Connor Mothers’ Union

Diocese of Connor.jpg smMothers’ Union is an international Christian Charity that seeks to support families of all faiths and none through practical outreach, prayer and advocating for family friendly policies within both government and public life.

Diocesan Website 1.bmp smBy supporting marriage and family life we tackle the most urgent needs challenging relationships and communities.

Members are not all women or mothers. Men are very welcome to join!

With a membership of 4.1 million in 83 countries, Mothers’ Union provides a network through which they can serve Christ in their own community, through prayer, financial support and actively working at grassroots level in programmes which meet local needs.

Mothers’ Union in Connor Diocese has over 1,150 members in 53 branches. There are six Areas, each with an Area Chairman. The diocese stretches from Ballycastle to Lisburn.

The Diocesan President, Valerie Ash, is supported by the Diocesan Trustees and Executive Committee.

Members actively support projects locally and worldwide.

Neo natal wards in local hospitals appreciate the many little knitted garments and sheets and snuggles sewn for the little cribs. The Comfort Teddies provide support for young children in A&E depts.

Patients admitted to hospital in an emergency find the wash bags very useful. These are also offered to Women’s Refuge groups.

The Belfast Child Contact Centre is supported by 29 trained Mothers ‘Union volunteers They help prevent very a safe, welcoming environment where separated parents can meet with their children.

Life can be very stressful for many families. Through the Away From it All (AFIA) project Connor Diocese provides short breaks for families in need of a break. Clergy and social workers can nominate suitable families.

Mothers Union is an international Charity. Members in Connor financially support world wide work;

  • Literacy and Financial Education programme in Malawi, Burundi, Sudan , South Sudan and in 2015, through the Mums in May project , where 98%of women in the refugee camps are illiterate.
  • The Relief Fund provides financial support for communities who face disaster. Aid is always sent through Mothers Union Community  Development .
  • The Family Life  programme
  • Parenting programme.

For more information about the work of Mothers’Union please visit the websites,

www.mothersunion.org

www.mothersunion.ie

Connor MU Diary 2017 

23rd May –  The Wee Sing YM fundraising concert, St Patrick’s Ballymena. 7.30pm

28th May  – St Mark’s Ballysillan. A Thanksgiving service for the 80th Anniversary of Mothers’ Union in the parish 11am.

1st June – Connor Diocesan President invited to attend the Queen’s Garden Party in Buckingham Palace on behalf of Connor Mothers’ Union.

2nd June – Lisburn Area Dinner , Eglantine.

8th June – Trustee and Executive meeting. All Saint’s, Antrim. 7.30pm

16th June – Diocesan Prayer Walk. Clockworthy House, Antrim.  6.30pm EVENT CANCELLED

18th June – St Jude’s, Muckamore. A service of Thanksgiving celebrating 100 years of Mothers’ Union in the parish. 3.00pm

29th /30th September – General Meeting in Edinburgh 

 

MU 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 Mother’s 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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