MOTHERS' UNION

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 Mothers' 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 Jesus' name.
Amen

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RACHEL WILLIAMSON

Group Leader

LINDA RAWLINGS

Branch Committee Member

LOUISE LYDDON

Branch Committee Member

 

ABOUT MOTHERS' UNION

What is membership of the Mothers' Union about? It's not about mothers or fathers; it's not about parental or marital status. These don't matter in the 21st Century. It's all about Christians, working together through prayer, faith and action to help families and children in need, at home and across the world. Visit the main Mothers' Union site to find out more.

We are the Filton Branch of the Mothers' Union in the Deanery of Bristol West. We offer a welcoming atmosphere and warm fellowship. Currently our membership consists of 21 full-time members.

We meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 2pm in the Church Hall. We also encourage members to be United In Prayer on the 4th Thursday of every month in your own home.

You would be welcome to join us. Have a look through the programme below to see what we will be doing over the coming year.

For more information about the Mothers' Union group, contact Rachel Williamson

or visit the Bristol Diocese MU website.

 
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MOTHERS' UNION PROGRAMME 2022

 
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To keep up to date with changes to this program, news, and other information, visit us on Facebook.

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Thursday 10th February 2pm

AGM and Beetle Drive in the Coffee Shop

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Thursday 10th March 2pm

"Aled's Blessings" with Daphne in the church hall

Bibles

Friday 25th March 2pm (tbc)

Lady Day service at St Thomas a Beckett, Pucklechurch

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Saturday 2nd April 10.30am

Mothers' Union Diocese AGM - Coalpit Heath. Please bring your own lunch

Lit Candles

Thursday 14th April 2pm

Taizé for Maundy Thursday iin the church hall

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Thursday 12th May 2pm

Outreach - bring a friend - in the church hall

Church Pew

Sunday 15th May, afternoon (time tbc)

Commissioning service at St Mary's, Yate

Crown

Thursday 2nd June - Monday 6th June

Queen's Jubilee weekend. Activities to be confirmed

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Wednesday 8th June 2pm

Deanery Festival in Horfield

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Thursday 9th June (tbc)

Proposed outing

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Thursday 14th July 2pm

Cream tea at Daphne's house

Stained Glass

Wednesday 10th August 12noon

Mary Sumner Day. Church service followed by bring your own lunch

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Thursday 8th September 2pm

Opening Eucharist and Wave of Prayer in the church with Revd Lizzie

Women Practicing Yoga Outdoor

Saturday 8th October time tbc

Autumn gathering - venue tbc

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Thursday 13th October 2pm

Holiday photos and bingo in the hall

Christmas Decorations

10th November 2pm

Preparation for the church Christmas Fair and Advent

Holding Hands

25th November - 10th December

16 days of activism against gender violence

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Wednesday 7th December 2pm

Deanery Advent service, Shirehampton

Wrapped Gifts

Thursday 8th December 2pm

Christmas sharing time in the church hall

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES

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UNITED IN PRAYER

On the 4th Thursday of every month we invite you to be united in prayer in your own home. If you wish you can join us by lighting a candle at home. Mothers' Union also acknowledge midday prayers daily and these can be found on the MU website. You can also be part of an emailed prayer chain. Send your email address to Rachel if you are interested.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The dates of the next Committee Meetings will be announced soon.

Should you have an agenda item for the Committee to discuss, please raise it prior to the meting, preferably in writing. 

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To find out more about the work of the Mothers' Union, click here.

 

STAY IN TOUCH

There are many ways you can find out more about Mothers' Union, nationally, regionally and locally.

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MOTHERS UNION AND THE CLEWER INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP

Mothers' Union are proudly working in collaboration with the Clewer Initiative in order to end modern day slavery by 2030.

Modern Slavery is hidden in plain sight on our high streets. People are being forced to work long hours, for little or no pay, and under threat of violence in hand car washes.

The Clewer Initiative is a project that enables the Church of England and its wider networks to develop strategies to detect modern day slavery in their communities and help provide victim support and care. Both Mothers' Union and the Clewer Initiative believe that the tools to end modern day slavery already exist within our local communities. We envision that the Church, which is present and at the heart of our communities, has a primary responsibility in leading this effort.

You can help by downloading the Safe Car Wash app. The Safe Car Wash app is designed to be used by someone going to get their car washed. At the hand car wash they can open the app, logging the location of the hand car wash. They will be taken through a series of indicators of modern slavery; for example, are the workers wearing protective clothing, and are there signs that they are living on site? When they finish the questions, the answers are sent to a database which can then be accessed by law enforcement investigating modern slavery.

For more information go to: www.mothersunion.org/projects/mothers-union-clewer-partnership