Methodist Youth Fellowship

INTRODUCTION
Wesley Guild was formed in the Methodist Church in the Gold Coast, as far as 1899 at Cape Coast; but membership was predominantly illiterate. However, there was no youth organization which catered for the educated youth, the product of our mission schools.

Accordingly, Synod in 1944 appointed a subcommittee to study and make recommendations on pilot basis, as to form a youth fellowship for the educated young men and women in the church. The committee eventually recommended “that by means of short conferences, a small number of prospective youth leaders be trained”.

As expected, Cape Coast which gave birth to Methodist in Ghana gave birth to the first Methodist Youth Fellowship branch in 1946. By 1958, thirty six branches of 1153 members had been formed throughout the country.
Initially, they were operated upon the following guidelines: Members must be literate so that the needs of the educated must be met. The ages of members should be between 16 to 40 years old. This however, was not a rigid rule but should be taken as guideline.

Membership was to both men and women, and majority of them to be full members. Yet, non-full members as well as non-Methodists should not be excluded. The essential office holder must be President (a Minister or a Catechist) then Vice President and Secretary. On formation, each Youth Fellowship, for the first year, should be regarded as “On Trial”. If it progressed satisfactorily, Synod should give an official recognition to the branch, Members of the Fellowship were not expected to pay subscriptions. However, building up a small local Youth Fellowship fund is permitted. Each year, small assessment to be paid by a branch to the Methodist Head Office.

 
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
1. To enable young people to grow spiritually by coming to a personal faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
2. To provide a fellowship which would enable members to share and discuss ideas and their feelings.
3. To provide a place where they can talk to sympathetic adults about their problems and hopes.
4. To provide members with the opportunity to share games, creative activities and fun in a good and healthy moral atmosphere.
5. To give the youth an opportunity to contribute to the life, worship and witness of the church.
6. To help young people to show their concern and interest in others by giving practical service in the community.


IMPACT
The fellowship has and continues to male positive contribution many ways, to the life of the church. For instance, in 1955 Wesley branch, Kumasi society, planted the Methodist Church at Buokrom near the Airport. The St. Paul Methodist Youth Fellowship, Tema, built a premise on the church compound to house the chapel keeper and his family etc. Like any other organization in the Methodist Church, Ghana, the fellowship since its inception, has been the nurturing ground for recruitment into the ordained ministry of the church.

Contact us

Wesley Methodist Cathedral

Accra-Ghana

P.O. Box GP249 Accra

This Week’s Activities

I. DAWN PRAYER MEETINGS: 5:00a.m - 6:00a.m
Mon. 3rd Jun., Prayer will be led by Sis. Dorcas Mensah
Wed. 5th Jun., Prayer will be led by Sis. Joyce Buxton
Fri. 7th Jun., Prayer will be led by Seventy Band
II. BIBLE STUDY AND PRAYER (TARRY) is held every Tuesday in the Cathedral from 9:00am - 12noon.
III. WEDNESDAY PRAYER MEETING: is held every Wednesday in this Cathedral from 6:30 - 7:30pm.
IV. THE WESLEYAN HOUR OF GRACE, Anointing And Communion Service is held on the first Saturday of each month from 5:30-7:00am. Next date is July 2, 2019.


CONFIRMATION CLASSES FOR ADULTS

has also started for unconfirmed members who are 45yrs and above and want to be confirmed as full members of the church. Time 5:30pm.


BURIAL SERVICE

for the late Bro. Jacob Moitey Sacker, Aged 82yrs. There will be no wake-keeping. Burial, and Memorial Service will be on Friday, 14th June, 2019, in this Cathedral. Time 8:00 am. Thanksgiving service will be on Sunday, 16th June, 2019.

Also for the Late Sis. Victoria Koshie France , Aged 76, Burial and Memorial Service will be on Friday, 21st June, 2019 in this Cathedral. Time 8am. Thanksgiving service will be on 23rd June 2019.


LAY PREACHERS SCHOOL

is currently in session for both part one and two candidates. All continuing students and interested persons should register their names at the Society Office.


LUNCH PRAYER SESSION

is on going with exception of Sundays from 12:00-100pm for the forty day lent (prayer & fasting).
kindly note that there will also be a Full Service on Wednesday Evenings(Prayer & Fasting) follows after the Ash Wednesday. Lunch Prayer Session would be held daily from 12:00-100pm.


MTN MOBILE MONEY ACCOUNT

Accra Wesley Cathedral (024-562-2935)


WESLEYAN TELEVISION (WTV)

The official television station of the Methodist Church Ghana is LIVE on air now. KINDLY RE-SCAN YOUR TELEVISIONS TO TUNE IN AND WATCH.


VACATION CLASSES FOR SHS 1 STUDENTS

The faculty of Education and Entrepreneurship of the Methodist University College Ghana (MUCG) is currently running a 7 week vacation classes for Green Track Students. This programme ends on 28th June, 2019.


HARVEST COMMITTEE MEETING

Will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 At 5:30pm at the Vestry.


MEN’S MINI HARVEST

comes off on the 30th of June 2019. All are entreated to partake towards the success of the harvest.


WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do it. But your ATTITUDE determines how well you do it”
[Lou Holtz]


QUOTATION FOR THE WEEK

“For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts”.
[1 Thessalonians 2:4 ]


APPOINTMENTS FOR NEXT SUNDAY

The Wesley Cathedral, Joint Service, Starting at 8:30 am
Preacher: Very Rev. Dr. Nana Kwesi Bart-Plange
Liturgist: Bro. H. O. Dodoo
Bible Readers: Sis. Eugenia Aryeetey; Bro. Joel Atrebi and Sis. Victoria Acquaye-Baddo

Rev. Dagadu Memorial, Osu
1st Ser.: Very Rev. Godson Nii Amu Akushie
2nd Ser.: Very Rev. Godson Nii Amu Akushie
Youth Ser.: Sis. Dr. Cecilia Torto
Kuku Hill: Bro. Moses Sarblah
Labone: Sis. Regina Opoku Akoto