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Youth DisASSEMBLED

It may not be possible for Youth Assembly to gather as normal at Whitemoor Lakes this year, but this does not stop URC Youth. Together in spirit, if not in body, there will be a series of online events on our theme of Heroes and Villains throughout the year, starting with two events on the weekend which might already be marked in your diary. 

Saturday 30 January 2021, from 8pm to 9.30pm, join for a social evening with contributions from the fabulous  'Folk On' , known to many from their appearance at Greenbelt in 2019. Then gather on Sunday evening, from 8pm onward, for worship, prayer, discussion and chat. the event is open to all young peple aged 14 to 25 with a connection to the URC. 

Use the URC Youth Assembly 2021 button on the Children's and Youth Work home page or go directly to Eventbrite to book.  

Please note that you will need to read and submit some paperwork for this event. This information can be found on our URC Youth page, also on this website. 

Spread the news, encourage participation, tell anyone who might be interested - let's make this an event that goes down as a high point in URC Youth history. 

 

World Council of Churches

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has announced an essay competition for youth who want to reflect on the theme “The Future of Interreligious Dialogue.” The contest marks the 50th anniversary of the WCC’s Office of Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation.

The competition is open to anyone under the age of 30 and the closing date is 15 January 2021. 

The five best essays will be published in the 2021 issue of Current Dialogue, the WCC’s journal for interreligious encounter and the prizewinning authors will have the opportunity to present their work in a conference on “The Future of Interreligious Dialogue” (either physically or virtually) that is being planned for 2021.

Visit the World Council Of Churches website  for more information. 

URC Youth invite you to join their regular online live YouTube broadcast called ‘Trialogue’ which will also be broadcast simultaneously on the URC Youth Trialogue Facebook page and the URC Children's and Youth Work Facebook page.

Trialogue Advert final

Aimed at 16 to 25 year olds, each session explores a theme alongside a Bible passage, providing a springboard for further discussion and reflection. A member of the CYDO+ team hosts a conversation with three guest panellists, representing some of the breadth of the URC and beyond.

TRIalogue takes place every other Thursday at 7pm - see the URC Youth Trialogue Facebook page for what is coming next. 

Find our more about Trialogue on our YouTube channel as Reuben Watt interviews Phil Ray

Read more: Trialogue – online YouTube broadcasts for 16 to 25 year olds

 

Youth DisASSEMBLED

 

It may not be possible for Youth Assembly to gather as normal at Whitemoor Lakes this year, but this does not stop URC Youth. Together in spirit, if not in body, there will be a series of online events on our theme of Heroes and Villains throughout the year, starting with two events on the weekend which might already be marked in your diary. 

 

Saturday 30 January 2021, from 8pm to 9.30pm, join for a social evening with contributions from the fabulous 'Folk On' , known to many from their appearance at Greenbelt in 2019. Then gather on Sunday evening, from 8pm onward, for worship, prayer, discussion and chat. the event is open to all young peple aged 14 to 25 with a connection to the URC. 

Use the URC Youth Assembly 2021 button on the Children's and Youth Work home page or go directly to Eventbrite to book.  

 Spread the news, encourage participation, tell anyone who might be interested - let's make this an event that goes down as a high point in URC Youth history. 

 

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Reform subs

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for to enable young people and young adults (and even the more confident writers from URC Children) to make a visible contribution to the church and make their voices heard. Reform magazine have invited us to form a panel of writers to produce a new youth column for their monthly magazine. Here is the remit from Editor Steve Tomkins. You can contact him or the Programme Officer Lorraine Webb if you would like to learn more. 

Reform, the United Reformed Church’s national magazine, is planning a new column, written by younger members of the Church. The provisional title is ‘Here & now’. We would love to hear from people who are interested in writing for it.

 Themes

The scope of the column is broad: we want to hear what you have to say. We want to hear the stories you have to tell and the points you have to make. What is it like being a Christian in today’s world? How are you living out your faith? What do you have to say to the Church? How do you want to change the world? How do you want to change the Church?

Age
Contributors will be about the age of URC Youth, or possibly URC Children – but there is no strict cut-off point at either end.

Regularity
The column will appear in every issue of Reform, so there will be ten instalments a year. The same contributor might write for it repeatedly, but there will not be a strict rota, and we hope to hear from a good number of different voices.

Length
Provisionally, the length of the column is between 650 and 750 words.

Submission
Submission dates will be arranged with contributors. Text should submitted by email to Lorraine Webb at lorraine.webb@urc.org.uk

 Steve Tomkins, Editor

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