We make these papers available to the wider URC membership asking that people be aware that they are discussion documents and that many changes may be made as a result of Mission Council decisions.
- Round-up Mission Council October 2016
- David Cornick's presentation 20 October 2016
- Full version - Mission Council reports October 2016
- Covering letter
- A1 - GA2016 and plans for GA2018
- C1 - The URC’s publications policy
- F1 - Joint declaration on justification
- G1 - Budget for 2017
- H1 - Deployment
- H2 - Understanding call and its practical implications
- I1 - Redrafting the terms of the Jewish Fund
- I2 - Local ecumenical working
- J1 - Trust and Pension nominations
- L1 - Redevelopment of Church House
- M1 - Walking the Way - The Next Steps
- M2 - Standing orders consultation
- M3 - The future shape of General Assembly - October 2016 Report
- M4 - Same-sex marriage in the Isle of Man
- M5 - Composition of Assembly Commissions
- O1 - HRAG - Report on work
- O2 - Line management of the General Secretary
- U1 - Human Sexuality Task Group
- X1 - Northerly Synods collaboration-Report on progress and learning
- J2 - Nominations (supplement)
- D1 - The Windermere Centre – Ways Forward redacted
- D2 - Emergency Resolution re Windermere Cashflow
The URC National Synod of Wales has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.
From January 2016 all employees of United Reformed Church (Wales) Trust are guaranteed to be paid the Living Wage, £8.25, rather than the Minimum Wage currently of £6.70 for those aged 20 or over.
Mr Alan Yates and the Revd Kevin Watson, the moderators-elect of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church, have announced that the theme for 2016 Assembly, and their two years in office, will be ‘People of the Way’.
The moderators-elect are calling for the two years that starts with General Assembly in July 2016 to be a time of renewed focus on the fundamentals of the Christian life; the People of the Way theme is an opportunity for United Reformed churches across the three nations to return to the basics of their identity and life in Christ.
Mr Watson said: ‘We have a real need to celebrate being the people of God, and to celebrate being the United Reformed Church. Assembly will be a celebration of God’s grace, of what he has given us and what is embodied in God’s people.’