Monthly Archives: January 2019

Church pews transformed into beds for homeless

A retired consultant chemical engineer with a skill for cabinet making has thanked God for putting his talent to good use. After retiring, Ron Hilditch, a former West Kirby United Reformed Church (URC) member, ‘asked the Lord for something useful to … Continue reading

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Creative ways to re-imagine church

How can the Gospels of Matthew the teacher, Mark the action man, Luke the outsider, and John the reflector remind us that we are connected with eternity, rooted in the past, expressed in the present and revealed in the future? … Continue reading

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Synod Moderator prays for Zimbabwe after violence breaks out

The Revd Paul Whittle, Moderator of the United Reformed Church Eastern Synod, has said he is deeply saddened and concerned at the violence occurring in Zimbabwe. Protests broke out a week ago after the government more than doubled the price … Continue reading

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Young Christians debate social issues at Youth Assembly

United Reformed Church (URC) Youth Assembly 2019 themed ‘One Body: We’re all in this together’ took place from 18 to 20 January at Whitemoor Lakes, Staffordshire. Dr Sam Richards, Head of Children’s and Youth Work, reflects on the event. This … Continue reading

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URC Youth Moderator reflects on her #10YearChallenge

This month, the #10YearChallenge has taken over social media. The premise is simple: post two pictures of yourself, one from 2009 next to a very recent one, to see how you’ve changed. Hannah Jones, Immediate-past Moderator of the United Reformed … Continue reading

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General Assembly moderators pray for reconciliation after government’s Brexit deal defeat

Just what happens now after MPs voted 432 to 202, on Tuesday, against Theresa May’s Brexit deal? MPs gather to debate a no-confidence motion in the government, and Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, has hinted in a … Continue reading

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New film explores biblical teaching through diversity

A new film in the United Reformed Church’s Holy Habits series was released today (Wednesday) and focuses on the holy habit of biblical teaching. In the film, Andrew Roberts, author of Holy Habits, speaks about the variety of ways that … Continue reading

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URC Yorkshire Synod member to receive MBE in Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

A member of the United Reformed Church (URC) Yorkshire Synod has been named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Margaret Atkinson, a retired magistrate, will receive an MBE for her involvement both in the justice system, and for her … Continue reading

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Appeal to help people of Indonesia devastated by earthquake and tsunami

Members of the United Reformed Church (URC) are being asked to consider helping the people of Indonesia, whose lives have been devastated by natural disasters. Following an earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi on 28 September 2018, and the devastation caused … Continue reading

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Top stories of 2018

From the highest number of attendees at November’s new ministers’ conference since 2015, to charities nesting into Church House’s social impact hub, and a URC minister being chosen as the first poet-in-residence for the Joint Public Issues Team, 2018 has … Continue reading

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