How central is caring for God's creation to your congregation?
The new Eco Church online survey from A Rocha UK gives churches in England and Wales a way to assess their environmental impact and efforts to care for creation.
Rejoice and Sing – the Full Music Edition is now out of print – yet some churches are actively looking for copies.
The publications office at Church House is hoping to help meet a need by pairing churches looking for copies with churches that, for one reason or another, have one or more copies they are no longer using. In the first instance we’re looking to compile a list of churches/individuals with unwanted copies of Rejoice and Sing – the Full Music Edition; if you have copies that are surplus to requirement please email Ingrid Schiller with the details.
Churches know they need to change in order to share faith today. But how? The Fresh Expressions team offers one set of solutions – a range of events and training opportunities to help think about how we can answer the call of Jesus to go out and make disciples.
Linda Rayner, URC Coordinator for Fresh Expressions of Church, facilitates vision events to help local churches understand what changes in society and culture have brought about this need for something different.
The communications department at Church House has produced a fourth information guide in its growing series on church communications: 'Getting to grips with copyright: A short guide for United Reformed churches'.
This short guide, written by Dr Jean Silvan Evans, clearly and simply covers the major copyright issues and queries that churches face – including a run-down on the most common licences; what to do if your church wants to show a TV broadcast or a film; and what you need to know about copying and photocopying from magazines, newspapers and books.
More than 100 young people from all 13 synods came together on 22 to 24 January to build relationships, discuss issues, worship together and to plan for the future at the United Reformed Church Youth Assembly.
Meeting at Whitemoor Lakes in Staffordshire, the young people approached a packed schedule with energy, ideas and a desire to make things happen. Laughter, honesty and creativity infused the meeting.
Creative workshops on Saturday covered drama, visual arts, baking, horticulture and music. A wide range of seminars explored media issues, evangelism, and how people can get involved in tackling social justice issues.