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Reform Magazine | July 15, 2024

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March 2023 Archives - Reform Magazine

A faithful restlessness

24/02/2023 |

Paul Northup, Creative Director of Greenbelt festival, talks to Reform. 2023 sees Greenbelt’s 50th festival. The United Reformed Church has been an associate partner of Greenbelt since 2016

Greenbelt is celebrating its 50th anniversary, like the URC. What did Greenbelt … Read More

Café-plus

24/02/2023 |

Key local services thrive at Skipton’s community café, finds Laurence Wareing

Setting up the Skipton Community Wellbeing Café was never at the top of St Andrew’s to-do list. In fact, it wasn’t on their to-do list at all until, in … Read More

Partners in Mission

24/02/2023 |

In this series, Ana Gobledale meets the URC’s partners in international mission. This month, Melanie Smith

In her first hour working as Director of the Women’s Centre at Pacific Theological College in Fiji – a coordinating, fundraising and development role … Read More

Chapter & verse: John 4: 1-42

24/02/2023 |

Stephen Tomkins rethinks Jesus’ meeting with the Samaritan woman

This is a Bible story that I have changed my mind about. Sermons and commentaries I came across generally portrayed this woman as sinful, failing to listen to Jesus, failing to … Read More

All are welcome? Neurodivergence

24/02/2023 |

Managing church with neurodivergence

I wonder what feeling genuinely welcome means to you. In this column I am speaking to a range of people from around the URC about their experiences of church and what welcome might feel like, for … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘Everyone was hanging on God’s word’

24/02/2023 |

Sheila Maxey pays an inspiring visit to Taizé

The Taizé Community in France is really for the young. I had not been for ten years, but my daughter, Ruth, wangled us in, out of season, this January. Entering the barn … Read More