Who we are
Commitment for Life is the world development programme of the United Reformed Church. We encourage participating churches to take action, pray and give for people across the world but especially in our four partner countries of Bangladesh, Central America, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory and Zimbabwe. We work in partnership with Christian Aid and The World Development Movement raising over half a million pounds a year from contributing churches. To find out more about the programme, visit the resouces page and look at the Intro Leaflet. Use the menu bar opposite to find the resources and ideas you need to bring the programme to life in your Church.
Fairtrade Fortnight - Is your church involved?
See this very interesting article "Challenge the Goldilocks mentality" from Revd Sue McCoan of Wylde Green URC, Birmingham. This church has one of the largest Fairtrade shops in the denomination, serving many other churches in the area.
Find out more about this year's petition at www.fairtrade.org.uk
Commitment for Life and Christian Aid Collective Intern (working with FURY)
Building on the great work by our previous interns, we are pleased to repeat this exciting opportunity. This internship offers you the chance make a difference, help change lives and gain invaluable experience in the charity sector. You will receive the same training opportunities, trip and other benefits of the Christian Aid Collective Internship.
What are the differences between this intern and the other Christian Aid collective Interns?
• You will cover England Scotland and Wales but be based in the Christian Aid South East Team, London office.
• You will work mainly with young people and older children in Fellowship of United Reformed Youth and Pilots groups.
• You will work closely with the Commitment for Life Co ordinator
Who we are looking for?
If you're over 18, thrive on new challenges, passionate about global justice, and able to communicate this passion to a young audience, particularly within the United Reformed Church, we'd love you to apply. A little understanding of how the United Reformed Church and FURY works would be useful too.
For more details on this internship see here
Application details are available here Application deadline: 10am, Monday 31st March 2014
In the personal statement, please state if you are interested in being considered for this particular internship.
NEW Service outline now available - A Precious Resource
This exciting resource can be adapted for your Commitment for Life Service this year. It contains, a Powerpoint, video, sermon ideas, family time, hymn suggestions as well as the service outline. Book
a date now to hold a special Commitment for life Service this year.