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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.

Currently 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!

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.
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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 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 and we invite you to come along and enjoy lunch with friends in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

The food is freely prepared and served by church members and the proceeds of the lunches go some way to help us support people in need at home and overseas.

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.

Café Church continues to meet on Thursday mornings during term time. We meet in the church hall from 9.45 pm 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.
You can be assured that if you choose to come, you will not feel that because we have been meeting for a while now you are at a disadvantage. We begin each session as though it was a new one and no one needs to “catch up”.
KURC comprises a mix of age groups all with different circumstances and we place great importance on mutual support and we consequently pray for and with each other. Pastoral Prayer is one of the ways we express love, care and concern for those who are experiencing problems and going through hard times as well as times of celebration.

The Pastoral Prayer Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10.00am for around an hour.

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.

During the winter months on the last Friday of the month, we hold a Cinema Club in the hall. We project a recent film release and enjoy meeting up with friends over tea/coffee and cake. Cinema Club starts at 7pm.
This is part of a wider charity, XLP, founded by Patrick Reagan CBE, working to bring hope and the possibility of change by investing into the lives of young people who face serious challenges.  Mentoring provides young people with a trusted role model who will listen to them, help, encourage and guide their development, and be a consistent support in their often chaotic lives.

We have a team of three fully trained mentors working principally with a local secondary school, where there are many young people using the service the mentors offer

The team and the mentees are prayed for by the church family.

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 currently working towards being a Dementia Friendly Church, with a number of our members being trained in Dementia Awareness. We project hymns and readings onto the screen with large print copies available for those who need them.