Connor Mothers’ Union

Mothers’ 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.

By 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.connor.mothersunion.uk 

www.mothersunion.org

www.mothersunion.ie

Diary dates

Sat  9th Sept  The Big Sing, National Concert Hall Dublin.    3.00pm
Sat 23rd Sept   A Senior Members Party. Church of the Epiphany  Belfast.  10.30am
Sat 23rd Sept   Indoor Members Holy Communion and Afternoon Tea, St.Jude’s Church Hall.  3.00pm
Sun 24th Sept   A Mothers’ Union service from RTE Dublin.
Fri 29th –Sat 30th Sept.  MU  General Meeting and Service,   Edinburgh.

Wed 1st Oct   Mid Belfast Area Service, St Georges. Belfast  7.30pm
Mon 9th Oct    Mid Connor Area Service. St John’s Crumlin  7.30pm
Sat 14th Oct   All Ireland Council, Springfield Hotel, Leixlip 10.30am
Mon 16th Oct   Worldwide evening. Agherton Mothers’ Union
Tue 17th Oct  East Connor Area service, Carnmoney Parish
Thu 19th Oct  Trustees and Executive meeting. All Saint’s Antrim 7.30pm
Fri 20th Oct   Lisburn Area service 
Tue 24th Oct  South Belfast Area service, St. Simon’s Belfast.
Wed 25th Oct North Connor Area service, Ballintoy, 7.30pm

Tue 7th Nov  Diocesan Council, St. Patrick’s Ballymena,  7.30pm
Fri 10th Nov Lisburn Area Coffee evening
Tue 14th Nov  Branch Training  Eglantine 7.30
Thu 16th Nov  Branch training. Old School House, Ballymoney. 7.30pm
Sun 3rd Dec  Christingle service, All Saint’s  Antrim.   3.00pm

 

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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