Mothers Union

Last month it was time for the AGM when the records for the Annual Accounts were presented and approved. The review of last year’s activities was read and an opportunity for members to discuss some of the details.

We then had the usual Wave of Prayer Worship, prepared by the Diocese. This year’s theme was taken from a verse in the bible from Isaiah 49, ‘I will not forget you, see I have engraved you in the palm of my hand’.  We each had a print of a hand and were asked to write on it the name of a person or situation to pray for in particular.  Some of the members read out the names of the five Link Diocese overseas, together with prayers sent by them. There were prayers, responses and readings to say together – a very meaningful service. The palm prints have been placed n church by the candle stand for people to read.

 The Chard Churches Together World Day of Prayer service is on Friday  1st March at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Furnham, at 2pm, followed by special refreshments. The service has been prepared this year by the women of Palestine.

At our next meeting on the 5th March at 2.45pm, the speaker will be Anne Perez. Who will tell us about her journey in training for the Ministry.  Everyone is welcome, whether they are a member or not.

To celebrate Mothering Sunday on the 10th March, we have been sent the M.U. Make a Mother’s Day appeal, and are asked to give a ‘gift of dignity’ that will empower women and families to turn the tide on gender inequality, and improve lives in poor communities around the world.

Please bring your donations for this to the next meeting, or hand to Rita or myself.  Anyone may feel free to donate.

Best wishes, Heather Elphick, Branch Leader



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