What’s happening around the URC: 22 June – 6 July

A round-up of what’s happening in and around the United Reformed Church (URC) from 15 June – 6 July.

URC Training, a collaboration between Children’s and Youth Work and Education and Learning, bring you ‘Exploring resilience for churches’ a series of three, free webinars.

22 June from 7.15-8.45pm – Self-care and resilience,

Led by the Revd Dr Adam Scott, Principal of Northern College, Manchester, this first session in the series will focus on personal resilience or self-care.

Resilience is a word we use a lot, especially recently, and Adam will help us explore what it means for us as individuals in the world we live in as we adapt and endure through times of change.

29 June from 7.15-8.45pm Resilience and community care

Led by Dr Scott, the second session in the series will focus on community resilience or community care. We can be adaptable and have worked on our own resilience, but our external environment affects us each day.

Adam will help us explore what community resilience is, how important it is and how change can help us all flourish.
6 July from 7.15-8.45pm Enabling resilience (making safe spaces)

Led by the Revd Dr Alex Clare-Young, an ordained URC Minister working in a Pioneer role with Downing Place Church in Cambridge City Centre and is an Associate Tutor at Westminster College, Cambridge.

This session will focus on practical things we can do/offer/give access to in church buildings, gatherings and community spaces. Alex will encourage thinking around how we navigate space and self in relation to enabling resilience and flourishing.

Northern College in Manchester and Westminster College in Cambridge are two of the three URC Resource Centres for Learning that offer learning and training opportunities.

To book your place, please see .

 15-19 June – Glorious Grandparenting

Calling all grandparents! Fun, challenging, inspiring, and exhausting, the grandparenting years can mark a glorious time with our younger generations.

Free online workshops are being in June for grandparents to learn how to enrich relationships with children of all ages, share their faith, overcome barriers, and celebrate the challenges and blessings. Find more information or book here.

19-25 June – Refugee Week

This year is Refugee Week’s 25th anniversary and the charity is inviting everyone to celebrate what compassion looks like in action. The week takes place from 19-25 June. For free resources and to find out how you can get involved, read more.

22 June from 7-8pm – ‘Talking about… Resources’

This webinar takes place via Zoom where Richard Knott, Children and Youth Development Officer for East Midlands Synod, will share his ideas on how to get hold of the best resources for working with children and young people. Book your free place here.


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