When churches had to close for worship , a Thurso URC Facebook group was set up to encourage all members, adherents and friends of the church. The aim has been to post something every day, and this has largely been achieved. There have been many hymns with music and words, many recorded Bible readings, links to online services and local devotions from Freswick Castle. Many other items have been shared, slideshows of local scenery set to music, links to the Portrait Gospel project, to name a few.   Anybody can now see us on Facebook at United Reformed Church Thurso.

Father God, thank you for your gifts of life and love and beauty and for all you have done to help and inspire us! We pray for Thurso URC, for those diligently doing all that is needed to allow the church to open for worship. We pray that when restrictions ease the church will lead in new and innovative ways to make Jesus known and available to today’s people of all ages.  We pray in His name, Amen.

Harvest Service October 2021

Sing to the Lord, all the earth,

Enter the temple gates with thanksgiving,

Go into his courts with praise.

We will be celebrating Harvest on Sunday, 3rd October at our service at 11.00 a.m.  Tea/coffee will be served in the Church after the service.  Please do come to share our worship and celebrations.

The “Offering” spot in the service takes on a distinctive significance in our Harvest worship, there will be opportunity.  

  • to present our normal offerings of money to the church,
  • and to make a financial contribution to this year’s charity
  • because of COVID we will not be accepting donations of food,

This year the charity is: Christian Aid.  An envelope is provided for your special donation, an expression of our gratitude to God by responding with compassion to the people and community around  us.

The land has produced its harvest;

God, our God, has blessed us.