Exam Stress

So, April is drawing to a close and that can only mean one thing: exam season must be nearly upon us. It might be GCSEs, A Levels, Highers, Undergraduate, Postgraduate… the list goes on. Whether you’re an early hard worker or a last minute crammer, completely focussed or a professional procrastinator, exam time can be hugely […]

#ShowUp

I little while back, I went along to the Love Your Neighbour: Think, Pray, Vote conference – and blogged about why I came away with the conviction that -as Christians- it’s our obligation to engage with politics. I went so far as to say that: “To suggest that followers of Jesus should not engage with […]

Christ Is Risen

Happy Easter! This reflection was originally shared over at www.urc.org.uk. Love, hope, salvation. Having journeyed through Lent and Holy Week, I wonder what your Easter Sunday routine is? Maybe it starts with sharing Holy Communion at dawn? Or a special Easter breakfast? A big gathering with family and friends, perhaps? Or a joyful Easter service? […]

March FAB Meeting

This weekend, FURY Advisory Board (FAB) met for the first of four meetings for the year to begin our work and to grow together as a group. There’s lots I could share, so I’m going to focus on our individual walks with God and our development as a group who work together in representing the […]

#ThinkPrayVote

A couple of weekend’s ago the Joint Public Issues Team conference ‘Love Your Neighbour: Think, Pray, Vote’ took place in Coventry. Personal highlights included the keynote speech from the Archbishop of Canterbury (which you can both read and listen to in full) and the chance we had to meet together as young people who were there on […]

Love Your Neighbour

This weekend, I travelled up to Coventry to attend the Joint Public Issues Team’s conference ‘Love Your Neighbour: Think, Pray, Vote’. It was a great day with keynote speakers, workshops and time to get to know the other attendees – here are some of the highlights shared via Twitter! Why was I up at 5.50 this […]

Podcast

  ‘Podcast?!’, we hear you say? We know, rather ‘hip’ and ‘cool’ in the world of modern technology. A couple of weeks back we paid a visit to the United Reformed Church House to meet all the brilliant people who support our church by working at URC HQ. Whilst we were there, we were interviewed by Eve Parker […]

Meet the Moderators!

The FURY Moderators are elected by the URC Youth Assembly to lead the FURY Advisory Board in its work and to provide a representative voice for the young people of the URC. In this blog post, we wanted to introduce ourselves a little bit, so here goes! Andrew Weston: FURY Moderator I’m Andrew, I live in […]

Initial Consultation Closed

The initial consultation into the proposed structures and guidelines for the United Reformed Church Youth presented in the URC Youth Handbook closed at midnight on Thursday 5th February. Thanks again to who all got in touch! The proposals include: For the term ‘FURY’ to cease to be used at a Synod and Assembly level For the position of […]

The Year Ahead

So Youth Assembly is concluded for another year! I don’t know about anyone else, but the weekend was something of a blur – a brilliant, fun, inspiring blur, but a blur all the same. I’m going to open by thanking all those who came, whether to participate in the Assembly or as a guest of […]