Creating a 4D Church – a Relevent Church

CREATING A 4D CHURCH  – A RELEVANT CHURCH I was asked to write a report of the recent Elders’ Day Retreat, and hope it will give a glimpse of what we discussed. The time spent together was important, although it was a busy day with questions still needing answers. It was held on 24 March, […]

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Policy Statement for Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk

PURLEY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH Introduction to Purley United Reformed Church’s Safeguarding Policy for Children, Young People and Adults at Risk Purley United Reformed Church, along with the whole Christian community, believes each person has a value and dignity which comes directly from God’s creation of human beings in God’s own image and likeness. This implies […]

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Memories

Memories are part of our lives, whether they are good or bad. At times all of us can be forgetful and this may be of specific matters or random ones. I realise now that I can forget names, but over the past years for example in teaching and being part of many churches, I could […]

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Commitment for Life newsletter – stories for change July 2017 Copy

COMMITMENT FOR LIFE STORIES FOR CHANGE JULY 2017 CENTRAL AMERICA Honduras: Traditional ‘slash and burn’ agriculture is practiced throughout the tropics and accounts for millions of tonnes of carbon being released into the atmosphere every year, significantly contributing to global warming. ‘Slash and burn is estimated to release twice as much carbon into the atmosphere each year […]

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Commitment for Life newsletter – stories for change July 2017

COMMITMENT FOR LIFE STORIES FOR CHANGE JULY 2017 CENTRAL AMERICA Honduras: Traditional ‘slash and burn’ agriculture is practiced throughout the tropics and accounts for millions of tonnes of carbon being released into the atmosphere every year, significantly contributing to global warming. ‘Slash and burn is estimated to release twice as much carbon into the atmosphere each year […]

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Commitment for Life newsletter – stories for change June 2017

COMMITMENT FOR LIFE – STORIES FOR CHANGE JUNE 2017 CENTRAL AMERICA   Despite the difficult context existing across Central America, Christian Aid country staff are working closely with partners to build appropriate opportunities. For example, in Guatemala, partner Colectivo Madre Selva, is supporting an initiative to build small hydroelectric plants to help excluded indigenous communities […]

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The prayer for May from CFL’s Prayer Partners

The world development programme of the URC The prayer for May from CFL’s Prayer Partners We never seem to have enough time Where does it go? How can such a precious commodity slip so swiftly through our fingers? Time to work, Time to play, Time to laugh, Time to love. We fall between the moments […]

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The Friendship Group

FRIENDSHIP GROUP As you will see below, our current session, which started on 26 April, continues to cover a wide range of topics, and finishes with afternoon tea, always a very enjoyable event. This year we are again indebted to Barbara and Neil for offering to host this and enable us to enjoy their garden. […]

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Commitment for Life newsletter – stories for change May 2017

COMMITMENT FOR LIFE – STORIES FOR CHANGE MAY 2017 CENTRAL AMERICA Image: Families in San Carlotta, supported by UNES, petitioning local councils for strengthening of their eroded river banks Christian Aid’s Central America programme covers Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. They work with around 22 partner organisations, from community-based groups to larger organisations operating across […]

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