Category Archives: URC News

Black History Month: What does it really mean?

From ‘black history’ to ‘human history’, Arran Jean-Baptiste, a young black man who grew up as part of High Cross United Reformed Church (URC) in Tottenham, offers his reflections. What do you think about the term ‘Black History Month’? Read More … Continue reading

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Lead nurse wins Royal College of Nursing Black History Month Award

Bernice Boore, a member of St Andrew’s United Reformed Church (URC) in Reading, has won the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) 2020 South East Black History Month ‘Making a Difference’ Award. As part of the RCN South East region’s Black History Month celebrations, around 60,000 members were asked to nominate individuals who had made a… Continue reading

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This month in Reform

Community stories take centre stage in this month’s edition of Reform magazine: from a pop up craft cafe in Gloucestershire to an award-winning gardening project in North Yorkshire, it celebrates the life and creativity of local churches. Read More … Continue reading

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URC Youth urge government to provide free school meals

United Reformed Church Youth (URC Youth) is calling on members of the denomination to urge the government to make a U-turn over its decision to not provide 1.4million disadvantaged children in England with food vouchers during the school holidays. Read More … Continue reading

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The charities crisis

How the pandemic has affected the charity sector by Stephen Tomkins The coronavirus pandemic has been overwhelming for charities. Lockdown has devastated fundraising, whether through events, personal giving, shops and contracts. At the same time, many charities faced a sharp increase in demand. Coming on top of a decade of governmental austerity, the prospect is grim.… Continue reading

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Black History Month: how do we mark it?

We are two-thirds into Black History Month 2020. Reflecting on the journey so far, Karen Campbell, United Reformed Church (URC) Secretary for Global and Intercultural Ministries, wonders what people are doing to mark it?   Perhaps you have read a relevant book or reflected on some telling biblical texts.  Maybe you have researched one or more… Continue reading

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Swansea churches doing justice, loving mercy, walking humbly

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted churches and church groups in a variety of ways. But what has remained steadfast is the desperate need of the vulnerable. Adella Pritchard, a United Reformed Church (URC) Related Community Worker (CRCW) in Swansea, speaks to Roo Stewart, URC Programme Support Officer (Church and Society), about how the churches she supports have… Continue reading

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Black History Month: explore legacies of slavery

Take the opportunity during Black History Month to visit the United Reformed Church’s new webpage that explores the legacies of slavery. On the page, you’ll find a range of resources including recommendations for reading, watching and listening for children and adults, YouTube clips to prompt reflection and conversation, films, music links, and much more. Read… Continue reading

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Kind-hearted young people receive Lundie Memorial Award

Four young people who are using their God-given skills, time and talent to good effect have gained a Lundie Memorial Award from the United Reformed Church’s (URC) Children’s and Youth Work team. Read More … Continue reading

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New Advent and Christmas kit for churches launched

The United Reformed Church Children’s and Youth Work and Communications Teams have launched a new Advent and Christmas kit for churches to engage with families. Advent Hope & Joy is a low cost kit that can be given to families to show that the church remembers them, cares for them and wants to connect with… Continue reading

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