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Mothers' Union in Guisborough

 

Mothers’ Union is an international Christian membership charity that aims to demonstrate the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities worldwide.

We are working with people of all faiths and none in 83 countries to promote stable marriage, family life and the protection of children through praying, enabling and campaigning.

Our aims and objectives are:

  • To promote and support married life
  • To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children
  • To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service
  • To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children
  • To help those whose family life has met with adversity.

 

Our Vision

Our vision is of a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships.  This is not a vague hope, but a goal we actively pursue by praying, campaigning and enabling.

 

Our Values

Mothers’ Union is a Christian mission organisation working with people of all faiths and none.  Mothers’ Union is firmly rooted in a voluntary ethos centred on mutual respect and collaboration.  Our governance, leadership and programmes are undertaken and driven by members within their own communities worldwide.

 

Our Membership

Our members are not all mothers, or even all women.  They are single, married, parents, grandparents, or young adults just beginning to express their social conscience.  Mothers’ Union provides for all four million members, a network through which they can serve Christ in their own community – through prayer, financial support and actively working at the grassroots level in programmes that meet local needs.

 

Mothers’ Union in Guisborough

The St. Nicholas Church branch was founded in 1903.  We meet monthly (except in August) for fellowship, informative talks, fun activities, mutual support for each other and members worldwide, and, of course, for prayer.  Members take part in the wave of prayer that goes around the world every day as members stop and pray in the middle of the day for the work of Mothers’ Union and international issues.  These daily prayers follow an annual pattern which means that every Mothers’ Union region is prayed for at least once during the year.  We also hold fundraising events to support the work of Mothers’ Union both at home and overseas.

Meetings are usually held in the Church Hall, Bow Street, Guisborough, TS14 6BP at 1.30pm on the first Monday of the month, unless this is a Bank Holiday.

 

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St Nicholas Church, Guisborough

 

MOTHERS’ UNION

Programme 2017

 

Theme: ‘Faith in Action’

 

“Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3: 18

 

 

January 9         Pooled Lunch, ‘Faith in Action’ Service & Branch AGM

 

February 6       Beetle Drive & Raffle

 

March 6           Lent reflection, led by Rev Marion Gardner

 

March 25         Lady Day Service         10.30 a.m.        Stokesley Parish Church

 

April 3             ‘The sights and sounds of  childhood’ with Gerald Wilde

 

May 8              Branch ‘Wave of Prayer’ service followed by a discussion on how to put our ‘faith into action’

 

June 5             Jo Tulip – a member of the Stokesley branch of the Mothers’ Union

 

July 5               Cleveland Archdeaconry Festival          7 p.m.   St John’s Church, South Bank   

 

July 10             Annual Outing – venue to be decided

 

August 9           Mary Sumner Day        Celebrating the life of the founder of the Mothers’ Union

 

September 4     ‘These are a few of my favourite things’. Members reminiscences

 

October 2         Christine Harpham – Hand Massage demonstration

 

November 6     Christmas Crafts & Quiz

 

December 4      Advent Service in St Nicholas Church where we will be joined by the ladies of the other Churches in Guisborough

 

 

Meetings in the Parish Hall at 1.30 p.m. unless stated

 

 

For More Information:

Mothers’ Union – www.mothersunion.org

Mothers’ Union York Diocese – www.mothersunionyork.org

Christine Parker – email: guisboroughmu@gmail.com