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We do hope that you will find the site both useful and user-friendly.
SUMMER CELBRATION 2013
The Summer Celebration is an opportunity to hear about the work of the Mothers' Union over the last year in addition to hearing from our guest speaker: Fiona Thomas, the Communications Officer in our Central Marketing Unit at Mary Sumner House.
OTHER SUMMER PROMOTION EVENTS
COLLECTING PROJECTS TO INCLUDE FOODBANKS.
The Action and Outreach Unit is encouraging branches to get involved in local FoodBank initiatives. Foodbanks seek to provide three days of emergency food supplies to local people who have been identified by local care professionals. The Foodbanks are also able to signpost attendees to other organisations that may be able to help with the longer term situation. Non-perishable foods are required and a sample list from a foodbank in Harrogate is shown here - please see our Collecting Projects section on the UK Projects page for more information.
Please see the following link to a blog post from Worldwide President Lynne Tembey following the Archbishop of Canterbury’s inauguration last month.
All are encouraged to sign up for alerts to the blog, so that you will receive a message every time a new post is written, and to share it with all your friends and email contacts in order to spread the good news of Mothers’ Union.
Are you concerned about what children are seeing in the media? The ParentPort website (http://www.parentport.org.uk/) is the place to go to find out about the standards we can expect from the media, make a complaint or express your views.
HELP US GROW CHALLENGE
This year there is a challenge to every Mothers' Union member to think about how
they can invite a new member to Mothers' Union. Mary Sumner House have produced a comprehensive resource pack that has been sent to every diocese. This includes a DVD and PowerPoint presentations. Click on the Help Us Grow picture to link to find out more and download resources.
Watch this YouTube video made by Mothers' Union South Africa - part of the Help Us Grow campaign
NEW WORLDWIDE PRESIDENT COMMISSIONED
Lynne Tembey (left) - was commissioned as the new Worldwide President. In a private ceremony held on Monday 3rd December, at St Matthew's Church, Westminster, UK, Archbishop Rowan Williams commissioned. Lynne was called to a service of obedience to meeting the agenda of the needy.
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