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M&D Moments: The Bog Bag
M&D Moments: The Bog Bag

I was on holiday in a little village whose name I can't remember.  I wandered around their wee museum as an alternative to the shops.  A particular item in the exhibition caught my eye: it had been found in a bog in the 1960s and was the pride and...

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Free face masks
Free face masks

Dear Friends, Thanks to our global link partners, the Chaiyi Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan.  We have received a gift of 10,000 face masks.  This is a very generous gift that cements our relationship with the Chaiyi Presbytery. We...

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Hollinshead Centre works on through lockdown
Hollinshead Centre works on through lockdown

Whilst many businesses and community groups have stopped work during the last three months, the Hollinshead Centre at Chorley United Reformed Church has continued to serve the needy and to develop its plans for life after lockdown. The Centre’s...

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Lockdown and Church Finances

David and I have been reviewing the returns that church treasurers have sent us about the impact of the closure of church buildings. We are very grateful that over 70 of you have sent us information about your church finances. This helps us build...

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Safeguarding
Safeguarding

All face-to-face training has been suspended until further notice, although this is being reviewed on a regular basis in line with government guidance. In the meantime, BASIC safeguarding training will be delivered via Zoom and dates will be...

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Eco Bricks
Eco Bricks

The ecobrick – a novel and versatile way of using waste plastics by Richard Pearce, URC Mersey Green Apostle Ecobrick The problem of plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways and the consequential damage caused to marine life have been well...

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Pilots for your church?
Pilots for your church?

Pilots works in many different situations – with children and young people who are part of the church family, and with those who aren’t. It is an opportunity for local churches to engage in mission in a meaningful way with children and young...

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New Church Award
New Church Award

The Children and Youth Friendly Church replaces the former Child Friendly Church Award as of July 2020.  If you are a church congregation wanting to continuously develop your welcome and open your doors to all ages and stages, the Children and...

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Global Partners
Global Partners

Want to know more about our Synod Global Partners and our part in the Council for World Mission? Then visit our Global Partners page. Our Global Partners are the Waldensian Church in northern Italy, and the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan. Global...

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Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter

The URC commits itself to an intercultural journey of embodying God's love, living out God's word, promoting God's justice, and practising expansive hospitality, the Jesus way—locally and internationally. Do Black Lives Matter in the URC? Watch NOW...

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Core Skills Training
Core Skills Training

Core Skills is a series of standalone sessions which look at the basic skills required for working with children in a faith context No previous experience of children’s work is needed and the course is suitable for anyone working with children in...

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Faith with under 5s
Faith with under 5s

When do you start talking about faith with your children? The answer is probably “When we think they’re old enough to understand” but can we engage with them earlier? The answer to that is, of course, “yes”. When do you start talking about faith...

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Working with young people
Working with young people

Working with young people is all about having confidence that you can… The Children and Youth Development Officers have written a seven module course for those who are thinking about getting involved with youth work, new to getting involved, or...

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Thinking about membership
Thinking about membership

The URC Children and Youth Development Team have produced a short series of 4 sessions to help young people (year 7 and above) to think about what it means to be a ‘member’. The material has been written so that it can be delivered by someone in...

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Why Try Trialogue?
Why Try Trialogue?

URC Youth invite you to join their regular online live YouTube broadcast called 'Trialogue'. Aimed at 16 to 25 year olds, each session explores a theme alongside a Bible passage, providing a springboard for further discussion and reflection. A...

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