The theme of Jubilee, commemorate the past, celebrate the now and create the future radiated throughout the assembly as the church’s youth gathered for an engaging weekend of activities, workshops, worship, bible studies, fellowship and creativity.
Guest speakers included Rev Dr Michael Jagessar who currently serves the Council for World Mission as Mission Secretary for Europe and the Caribbean, Former URC youth moderator and hospital chaplain Rev Fran Kissack, and CTE’s Principal Officer for Pentecostal, Charismatic and Multicultural Relations, Shermara Fletcher.
URC Youth’s dedication to ecumenism was echoed throughout the assembly with a constant reminder that the unifying of churches was a part of their foundation fifty years ago. URC Youth showed a joyful and renewed commitment to following their ecumenical legacy and invited ecumenical youth reps from the Quaker, Methodist and Pentecostal Church to participate in worship and their youth decision making.
As URC Youth live out their theme of commemorating the past, celebrating the now and creating the future, let this inspiring vision be a sign to the churches across England that young people are committed to ecumenism and working for a unified future. The future is bright.