Good News Stories

This page is for all the good news stories out there worth sharing. Please do send us stories and photos of the things that you are doing (big or small) in your local church or synod, and let’s celebrate together how God is at work within our children and young people throughout the United Reformed Church.

mentalhealthEvery year, Mental Health Awareness Week gives everyone the opportunity to consider the crucial, yet all to often ignored subject of Mental Wellbeing. URC Youth, as an organisation, has made a firm commitment to tackling the stigma surrounding mental ill health. URC Youth has also challenged and encouraged the entire denomination to keep issues of mental health in mind when it carries out its work. Recently, URC Youth published a resource to help people of all ages and backgrounds discuss what can often be difficult, scary and painful topics to address. URC Youth Moderator Sandy Nunn tells us more...

Read more: Get Talking: Starting Conversations about Mental Wellbeing

dream3Children and young people of the URC’s Eastern Synod recently enjoyed the opportunity to meet together alongside the Synod’s Spring meeting for the first time.

Taking the theme of ‘Dream’, participants considered their dreams for children in the world today using the book ‘God’s Dream’, written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to them unpack the theme further.

Read more: Dream

LJF

Establishing a fair, just and compassionate society is a fundamental responsibility in the Kingdom which God calls us to build here on earth. It is not always so easy, however, to make it happen, especially given the often harsh and cruel nature of the world around us.

‘Let Justice Flow: An Introduction to Social Justice’, produced in partnership by Christian Aid, Commitment for Life, Pilots and the URC, seeks to change that.

Read more: 'Let Justice Flow: An Introduction to Social Justice'

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When he accepted an invitation to the recent Pilots Summit Meeting, in which the URC’s ecumenical, non-uniformed organisation for children and young people discussed elements of its programme, activities and future, Dan Morrell didn’t foresee the whirlwind of busyness and activity he had signed up for, especially given that it took place only one week prior to the annual URC Youth Assembly at which he subsequently found himself appointed Moderator-Elect! Dan tells us more:

Read more: Whirlwind Week for Children’s and Youth Work (and Dan too)!!!
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