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.

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.

 

MOTHERS' UNION PROGRAMME 2020

 

CRAFT ACTIVITY / FELLOWSHIP

Thursday 23rd January 2pm

Including Bring and Buy sale & Raffle.
Meet in the Coffee Shop

CRAFT ACTIVITY / FELLOWSHIP

Saturday 25th January 11am - 12.45pm

84 Bakers Ground

BRANCH AGM

Thursday 13th February 2pm

Including Bring and Buy Sale & Raffle.
St Peter's Room

BRANCH AGM

Wednesday 19th February 7 - 8.45pm

Venue to be confirmed

COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday 3rd March 11.15am

Venue to be confirmed

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Friday 6th March 2pm

Followed by tea and cake in the Coffee Shop.

LENTEN MEDITATION & REFLECTION

Thursday 12th March 2pm

With Jennie Wells in the St Peter's Room. Including Bring and Buy & Raffle

MOTHERING SUNDAY

Sunday 22nd March 10am

Display information on MU projects and retiring collection

A TALK BY TOM LESLIE

Thursday 9th April 2pm

In the St Peter's Room

COMMITTEE MEETING

Sunday 26th April 11.15am

Venue to be confirmed

BEE LADY

Thursday 14th May 2pm

In the Church Hall, with Bring and Buy Sale & Raffle

DEANERY FESTIVAL, HORFIELD

Tuesday 9th June 2pm

Four Towns Transport will be booked for this event.

DEB CHARMAN, PSO
PERSONAL SAFETY

Thursday 11th June 2pm

In the St Peter's Room. Includes Bring and Buy Sale & Raffle.

COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday 16th June 11.15am

Venue to be confirmed

DAPHNE'S SUMMER GARDEN PARTY

Thursday 9th July 2pm

Mayville Avenue. Includes Grand Raffle

COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday 21st July 11.15am

Venue to be confirmed

DEANERY LUNCH HENBURY

Tuesday 28th July 12noon

Four Towns Transport to be arranged for this event. Please take desserts

MARY SUMNER CELEBRATIONS

Thursday 13th August 2pm

St Peter's Room

MARY SUMNER CELEBRATIONS

Saturday 15th August 11am

Venue to be confirmed

AUTUMN COMMUNION, WAVE OF PRAYER & ENROLMENTS

Thursday 10th September 2pm

Lady Chapel & Coffee Shop

COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday 29th September 11.15am

Venue to be confirmed

ROBERT PRING FROM THE ZOO

Thursday 8th October 2pm

In the St Peter's Room. Includes Bring and Buy Sale & Raffle.

MUSIC DUO BARRY & FRED

Wednesday 11th November 2pm

Shirehampton. Four Towns Transport will be booked to take us to the venue

3 "F"S - JENNY JAMES

Thursday 12th November 2pm

In the Coffee Shop

COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday 17th November 11.15am

Venue to be confirmed

CHRISTMAS FAYRE CAKE & CRAFT STALL

Last weekend in November (to be confirmed)

Church Hall

DONKEY SANCTUARY CAROL SERVICE

Early December (to be confirmed)

Four Towns Transport to be booked to take us to the event

DEANERY ADVENT SERVICE

Tuesday 1st December 2pm

To be held in church with Revd Lizzie

BRANCH CAROLS & CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS

Thursday 10th December 2pm

A chance to swap cards and Secret Santa gifts. In the St Peter's Room.

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES

 
Church Candles

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 2019 Committee Meetings will be announced soon.

Meetings will be held at 11.30am in the St Peter's Room. 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.

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

 

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