URC Mersey is helping churches stay connected with their congregations and communities during the Coronavirus with advice and resources.
General Assembly 2020
General Assembly 2020 has been cancelled, though parts of it will go ahead digitally.
Telling a Better Story
An online event about why Faith and Science belong together - could be interesting. faraday.institute/TellingABetterStory
VE day celebrations
Read how a VE day afternoon tea turned into a fantastic fundraiser.
Check out the national URC website for a variety of information guides, including using Zoom, copyright and other issues during the Coronavirus crisis.
Roadshow...in your home
As we have had to postpone our June Roadshow, we're bringing it to you via Zoom! You can telephone in if you don't want to be on the video call. Join Mission Enabler Stuart Radcliffe who will host a session sharing ideas on how to be missional when our buildings are closed. Communications Officer Joy Aldred will host a panel of people sharing their communication methods during this time. Bring your own ideas to share or just listen and ask questions! Join Safeguarding Adviser Julie Rafferty for a great opportunity to network with other churches, share ideas and make suggestions for training and events in the future. Or if you know someone looking for innovative ways to connect with children and young people during this period, join Children and Youth Development Officer Steven Mitchell and others to discuss what works well. Green Apostle Richard Pearce will host a discussion around ways to go green. Day and evening times for all sessions. Find out all times and details here.
Life after lockdown: re-imagining church in a post-pandemic world
An opportunity for those involved in local church leadership to meet virtually, reflect together and share possibilities. When: Tuesday 2 June, 10am – 12.30pm. A mix of ideas, small group discussions and whole group sharing: reflect before resuming previous activities; imagine, be inspired and challenged; consider a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reset our part in God’s mission. Email Jamie Kissack on firstname.lastname@example.org to register an interest, receive a programme, a link to the meeting and details of how to join by phone.
Latest Prayers from Around the World during the crisis.
Children distribute care packages
Children in St Helen’s have been
delivering care parcels to the vulnerable in their community. Find out more.
Office closed - but we're still available
Please note that all Synod staff will be working their usual hours from home until further notice.
We apologise for any inconvenience
that this may cause. Our office manager can be reached via this email or on 0151 421 1218.
Resources during crisis
For resources, help and ways to stay connected using technology – even if it's all new to you – visit our Coronavirus help section.