Mothers’ Union Update

A happy Christmas to you all
I am happy to be able to report that on the first Monday in September, at 7.15pm, we held our first Branch Meeting since the beginning of lockdown. The meeting was well attended, and everyone was feeling happy to be able to gather again.
Following prayer and a business meeting, there was time for a competitive game. Everyone was declared a winner and we passed a box of chocolates round to reward ourselves!
The October meeting included a sale of Christmas and miscellaneous cards produced by the Mothers Union and sold to raise funds for the charity. Two members gave a talk about their recent holiday to Liverpool city and the surrounding area.
Meanwhile the worldwide Mothers Union has adapted to the times and the Annual Worldwide Gathering took place online on 25th September on You Tube Premier, enabling thousands of members, all over the world, to view the videos of the meeting.
In London members took part in a fund raising half marathon in The Royal Parks on October 10th. Littleport was not represented since many of our members have passed their eightieth birthday party. However, we were still able to join in the sixteen days of activism and prayers and the silent vigil held during the month of November, to demonstrate against Gender Based Violence.
Next year’s theme will be ‘Transformation – Now’. As we seek to transform ourselves, to live out our faith, our communities to reflect Christ’s Kingdom and the Mothers Union to be relevant to 21st Century life.
I am writing this in October, but you will be reading it as Christmas approaches. We would be very happy to welcome newcomers to our Christmas meeting in St. George’s Parish Room on the first Monday in December, if Covid allows.
Pauline O’Connor, Branch Leader

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