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The Crossfire team are bringing back an event which they used to run - a weekend indoor camp for young adults, with a more relaxed feel and an opportunity to explore the theme from main camp in greater depth.

Crossfire Plus is a fellowship opportunity for young adults aged 16+ to explore more about their faith in Jesus Christ through sharing ideas, worship and scripture. Join with us as we learn how we can live out the gospel in our daily lives. Come along in 2019 at Bonsall, Derbyshire from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November (£15 when booked before 20th September, £25 after). Unlike the main Crossfire camp we won't be camping in November - Bonsall has plenty of indoor accommodation! Find out more and book online at www.crossfirecamp.org.uk 

Pilots

PILOTS needs you! Could you advocate for Pilots? Are you passionate about the Pilots programme, which has been running in the URC for many years and reaching children and young people both within the church and from outside for several generations? Pilots is looking for a young person or young adult to become a Pilots rep; raising the profile of Pilots nationally and giving encouragement to existing or growing companies. You will represent Pilots as a member of the URC Youth Exec and at Youth Assembly and also attend the Pilots Management Committee three times a year. For more details, contact the Pilots Coordinator.

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Youth Assembly 2020 will be held at Whitemoor Lakes in Alrewas from 24 to 26 January 2020. If you are in year 10 (S3) or above and not over 25, associated in some way with the URC and keen to have fun, learn, make friends and have your say, then this is the event for you. 

The theme this year is Common Ground: Where Is It? and the event will include keynote speakers, workshops, social events, Bible studeis and worship as well as business sessions. To find out more about last year's Youth Assembly and to read Round Up, the Youth Exec's newsletter full of photos and reports from Youth Assembly 2019, go to our URC Youth page

Bookings are now open. If you book before or on 11 November 2019, you will qualify for our special early bird price of £110 for the weekend, all inclusive (not including travel, which is your own responsibility). From 12 November onwards the price will be £140. Bookings close on 1 January 2020 so book now to be sure of your place. 

There will be a creche for children up to and including the age of 5. 

For help with funding, if needed, please contact your synod lead worker for youth work (see urc.org.uk/cydos) or email the Children's and Youth Work Office 

Book your place for Youth Assembly here. 

 

CWM

Europe Region Youth Assembly

Who?; For young adults between the ages of 18 – 30 from Member churches of the Europe region.

When?: Lunchtime Friday 6th December – lunchtime Friday 8th December.

Where?: Shallowford House, Stone, Staffordshire. https://www.shallowfordhouse.org/

 

Aim!:

GENERAL THEME: - Loneliness and mental well being 

The above can be linked to the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  

The aim of the consultation is to resource and equip young adults to be peer leaders in assisting the church to better understand issues pertaining the mental health and well being of young people. The group, of around 20 young adults will be drawn from the 5 member churches of CWMs Europe region.

The weekend will be facilitated by Nathan Jones of the charity ‘Talk Through’ who will explore the issues alongside other experienced youth workers (being identified as we speak) across a number of sessions over the weekend.

The broad outline of the weekend will be:-

Friday Evening: Exploring the Landscape so we understand the situation around wellbeing in young people. Have things changed over the past few years?

    
Saturday: Exploring support for wellbeing at a deeper level and how we can help young people.  What are their personal experiences?

 
Sunday: Exploring Faith and Wellbeing and discussion on what next. What can we all do? How do we look after ourselves and look out for others? What can the church do?

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The weekend will be participative, with a range of inputs, including group work, interactive exercises, discussion and some up front up, background information from the lead facilitator.

What We Need?

We need member churches to nominate 4 young adults who are potential leaders or are already exercising leadership in their roles and involvement within their respective churches for this weekend. Clearly, it would be helpful if they have some interest in and affinity for the subject, but they certainly don’t need to be experts or have direct experience of the topic.

CWM will be responsible for the costs of the weekend and will pay all travel expenses for all attendees. Contact the Children's and Youth Work office if you are interested. 

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Too young for Youth Assembly? Not sure whether Youth Assembly's for you? If you are in Year 7 (S1) or above and no older than 16, you could book to come to our Youth Assembly Taster Day. Held on 25 January, the middle day of the Youth Assembly weekend, this event gives chance to experience some of Youth Assembly without staying for the whole weekend. You will get chance for some fun team building activities to start the day, you will join the other participants for lunch, and you will be able to join in the afternoon's worship and workshops with the rest of the Assembly. 

The price for the day is £25 

If any adults accompanying you to the venue wish to, they may stay for lunch for £8 per person and visit the local arboretum with a guide. 

This is a chance to build friendship, explore faith and have fun, whilst thinking about whether you might come along for the whole weekend next time. 

 The booking form is available here and bookings close on 1 January 2020. Contact the Children's and Youth Work office for any more details. 

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