New reality, same mission


New reality, same mission: A stimulus to renewed community engagement as we emerge from the pandemic

a report from the United Reformed Church

In writing this booklet, we have endeavoured to strike a sensitive
balance between acknowledging and respecting the challenges and
restrictions that we are presently experiencing, while encouraging you
to imagine what might be possible in the future.

  • Contents:
  • Starting where we are: a model for responding to the new reality 5
  • Experience 7
    • Poverty under lockdown 7
    • What’s happening in our neighbourhoods and local communities? 9
    • Listening to those most affected by this crisis 11
  • Exploration 12
    • Working in partnership 12
    • Supporting one another 13
  • Reflection 14
    • What does God ask of us? 14
    • What do we have to offer? 16
  • Action 18
    • Ideas for responding 18
    • What comes next? 20
  • Useful resources and support agencies 22
  • Where can I find more information? 23
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