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Sundays

We get together every Sunday morning at 10.00am to worship God. Our informal service is suitable for all ages and is led by our own Minister and other worship leaders. The children and young people are invited to leave part way through and a varied and interesting range of bible based activities are organised. We have occasional Café Style services where we all come together. Refreshments are served after the service and everyone is welcome to stay. This gives an opportunity to chat together and get to know one another better.

Getting Involved

We appreciate that many people lead busy lives and this may prevent some people from being over involved in the life of the church whereas others are keen to play a more active part. At KURC we value all people and any contribution of time and skills which they can offer.

Prayer, Pastoral Care

Our church life is underpinned by prayer and we seek opportunities to offer prayer as whole church and times of one to one prayer. If you have any specific prayer requests, please speak to the Minister or one of the leadership team. Alternatively you can contact the Minister in confidence.

The Minister and leadership team take overall responsibility for the pastoral care of all the church family. We also have a team of pastoral visitors who, where appropriate, will visit those in hospital or in their own homes. Pastoral Care is offered to assist in practical and spiritual needs.

Giving

The church is self funded, with many people contributing to the financial life of the church, as they are able. We support of a number of charities including Compassion UK, Christian Aid, Harrogate Homeless Project, Women’s Refuge, DEC, URC Yorkshire Synod & United Reformed Church (National).

Kids.com meets during Sunday morning worship.  We share all age worship with the whole church family, then go to our groups where we learn about the love of God in a fun way, through age appropriate activities.

We have two groups:  ‘See and Discover’ is for children aged 0-10.  We play games, sing songs and listen to Bible stories, then have time for craft and play.  Parents of very young children are encouraged to stay with their children until they are independent and happy within the group.  ‘Explore’ is for youngsters aged 11 upwards, who are discovering more of what it means to follow Jesus 24/7 and how the Bible can help us.  We have our own activities and chat over a hot chocolate!

Currently however, we only have the ‘See and Discover’ group which is active, [2023],  should we be joined by youngsters aged 11 upwards, then the ‘Explore’ group will be reinstated.

Children and Young People are an integral part of our Church family that our Charter affirms Charter for Children in the Church

We believe that: 1. Children are equal partners with adults in the life of the church. 2. The full diet of Christian worship is for children as well as adults. 3. Learning is for the whole church, adults and children. 4. Fellowship is for all – each belonging meaningfully to the rest. 5. Service is for children to give, as well as adults. 6. The call to evangelism comes to all God’s people of whatever age. 7. The Holy Spirit speaks powerfully through children as well as adults. 8. The discovery and development of gifts in children and adults is a key function of the church. 9. As a church community we must learn to do only those things in separate age groups which we cannot in all conscience do together. 10. The concept of the ‘Priesthood of all Believers’ includes children.

Red Door Playgroup meets every Monday morning during term time from 9.45am-11.15am.  It caters for about 20 children from birth to four years, offering learning through play and simple craft activities, singing and storytelling.

The group offers parents, grandparents and carers a chance to chat over a coffee whilst the little ones play and sit for a drink and biscuit together.

If you are interested and would like to see what happens at Red Door Playgroup, please call in during any of the sessions.

Kids Club is currently not active. [2023]

Kids Club is held on the fourth Saturday of each month from 3.00-5.00pm (doors open for registration at 2.45pm) and is an opportunity for primary aged children to learn about Jesus through games, crafts, puppets, story telling and chatting over a snack  There is no need to register in advance but you may print and complete the registration form to save time on arrival. Come along and join the fun! Download.

Soup and Sweet Lunches take place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 11.30am to 1pm, except for the month of December, when we have a break. We invite you to come along and enjoy lunch with friends in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

The food is home made and consists of a selection of Soups and Sweets followed by a cup of coffee or tea.  A minimal sum is charged and the proceeds of which go some way to support various charities, preferably local if we can.  The food is served by our welcoming church members. We can also help you if you should have any allergen queries. Please just ask one of the team.

God has called us to reach out to our community and in His Name, should you need it, we offer you a listening ear and prayer for yourself , your family or any situation that troubles you. Please speak to any one of our helpers or our Minister who is usually in the hall.

Thursday Morning House Group continues to meet on Thursday mornings during term time. We meet in the church hall from 10.15 till 11.30am. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 9.45am onwards. We will be as ever meeting and chatting, drinking copious cups of coffee and eating far too many biscuits, as we discover new truths about where God is in our lives and asking those questions that can only help us move forward in our faith. We tend to follow a course with a video sometimes or a book or an article for discussion.  You can be assured that if you choose to come, you will not feel that because we have been meeting for a while now, that you are at a disadvantage. We begin each session as though it was a new one and no one needs to “catch up”.  Everyone will be most welcome to come and explore our amazing God and his son, Jesus.

The Prayer Group meets fortnightly on a Thursday afternoon from 3.30pm. till 4.30pm. in the church hall. Prayer is offered for the pastoral needs of our church and also for family, friends, the local community and the world. We thank God for His gift of talking and listening to Him in prayer and seeing ways in which he answers.    Currently, we are focusing mainly on our Church, its mission, buildings and future in our community. We are trying to discern God’s will for us as a church and the direction we must take.

During the winter months on the first Friday of the month, we hold a Cinema Club in the church. We project a recent film release and enjoy meeting up with friends over tea/coffee and cake. Information on the film and its PG rating can be otained from leaflets supplied or communications@rodh58.sg-host.com.uk     Cinema Club starts at 7pm.prompt. refreshments being served from 6.40pm.

Common Questions

Are children welcome? Most definitely. We believe children should be valued as much as any other and their needs are always addressed. We have a Child Friendly Church Award to demonstrate our commitment to our children. Welcome bags are available on arrival with bible focused activities should the children choose to use them.
How are people with disabilities catered for? There is level access to the side of our building with access to both the church and the hall. There is a hearing loop in the church.
How are elderly people accommodated? We are now a  Dementia Friendly Church, with a number of our members being trained in Dementia Awareness. We project hymns and readings onto the screen and also offer large print copies of the hymns for those who need them.

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