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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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Youth Assembly 2021
Youth Assembly 2021

Enjoy a whole weekend from 29 to 31 January 2021 in the company of other young people and adults from URC Youth, full board, at the wonderful Whitemoor Lakes centre. The theme of Heroes and Villains – is there a difference? This event launches the...

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Good Practice 5
Good Practice 5

The latest version of the United Reformed Church Good Practice Policy is now available for download, to help your church be as safe a place as it can possibly be for all God's people. Download it and ensure that you are in compliance with the...

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Virtual Gathered Youth Group
Virtual Gathered Youth Group

During the lockdown (and maybe even after it!) we are running a weekly online youth meeting using the Zoom platform. The sessions last for about an hour, are free to join and are led by Leo. They are aimed at young people of secondary school age....

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Gathered Youth Groups
Gathered Youth Groups

The issue: Many churches only have one or two Secondary school age young people as part of their Sunday congregation. This often has two effects: The church doesn’t feel able to put too many resources into working with these young people; and, The...

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