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 to find the resources and ideas you need to bring the programme to life in your Church.
NEW stories from Bangladesh
Refresh your church's understanding of the issues facing thousands in Bangladesh with these new stories from The Christian Commission for development in Bangladesh (CCDB) and Shushilan. The stories are great for using in church magazine articles. Each story has an image to accompany it. The stories were collected by supporters on the last trip to Bangladesh
There are 5 new stories here
I was lucky enough to meet Foncho, who many of you will have seen in all the publicity materials in Fairtrade Fortnight. Foncho had been invited by a Fairtrade school to talk to groups and at a whole school assembly. Read a report on the event here.
NEW stories from Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory
Find new stories from people helped by the work of PARC (now called the Palestine Agricultural Development Association). These stories can be used in church magazines and to promote the work of Commitment for Life within your congregation.
There are five new stories here
2014 Service outline 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. If you would like a speaker please contact the Programme Co-ordinator (see Contact page)