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50th anniversary resource pack for churches

To celebrate the United Reformed Church’s 50th anniversary, a resource pack containing worship materials, a drama script, 50th anniversary quiz questions and newly added additional quiz questions, and a poster has been produced to help local churches plan their own celebrations.

The pack includes:

  • The script of ‘Breaking News’ – a drama about the formation of the URC in 1972, and a short film of it
  • Celebrate Together, an intergenerational picture book to give away
  • Winning entries of Worship Resources Competition
  • Suggestions for worship with resources and a service outline
  • Details about the 2022 Prayer Handbook
  • Calendar of Jubilee events
  • Celebratory materials to help get your party started
  • A quiz … and more.

You can order the resource pack from the URC Bookshop.

Download free 50th anniversary resources

Some of the materials from the resource pack can be downloaded below:

  • Worship materials (PDF | 5mb) – help your church plan worship around celebration and thanksgiving with this selection of Bible readings, prayers, liturgy, activities and suggestions for those who plan worship.
  • 50th anniversary drama (PDF | 3mb) – bring the story of the URC’s inaugural Assembly to life in an exciting and interactive way with this engaging script and accompanying additional ideas and a short quiz about the drama.
  • 50th anniversary quiz (PDF | 2mb) – test your church’s knowledge of the URC with these fun 50th anniversary quiz rounds. Ideal for a post-worship event, or even a quiz night.
  • Additional quiz questions (PDF | 114kb)
  • Additional quiz questions (Word | 94kb)
  • 50th anniversary poster (PDF | 1 mb) – containing all the information you need about the anniversary and events on Saturday 1 October 2022. Please display this poster prominently.
  • 50th anniversary bunting template (PDF | 5mb) – use this to make anniversary bunting to decorate your church building during this special year.
  • 50th Anniversary PowerPoint Presentation template (PPT | 5mb) – use this to create your own PowerPoint Presentation.

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