Community Project Awards 2014

Community-project-playlist-videosOn 6 July the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church celebrated the work of the many community-based projects based in or linked to United Reformed Churches with the Congregational and General sponsored Community Project Awards.

Four projects won awards – the overall winner was Glenorchy Work Club based at Glenorchy United Reformed Church in Exmouth and the three runners up were Chapelfield Grow Your Own; Hope Restored, and Messy Church SEND.  Short films of all four projects are available here.

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Edited version October 2000

Format: RECORD year page

AIDS
special ministry 1987, 13
'Understanding AIDS' 1988, 26
AIDS Day 1990, 17

ANNUAL URC BOOK 1982, 27; 1984, 28; 1986, 24

APPEALS
(financial) - Ministerial Training 1989, 5/6
Retired Ministers Housing 1974, 23; 1977, 25 1978, 12
Welfare 1973, 27
Windermere/Milton Keynes 1987, 20

APPOINTMENT
Assembly and Committee officers 1992, 12
Central Funding & Advocacy Group 1987, 29
Directors to Trust Bodies 1978, 9
Legal Advisers 1979, 25/6
Officers 1972, 68; 1998, 11
Provincial Moderators 1972, 68
Representatives to
ecumenical bodies 1972, 68

APPOINTMENTS to Synods &
District Councils 1972, 67

AREAS of ECUMENICAL CO-OPERATION 1982, 30/31; 1983, 22/23

ARTICLES OF REFORMED FAITH AND RELIGION magazine 1997, 16

ASSEMBLY


annual 1991, 30
attendance of newly-ordained 1976, 13
corresponding members 1972, 67
delegation of powers 1972, 67/8
distribution of documents 1975, 19
Members from CWM churches 1978, 21
Minutes to be Record 1978, 21
Officers 1993, 10
Other Faith Guests 1993,40
Pattern 1991, 30; 2000, 37
Popular Report 1988 ,20
Representation 1972, 66; 1973, 12, 14; 1978, 21; 1981, 13; 1982, 34; 1986, 23
Residential 1978, 20; 1987, 14; 1988, 31; 1990, 30; 1999, 9
Roll 1974, 12

ASSEMBLY PASTORAL REFERENCE COMMITTEE 1983, 12; 1984, 30;
1985, 12; 1986, 20, 25

Terms of Reference 1999, 10

ASSESSMENT CONFERENCES

assessors 1977, 14
review procedures 1982, 24
CRCW procedures 1987, 22

AUXILIARY MINISTRY
1978, 18; 1979, 16; 1981, 16;
modifications to Guidelines 1980, 15; 1982, 26
designation discontinued 1990, 12/13

BAPTISM EUCHARIST & MINISTRY
1983, 16; 1985, 26/7

BAPTISMAL PRACTICE 1992, 18

BAPTISMAL RECORDS 1998, 13

BASIS OF UNION
Amendments: 1974, 12; 1976, 11/12; 1976, 13;
1977, 11; 1978, 9; 2000, 25
Timetable for amendments: 1984, 16

BELONGING TO THE WORLD CHURCH 1999, 29

BOOK, Annual URC 1982, 27; 1984, 28; 1986, 24

CALLED TO BE ONE process 1997, 17

CANDIDATES:
Appeals 1992, 30
Decisions on 1992, 29
Full Time Study 1992, 30

criteria and process for assessment
1996, 35
encouragement of 1996, 34

CENTRAL CHURCH ORGANISATION 1989, 24; 1991, 24

CERTIFICATE OF INITIATION
1991, 16
CHANGES TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE 1999, 9/42

CHARTER FOR THE CHURCH 1994, 44

CHARTER FOR CHILDREN 1990, 24

CHILDREN'S ADVOCATE 1992, 9

CHILDREN'S WORK:

'Children in Communion? - Let's Talk about it' 1989, 12
'Good Practice' pack 1994, 57; 1997, 30
'Nurturing in the Faith' 1977, 14
Training 1985, 22; 1992, 10

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION:

Local church programme
1979, 17
Movement 1975, 26

CHRISTIAN INITIATION
1991, 17

CHRISTIAN NURTURE 1984, 21

CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP: 1975, 11; 1981, 10

Training programmes
1976,13; 1978,15; 1979,13
Discharged 1984, 17

CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY
1990, 17

CHURCH AND THE BOMB 1983, 19

CHURCH BUILDINGS:
(formerly DNACECB) 1979, 22
Terms of Reference 1985, 21

CHURCHES
local leadership 1998, 33

CHURCH OF ENGLAND 1973, 21
URC responses to
Anglican/Methodist talks 1997, 18

CHURCH RELATED COMMUNITY WORKERS
1978, 18; 1980, 15; 1983, 34;
1984, 20,31; 1987, 22; 1990, 12;
1991, 9; 1991, 20;
Development Worker 1992, 12

CHURCHES OF CHRIST:
1972, 67; 1973, 21; 1974, 20;
1978, 12/13, 15, 19
Bill, Unifying Assembly 1981, 8
International Relations 1982, 29
Proposals for Unification 1977, 17; 1980, 20

Unifying Resolution
1982, 2/3
World convention 2000, 46

CHURCHMANSHIP - united churches 1983, 36

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP, celebrating
2000, 26

COLLEGES
appointment of staff 1982, 24
recognition 1972, 66; 1975, 13; 1982, 24;
1987, 23; 2000, 7, 48
representation at Assembly 1983, 14
training programmes 1987, 23

COMMITMENT FOR LIFE 1992, 32; 1996, 29

COMMITTEES
conveners 2000, 35

members re-appointed
1973, 13
names from DCs and Synods 1973, 13; 1974,28; 1975, 31; 1976, 25
review of number and size 1988, 20; 1991, 24; 1994, 20-24, 27-41;1997, 15
revised remits 1995, 24

COMMUNITY OF WOMEN AND MEN 1984, 22

COMPUTER-BASED INFORMATION SHARING AND NETWORKING
1997, 15

CONGREGATIONAL COUNCIL FOR WORLD MISSION (CWM) 1972, 67; 1973, 22

CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF SCOTLAND: 1986, 18; 1987, 26; 1988, 29/30
1998, 22; 1999, 27; 2000, 4

CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION
1980, 19

CONTINUING MINISTERIAL EDUCATION 1998, 26

COPYRIGHT - group licence 1996, 28

COPYRIGHT 1990, 15

CORRESPONDING MEMBERS:
Assemblies 1972, 67; 1977, 16
CWM churches 1978, 21

COUNCIL FOR WORLD MISSION

Charity Commission scheme 1976, 15
churches to URC Assembly 1978, 21
proposals for implementation 1976, 15
reception of members 1991, 21
re-organisation 1977, 24
representative at URC Assembly 1996, 34

CREEDS AND THE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
2000, 26

DEFENCE AND ARMS INDUSTRY 1990, 18

DEPUTY GENERAL SECRETARY AS OFFICER OF ASSEMBLY 1993, 10; 1995, 24

DIALOGUE - Guidelines 1982, 29; 1983, 21

DISARMAMENT
1979, 20; 1981, 23; (1990, 18)

DISCIPLES ECUM. CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL
ministers entering URC 1982, 28
URC membership 1986, 18

DISCIPLESHIP, STEWARDSHIP AND WITNESS COMMITTEE
1997, 14
formation

DISCIPLINE for all URC members
1996, 23

DISSENT, Standing Orders 1974, 9/11

DISTRICT COUNCILS

Boundaries 1972, 65; 1996, 12; 1997, 28/29; 2000, 47
o-options, number increased 1994, 55

Membership
1990, 31; 1991, 9/12; 1992, 17
Ministers Emeriti 1982, 34/5
Names for Committees 1973, 13; 1976, 25

Youth participation
1973, 15
Visitation 1980, 13

DIVORCE - re-marriage 1978, 15/6

ECUMENISM
ecumenical implications of URC
council agendas 1997, 18
Joint Areas 1981, 8/9; 1982, 30/31
Personal exchange 1985, 18
Practice 1992, 21
Sharing worldwide 1985, 19

ELDERS
Training 1985, 22; 1989, 12

Young
1987, 27/8

ELIGIBILITY
admission of ministers 1972, 66
agreement with 1975, 19; 1983, 13
ministers from other churches 1979, 14; 1991, 19

EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE
1988, 15; 1990, 10/11
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES 1990, 11; 1994, 42-44; 2000, 57

EUROPE
Links with churches 1987, 25
policy on URC involvement with 1996, 32/33
Local Links with Europe 1993,28f

EVANGELISM STRATEGY
1994, 42

FIVE-YEAR PLAN 1996, 17

FREE CHURCH FEDERAL COUNCIL membership of 1972, 67

FREEMASONRY 1986, 19

FURY
Assembly representatives 1979, 10

Council
1992, 10
Finance 1992, 10
New Project 1990, 25; 1991, 17
Project Development Group 1992, 10

GENERAL ASSEMBLY - OTHER FAITH GUESTS 1993, 40; 1996, 10; 1997, 16

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS AND CROPS 1999, 22

GHANA

Chaplaincy
1987, 25
Presbyterian Church of 1978, 14

'GOD'S REIGN AND OUR UNITY' 1985, 26

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE 1990, 11

GROUP MINISTRIES 1975, 12

GROWING UP 1999, 24

HEALTH AND HEALING GROUP, JOINT WITH THE METHODIST CHURCH 1996, 16

HISTORY SOCIETY - Archives 1990, 20

HOLIDAY provision for ministers
1982, 14

HOLY LIVING 1997, 34

HOMELESSNESS 1973, 24; 1987, 11

HOMOSEXUALITY 1992, 34

HONG KONG, and China
1989, 18/9, 1996, 34

HOUSING
manses/retirement 1979, 11/2
needs 1992, 33
ownership by ministers 1977, 25
retired ministers, widows 1976, 12; 1979, 22
spouse, on divorce/separation 1981, 21; 1982, 21

HUMAN RIGHTS 1978, 17
conscientious objection 1980, 19

HUMAN SEXUALITY
Affirmations 1999, 15
and the call to ministry (interpretative ruling 1997, 12-14
and unity 1997, 10
care for councils and persons distressed 1997, 32

Challenges
1999, 15
Diversity of Views 1999, 15
further work 1997, 10
Mission Council Task Group 1995, 21/22
pastoral letters 1997, 51-54
Statement 1999, 15/23; 2000, 36
Violence against homosexual people 1999, 36

HUMAN SEXUALITY REPORT

Separate Report 1999, 14

INCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS
appointment of Directors by Synods 1994, 24

IN-SERVICE TRAINING 1980, 12; 1982, 24; 1983, 16

NTER-FAITH RELATIONS Committee established 1996, 16

ISRAEL 1988, 27

JUBILEE 2000 1997, 9

LAY
Ministries 1987, 25; 1988, 22
Preachers 1979, 16; 1981, 17; 1984, 24

LEADERSHIP in URC 1986, 21/23

LEGACIES/Treasurer 1972, 66

LEGAL Advisers
1979, 25/6; 1989, 31; 2000, 35

LEP's (review) 1992, 21

LEUENBERG AGREEMENT 1973, 19; 1974, 26

LEWIS AND GIBSON SCHOLARSHIP, WESTMINSTER COLLEGE 2000, 48

LOCAL

church representation at Assembly 1986, 23
ecumenism: Christian stewardship 1975, 11
commitment to 1980, 12
covenants 1983, 23
Guidelines 1973, 21
Local Co-operation Meth/URC 1981, 9
representation of LEPs 1983, 23
safeguard Church.Meeting & Eldership 1983, 36
Sharing of Church.Buildings. Act & LEPs 1985, 17/8
Government 1984, 12

MANSES
1979, 11; 1981, 19

MANSFIELD COLLEGE
future use 1999, 31/32

'MARRIAGE, The Christian View of' and re-marriage after divorce 1978, 15/6

MEDIA

Awareness 1991, 28

Communications & Supplies to represent URC
1987, 28
local radio & TV 1975, 16; 1980, 14; 1984, 28; 1986, 24
new communication methods 1982, 27
use of 1991, 28

MEMBERSHIP

committees re-appointed 1973, 13
Departments appointed 1972, 68
Enrichment Training Programmes 1977, 23
mutual acceptance 1983, 21/2
women/men 1984, 22
CRCW No of Reps - District Council 1993,11
of Assembly by partner churches 2000, 29

METHODIST CHURCH
Areas, Guidelines 1982, 30/1; 1983, 22/3

finance of union churches
1981, 9
unity 1973, 21;1976, 21; 1977, 23; 1990, 22
Methodist/URC relations 1992, 19
URC response to Anglican/Methodist talks 1997, 18

MEW at HOME
Departmental reps appointed 1975, 29
Report on evangelism 1975, 28

Theses on Mission in Rural Areas
1975, 29

MIDDLE EAST PEACE 1995, 16

MILLENIUM 1997, 9

MINISTERIAL DISCIPLINE 1996, 17-26; 1997, 32/33

MINISTERIAL TRAINING

age of entry
1997, 38/39
entry qualifications for training 1997, 40
in-service training 1980, 12
minimum qualification for ordination 1997, 40
paths for training 1997, 41
post-ordination training & support 1984, 23
recognition of colleges & courses 1987, 23/4
validation of programmes 1995, 49/50

MINISTERS

accompanied self-appraisal 1997, 36
eligibility and admission 1972, 66

housing
1990, 28/9
holiday provision 1982, 14

home ownership
1977, 25
on church rolls 1976, 16; 1985, 23
part-time 1983, 31/2;
Pension Fund 1993, 31f

pregnancy
1990, 10/11
restriction of numbers 1994, 49; 1996, 37; 1997, 37
Retirement 1993, 13; 1994, 49; 1996, 37; 1997, 37

Roll of
1996, 18
sickness 1978, 11; 1980, 23
support for divorced and separated spouses 1995, 19; 1996, 16
Pension Trust 1993, 32

MINISTRY: Stress in the 1987, 10

MISSION COUNCIL 1992, 17

MISSION PROJECTS - Recognition 1992, 20; 1993, 37; 1995, 13; 1997, 19

MODERATOR, General Assembly:

election
1982, 34; 1984, 16; 1991, 31; 1993,35
nominations 1984, 16
revised rules 1976, 11; 1994, 16/17
support to pastorate 1976, 17; 1988, 17

MODERATOR REVIEW GROUP - Guidelines 1986, 20

MULTILATERAL CONVERSATION IN SCOTLAND
1993, 37/38

MULTIPLE CONGREGATIONS - forming one local church
1992, 20

MULTI-RACIAL, MULTI-CULTURALDEVELOPMENT WORKER 1994, 45; 1996, 16; 1997, 16; 2000, 27

NATIONAL LOTTERY 1995, 18

NATIONAL PROJECTS, New


1986, 27
NESTLE PRODUCTS 1992, 35

NON-STIPENDIARY MINISTERS 1991, 9; 1992,11

'NON-VIOLENT ACTION: A CHRISTIAN APPRAISAL' 1973, 23

NUCLEAR ISSUES 1977, 21; 1978, 16; 1979, 20; 1980, 19; 1981, 23; 1982, 33; 1983, 18/20; 1994, 59; 1995, 19; 1985, 25; 1988, 22/3

OFFICERS OF ASSEMBLY 1993,10

ONE WORLD WEEK
1978, 17; 1979, 20; 1982, 17

ORDINATION
Doctrine/Worship Statement 1976, 23; 1977, 15
Loan 1983, 29
Questions 1986, 22
Revised affirmations 1978, 17

OTHER FAITHS

'A Theological Perspective on Inter-Faith Dialogue'
1988, 27/8

OVERSEAS
recruitment of ministers from 1981, 9
recruitment for service o/seas 1985, 18

Development Aid
1989

PALATINATE CHURCH 1978, 14

PARTNERS IN LEARNING 1973, 14; 1975, 26; 1979, 17; 1988, 11

PASTORAL DIFFICULTIES OR BREAKDOWN

procedures 1996, 23

PATTERNS OF MINISTRY 1991, 20; 1992, 31; 1995, 43-47

PENSIONS age (men and women)
1976, 19
benefits 1977, 19

service
1976, 19
URC Scheme 1980, 24

PILOTS
Councils & Officers 1973, 16; 1979, 17; 1990, 25
Jubilee(s) 1986, 26; 1996, 47
Master 1991, 18

PLAN FOR PARTNERSHIP in MINISTERIAL


REMUNERATION: 1994; 51/52; 1995, 37; 1997, 36; 2000, 40
APRC amendment 1983, 12
housing 1990, 29
Planting Churches 1993, 39

POST-ORDINATION TRAINING
1982, 23/4; 1998, 25
POVERTY - 1983, 27; 1984, 11; 1993, 34; 1995, 17
- Church Action on 1990, 17

PRAYER HANDBOOK 1983, 36; 1984, 27; 1985, 22; 1990, 15

PREACHING FEES 1984, 24; 1987, 18/9; 1988, 16

PRESIDENCY AT THE SACRAMENTS
1980, 16; 1991, 18; 1995, 45; 1997, 26; 1998, 10

PUBLIC RELATIONS 1979, 14; 1981, 14

RACISM
1978, 16; 1980, 18
British Nationality Bill 1981, 23
call to prayer and action 1994, 44
Declaration on 1987, 11/2
Multi-Racial, Multi-Cultural Development Worker 1994, 45; 1997, 16

RECORD OF ASSEMBLY
1978, 21

RECRUITMENT
ministers from overseas 1981, 9
policy 1982, 27
programme 1981, 20

REDEDICATION SUNDAY 1997, 24

REFORM 1972, 66; 1975, 23; 1976, 21

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 1980, 18/9; 1986, 13; 1988, 25

REPORTS TO ASSEMBLY: Standing Orders 1974, 10

RESOURCE SHARING
1982, 17;
'Guidelines for Sharing' (El Escorial) 1989, 16
Mission Council Task Group report 1995, 18/19

RETIRED MINISTERS HOUSING 1974, 22
appointment of Committee 1979, 22
guidelines 1979, 22

RETIREMENT

age 1976, 19
continuing service 1982, 14
earlier 1983, 26
removal grant 1980, 23; 1983, 29/30
Ministers 1993,13; 2000, 18

REVISED COMMON LECTIONARY 1997, 34

RURAL

Consultant's ministry 1987, 26
Consultant Support Group etc. 1983, 25

SABBATICAL TERMS - pulpit supplies 1988, 17

SACRAMENTS
lay presidency 1979, 19
report on presidency 1980, 16; 1991, 18

ST ANDREW'S HALL MISSIONARY COLLEGE
1999, 30

SANCTUARY for those facing deportation 1996, 29

SCHEDULE FOR THE COMMISSIONING OF MISSIONARIES 1974, 18

SCOTTISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
reopened negotiations on union 1997, 34

SECESSION: Statement 1987, 18

SEXUAL ETHICS - Working Party Report 1977, 21

SHARING
ecumenical resources 1985, 19
'Guidelines for Sharing' 1989, 16
personnel 1984, 26
world resources 1982, 17

SHARING OF CHURCH BUILDINGS ACT 1969 1985, 18

SPECIAL CATEGORY WORLD MISSION POSTS 1995, 41

SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE THE GENERAL SECRETARY
1999, 37; 2000, 21

SPECIAL MINISTRIES 1979, 21

STAFFING ADVISORY GROUP 1993, 13

STRESS IN THE MINISTRY 1987, 10

STRUCTURE

Amendment of paras 1 & 2 1999, 41
Amendment of 2(5) 1999, 29
Amendment of 2(3) & 2(4) 1999, 38
Amendment of 3(1) 1999, 38
Amendment of paras 2 & 3 1999, 38

STUDENTS
book grants from District Councils 1993, 33
Government grants 1994, 47/48
link-up scheme 1974, 21; 1975, 28; 1976, 24; 1981, 15
pastorates 1982, 20
payments 1983, 32
Plan for Partnership 1983, 31
representation on committees 1982, 23
training for mature students 1991, 20

vacation benefits
1986, 14

SYNODS
appointment of church officers, college & ecum. staffs 1972, 67
acceptance of candidates for ministry 1977, 14

cooptions, number increased
1994, 55
membership 1992, 17; 1993, 11
names for Committees 1973, 13; 1976, 25
offices and officers 1977, 16; 1992, 17
representatives to receive info. 1978, 20; 1983, 14/5

TAVISTOCK BOOKSHOP
1976, 21; 1979, 14; 1981, 14

'TIME FOR GOD' 1974, 21; 1976, 23; 1974, 21; 1976, 23

TRADES UNIONS, and church members 1974, 24

TRAINING FOR THOSE WORKING WITH CHILDREN 1992, 9

UNEMPLOYMENT 1981, 22; 1982, 16/7; 1983, 26

UNITED CHURCH FOR WALES
support for Wales Synod approach 1995, 41

UNITED NATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS 1998, 19

UNITY

commitment to 1980, 12; 1996, 33
Methodist Church 1976, 21
'visible' 1983, 21

URC HISTORY SOCIETY ARCHIVES
1990, 20

USE OF PAPER 1991, 29

VACANCIES

procedures re selection of ministers
1975, 31; 1976, 11
Pulpit Supplies 1988, 17

VISITATION - District 1980, 13

VOCATION
Day of Prayer 1983, 17
Sunday 1987, 23; 1989, 25

VOTING members from other churches 1983, 22; 1985, 17

WALES
'Ministry in a Uniting Church' 1987, 26; 1988, 30
PCW and guidelines 1986, 19

union scheme
1972, 66
ecumenical bishop 2000, 46

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE
Centenary 1999, 21

WOMEN & MEN, community of 1998, 13

YOUTH

and children in worship 1984, 22

Assembly participation 1973, 16
Assembly of: appointment of delegates etc. 1975, 27
associate membership District Councils 1979, 17

Committees in Districts & Provinces
1974, 21
Elders 1987, 27/8
in District Councils/Synods 1979, 18/9; 1981, 11

information about
1995, 47
leadership training 1973, 16
national project 1975, 28
participation & development 1985, 31
representation at General Assembly 1974, 21

Work - aims & objectives
1990, 24
Work with Children 1991, 18
Workers 1976, 23

YOUTH AND CHILDREN'S WORK TRAINERS 1990, 26/7; 1997, 42

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING OFFICERS 1974, 21
one in each Province 1988, 12