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resized image PromoCommitment for Life, the United Reformed Church’s global justice programme, has created a new resource for Harvest.

Developed in partnership with Christian Aid along the theme of ‘Leaving a legacy’, the resource is designed for use for Harvest services or worship.

The resource includes a video of the service accompanied by its full text.

The Revd Dr Kevin Snyman, Programme Officer (Global Justice & Partnerships), said: “We are especially pleased with the brand-new song that was written, performed, and produced by our very own Roo Stewart, called ‘A Legacy’.”

Read more: URC Christian Aid partnership develops new Harvest resource

Love to learn credit Tim Mossholder/UnsplashThe United Reformed Church’s Education and Learning Committee is launching a new grant to support lay discipleship development.

Funding for the Discipleship Development Large Grant Award comes from the proceeds from the sale of the Windermere Centre.

Around £5,000 per award per annum is available to recognised groups within the URC which can apply to the newly formed Discipleship Development Fund (DDF) Large Grant Awarding Group (LGAG) via the Revd Jenny Mills, the URC Secretary for Education and Learning.   

Read more: New grant to support lay discipleship development launched

smeatons tower plymouth mrsunburnt unplash 840x460The Revd Ruth Whitehead, Moderator of the United Reformed Church’s South Western Synod, offers a reflection and prayer after yesterday’s shooting in Plymouth.

The events in Plymouth on Thursday, which unfolded sometime after 6pm, are still not fully understood, but it seems that a young man shot dead five people and then killed himself.

For this to happen in Devon’s ‘ocean city’ of Plymouth, as it is anywhere, is simply shocking.

Read more: Plymouth shooting: We need to dig deep into our faith

eco scotland pic croppedOakshaw Trinity Church, in Paisley in the United Reformed Church National Synod of Scotland, has been awarded an Eco-Congregation Scotland Silver Award.

Eco-Congregation Scotland is a movement of Scottish churches, of all denominations and of none, committed to addressing environmental issues through their life and mission.

The Silver award recognises the church’s work and care for creation.

Read more: URC in Scotland gains Eco-Congregation award

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