Youth Events

connecting young people in person and online – from across our synod

Church-based youth work can take many forms: detached, centre-based, outreach, open or fellowship – but, whatever form it takes, it’s about making connections and being with young people as they grow and develop.

Congratulations to Westbury Gardens on receiving a Children and Youth Friendly Award

Westbury Gardens United Reformed Church (URC) in Blackburn is the latest in a growing number of congregations to receive a Children and Youth Friendly Award. The Children and Youth Friendly Church Scheme can help your church improve the welcome it gives to children,...

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 publicised. Here’s one...

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 people. It is a...

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 Youth  Friendly Church...

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 on our YouTube...

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 the church. Core...

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 with your children?...

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 want to refresh and...

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 the local church or,...

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 member of the CYDO+ team...

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