Mothers Union

 

Mothers Union

At St John's we have one of the more successful branches, at present run by an active committee headed by Cherry with Judith, our treasurer and Shirley, our secretary.
As most of you know, the MU is a Christian organisation and its mission is caring about family life. Some children have more than one set of parents, and this can cause problems. Impartial understanding and caring help can be a lifeline and the MU parenting courses are designed to help those who may be finding difficulty.

Locally, the Friendship Project at St Augustine in Halifax has now been officially adopted by the Mothers Union. It involves serving soup & rolls to refugees and asylum seekers and their families, who are in need of help such as legal advice, assistance in obtaining accommodation and basic essentials etc. Whilst there, the women are taught how to knit, sew, bake and there are toys for the children. Cherry takes an active part as a volunteer.
The Visitors Centre Tea Bar at New Hall Prison is manned by MU members who serve much appreciated drinks to families who may have travelled miles to visit someone in prison. The MU also has volunteers who go into the mother and baby unit inside the prison. Here again Cherry is on the rota. The MU has produced a recipebook called Grub on No Grant which is much appreciated by students struggling to feed themselves on little money. We are active world wide in our links with families struggling to cope with floods, wars, and famine etc. and our members number many thousands.
Nearer to home the MU has set up a project called Loving for Life which offers marriage preparation for couples planning their weddings. Freda and Cherry are trained facilitators who are supporting the clergy in the
Wakefield diocese. There are also families who cannot afford the luxury of a holiday and the MU has a wonderful scheme to help such families to have a holiday away together.
Both home and abroad, near or afar, members are there to assist in whatever
capacity. The Mothers Union believes in relationships not regulations.

PROGRAMME FOR 2017

 

April 3rd                        Meet up Monthly – Harvey’s Halifax 14.30-16.00

                                    Mid-day prayers 12 noon Halifax Minster

April 18th                      Pam O’Callaghan with amusing talk on ‘Inconvenience’

 

May 1st                        Meet up Monthly – Harvey’s Halifax 14.30-16.00

                                    Mid-day prayers 12 noon Halifax Minster

May 16th                      Rebecca from BASH

 

June 5th                                Meet up Monthly – Harvey’s Halifax 14.30-16.00

                                   Mid-day prayers 12 noon Halifax Minster

June 20th                   Denise from St Augustine’s

 

July 3rd                        Meet up Monthly – Harvey’s Halifax 14.30-1600

                                    Mid-day prayers 12 noon Halifax Minster

July 4th                         Embsay

 

August 7th                    Meet up Monthly – Harvey’s Halifax 14.30-16.00

                                    Mid-day prayers 12 noon Halifax Minster

August                        No meeting

 

September 4th             Meet up Monthly – Harvey’s Halifax 14.30-16.00

                                    Mid-day prayers 12 noon Halifax Minster

September 19th           Pam Aston on Holy Land

 

October 2nd                  Meet up Monthly – Harvey’s Halifax 14.30-16.00

                                    Mid-day prayers 12 noon Halifax Minster

October 17th                Julia speaking about the Luddites 

           

November 6th               Meet up Monthly – Harvey’s Halifax 14.30-16.00

                                    Mid-day prayers 12 noon Halifax Minster

November 21st             Elaine Swinnow on Branch Meetings

 

December 4th               Christmas Goodies Stall

December 5th               Meet up Monthly – Harvey’s Halifax 14.30-16.00

                                    Mid-day prayers 12 noon Halifax Minster

December                         Christmas Lunch

 

January 2018                AGM

 

For more information please e-mail Shirley Stow who would be very pleased to hear from you.