circuit.
  • One other representative from the Youth and Young Adult groups from each congregation.
  • Not less than two nor more than six persons who do not have membership in any of the groups aforesaid, elected by the Circuit Organizations and Education Committee.

The Responsibilities of the Circuit Youth and Young Adult Commissions:

¨ To work in close collaboration with the various Youth and Young Adult Organizations in the Circuit in order to provide opportunities for  Methodist youth and young adults to develop their potential, and to  encourage their full participation in the social and religious activities of the Methodist Church, and to promote Christian witness and              discipleship among women.

¨ To encourage and enable the various Youth and Young Adult Organizations to develop varied and relevant programmes that would deepen the personal commitment of all youths and young adults to Christ and His Church, enrich home and family life, and sensitize them to the new and emerging factors which impact upon youth and young adults and the family and empower them to cope with these factors.

” To develop annually social projects which addresses a major social issue of particular relevance to youths and young adults.

¨ To be the local executive of the Youths and Young Adults in the Connexional Area.

¨ To liaise with other youths and young adults organizations and agencies locally and regionally in promoting the welfare of youths and young adults.

¨ To collaborate with other Circuit Commissions in promoting jointly programmes and projects for the enrichment of family, community, and church life.

¨ To appoint its own officers and determine its mode of operation within the framework of established practices in the Church.

The Executive for the St. Kitts Circuit Youth and Young Adults Commission 2019-2021

Lay Youth Secretary:  MS. Tiffany Liburd                                                                                      Lay Youth Secretary/President: Ms. Tronnicia Flanders(study)                                                    Secretary: Ms. Trudella Spencer                                                                                                   Assistant Secretary/Treasurer: Mr. Sven Caines                                                                  Assistant Treasurer: Ms. Dezarnelle Hodge                                                                                  Assisting with Public Relations Officer (P. R.O.)- Mrs. Sonia Boddie-Thompson

                                                                                                            

The next MCCA Youth Encuentro  will be held in Bahamas, in 2023.

To prepare for this, the St. Kitts Circuit wil prepare persons to attend.  The age to attend is 15-25 years. The ministers and leaders continue to monitor the young people as they serve in the circuit.   The same application process will be applied as was done for 2019 Youth Encuentro.

Process for selection in the St. Kitts Circuit:

Applicants are required to write an essay not less than 100 words and no more than 200 words explaining the following: In a short essay, no less than 100 words and not more than 200 words, please share:                                                                                                     1.Why you should attend Youth Encuentro.                                                                                     2.How you see yourself giving back to the Methodist Church on your return.

Essays must be signed by the applicant.

Application forms can be collected from the Circuit Office or the minister in charge Youth Work.   The deadline for all applications is in the month of July  one year before the event. All applications will be reviewed by a panel before final selection is made.