Mothers’ Union

 

 

Coxheath  Area Mothers’ Union

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On Mothering Sunday (also called Refreshment Sunday) the Mothers’ Union took part in the service at Holy Trinity Coxheath, and provided refreshments afterwards, including some wonderful Simnel cakes!

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The name ‘Mothers’ Union’ does sound rather old fashioned to us in this country BUT we are a thriving organisation of over 4 million members worldwide and the name is very important to some of our overseas members. We are Christians who care about our communities; we care about family life; we want to show God’s love for all in whatever way we can.

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Please pray for the safety of the families of our local Ukranian workers at Clockhouse Farm. The position of each family is marked with a red heart.

Here in the Coxheath Area we have been engaged in projects throughout the pandemic and are looking forward to meeting people in person now that restrictions have eased. We made ‘Bags of Love’ for the parents of children starting school in Hunton in 2020 and extended this to Coxheath in 2021. These contained tea, coffee, biscuits, tissues, prayers and information. The families very gratefully received them at a time that can be emotional with little ones starting school for the first time. Our ‘Soup on Sunday’ in Holy Trinity Church, after continuing during the pandemic by reaching out with packet soups sent out to our friends to maintain contact and make sure they are keeping well, is due to start again IN PERSON in May. Look out for the date which hasn’t yet been decided, but it will be wonderful to welcome folks back to share a bowl of soup and to have a natter! During the pandemic we made hearts for Valentines Day and stars for Advent, both of which were left all around Coxheath as gifts for people to find and take home. We have also contributed cards for prisoners to send to their families; and many other items, and continue to do so. We have also supported other organisations recently, for instance, Maidstone Street Pastors, by donating hats, gloves and lollipops!  We are looking forward to engaging with our local community and helping families in whatever way we can and we wish you all a blessed Easter season!

Mothers’ Union History
The Mothers’ Union was founded in 1876 by Mary Sumner; by 1909 it had become the largest voluntary women’s organisation in Britain; in 1952 the Queen became our Patron; and, by 2000 we were given consultative status within the United Nations on issues such as poverty. Our charter and constitution were updated in 2018 to be fit for the 21st century.
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
IF YOU WOULD YOU LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE PLEASE CONTACT
Lesley 07814 817204 or Margaret 01622 297144

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are held in member’s homes.
Contact Lesley on 07814 817204 or Margaret on 01622 297144 for venue.

Corporate Communion, 1st Thursday, followed by coffee in Coxheath Café.
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