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Talking NW Synod
Talking NW Synod

Duration: 24:11 In this occasional NW Synod podcast, Lawrence Heath-Moore sits down with  Niall Cooper, Executive Director of Church Action on Poverty, and Mike Hart, the Synod's Transformation Director, to talk about the Let's End Poverty...

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Missional Partnership Enabling Agreement
Missional Partnership Enabling Agreement

At our March Synod a new Enabling Agreement was adopted which sets out the framework by which Missional Partnerships operate, and how they fit into the structures of the URC. Churches and Missional Partnerships are encouraged to submit any further...

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NEW – Discipleship Development Grant
NEW – Discipleship Development Grant

The URC’s Education and Learning Committee is launching a new grant to support lay discipleship development. Around £5,000 pa per group is available from the Discipleship Development Fund Large Grant Award. Find out more and how to apply here....

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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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