Our Synod Moderator writes: In the bleak midwinter Whilst for many Scotland can look idyllic in winter, the experience of those homeless is the opposite. The Scottish Government have commissioned an Action Group on Homelessness and Rough Sleepers which includes experts and those concerned from the church and other voluntary sector. Their fourth blog/report, written […]
To celebrate Inter Faith Week from 12 to 19 November, the Revd Lindsey Sanderson of the Hamilton and East Kilbride Joint Pastorate, reflects on an evening of faith and fellowship held at Rutherglen URC, South Lanarkshire, Glasgow. Full Story at: http://www.urc.org.uk/media-news/2475-scotland-celebrates-an-evening-of-interfaith-and-fellowship.html
Synod Moderator, Revd Dr David Pickering, signed #LOCKEDINLIMBO statement on behalf of the National Synod of Scotland: Imagine not being able to access a birth certificate, a passport, or an identity card. Imagine that this means you are constantly threatened with arbitrary detention. Stateless people in the UK are often detained for months and even […]
At Shawlands United Reformed Church, Glasgow 21-22 November, 2017, 10.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. A two-day course, open to: • Ministers in the Synod • Those with responsibilities for pastoral care in congregations • Anyone in congregations who meets and interacts with those who may be in need. This course, which is interactive and which […]
The Moderator opened the Synod Meeting with worship and welcomes Minutes from Synod Meeting 17 – 19 March 2017 and ordinations/inductions were approved Future of Synod Team The main discussion was dedicated to ‘Future Shape of Synod Team’ and the following resolutions were passed: Resolution 1. 2017/09/01 – Future Shape of the Synod Team The […]
On Saturday 22nd July 2017 the Synod Moderator conducted the ordination and induction service of Revd Andy Braunston as minister to the Southside Cluster at Barrhead URC. Andy joins Revd Judith Tatton-Schiff as ministers within this cluster which comprises of Barrhead, Giffnock, Mosspark United, Priesthill, Shawlands and Stewarton.
Children, young people and the young in heart gathered from URCs across Britain in a celebratory and fun-packed day at Warwick Castle earlier this summer. The day was a part of the URC’s mission to help those in our churches experience anew God’s calling to walk the JESUS way. Whilst Warwick Castle is considerably […]