• General

    • Special Supplements to support C&Y work during lockdown

    • Guidelines for Video Conferencing with Young People

    • ZOOM resources for youth groups online

    • Common Ground

      This publication was produced by the Children's and Youth Work office in 2020 to resource churches with suggestions and ideas for developing the annual theme of Common Ground across all ages and stages in all areas of the church. It includes games and activities, suggestions for worship, music and videos, dramas, challenges and much more. 

    • Under 5s and their families/carers

      The CYW and CYDO+ team produce a monthly fact sheet/resources sheet on a theme. 

      In 2020 this theme will support our focus for the year, which is the Under Fives. 

      The series will include ideas and suggestions for supporting under fives and their families in church settings or in outreach and will hopefully help you to understand the needs of this age group and of those who care for them. 

    • One Body All-age resource

      This publication was produced by the Children's and Youth Work office in 2019 to resource churches with suggestions and ideas for developing the annual theme of One Body across all areas of the church. It includes games and activities, suggestions for worship, music and videos, dramas, challenges and much more. 

    • Prayers for 30 years Rights of the Child

      These prayers were put together for 20 November which is when the world celebrates the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

    • Where Are The Children

      This booklet was designed by the Children's and Youth Work team to provide a stimulus and a framework for churches who wish to explore how they might strengthen and extend their engagement with children, whether they have a good number of children connected with the church or feel that they have none. 


      Copies of the booklet may be obtained by contacting the Children's and Youth Work team at children.youth@urc.org.uk 

      The accompanying booklet, The Gift, may be purchased from the URC online shop at a nominal cost https://urcshop.co.uk/children-youth?product_id=322

    • The Gift - extra resources

      The Gift booklet was produced by the Children's and Youth Work team as a gift booklet for Grandparents, Godparents and all who hold individual children and young people in their hearts. It encourages everyone to view these relationships as a two-way gift and to develop them as a sharing of love and faith across the generations. 

      The booklet itself may be purchased through the URC online shop where they sell for 99p each or 75p each if buying ten or more. 

      https://urcshop.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=322


      Attached here are two extra resources mentioned in the booklet - prayer dice and bookmarks for making and sharing with your grandchild/godchild  and a calendar to use as a prompt for times of prayer and contact. 


      Wishing you joy in your relationship with all children and young people ! 

    • Fruits of the Spirit

      During 2019 the CYDO+ team (Children and Youth  Development Officers and their equivalents from each of the 13 synods) put together a series of resource sheets for all ages on each of the Fruits of the Spirit, with additional sheets for some of the key festivals of the Christian year. 

      These include book recommendations and possible activities. 

    • Holy Habits resource sheets

      During 2018 the CYDO+ team (Children and Youth  Development Officers and their equivalents from each of the 13 synods) put together a series of resource sheets for all ages on each of the Holy Habits as part of Walking the Way; Living the Life of Jesus Today. 

      These include book recommendations and possible activities. 


    • Get talking

      Get Talking: Starting Conversations about Mental Wellbeing 

      Get Talking, produced by members of URC Youth, aims to live up to its name and get people talking about mental health. It’s been created for use by people of all ages and backgrounds, in a church context and in wider society, to raise awareness of mental ill health. Young people in the URC have done much in recet times to raise awareness and improve provision for mental wellbeing in the URC. It is vital that this hard work continues, with everyone playing their part. So, Get Talking!