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View our next video of soon-to-be Moderator Geoff, sharing his early Christian journey. By the way, you can now book Geoff to preach from Sunday 19 September. Please send any requests to 
moderator@urcmerseysynod.org.uk and Geoff will reply to you directly. 

 

Marje Walked for Water

Most of us may have increased our walking recently but Marje Robinson, of Vicars Cross URC, has done more than that.

She walked 174 miles, noticed more of her surroundings, and raised over £850 for charity – five times more than she planned! Find out why and how here
 

 

Choir Recording available

If you've enjoyed listening to recordings of Grange URC Choir, highlighted occasionally in this newsletter, then you may be interested to know that you can now obtain a CD or download. Martin Morris, of the choir, explained, 'We're a happy band of amateur singers who just love to sing! The pandemic changed the way we did it. Each of the choir came together, separately one by one, to a room in our church to record their voices. These were then mixed with backing tracks to make the individual voices sound like our choir. Since the virus we have recorded eight hymns and these are now available, for a donation, on a CD or Music mp3 Download. Our album is called Together-Apart because we were when recording them.' The link to the Choir ordering page is 

https://www.grangeurc.org.uk/choir-cd

A donation for each CD/Download is requested, via Just Giving, which will go to RNLI Hoylake Lifeboats.

Find out more

 

Church on the Edge

The second of the monthly Church at the Edge sessions, co-hosted with the United Reformed Church’s New Reality, Same Mission team, takes place on Thursday 6 May, 2pm – 3pm. 

Reflections will be led by Andrew Grinnell, on the topic of Wisdom Cries Out: Public Theology from the Margins. Andrew Grinnell is part of Urban Life, a small team of theological accompaniers who journey alongside individuals, groups, collectives, teams and churches to stimulate reflection on mission practice. For a Zoom code contact niallc@church-poverty.org.uk

 

 

 

Courses

Ministry in a time of trauma:
A virtual one day course for those in church ministry


Saturday 8 May, 10am – 4pm

Westminster College is hosting a virtual course to enable people to be better equipped to self-care and to minister to their congregations and communities in a time of trauma. Cost: £15 (£10 for students). Half the proceeds will be donated to charity. To apply, email wmoffice@hermes.cam.ac.uk

 

Ministry in a time of trauma details (pdf)

 

 

If you're stressed and what to do about it

An online event from the LICC on Monday 10 May, 7pm, with speaker Beverley Shepherd. Tickets £5. Apply before 5 MayFind out more

Congregational lament and growth: Emerging from lockdown

A free online conference – you can choose from June or October. See details below. To register, email paul.barrett@lutherking.ac.uk

 

Congregational lament and growth information (pdf)

 

 

 

And finally... 

Did you guess which member of staff has done two parachute jumps? It was our Synod Clerk Rita Griffiths.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

 
 
 

 

View our next video of soon-to-be Moderator Geoff, sharing his early Christian journey. By the way, you can now book Geoff to preach from Sunday 19 September. Please send any requests to 
moderator@urcmerseysynod.org.uk and Geoff will reply to you directly. 

 

Marje Walked for Water

Most of us may have increased our walking recently but Marje Robinson, of Vicars Cross URC, has done more than that.

She walked 174 miles, noticed more of her surroundings, and raised over £850 for charity – five times more than she planned! Find out why and how here
 

 

Choir Recording available

If you've enjoyed listening to recordings of Grange URC Choir, highlighted occasionally in this newsletter, then you may be interested to know that you can now obtain a CD or download. Martin Morris, of the choir, explained, 'We're a happy band of amateur singers who just love to sing! The pandemic changed the way we did it. Each of the choir came together, separately one by one, to a room in our church to record their voices. These were then mixed with backing tracks to make the individual voices sound like our choir. Since the virus we have recorded eight hymns and these are now available, for a donation, on a CD or Music mp3 Download. Our album is called Together-Apart because we were when recording them.' The link to the Choir ordering page is 

https://www.grangeurc.org.uk/choir-cd

A donation for each CD/Download is requested, via Just Giving, which will go to RNLI Hoylake Lifeboats.

Find out more

 

Church on the Edge

The second of the monthly Church at the Edge sessions, co-hosted with the United Reformed Church’s New Reality, Same Mission team, takes place on Thursday 6 May, 2pm – 3pm. 

Reflections will be led by Andrew Grinnell, on the topic of Wisdom Cries Out: Public Theology from the Margins. Andrew Grinnell is part of Urban Life, a small team of theological accompaniers who journey alongside individuals, groups, collectives, teams and churches to stimulate reflection on mission practice. For a Zoom code contact niallc@church-poverty.org.uk

 

 

 

Courses

Ministry in a time of trauma:
A virtual one day course for those in church ministry


Saturday 8 May, 10am – 4pm

Westminster College is hosting a virtual course to enable people to be better equipped to self-care and to minister to their congregations and communities in a time of trauma. Cost: £15 (£10 for students). Half the proceeds will be donated to charity. To apply, email wmoffice@hermes.cam.ac.uk

 

Ministry in a time of trauma details (pdf)

 

 

If you're stressed and what to do about it

An online event from the LICC on Monday 10 May, 7pm, with speaker Beverley Shepherd. Tickets £5. Apply before 5 MayFind out more

Congregational lament and growth: Emerging from lockdown

A free online conference – you can choose from June or October. See details below. To register, email paul.barrett@lutherking.ac.uk

 

Congregational lament and growth information (pdf)

 

 

 

And finally... 

Did you guess which member of staff has done two parachute jumps? It was our Synod Clerk Rita Griffiths.

 

Have a lovely weekend!