URC Golf Day - Monday 4th September at Bromsgrove in the West Midlands
Contact Rev John Maile 01562 515423
In the Autumn it is planned to create a video which will be online and help take forward Walking the Way.
At the request of the Walking the Way steering group, I am forwarding to you the information that you need to encourage people far and wide to create a “vox pop” on their smart phones which will contribute to this video. The “Notes to Help us get started” explain what this is all about. The other two documents are consent forms for interviews with people under 16.
If you have any questions about this please forward them to Tracey Hardingham for passing on to the steering group.
Revd Fiona Thomas
Secretary for Education & Learning| The United Reformed Church
86 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT
020 7916 8635
General Assembly Youth Intern Opportunity Are you aged between 18-26 years old?
Are you looking for an internship or looking to further your work experience?
The United Reformed Church is looking for two Youth Interns to make a real impact on its most significant council meeting by assisting and supporting the General Assembly Arrangements Committee (AAC) plan and run the July 2018 General Assembly in Nottingham.
But what does that mean for you?
Experience! You will be involved in all aspects of the event planning, from attending committee meetings to working out of the main office at the event. This is a great chance to develop your current talents and build up some brand-new skills along the way.
It is also an opportunity to feed a youth perspective into the planning and management of the decision-making council of the Church.
What will it cost me?
The answer is NOTHING but your time. The two positions will be fully paid for! From travel to and from meetings to food and staying at the event… we pay it all!
So… let’s look at the role in more detail!
As part of the planning of the Assembly, the Youth Interns will be taking part in AAC meetings. Contributions and observations in the meetings are always met with appreciation.
At the Assembly itself, you will be involved in any and/ or all of the following: GA Office support (inc. Admin); Session Timekeeping; Accommodation management; Drafting of Assembly documents; GA Representative Liaison and any other jobs that arise during the event.
We promise you will have fun during General Assembly. Just ask our last Intern, Katy Ollerenshaw.
“Being an intern in the office was great. I got to see Assembly from a whole other side, there was always someone to answer my questions and everyone was welcoming. It was never boring and there was always something happening, it was honestly a lot of fun. I would recommend to anyone new to Assembly or who has been many times before.”
To find out more or apply, please contact:
Ann Barton, Secretary to the Assembly Arrangement Committee Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the decision to close the Windermere Centre on 25th May 2017 a Thanksgiving Event has been arranged on 15th July 2017, starting at 3:00pm, at Carver Uniting Church to celebrate 30 years of resourcing the Church.
The preacher will be the Revd Tony Burnham. All are welcome. For further details, including who to contact if you’re planning to attend, keep an eye on notices posted at www.urc.org.uk
Following decisions taken at the meeting of Mission Council this weekend the Windermere Centre will be closed on 25th May 2017.
Mersey and North West Synods together had taken a private members resolution about lay training to Mission Council asking that a decision about the Windermere Centre should be delayed for two years while a strategy for lay training was agreed and a good part of that resolution has been retained by Mission Council.
We give thanks for the work of the current staff team and volunteers as well as those who have gone before them. With the sadness of closure we affirm thirty years of resourcing the Church.
The Merseyside Council of Faiths met yesterday and made a statement on the Westminster Atrocities.
This has gone to the RC and CofE Communications Officers already.
If the idea of using the Universal Prayer for Peace in Sunday Services could be promoted then that would be a meaningful follow-up
A few other matters from the meeting:
The Archdiocese has kindly agreed to look after the Council of Faiths small money which will save sorting out a new ban account. The Diocese and the Free Churches have promised to pay contributions and the Treasurer will be sending reminders
With the rise of such current issues like Westminster and to streamline the work a Council of Faiths Standing Committee has been formed of the Joint Chairs Dr Shiv Pande MBE DL (Hindu) and the Revd Dr Sheryl Anderson with Revd Dr Crispin Pailing (Christian) and Carlo Shroder (Ba’hai) plus the Secretary.
The excellent initiative on Resettlement of Syrian Refugees spearheaded by the Archdiocese via Steve Atherton has been promoted by the Anglican Interfaith Adviser Nadine Daniel and a meeting with the Home Office to discuss the situation in and around Merseyside is scheduled for 3.00 p.m. at LACE. The Churches are very fortunate to have Steve and Nadine who have undertaken this work with energy, tenacity and sensitivity.
We had a very interesting presenting on Faith in the Media and if anyone would like the Powerpoint please let me know.
Churches Together in the Merseyside Region publish guide to welcoming asylum seekers
REGISTRATION OF CHURCHES FOR SAME SEX MARRIAGE