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  • To promote and support married life.
  • To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children.
  • To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service.
  • To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children.
  • To help those whose family life has met with adversity.
Our vision is of a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships.
To demonstrate the Christian faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of family in its many forms.
Theme for the Year - Diocesan President and Area Vice Presidents **     
Celebrating the Churches Year - Rosalyn Young
a)  Lent to Easter
b)  Harvest
Encouraging Team Work - Dorothy Nnene #
Furnish -  Liz Holmes **
Great Ormond Street Project 3C’s - Mary Findlow **
MU and the Church - Sue Johnson **
MU Social Policy - Gogo-Rose Ilo ** #
Our Links - Allyson Williams MBE **
Prison Work - Avis Marshall
MU- What are we doing and what do we need to know? - Sue Johnson **
Child Abuse - Victoria Nwosu **
Gardening Myths - Gogo-Rose Ilo **
Prayer Walk - Antonio Joseph
Honey through the Ages - Avis Marshall
The Honey Bee - Avis Marshall
Family Life in the Community - Dorothy Nnene #
Living One’s Faith in a Multi-faith Society - Gogo-Rose Ilo **

Key: ** - anywhere in Diocese
          # - no evenings                    

Alternative ideas for Branch Meetings
A talk on another charity or topic that has similar objectives to MU e.g.
                National Children’s Society
                Dr. Barnardos
                Sure Start
                Church Army – Marylebone Project
                Fostering / Adoption

Discussion within the Branch –
What is a Family – ask members to share what family life means to them.  Who do they consider being part of their family.  Discuss in small groups and share conclusion.
Weddings – changes over the years;  Discuss and share photos.
Four Seasons – music and poetry through the seasons; particularly appropriate for Lent or Advent.

Schooling – speaker from a local school or PTA; talk applicable to members of the branch.                    

When inviting Speakers, please agree the date, time and duration of talk.
Give the likely number of members attending and their age range.
Speakers are usually willing to speak to groups of any size, but an indication is helpful especially if there is to be any participation.  Where there is a particularly small Branch, please contact other Branches to join you, particularly if the Speaker is coming a long way.
Telephone bookings –
Be considerate about the time you choose to telephone.
Always follow up with a letter or e-mail of confirmation.
Give details where to park or arrange to meet at station or bus stop.
Give the Speaker directions to the venue.
Slide or Film Presentations – Check with the speaker what is needed for their talk.
Remind the Speaker a week beforehand (10 days if by letter) of the date and time of the meeting.
Branches should pay reasonable travel expenses.
Please Note:
When invited to speak in other Dioceses, please inform the Diocesan President of that Diocese and our own Diocesan President.
By law the MU is not allowed to give money to support charitable appeals by or on behalf of other organisations.  (Charity Law applies to all charitable organisations.)                                                                                                   

Loving Lord,
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

All this day, O Lord
Let me touch as many lives as possible for thee,
And every life I touch, do thou by thy spirit quicken,
Whether through the word I speak,
The prayer I breathe, or the life I Live.


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