Advent Reflections

“A prison cell in which the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, isn’t a bad picture of Advent”. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison Imagine Imagine a room. The doors and windows are locked. Voices echo around the room. Hopes and fears. Waiting, hoping. A room. The world’s space. […]

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Our Witness

Recently one of our members gave us the white envelope with our name on it, asking us to write what/why we came to City URC.  Well, recently, I had the chance to write my story of how I came back to Christianity and it was because of City URC. At The Gathering last year, we […]

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World Religion Day

World Religion Day, January 15th. Kirsty Abbott who led our service here on that day reminded us that at the heart of all faiths there is a Golden Rule. It finds expression in different ways, within faith traditions, summed up in the words always treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself. Simple […]

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URC Daily Devotion 9th December

1 Kings 1: 15 – 31 So Bathsheba went to the king in his bedroom. The king was very old, and Abishag from Shunem was serving the king.  Bathsheba bowed down on her face before the king.  The king asked, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Your Majesty, you swore by the Lord […]

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URC Daily Devotion 7th December 2016

Ruth 2 Now Naomi had a kinsman on her husband’s side, a prominent rich man, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz.  And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, ‘Let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain, behind someone in whose sight I may find favour.’ She said to her, […]

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My Meaning of Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day, for me, is a very sad time of the year. It brings back many memories of when I served in the Royal Air Force. For some, being a Veteran themselves, they will know what I mean. For others, they remember late family members, some who they have never met, who lost their lives […]

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America’s Hate Preachers:

America’s Hate Preachers: Director/Producer Hannah Livingstone Broadcast on Monday 21 November at 10.45pm BBC 3 “No Homos in this Church ever. Never.” This from one of the USA’s so called Christian Hate Preachers. His rant went on to use his own misguided interpretation of the initials LGBT as Let God Burn Them. He represents a […]

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Does Fair Trade Work?

              Does fair trade work? Can I really make a difference? Should I buy fair trade? The answer to these questions is yes! Yes! And YES! With funding from the Welsh Government, through Hub Cymru Africa, Fair Do’s/Siopa Teg has worked closely with some producers of the goods it […]

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