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Latest URC Covid19 advice - Emerging into the New Normal

26th June 2020: Read the latest advice from the United Reformed Church

  • Emerging into the new normal 
  • Personal Risk Assessment

 

 

URC Latest Advice about the Reopening of Church Buildings for Private Prayer

This includes an updated advice note from the General Secretary and Synod Moderators, a new Covid-19 Risk Assessment document, an example of a completed Risk Assessment form, and a new disclaimer poster.

PLEASE NOTE: The guidance directs any churches who do plan to reopen their buildings for this purpose to advise the Trustees. In the East Midlands Synod, please contact Mr Geoff Milnes, Property Officer: mailto:property@urc5.org.uk

 

URC urges Christians to oppose West Bank annexation

The United Reformed Church’s Mission Committee is urging Christians to oppose plans to annexe Palestinian territories in the West Bank – and calling on churches to lobby the UK government.

New Reality, Same Mission

A stimulus to renewed community engagement as we emerge from the Pandemic

URC produces plan for new normal post-Covid-19

Are you ready for the “new normal”? United Reformed Church (URC) Synod Moderators have produced a new booklet to help churches and ministers move forward once the Covid-19 lockdown eases

Coronavirus in 17 Syllables

Coronavirus in 17 syllables

During the lockdown the Revd Derek Hopkins, minister at Yardley Hastings, has not only been supporting the church’s contribution to community action in the village but has expressed his reactions to coronavirus in a series of haiku. This is a Japanese verse form of 17 syllables over three lines (typically 5,7,5) and often with a contrast or development in the final line...

Worshipping together, apart

It is truly inspiring to see the many ways URC ministers and members in the East Midlands have responded to the challenges of worshipping God during a lockdown, with almost as many solutions as there are churches. From shared prayer sheets to pre-recorded services and even live telerooms, the approaches are myriad. Here are just a few examples...

 

Churches with paid employees

Does your church have any paid staff, for example a caretaker or administrator, and their work has stopped because your premises are closed...?  Click to read more

Information from Synod Treasurer

Claiming Gift Aid under the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme during the Covid19 pandemic.
Please keep watching here for updates.
 
David J Greatorex, Treasurer

EM Synod Office Closure and How Information will now be shared...

Information about office closure and how to contact each member of staff.

We will be using this website and also a weekly E-Letter to send out updates, news and good news stories.  Please ensure you are subscribed...

 

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