Mental Health Awareness Week

This is Mental Health Awareness Week! URC Youth have made a firm commitment to tackling the stigma surrounding mental ill health and have challenged and encouraged the entire denomination to keep that topic in mind when it carries out it’s work.   Mental ill health can often be swept under the carpet, avoided because of […]

A blog of bits!

Bit of a haphazard blog this week, lots of different things to report on and let you know about! Greenbelt 26th-29th August 2016 at Boughton House, Kettering! Be there! Greenbelt is a fantastic festival where arts, faith and justice collide. In my opinion, there isn’t a better year to go! First of all, the URC […]

Easter – What’s Your Response?

Lent is over! Well done to those of you who have resisted temptation! Easter has also come and gone, Jesus has risen to life again! Now that Easter is over, what happens next? As the Easter Sunday service ends, our hearts full of joy as we remember Christs triumph over death, we return back to normal the next […]

Happy Easter!

Just a short blog this week to say Happy Easter on behalf of Sandy and I! I hope your bank holiday weekend has been both relaxing and thought-provoking. As the weekend took us through Christ’s last meal, his death, and then the celebration of his resurrection. What did you get up to in Holy Week? […]

Church: Octopus or Bicycle?

I am extremely grateful to my colleague Sandy (we do, sometimes, actually work together!) for his fantastic blog on Lent. It begs the questions around what we do, why we do it and how it impacts our lives. This started me thinking (I know, very dangerous…) about what the church IS called to do. On […]

We do church, Sir!

I write this blog on the back of my first URC Mission Council meeting as Moderator-Elect. It was a brilliant meeting and was a good chance to network with Synod representatives, Church House staff, Synod Moderators, Committee convenors, and more! It was, of course, our chance as URC Youth to have our say in the […]

So You Want To Talk About Lent …

It’s that time of year again when people ask me “So, what are you giving up for Lent?” and I reply with, “My New Year’s resolution”. It’s a sad reality…   I’ve never been one for following or participating in annual holidays or significant days of the year. Valentine’s Day, to me, seems counter-intuitive because, […]

Fruit!

We get told to eat it loads, apparently up to five a day. We can include vegetables in that count, but I think this blog would somehow lose its path if I began talking about vegetables of the spirit… The New Testament tells us about the nine fruits of the spirit: “ 22 But the fruit of […]