Mothers’ Union is an international organisation of 4 million members in 83 countries who give money, time, experience and prayer to support marriage and family life. http://www.mothersunion.org
Within the UK and Ireland Mothers’ Union’s 93,000 members engage in advocacy, practical outreach and fellowship. In churches they offer a ready made mission network through which clergy and congregations can extend outreach and support to families and those facing adversity.
Worldwide Mothers’ Union members encourage families and communities to work together to address hardship and discrimination.
Throughout all its work prayer sustains and strengthens.
Mothers's Union in Newport Pagnell
Newport Pagnell has a thriving branch of about 48 members (including 5 men). We meet ion the 1st Thursday of the month at Brooklands Centre http://www.thebrooklandscentre.co.uk/index.htm either at 2.30 or 7.30. Our meetings usually begin with a short service, followed by a speaker or perhaps an activity and end with refreshments. Non members are always welcome to our meetings. We also have a prayer group which meets monthly.
Mothers’ Union members are active in all aspects of church life. The branch runs various social and fundraising events throughout the year both for the church and the wider Mothers’ Union.
Money has been sent to the Wheels Appeal and Away From It All which funds a much needed holiday for families who are going through difficult times.
Local projects include:
- Providing daffodils for Mothering Sunday
- Prayers and Bears service and picnic with the local play group
- Assisting in Baptism preparation
- Sending cards to couples getting married
- Knitting for the baby unit in the hospital.
- Sending cards to the sick, bereaved and to those celebrating a joyous event
We are currently refurbishing the Children’s Corner in the Parish church and donating bereavement boxes in local schools. This is a selection of books to help children who have suffered a bereavement or separation.
Many members are involved in voluntary work in the local community through which they are able to spread the word about Mothers’ Union.