Useful Information Guides

URC Information Guides: resources to download

The United Reformed Church has produced a series of free guides with advice for churches and church organisations to help them stay in contact with and support their local community during and after lockdown.

The guides include advice for post-lockdown recovery plans and help with setting up and running social media accounts and using technology to communicate with the outside world.

Click on the cover images to download the guides.

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Being the URC

What is the URC?
Join the Family
Recognising and celebrating the birth of your baby
Virtual funerals

Social media

How to use Facebook for your church
How to use WhatsApp
How to use Twitter
Setting up an Instagram account

Church, mission and the Pandemic

New reality, same mission
Emerging into the “new normal”
Doing Online Differently
Online and contactless giving at local churches


Livestreaming your church service
Setting up public wifi for your church
Using Facebook, YouTube and Zoom to record acts of worship
Recording and putting out a podcast

Using Zoom

Guide to setting up a Zoom account
Using Zoom securely
Zoom Breakout Rooms
A Guide to Zoom etiquette

Producing audio-visual material

URC visual identity guide
Writing for the web & Search Engine Optimisation
Taking great photos in Church
Getting to grips with copyright


Crisis Communications Plan for Local Churches

We want to become

Jesus-shaped churches

full of

Jesus-shaped people

making a

Jesus-shaped difference

to the lives of our communities