The Mothers’ Union (MU) was established in 1876. Its purpose was to encourage parents in caring for their children, not just physically and mentally but also spiritually. From the outset it recognised that strong relationships and the role of family, however defined, are crucial in building healthy communities.
We aim to show our Christian faith by the transformation of communities worldwide. We can do this through the promotion of stable marriage, family life and the protection of children. This is our mission. It is what we aim to achieve.
There are more than four million members of Mothers’ Union today in 83 countries around the world. Each member subscribes to the same values; the moral and ethical codes that are central to the ways in which we operate.
On Wednesday 4th March twelve members met to celebrate our Lent Communion led by Fr. Chris. Afterwards we went to the Church Hall where we enjoyed puzzling over a Quiz about Bourne while we had tea and biscuits. Thank you to Margaret Shephard for the Quiz…..there were one or two tricky clues but it exercised the “little grey cells”!
Sadly all activities have now been cancelled until July but I hope that all members will support each other and the wider community in prayer. Be assured that even in these difficult times we are in the care of a loving God and He will give us the strength and resilience that we need.
Membership this year stands at 23 and we are always ready to welcome new members and visitors.
The Bourne branch continues to support Baby's Basket, a charity which offers a Moses basket of baby clothes, bedding, baby toiletries, nappies and hospital essentials to any parent, carer or mum-to-be with a newborn baby in crisis or financial hardship anywhere in Lincolnshire.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
MEETINGS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL JULY
To learn more about our Bourne branch please contact:
Merryn Woodland - via firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Page - Diocesan President via email@example.com
Mothers' 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 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