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Motherís Union - Westerfield Tuddenham & Witnesham Branch

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month in Westerfield Church Room, starting at 2pm. Current membership is approx 20. The requirement for membership is baptism in the name of the Holy Trinity. The group is very active and covers areas from support for parenting groups, help and advice on family matters, domestic violence, work in prisons and holidays for less fortunate families to representation at the United Nations on HIV and overseas relief.


MISSION STATEMENT:

The Mothers Union is a Christian organisation, which promotes the well-being of families worldwide.

They achieve this by.....

  • Developing prayer and spiritual growth in families.
  • Studying and reflecting on family life and marriage and its place in society.
  • Resourcing members for practical action to improve conditions for families, nationally and in the communities in which they live.
2019 Programme
Jan- No Meeting
07th Feb- 'Whistlecraft' : Pip Wright
07th Mar - Lent Holy Communion
25th Mar - Lady Day Commissioning Service at the Cathedral 11.am
03rd Apr - Annual General Meeting 1pm Stowmarket
04th Apr - Lunch at venue tbc 12.30 for 1.00 pm
03rd May - Diocesan MU Presdent. Linda Ginn
06th Jun - Alicia Holmes (Chaplain at "Norwood House"
04th Jul - 'The Forsdikes and the Thames River Disaster':Catherine Forsdike
26th Jul - Annual Wave of Prayer Service.
Aug No Meeting.
09th Aug - Mary Sumner Day Service at the Cathedral
05th Sep - Holy Communion Service followed by tea and a bring and buy.
12th Sep - Ipswich Deanery MU Coffee Morning, Ascension Hall, Larchcroft Road, Ipswich IP1 6AJ 10.00am-12noon
15th-20th Sep - Diocesan Holiday and General Meeting, Portsmouth
03rd Oct - 'Dementia Friends', Sandra Prater
07th Nov- Roy Tricker and his love of Church Heritage
06th Dec- Carols and Christmas Readings. (Followed by Christmas Tea)


MARY SUMNER PRAYER

All this day, O Lord, let me touch as many lives as possible for thee; and every life I touch, do thou by thy spirit , quicken, whether through the word I speak, the prayer I breathe, or the life I live. Amen

MOTHERSí UNION PRAYER

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 Mothersí Union
as we seek to share your love. through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life.
Empowered by your Spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship, and in love and service
Reach out as your hands across the world.
In Jesusí name. Amen


New members are always welcome.
Branch Leader: Rev'd Catherine Forsdike Tel: 01473-252904
Subscriptions for the coming year will be £13.50 to be paid by October meeting.
"Home & Family Magazine-£6.00 for 4 copies per year.