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Emerging into the "new normal"

Content last modified on : 2021-09-27 11:15:55

A free resource from the United Reformed Church, Emerging into the New Normal, provides the basis for further local discussion and some clear church policy for post-lockdown activity.
New reality, same Mission: a stimulus to renewed community engagement as we emerge from the pandemic

Content last modified on : 2021-09-27 10:42:47

United Reformed Church's free booklet to enable exploration of community and social justice in today's new reality
Director of Ministry Formation

Content last modified on : 2021-09-27 08:50:59

Director of Ministry Formation
Families on Faith Adventures

Content last modified on : 2021-09-24 15:35:00

Families on Faith Adventures at Home is a free resource from the URC to help families worship and pray together and develop their faith during lockdown
URC Guide and Scout leaders honoured

Content last modified on : 2021-09-23 15:58:13

Special honours were bestowed on Gillian Phillips and the Revd David Marshall-Jones on Saturday (18 September) when the United Reformed Church Guide and Scout Fellowship made them life Presidents.
Faiths leaders demand climate action at COP26 in Glasgow

Content last modified on : 2021-09-21 05:42:43

The Revd Clare Downing and Mr Peter Pay, Moderators of the United Reformed Church General Assembly, have joined faith leaders have joined together to demand climate action ahead of the COP26 meeting in Glasgow.
Young People 11-18 years

Content last modified on : 2021-09-20 13:50:59

Young People aged 11 to 18: This page will give information about resources and activities specifically targeted at the 11 to 18 age group, their parents and leaders of youth groups, together with information about URC Youth and the Youth Exec.
Young Adults 18-25 years

Content last modified on : 2021-09-20 13:32:26

Young Adults aged 18 to 25: This page will give information about resources and activities specifically targeted at the 18 to 25 age group and their leaders, together with information about URC Youth and the Youth Exec.
Global faith leaders call for an end to vaccine nationalism

Content last modified on : 2021-09-17 12:24:34

The United Reformed Church General Assembly Moderators, the Revd Clare Downing and Mr Peter Pay, joined 143 faith leaders across the world in calling for the production and distribution of enough Covid vaccines for the entire global population.
Doing Online Differently - a roadmap for digital discipleship

Content last modified on : 2021-09-17 12:19:45

A free guide from the United Reformed Church to help you navigate your church's digital journey.
Synod Moderators issue new guidance on reopening of church buildings

Content last modified on : 2021-09-17 12:03:36

As lockdown restrictions and governments’ stay-at-home requirements begin to gradually ease across the UK, the United Reformed Church (URC) Synod Moderators provide updated advice to churches.
Setting up an Instagram account

Content last modified on : 2021-09-17 11:59:14

United Reformed Church's free guide to setting up an Instagram account for your church or church organisation
How to use Twitter for your Church

Content last modified on : 2021-09-17 11:58:56

The United Reformed Church's free guide to using Twitter for your Church
Setting up a Zoom account

Content last modified on : 2021-09-17 11:58:30

United Reformed Church's free guide to setting up a Zoom account for churches.
Church House and its staff

Content last modified on : 2021-09-16 08:48:58

Church House departments and staff
Black History Monthly explores impact of representation in media and imagery

Content last modified on : 2021-09-15 08:52:00

The United Reformed Church’s Black History Monthly continues on 20 September, from 7.30-8.30pm on Zoom, with this month's theme ‘Media and Imagery: The Impact of Representation’.
Church and Society

Content last modified on : 2021-09-13 11:53:01

Church and Society supports and enables the United Reformed Church to live out the gospel in society, by challenging injustice and working for peace. It is part of the United Reformed Church's Mission Team and the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT), an ecumenical partnership of the United Reformed Church, the Methodist Church and the Baptist Union of Great Britain, with associate partner the Church of Scotland.
Remembering 9/11 on 20th anniversary

Content last modified on : 2021-09-07 12:46:51

The Revd Jennifer Mills-Knutsen, Senior Pastor at the American International Church in London, reflects on the tragic events of September 11th 20 years on:
URC welcomes publication of IICSA report

Content last modified on : 2021-09-02 13:49:10

The United Reformed Church (URC) has welcomed the publication and findings of the report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse following its investigation into Child Protection in Religious Organisations and Settings.
Children and Youth

Content last modified on : 2021-08-31 11:34:20

URC Children's and Youth Work Home Page: these pages will provide you with information on services, resources, events and opportunities related to children and young people in the URC
Leading Worship

Content last modified on : 2021-08-27 13:26:29

Caring for Creation

Content last modified on : 2021-08-26 08:38:49

Caring for Creation is the United Reformed Church project to deepen and strengthen our care for God’s creation, in worship, decision-making, and wider community engagement
Minister for Digital Worship

Content last modified on : 2021-08-25 16:51:41

Minister of Digital Worship
Partner Countries

Content last modified on : 2021-08-25 11:51:00

Commitment for Life's partner country content has inspiring stories to encourage people to get involved with the project. You can use this content for presentations and church magazines
General Assembly papers

Content last modified on : 2021-08-25 08:30:39

Download all the papers for United Reformed Church 2021 General Assembly. Papers from previous General Assembles are also online
2021 General Assembly looking at racism, conflict and the URC’s 50th anniversary

Content last modified on : 2021-08-23 13:26:20

The United Reformed Church General Assembly is taking place from 9-12 July online.
General Assembly round up: 9-12 July 2021

Content last modified on : 2021-08-23 13:19:21

General Assembly, the key-decision making body of United Reformed Church (URC), was held between 9-12 July.meeting was held digitally.
Walking the Way, living the life of Jesus today

Content last modified on : 2021-08-23 10:19:39

What we do Walking the Way is the URC’s denominational focus on missional discipleship, supporting all people in recognising God’s presence in all aspects of their lives and responding to their own, unique call to God’s mission...
Safeguarding staff

Content last modified on : 2021-08-23 10:19:14

Safeguarding staff: Jim Gascoigne: Safeguarding Administrator
Global and Intercultural Ministries

Content last modified on : 2021-08-23 10:14:42

What we do In partnership with synod global/intercultural coordinators and world church partners we advocate, facilitate-nurture partnerships, enable URC participation in global opportunities ...
Commitment for Life

Content last modified on : 2021-08-23 10:00:10

Commitment for Life is the world development programme of the United Reformed Church in partnership with Christian Aid and Global Justice Now
URC Christian Aid partnership develops new Harvest resource

Content last modified on : 2021-08-20 14:01:20

Commitment for Life, the United Reformed Church’s global justice programme, has created a new resource for Harvest.
Worship

Content last modified on : 2021-08-19 15:59:37

Resources for Commitment for Life

Content last modified on : 2021-08-19 10:53:49

Resources for commitment for life
What is the URC?

Content last modified on : 2021-08-18 14:48:50

Find out more about the United Reformed Church (URC), it's beliefs, history and structure
More about Faith-filled Community

Content last modified on : 2021-08-16 10:41:32

Find out more about Faith-filled Community, one of the streams in Stepwise, the United Reformed Church's discipleship development programme
Plymouth shooting: We need to dig deep into our faith

Content last modified on : 2021-08-13 10:26:08

The Revd Ruth Whitehead, Moderator of the United Reformed Church’s South Western Synod, offers a reflection and prayer after yesterday’s shooting in Plymouth.
Children under 11

Content last modified on : 2021-08-13 09:09:11

 Here you'll find information, resources and activities from the United Reformed Church (URC) specifically targeted at the under 11s age group, their parents and leaders of children's work, with links to Pilots and the Child Friendly Church awards.
Children's and Youth Work Committee Grants

Content last modified on : 2021-08-13 08:02:12

Grants: This page explains how to apply for a small grant from the Children's and Youth Work Committee and shares the reports from groups and individuals who received grants in order to show the type of activities and opportunities the grant might be used towards.
URC in Scotland gains Eco-Congregation award

Content last modified on : 2021-08-12 13:19:54

Oakshaw Trinity Church, in Paisley in the United Reformed Church National Synod of Scotland, has been awarded an Eco-Congregation Scotland Silver Award.
Dental pioneer Dame Margaret Seward remembered

Content last modified on : 2021-08-12 09:50:15

Dame Margaret Seward, a former Secretary of Richmond Hill St Andrew's United Reformed Church in Dorset, and pioneer in the British dental sector, has died aged 86.
United Reformed Church Social Media Guidelines and Digital Charter

Content last modified on : 2021-08-11 11:22:33

Welcome to the United Reformed Church's Social Media Guidelines and Digital Charter. These resources are freely available to all who produce and manage websites and social media channels for the life and work of the URC.
Legacies of Slavery

Content last modified on : 2021-08-11 09:59:50

Explore how the Legacies of Slavery continue to affect all of life today. These resources include Bible Studies, Films, Books, Papers, Prayers and Theology. These cover topics like the History of Slavery and Colonisation, White Privilege, Restorative Justice and how we can begin to build more conscious, just and anti-racist communities.
European partners

Content last modified on : 2021-08-10 14:46:21

Explains the links between the URC and pan-European churches and ecumenical bodies.
Frequently asked questions

Content last modified on : 2021-08-10 09:26:49

Find the answers to more Stepwise questions here
Welcome to Stepwise

Content last modified on : 2021-08-10 09:25:03

Find out more about Stepwise, the discipleship development programme from the United Reformed Church
Go with Greta to...Nicaragua

Content last modified on : 2021-08-02 16:10:37

Free resources from the United Reformed Church aimed at teaching children about poverty, injustice and life in Nicaragua
URC vaccine campaign raises more than £20,000 for charity

Content last modified on : 2021-08-02 13:36:49

Generous donors have helped the United Reformed Church (URC) beat its initial fundraising target of £5,000 to raise a whopping £18,796 for Christian Aid.
COP26: Rise to the moment

Content last modified on : 2021-08-02 13:12:46

The Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) has embarked on an ambitious relay across the UK to raise the message of climate justice ahead of COP26.
URC vaccine appeal tops £30,000

Content last modified on : 2021-08-02 08:34:52

Delighted by the response of members of the United Reformed Church (URC) to its “Give Thanks for Your Vaccine” appeal, Commitment for Life provides an update on how the money is being spent.
Water Lane URC member receives damehood from the Queen

Content last modified on : 2021-07-30 12:15:17

A member of Water Lane United Reformed Church (URC) in Bishop's Stortford, has been made a dame in the Queen’s birthday honours.
URC launches new podcast

Content last modified on : 2021-07-30 12:15:17

The United Reformed Church has launched a new fortnightly podcast, that explores the denomination’s focus on Christian discipleship, mission and what it means to be Walking the Way of Jesus today.
West Midlands Synod Moderator nominated for second term

Content last modified on : 2021-07-30 12:15:17

The Revd Steve Faber, Moderator of the West Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church, has been invited to serve for a second term of office.
URC-supported charity gains Queen’s voluntary award

Content last modified on : 2021-07-30 12:15:17

A community organisation supported by the United Reformed Church has won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS).
URC review group assembled

Content last modified on : 2021-07-30 12:15:17

A group of people who will form the review of church life group, initiated at the United Reformed Church (URC) Mission Council in March, has been appointed.
New resource to help children explore Nicaragua

Content last modified on : 2021-07-30 12:15:17

The United Reformed Church Children’s and Youth Work team has teamed up with Commitment for Life to publish a new resource to help children and young people engage with Nicaragua.
General Assembly day one round up: 9 July 2021

Content last modified on : 2021-07-30 12:15:17

General Assembly, the key-decision making body of United Reformed Church (URC), opened on 9 July. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the meeting was held digitally.
General Assembly day two round up: 10 July 2021

Content last modified on : 2021-07-30 12:15:17

The second day of the United Reformed Church General Assembly opened on 10 July 2021 and began with worship led by the Chaplain to the Moderators, the Revd Helen Everard.
General Assembly day three round up: 11 July 2021

Content last modified on : 2021-07-30 12:15:17

The third day of the United Reformed Church General Assembly, which was held digitally, began with worship led by the Chaplain to the Moderators, the Revd Helen Everard.
URC passes multiple resolutions about Israel and Palestine

Content last modified on : 2021-07-30 12:15:17

At its General Assembly, meeting between July 9-12, the United Reformed Church (URC) passed ten significant resolutions pertaining to the situation in Israel and Palestine.
General Assembly day four round up: 12 July 2021

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The Revd Helen Everard, Chaplain to the Moderators of Assembly, led a short session of worship on the last morning of General Assembly.
Church leaders condemn the decision to renege on the UK’s international development commitment

Content last modified on : 2021-07-30 12:15:17

The United Reformed Church along with the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Methodist Church have called the UK government's decision to renege on the UK’s international development commitment unfair, unwise and immoral. 
URC agrees to adopt modern-day slavery policy

Content last modified on : 2021-07-30 12:15:17

The United Reformed Church (URC) has agreed to take steps towards developing policy and guidance to help tackle modern-day slavery.
Commitment for Life

Content last modified on : 2021-07-28 09:26:05

Commitment for Life is the global justice programme of the United Reformed Church. We partner with Christian Aid and Global Justice Now, enabling local URC congregations to engage in mission in four regions: Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Central America and Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory
General Assembly

Content last modified on : 2021-07-13 09:14:48

The United Reformed Church's General Assembly will take place online from 9 – 12 July 2021.
Blackburn CRCW reflects on lessons from lockdown

Content last modified on : 2021-07-09 08:29:36

Lockdown has been hard on many communities and households but as we move beyond our restricted lives, what needs to change and what needs to remain? Mal Breeze, a Church Related Community Worker from Blackburn, reflects on this question.
Black History Monthly: The Case for Reparations

Content last modified on : 2021-07-09 08:29:36

The next session in the United Reformed Church (URC's) Black History Monthly series, themed 'the case for reparation', takes place on 21 June from 7.30-8.30pm via Zoom.
URC joins coalition to show it stands together with refugees

Content last modified on : 2021-07-09 08:29:36

The United Reformed Church has become a founding member of new campaign coalition Together With Refugees.
Reform magazine: June edition

Content last modified on : 2021-07-09 08:29:36

This month in Reform, Steven Tomkins talks to Chine McDonald, author of God is Not a White Man, about race and faith.
Thanksgiving service held for retiring Thames North Moderator

Content last modified on : 2021-07-09 08:29:36

The United Reformed Church marked the retirement of the Revd Dr Andrew Prasad, Moderator of the Thames North Synod, on May 22 with a service of celebration and thanksgiving by Zoom, attended by more than 140 people from around the world.
Knitters knit more than 100 blankets for Malawi charity

Content last modified on : 2021-07-09 08:29:36

Kind-hearted members of Gillingham United Reformed Church (URC), in the Southern Synod, have knitted and crocheted 120 blankets for friends in Malawi.
Chelmsford CRCWs boost morale of dementia-friendly group during pandemic

Content last modified on : 2021-07-09 08:29:36

In this reflection, Maria J.Y. Lee, a United Reformed Church Related Community Worker (CRCW) based in Chelmsford, talks about the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable and elderly people who suddenly found themselves isolated due to the pandemic.
Take action to restore the UK Government’s international aid commitment

Content last modified on : 2021-07-09 08:29:36

Members of the URC are being urged to write to their MP to ask them to back a restoration of the UK’s international aid budget in a parliamentary vote today.
Forging new connections in Sunderland and Boldon during the pandemic

Content last modified on : 2021-07-08 14:03:32

Alison Dalton began working as a Church Related Community Worker (CRCW) for the Sunderland and Boldon United Reformed Church Partnership in July 2020 during the COVID pandemic. Here she reflects on how daunting it has been to start a new role without having a chance to meet anyone in person and the challenges this has involved.
Resources for Children and Youth

Content last modified on : 2021-07-08 08:11:40

Children's and Youth Work Resources : This page links to a range of resources for use with children, young people and in intergenerational settings, including CYW publications, Pilots publicaations and a set of resources to support Holy Habits.
Walking the Way: Living the life of Jesus today

Content last modified on : 2021-07-06 15:01:34

Walking the Way: Living the life of Jesus today is the URC's focus on whole-of-life discipleship, which is about how we can be more like Jesus in all we do.
United Reformed Church Worship Book

Content last modified on : 2021-07-05 15:55:37

The URC Worship Book contains materials for Holy Communion, baptism, confirmation, weddings, funerals, ordinations, inductions and public worship
CRCW Project in Billingham Raises Thousands for a New Community Kitchen

Content last modified on : 2021-07-02 08:32:54

United Reformed Church in Billingham raises thousands of pounds for a new community kitchen.
Walking the Way: Living the life of Jesus today

Content last modified on : 2021-06-30 15:26:30

Walking the Way is the United Reformed Church’s focus on whole-of-life discipleship. It’s not a programme or initiative. Instead, it’s all about celebrating and sharing existing experience and wisdom about what it means to empower people to be the presence of Jesus through their everyday lives, across the denomination, and beyond.
#Connect to...Nicaragua

Content last modified on : 2021-06-24 11:29:43

Free resources from the United Reformed Church aimed at teaching young people about poverty, injustice and life in Nicaragua
Same Mission

Content last modified on : 2021-06-23 13:23:44

The United Reformed Church wants to know about your experience of coping with Coronavirus in your community. It's also inviting you to join online discussion groups to learn about the responses of local churches and projects to the pandemic
Blackburn Church Related Community Worker reflects on lessons from lockdown

Content last modified on : 2021-06-15 09:40:17

Blog: Lockdown has been hard on many communities but as we move on, what needs to change and what needs to remain?
The Church Leadership Programme

Content last modified on : 2021-06-14 09:11:16

A programme to refresh experienced lay and ordained leaders in authentic leadership, helping leaders to develop skills from their core sense of being
Global Resources

Content last modified on : 2021-06-14 09:06:27

Here below you will find useful resources from the URC General Resources; Quick Links and worship resources.
More about Faith-fuelled Leadership

Content last modified on : 2021-06-10 15:10:00

Find out more about Faith-fuelled Leadership, one of the streams in Stepwise, the United Reformed Church's discipleship development programme
About us

Content last modified on : 2021-06-07 13:23:52

Find out more about the United Reformed Church - who we are, what we do and how you can get involved
Chelmsford dementia-friendly group offers support and companionship during the pandemic

Content last modified on : 2021-06-02 09:41:04

Maria Lee, a Church Related Community Worker, tells us how her team has been supporting the vulnerable and elderly in Chelmsford during the pandemic
Global and Intercultural Ministries

Content last modified on : 2021-05-21 12:32:53

The United Reformed Church Global and Intercultural Ministries promotes racial justice, intercultural relationships and the world church
Life as a Church Related Community Worker during lockdown

Content last modified on : 2021-05-19 14:28:50

Lockdown during the pandemic has been very difficult for may people as social interaction has practically grinded to a halt. CRCW Marie Trubic found her love of crime dramas helped her through a challenging time and made her realise how her role as a CRCW is similar in some ways, to that of a detective!
The URC Visual Identity Guide

Content last modified on : 2021-05-18 11:23:07

A free guide to help churches and church organisations follow the URC's visual identity in their publications.
#CandleOfJustice: a moment of action on 25 May 

Content last modified on : 2021-05-18 09:04:50

Join the United Reformed Church and Churches Together in England on 25 May for 'Candle of Justice: a moment of action' – commemorating the first anniversary of George Floyd’s murder.
Equalities Policy

Content last modified on : 2021-05-14 13:38:06

Information about the United Reformed Church's commitment to Equality and Diversity
Faith groups urge Home Secretary to rethink new immigration plan

Content last modified on : 2021-05-14 10:40:41

The United Reformed Church has joined faith groups and faith leaders to urge Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, to rethink the government's proposed New Plan for Immigration, which they say lacks humanity and respect for human dignity.
Thy Kingdom Come: Time to Pray...

Content last modified on : 2021-05-13 16:15:49

Thursday 13 May 2021 marks the beginning of Thy Kingdom Come, an annual, global movement uniting individuals and churches from places and traditions all around the world in prayer for ten days. It begins after ascension day, marking Jesus’ return to heaven after resurrection, and ends at Pentecost, when we celebrate God’s gift of the Holy Spirit to empower us in living the life of Jesus today. A warm invitation I extended to everyone connected with the United Reformed Church to join in this exciting journey.
How does Stepwise work?

Content last modified on : 2021-05-12 08:38:26

Stepwise is the discipleship programme from the URC - find out more about how it works and how you can be part of it
Black History Monthly: reflections on poetry by Black Writers

Content last modified on : 2021-05-11 17:10:52

The next session in the United Reformed Church Black History Monthly initiative takes place on 17 May from 7.30-8.30pm.
Supporting those in need has been a lifeline during the pandemic

Content last modified on : 2021-05-10 15:32:37

Supporting the community in a pandemic. Church Related Community Work students on placement working at local foodbanks and supporting families in need at a time of crisis.
New from URC Publishing: Constance - Pioneer, Pastor, Preacher

Content last modified on : 2021-05-06 15:10:00

Constance - Pioneer, Pastor, Preacher is a new book is published by the United Reformed Church (URC) on behalf of the Council for World Mission, the Congregational Federation and the Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women.
The Manor Church and Community Project, Sheffield

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The Manor Church and Community Project, Sheffield
New Life Project, Huddersfield

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Moderators' blog
In this blog the Revd David Grosch-Miller and John Ellis, moderators of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church, write and reflect on the things they do, places they visit, people they meet, and moments/events in the life of the United Reformed Church and beyond during their time in office.

 

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