United Reformed Church LogoThis can be an exciting time. It is the beginning of a new year. Some people like to make New Year's resolutions or promises to themselves about what they plan to accomplish in the new year. We all need to make changes in our lives, like losing weight and doing more exercise and saving more money (often from less resources).

Having explored an interesting Christian environmental course booklet called Tenants of the King we have become more environmentally-friendly and conscious and we may want to make a New Year’s resolution to reduce-reuse-recycle more, avoid single use plastic and too much packaging, walk and cycle more (if it is applicable), waste less energy and / or invest in better insulation at home, avoid toxic cleaning products, use less paper for office purposes, fly and drive less (when possible), don’t waste money on unnecessary clothing, and generally reduce our carbon footprint.

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Sharing God's Love in a practical way has always been our aim, whether that be overseas or in our local community. We support overseas mission projects via Commitment for Life and Nailsea Water Project. We also support Caring at Christmas, Children's Hospice South West and local community projects by raising funds through special events and offerings.

Commitment for Life Prayer Partner's Handbook - PDF

Visit Commitment for Life on Facebook

Visit Nailsea Uganda Water Project on Facebook

Induction Rev.d Janos Nagy

Dear Friends,
I am John, a Hungarian and British national who moved to England with my family 12 years ago. In 2002 I had a transfer from the UCC, Calvin Synod, USA to the British URC. Prior to that, I served in the Hungarian Reformed Church as a local church minister, a part time teacher and an editor for a church publishing house.

Since May 2002, I have served at Horfield and Argyle Morley URCs in Bristol, and I am still their minister, so they must be a very patient people!

What's it all about?

Church Membership is the way in which Christians who have made their home in the local church are encouraged to express their commitment to that congregation of God’s people.

Who are they?

Well Church Members are not Super-Christians, just ordinary people who meet regularly to try and make sure that the continued life and witness of the church is in line with how God wants it to be. You can still be effective within the life of the church without being a member, but only members have a vote at Church Meeting, and are therefore the people who, as a body, make decisions.