United Reformed Church goes online for Lent

Lent2014Throughout the period of Lent the United Reformed Church will be sharing resources via social media to enable online spaces of contemplation. Resources will include poems, quotes, reflections, paintings, prayers and Bible studies and will be available on the URC Facebook and twitter pages.

 

United Reformed Church nominates its next General Secretary

general secretaryFollowing the resignation of the Revd Roberta Rominger in November 2013, the General Secretary Nomination Group of the United Reformed Church has been seeking her successor.

 

 

Planting poppies for peace and remembrance

poppy seeds handsThe United Reformed Church is encouraging churches and individuals across the three nations to plant red and white poppies on Good Friday and/or during Holy Week to mark the 100 year commemoration of the declaration of the First World War.

 

Away with discrimination and hatred

stop hatingThe United Reformed Church is encouraging its young people aged between 11 and 25 years, to enter a short article competition on the theme “away with discrimination and hatred”.

 

Wondering how to vote in European elections in May?” ask Churches

european electionsChurches are urging people to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections in May and have produced a document outlining important issues for the election with the aim of boosting turnout and encouraging people to reflect on their vote.

 

 

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Mission development and evangelism

Mission is the reason why the church exists. It is God’s work, but it is work in which God is calling us to participate. Like the disciples, God is calling us to be witnesses and to live out the good news of God’s love for the sake of the world.  Many local churches have responded to this call and are giving expression to their faith in a variety of ways:  in outreach in the community, supporting food banks or soup kitchens, campaigning against poverty and injustice, working with people of other faiths, taking action to tackle climate change, relating to partners in the world church, telling others about their faith, finding new ways to connect with people, and much, much more.  

In these pages you will find information and resources that can help you to engage with God’s mission where you are. You will find news, events, campaigns and projects, worship materials, resources, information about grants and stories from local churches.

The Mission Team is on hand to help with support and advice. So do contact us, if you need us.

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The United Reformed Church believes that God continues to call people of all ages and backgrounds to the risks and joys of discipleship. It is through faithful obedience that lives of individuals and the world around us are transformed. To support and encourage individuals and congregations in their calling we offer the following resources for the whole church:

The Children's and Youth and Pilots pages contain information and resources relating to particular work amongst and by the younger members of the church.

The Church Related Community Work pages support the United Reformed Church’s distinctive ministry of community development.

Resources and guidance for Lay Preachers, Elders and Ministers of Word and Sacraments are to be found in Ministries Committee.

Learning and development opportunities for everyone within the church can be found at Education and Learning, as well as more particular matters regarding ministerial training such as safeguarding information.

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Welcome to the Finance pages of the URC

This section of the website contains information relating to accounts preparation, some guidance documents such as The Plan for Partnership, alongside Stewardship resources and other materials.

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Link to sign up for News UpdateThe Communications department oversees the internal and external communications of the denomination – including Reform, News Update and media releases. It also handles reputation management issues, oversees the content and maintenance of the URC website and database, produces quality design and print, publishes URC books and reports and is the initial contact point for copyright enquiries.

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Join in with the poppy planting initiative this Holy Week

white poppyThe United Reformed Church, alongside churches from other denominations, is encouraging churches and individuals across the three nations to plant poppy seeds during Holy Week – red for remembrance and white for peace – as part of the 100 year commemorations of the First World War. For more information please click here.

Mission Council

Next Meeting 03 - 05 November 2014 at The Hayes, Swanwick, Derbyshire.

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General Assembly

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A Great Cloud of Witnesses Part One: Birth

A Great Cloud of Witnesses Part Two: Life 

Delightful collections of imaginary reflections by people caught up in the events surrounding the birth and ministry of Jesus.

 

Getting the name right - exploring the identity and role of the United Reformed Church 1972-2012 by Keith Forecast

URC Yearbook 2014 - including Celebrated Lives