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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Digital Painting

When I first started making digital paintings five years ago I would never have thought that my hobby could become a way to help others – yet now, five years later, I can say that this has happened and it has been the most beautiful surprise.   When I started I could barely come to terms […]

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Reflections on Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe at a glance after the coup (not a coup) Zimbabwe had to endure 37 years of one-way policy-making – unchecked decision-making and among many minuses no freedom of speech, association and no rule of law whatsoever.  Freedom of speech and rule of law are a nation-building assets that most democracies have invested in.  The […]

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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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2018 City Charity

I would like to thank City URC and highlight that I am both delighted and honoured to be supported with such generosity.  This will allow me to achieve my dreams and make Maudelias foundation a reality. I hope to work hard to give back to others in the same manner I have been blessed through […]

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Further Reflections on Zimbabwe

Almost 17 years since l left Zimbabwe, Mugabe’s rule in Zimbabwe is finally over.  I’m stunned, perplexed. Here we are in a country that is ‘Mugabe-less’ for the first time in 37 years.  It’s extraordinary.  I have mixed emotions and feelings.  As you are aware l lost my Dad and could not attend the funeral, maybe with […]

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Friends and Neighbours

I was invited to write an article for the magazine and I would love to tell you about the Saturday FAN Group that  meets in URC and invite you to come and meet us. Have you heard of FAN Groups?  FAN stands for Friends and Neighbours?  Who is my friend?  Who is my neighbour?  A […]

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