For the first time in its history, the United Reformed Church (URC) live-streamed its General Assembly – the URC’s main decision-making body – on YouTube on 11 July.

The main business of this Assembly was worship and the inductions of Assembly-appointed officers. Namely, the Revd Dr John Bradbury as URC General Secretary, and the Revd Clare Downing and Peter Pay as Moderators of the General Assembly.

The event included contributions from ecumenical partners, including Hannah Brock Womack who was prevented from taking up her Fourth Presidency with Churches Together England due to being in a same-sex marriage, and the Revd Dr Barbara Glasson, former President of the Methodist Conference.

The URC also held a digital version of Mission Council – the executive body of General Assembly – on 10 July. Items discussed included: the URC’s safeguarding strategy 2020-2025, pastoral supervision following the outcomes of the Past Case Review Learning Report, and the future of Walking the Way: Living the life of Jesus today, the URC’s focus of lifelong missional discipleship.

A round up of General Assembly can be found here, and a roundup of Mission Council here.

Please join us for a few minutes each Wednesday, between noon and 2pm, to pray with the Trinity community.

Local:
Pray for our community of Trinity, as we support one another through group meetings, such as the virtual coffee morning, and through individual personal contacts.

National:
Pray for those who have lost their jobs and are now facing what may be an extended time of unemployment.

Global:
Pray for Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda (World Council of Churches Ecumenical prayer cycle)

This week’s contributions to the ‘Trinity Creates’ challenge on the theme of ‘GROW’……  (Click on the individual photos to see them enlarged)

Next week’s theme is  URBAN LIFE

‘Trinity Creates’ challenge is for EVERYONE
(not just the children)
Why not take part this week?  

We are looking for entries from all the congregation.
This week’s theme is

‘URBAN LIFE’

Send your creations – art, music or literature – on our weekly theme to Sarah Elliot*.  We’ll then post them on our website/social media accounts and there will be a display in the Mansel Road Centre later in the year.

*If you don’t have Sarah’s contact details please email office@trinitywimbledon.org

Jesus told a story about a sower; it’s a parable that points to God who is Lord of soil and seed alike. So how does your garden grow?

Our service is led by Revd Dominic Grant; the Bible readings are Matthew 13.1-9, 18-23 and Isaiah 55.10-13.

With thanks to Andrew our director of music, with soloist Grace and Trinity’s choir; to Elizabeth our Bible reader; to Christine who leads our prayers of concern; and to Sarah for our Junior Church resources.

Please aim, if possible, to start watching the video at 11am on Sunday so that, even in our separation, we can be sharing together in worship. However if that’s not possible or convenient for you, do make use of the video at whatever time suits! If you would like to follow the text of the service, you can read/download it by clicking here.

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