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The URC Youth Leaders’ Gathering will take place from 28-30 January 2022 at Whitemoor Lakes, near Lichfield, Staffordshire, and the event will run separately and alongside URC Youth Assembly 2022.

It's a gathering for all who work with young people aged 11-25 that are in any way connected with the URC (volunteers and employed) in uniformed organisations, Pilots, youth groups or any other setting.

Read more: URC Youth Leaders’ Gathering

On Tuesday 12 October 2021 from 7pm - 8pm, the URC's Youth Exec is holding a Zoom event for parents/young people/youth leaders to find out more about Youth Assembly 2022. 

This is your chance to meet some of the people who have been planning and will be leading the Youth Assembly 2022 weekend. You will be able to hear about some of the plans, the sleeping arrangements, the travel and what type of things will be happening throughout Youth Assembly.

Read more: URC Youth Assembly Information Event

Talking About.... is a series of free online gatherings for children's, families and youth work employed workers and volunteers. 

Held every fourth Thursday evening (with the exception of August) at 7pm, the first session took place in July 2021 and focused on the theme of opening up. The programme will be built around the issues that the people attending would find useful to talk about as the team of regional professions (known as the CYDO+ team as they are made up of Synod Children's and Youth Development Officers and their equivalents) listen to your needs and then aim to provide some input and some opportunities for discussion and networking. 

This is an excellent opportunity to recognise that you're not facing these joys and issues alone and to build up mutual support as well as having a chance to talk to the CYDO+ team about the things that are important to you in your Children's and Youth Work role. 

Contact children.youth@urc.org.uk to find out more and to get the link for booking. 

Living Faith with 5 to 11s is a free online conference hosted by URC Children's and Youth Work and ROOTS for Churches for all those engaging with the primary school age range and their families in any way. 

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It will take place over three evenings on the 2,4 and 9 November 2021, starting at 7pm, and you can sign up for one, two or all three of the sessions, depending on your area of interest. 

Our keynote speakers - Ruth White, Alison Hulse and Martin Adams - will explore the themes of living, loving and learning through all-age church, faith at home and children’s groups.

There will be opportunity to share your own ideas and experiences with others as well as gaining some very practical pointers from these experienced practitioners in their fields.

Bookings can be made on our Eventbrite page.

Please remember that Eventbrite emails can occasionally end up in your spam or junk mail so if you don't hear from us, please do check there before contacting children.youth@urc.org.uk

Following the success of the combined Education and Learning and Children's and Youth Work series of workshops on improving communication, we are delighted to announce that URC training will be providing a similar series of free workshops in the autumn, this time on the topic of Hybrid Church. 

There will be three sessions, each from 7.30 to 8.45pm, and these will be: Training URC Logo online RGB small

  • 30 September: Hybrid Church for all - multi-sensory worship, led by Sam Hargreaves

  • 14 October: Hybrid Church for all - the practicalities of hybrid church, led by Dan Morrell

  • 21 October: Hybrid Church in action - learning from experience, led by a panel of URC church leaders

Book now to secure your place for one, two or all three sessions on our Eventbrite page

Please remember that Eventbrite emails can occasionally end up in your spam or junk mail so if you don't hear from us, please do check there before contacting children.youth@urc.org.uk

A reminder that all sessions from the previous series of workshop are now available on the Children's and Youth Work YouTube Channel Playlist URC Training and that a grant from the Carmichael Montgomery Fund may be available to support your learning after the event. 

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