URC Daily Devotions

Every morning the URC sends out a Daily Devotion consisting of a reading, short reflecting and prayer written by a range of people from different places and perspectives within the URC. Recently we have been taking a journey through the Epistle to the Galatians. Our next series is on the Book of Ruth. This book […]

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#EndHostility

A group of major Churches is launching a campaign to challenge the government’s approach to illegal immigration, which they say is leading to destitution, discrimination and distrust. The Baptist Union, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church have joined forces to call on the government to review entirely the web […]

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Hiroshima Day – 6th August 2018

Monday 6th August 2018 marks the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima at the close of World War Two, the first of only two times that a nuclear weapon has been used during war. Earlier this year the UN approved the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which was signed by 122 countries, […]

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Hoops & Loops

Who are Hoops and Loops? Hoops and Loops is a Support/Social group for LGBT+ asylum seekers and refugees. They were first set up by Displaced People In Action in 2015 and still has a few founder members in the group awaiting for their asylum decisions. What do they do? They meet once a month in […]

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Single Use Plastic

Single use plastics have found their way into every part of our life, they are easily disposable, pervasive and carry long term environmental consequences. It’s almost impossible to really understand how a bag, tray, straw, water bottle or toothbrush could out live us and carry on damaging the natural world, but this is the legacy […]

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Commitment for Life

Christian Aid’s chief executive Amanda Mukwashi praised the work of Commitment for Life when she gave a rousing speech at this year’s URC General Assembly in early July. She called it a model of positive partnership that had raised millions of pounds for Christian Aid. She said the 25th anniversary of CforL marked ‘25 years […]

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Maudelias Foundation

As you may know, our chosen church charity this year is the Maudelias Foundation, and we wanted to give the church an update on our activities. We officially constituted the charity earlier this year, we have chosen a Small Charities constitution to use, and have four Trustees; three are City URC members and one other […]

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The Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed. The gardener’s nightmare. Once sown it grows quickly, reproduces itself, and  is very difficult to get rid of. The Japanese knot weed comes to mind. ‘With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it?’ Jesus asks. A giant oak tree, or a cedar of […]

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Groups in Focus: Affinity Choir

Wales is known as the ‘Land of Song’ and with over 300 choirs, it’s easy to see why.   When we founded Affinity Female Voice Choir we aimed to provide something different for local women who wanted to sing, perform and make friends. Our association with the URC is a huge part of what we have […]

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HYBU

Every Thursday evening, the Upper Room is full of young people aged 16-18 drawn from five schools and colleges in Cardiff, who come together to train and plan. What for?   You could ask.   Well, they are the Cardiff part of our Hybu Pobl Ifanc programme. Hybu is a local charity which works with young people […]

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