Resources

PILOTS have a range of resources available for affiliated companies. 

Each year an Overseas Voyage magazine is produced which has as its theme one of the countries that the URC has a connection with as part of the World Wide Church.  This booklet, in loose-leaf or PDF form, is packed with games, recipes, activites and crafts, information, and prayers providing material for a project based on that country. Many companies use this as part of their programme planning, others may focus on it for a full day of activities on a theme or for an act of worship. Recent countries covered have been Canada, South Korea and Pakistan and the theme for the coming year is Taiwan. 

In the past, Pilots has also produced annual worship material on a theme. This is now incorporated into a bigger resource booklet on the Children's and Youth Work theme for the year. 2020's theme was Common Ground and the resource book is available on the general resources page for Children's and Youth Work, with the Pilots worship material forming a pull-out section of four planned sessions as the centre pages. Next year's resource booklet and worship material will be on the theme of Heroes and Villains and will be available from January 2020. Using the worship material, Pilots companies may choose to follow the theme in preparing a service for Pilots Sunday in June. 

Additionally, Pilots have a range of merchandise ranging from polo shirts and sweatshirts, badges and awards to promotional  bags and frisbees 

Affiliated companies can order any of these by using the order form on URCLE and sending it to the PILOTS DESK. 

 

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The Pilots Overseas Voyage is available to affiliated companies on the Pilots URCLE page or by emailing the Pilots Desk. 

Pilots Worship materials are included in the annual CYW resource book and are available as PDF download on our resources page. 

 

CORONAVIRUS : At this unprecedented time when Christian Children's and Youth Work (like all other) is reduced from gathered to dispersed outreach and we are no longer able to meet directly with families and individuals for pastoral or faith-based purposes, we have provided a couple of resources you may find useful. 

Guidelines for safe use of video conferencing with young people and children

URC online engagment with children and young people RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL (PDF)

URC online engagment with children and young people RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL (WORD)

Online engagement information and consent form for under 18s (PDF)

Online engagement information and consent form for under 18s (Word)

Code of Conduct for online engagement with young people, children and families, and church workers (PDF)

Code of Conduct for online engagement with young people, children and families, and church workers (WORD)

Top Tips for engaging in online worship

 

A special supplement to our bimonthly newsletter with links to a variety of resources which may be suitable for your setting 

 A special supplement to our bimonthly newsletter with links to continuing professional development/skills development

A special supplement to our bimonthy newsletter with links to a variety of resources to explain to children and young people about the virus and to support them through anxiety, grief and loss

A special supplement to our bimonthly newsletter with links to resources suitable for 11 to 18 year olds 

Training Digest - April 2020 

 

 

Introducing our new resource for families at home 

There are plenty of resources on the internet to support faith at home, but we wanted to provide something specifically URC in nature. The national Children's and Youth Work team have worked together to produce Families on Faith Adventures @ Home , drawing on the materials from Pilots and Friends on Faith Adventures (FOFA) as a starting point. These materials are a  'pick and mix' selection of activites and prayers and challenges based around a different Bible reading each week. No matter what your family make-up, hopefully you will find something useful to you amongt the suggestions here.

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9 April 2020 - A Supper To Remember 

16 April 2020 - Listening to God

23 April 2020 - You Are Not Lost

30 April 2020 - Be The Star You Are 

7 May 2020 - Sing Out : God is in Charge 

14 May 2020 - Never The Wrong Time To Do The Right Thing

21 May 2020 - The Rollercoaster of Emotions 

The URC and Pilots and other associated organisations also publish resources for use with children, young people and in intergenerational settings: 

 

Prayers for Foster Care Fortnight 11 to 24 may 2020  

Prayer resource for Foster Care Fortnight 

Common Ground: Resource Pack 2020 

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Additional drama for Common Ground 

 

The Gift’ and ‘Where are the children?’: Extra Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download your spare calendars and prayer dice here:

  • Calendar (pdf)
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  • Prayer dice (pdf)
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  • One Body resource pack is available as PDF via email. Please click on the image for a link. 
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  • Resources for Lent and Easter 2020 

                          Easter stations in schools

                          Easter story bag

                          Wilderness Reflections - Lent Journal 

                          General resources 

 

  •  Resources for work with Under 5s and their families  2020

   During 2020 the CYW team and CYDOs+ will be sharing some resources, links and ideas to resource churches and individuals in their work with Under 5s and their families. Each month a new factsheet or resource sheet will be added to this library. 

 

January:     Bumps and Babies 

February:    Adverse Childhood Experences (ACES) and 1001 Critical Days 

March:         Babies in the Community 

April:            Mental health for new parents

May:            ROOTS for Churches - Worshipping with 0s to 5s 

June:           Dads

July:            Toddler Groups 

August:        Setting up and running an effective creche

September:  Parenting for faith 

October:       Baby loss

November:   Bibles and other resources for Under Fives 

December:   0-5s in church (including breastfeeding) 

 

 

          September: Faithfulness

          October:      Gentleness 

          November:  Advent

          December:  Self control