There will be a short General Assembly meeting on Saturday 11 July at 10.30 a.m. (until 12.00 noon) which will be live streamed. The main business of the Assembly is worship, within which the new Assembly Moderators, the Revd Clare Downing and Mr Peter Pay, and new General Secretary, Revd Dr John Bradbury, will be inducted to their roles. The live stream will be available to watch via the URC’s Facebook page and will also be shared on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u6K8GFJ6is and on the URC website: https://urc.org.uk/latest-news/3520-digital-general-assembly-due-to-take-place
Mission Council, meanwhile, will convene virtually on Friday 10 July, to deal with urgent business and accept the Resolutions in the Book of Reports. East Midlands Synod representatives will be the Revd Geoffrey Clarke, Moderator, Mrs Helen Lidgett, Mr David Greatorex and Ms Ella Lemon, our Youth Rep. Mission Council will be asked to recognise Church Without Walls in Milton Keynes and the New Lubbesthorpe Mission Project in Leicestershire.
Synod representatives to General Assembly met by Zoom on 29th June for a briefing session which covered a range of the material in the Book of Reports. They will be available to share information about Assembly business with the churches and report back to our October Synod. Key areas will also be highlighted in future e-letters.