|Meeting Wednesday 12th June 2019
We had a beautiful presentation of four flower arrangements by Lucy Brooks, the Parish’s chief flower fairy. Lucy expertly put together an arrangement of roses and carnations in a handbag; then one with succulents, shells and driftwood; then a cleverly managed twisted hand bouquet in green and white containing Lillies, stocks, carnations and greenery, inspired by Christian Dior fashions of the 50’s; and finally, a small wreath of Sweet Williams with a hurricane lamp in the middle containing a candle. Such talent! While doing these, Lucy told us about her trip to this year’s Chelsea Flower Show and the Dior exhibition in London. The arrangements were then raffled to of members. Thank you, Lucy, for giving us your time during your busy work schedule. We really appreciate it. Next month, members meet for lunch at Burleydam Garden Centre on Wed 10th July at 12 noon in the café. Mother’s Union is a worldwide organisation of 4 million members in 84 countries, caring for families and communities. Challenging abusive practices on the world stage and enabling better living standards for those who have no voice. If you would like to join us, seek me out! Angela Klabou 336 6312.
Loving Lord, We thank you for your love so freely given to us all. We pray for families around the world. Bless the work of the Mother's Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthing and support of marriage and family life. Empowered by your spirit, may we be united in prayer and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world. In Jesus name. Amen
Mother's Union Chester
Mothers Union (Neston Branch)
Mothers union in Neston is part of a worldwide organisation with approximately four million members in eighty one countries.
We have over fifty members in our branch and meet on the second Wednesday of the month in St Michael’s church on Marshlands Road at 2pm. (any alterations to date, time or venue will be published in the weekly ‘Prayer in Action’ or via website. New members are always welcome.
Mothers union was established in 1876 by a vicar’s wife Mary Sumner. When her first child was born she was overwhelmed by what she saw as the awesome responsibility of parents, not only in caring for their children’s physical well being but also their spiritual nurture and growth.
Later she formed a small group of local women, offering mutual support and help in rearing their families. From such a small beginnings she could never have imagined the extent in which Mothers Union has grown today.
The aim of the Mothers Union is the advancement of Christian faith in the sphere of marriage and family life. Mothers Union offers friendship. Care and unconditional love to thousands of women and men throughout the world, offering a life-line to many families. It is a praying, teaching and caring society open to both men and women who have been baptised in the name of the Trinity and support its aims.
Locally, as part of the Parish of Neston, we raise money to support ongoing projects worldwide, support, which is underpinned with prayer.
The Literary Programme is one such project, changing the lives of hundreds of people as they learn to read and write and are then able to work to support their own families. Many start up their own small businesses: an impossible task if you can’t read or write.
Nearer home, another project provides needy families with a holiday. For those of us who take holidays for granted it’s easy to forget that others, even in our own country, the shortest break is impossible on a tight budget.
For further information contact: Branch Leader Pat Clark 336 3759