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:
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.
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 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.
St Nicholas Church, Guisborough
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org