MOTHERS’ UNION Wed 8thMay
Come and join us at 2pm in St Michael’s for a talk by Mary Sprackling (MU Deanery Leader of Birkenhead) entitled ‘Afloat on a Wave of Prayer’. Mary is also our Enterprise Rep for the Diocese and will be bringing a selection of MU cards, books, children’s literature and many other interesting items for sale. All proceeds go to MU funds. All are always welcome. Angela
MOTHERS’ UNION THANKS
A big thank you to all who supported our Lent Lunches. We raised £300 which will go to the MU Worldwide Relief Fund which supports families and communities who have experienced disasters, be it man-made or natural. With 4 million members in 83 countries we don’t have to fly in the aid – we are the aid. Thank you also to members and parishioners who made the delicious home-made soup and those who organised it and served us. Angela
MOTHER'S UNION NEXT MEETING
WEDNESDAY 8th MAY AT 2.00PM IN St MICHAEL'S
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 marrage 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