Mother’s Union is a Worldwide Organisation with 4 Million Members around the world providing Christian care for families, this year it is Celebrating its 140th Anniversary of its founding by Mary Sumner.
Prayer is central ti its work and many projects are supported each as ending poverty in all its forms, achieving gender equality and the empowerment if all women and girls, literacy programmes to enable women to learn Income generating skills to support their families, basic health teaching and raising money for such funds as Relief Fund, which is used to alleviate suffering whenever natural or man made disaster strikes.
Closer to home, Branches irganise Prison and Hospital Visiting, Parenting Groups, support if Food Banks, supporting families at Baptism and Confirmation services and many other ministries special to individual branches.
The Blackburn Diocese has an “Away From It All” Caravan, which enablesfamilies in need if a break to have a holiday in Morecomb. A much appreciated project is the provision of ‘Toilet Bags’ for emergency admissions to Hospital A&E departments in the region.
MOTHER’S UNION MEETINGS at Holy Trinity Church.
1st Monday in the Month in Blessed Sacrament Chapel at 14:00
2nd Wednesday each Month – Branch Meeting in Parish Room, when the programme includes a Speaker on a variety of subjects and activities
Gill Coxhead was the speaker at our last meeting, when she told us about the work of the L’Arche Community and the vision of its founder. We were given an insight into the work at the house in Preston supporting members of the community with learning difficulties, and of the enthusiasm and dedication of the workers there.
Our Prayer Meeting will be held on Monday July 4th at 2.00p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
On Wednesday, July 13th we will meet at about 6.00 for 6.30p.m. for a meal at the Rufford Arms to round off our summer programme.
Tarleton Methodist Church have invited us to their Ladies’ Rally on Monday 11th July at 7.30p.m.
There will be a Summer Fair and Strawberry Tea at the Rectory on Saturday, July 23rd.
The M.U. will be organising a “blue stall” and so we are collecting blue items and we will also need help on the day.
Please let Stella know if you would like a diary or calendar ordering for next year.