URC 50: Share your views to help “tend vineyard”

Last Updated on 4 August 2022 by Ann-Marie Nye

As the United Reformed Church (URC) celebrates its 50th Jubilee, the Church Life Review Group would like to hear your views.

In John 15:5, Jesus says: “Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.”

With that verse in mind, we wonder what tending would enable the URC to be more healthy and fruitful?

We encourage you to ‘tend the vineyard’ by reflecting on the following questions, at any convenient gathering in your congregation but preferably during worship on the 30 October.

  • The Jubilee year was a time of great joy. Reflect quietly on a time when you have felt most joyful in your church life.
  • The Jubilee year was a time of celebration. What would you like to celebrate about the United Reformed Church?
  • The Jubilee year was a time of liberation. Are there any church burdens that, if freed of, would liberate you to flourish?
  • The Jubilee year was a time of economic transformation and big dreams. If money were no object, what would you invest in to make your local church more effective?

Supporting worship material will be available via the Daily Devotions’ here, and Worship Notes here.

Please submit your response to https://tinyurl.com/URCJubilee by Monday 28 November.

Alternatively, please email churchlifereview@urc.org.uk or send your response by post to Church Life Review, 21 Crawfurd Gardens, Rutherglen. G73 4JP.