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Ibrahim is being supported by a Christian Aid project news bannerThe United Reformed Church (URC) is hoping to raise £5,000 for its ‘Give Thanks for Your Vaccine’ fundraising campaign, developed with Christian Aid.

So far, £1,300 has been raised.

In the UK, nearly 18million people have had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. But for the poorest and most vulnerable communities across the world, there is little hope of a vaccine rollout. These are people who already face lack of water, food, and basic healthcare.

Read more: Give thanks for your vaccine through URC fundraiser

WNWN Cath Sterndale news bannerA church-based community service set up to distribute surplus food during the pandemic has just served up its 5,000th parcel.

Since the first lockdown began last March, Waste Not Want Not, based at Buxton United Reformed Church (URC), has given away thousands of pounds worth of food to the local community, some of which would have ended up in landfill.

The project is led by church member Cath Sterndale and her son Dan who first came up with the idea four years ago.

Read more: Buxton URC feeds 5,000 through community project

Equality b nick young picimediaThe United Reformed Church (URC) Equalities Committee issues this statement in advance of when the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions begin to ease: 

The Equalities Committee is mindful that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way the URC, its committees and churches work. It celebrates the way in which virtual meetings have facilitated participation by people who are unable to travel.

However, the Committee recognises that new ways of working, while they provide new ways of participation for some, mean that others are excluded.

Read more: Coming out of lockdown – the impact on individuals

Youth Reassembled news bannerTo provide a way to learn, contribute, as well as equip young people and adults involved with the United Reformed Church (URC) in as many ways as possible, URC Youth is launching Youth re-ASSEMBLED.

Each month throughout the year, URC Youth will focus on a different theme or topic.

Read more: URC Youth (re)ASSEMBLED

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