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voting cardThe autumn meeting of the United Reformed Church’s Mission Council opened at The Hayes Conference Centre, in Swanwick, Derbyshire, on 16 November 2018.

It began with worship led by the Revd David Coaker, Chaplain to Mr Derek Estill, Moderator of the General Assembly. The Revd Susan Durber led the first of three Bible studies from Philippians, this one about cultivating the virtue of joy, despite our circumstances, as Paul did in this letter from prison.

Read more: Mission Council round-up 16-18 November 2018

andy mcWorship on the final morning of Mission Council began with worship led by the Revd Elaine Colechin, Chaplain to Nigel Uden, Moderator of the General Assembly. The Revd Susan Durber led the third Bible study from Philippians, about cultivating the virtue – or receiving the gift – of perseverance, as Paul urged on the church facing dispiriting difficulties in Philippi.

Read more: Mission Council round-up day three 18 November 2018

Mission Council start nov 2018 news bannerThe autumn meeting of the United Reformed Church’s Mission Council opened at The Hayes Conference Centre, in Swanwick, Derbyshire, on 16 November 2018.

It began with worship led by the Revd David Coaker, Chaplain to Mr Derek Estill, Moderator of the General Assembly. The Revd Susan Durber led the first of three Bible studies from Philippians, this one about cultivating the virtue of joy, despite our circumstances, as Paul did in this letter from prison.

Read more: Autumn meeting of Mission Council opens at The Hayes

David and Nigel 2Day two of Mission Council opened with worship led by the Revd Elaine Colechin, Chaplain to the Revd Nigel Uden, Moderator of the General Assembly. The Revd Dr Susan Durber led the second of three Bible studies from Philippians, about cultivating the virtue of humility, imitating Christ’s self-emptying grace and seeing oneself made in the image of God.

Read more: Mission Council round-up day two 17 November 2018

baptism news banner‘Our strategy for making more disciples in West Thamesmead is the three Bs,’ says the Revd Sally Willett. ‘To bless people, to help them know that they belong, and in turn, hopefully, they will come to believe.’

Mrs Willett ministers at West Thamesmead Community Church, in south-east London, along with her husband, Andrew, who is also a United Reformed Church Minister.

She makes the comments in The Holy Habit of Making Disciples – the fourth film in a short series produced by the URC which explores one of the ten themes featured in Andrew Roberts’ book Holy Habits.

Read more: Church planting duo makes more disciples in south-east London