Mothers' Union in Middle Rasen

Christian care for families worldwide ~ MU Middle Rasen (LN8 3JU)

MIDDLE RASEN MOTHER'S UNION

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday in the month. In the Church Hall at 7.30pm.

Branch Leader Mrs Elaine Jennings

The group in Middle Rasen is led by Elaine Jennings who lives at Fruitwood House, Gainsborough Road (near the new crossing). They meet at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of every month at Middle Parish Church Hall and have a mixture of speakers and social events.

However there is more to Mothers Union than its Wednesday meetings. Members also try to support families in many practical ways. For many years they have helped to staff the crèche at Lincoln Prison and collect practical resources like food parcels, toiletries and children's toys for the Women's Refuge in Lincoln . They encourage families with newly baptised children, sending cards, and help with refreshments in the church hall after the Pram Service that meets at Middle Rasen Parish Church on the first & third Mondays at 2.15pm. You may have called in for a coffee at St Benedict's, the Mothers Union centre on the high street in Lincoln city centre (the church near M&S) which branch members staff on a rota basis three times a year.

Membership of Mothers Union costs £14 a year, but, being a Christian group, members must have been baptised. However, anyone is welcome to attend a monthly meeting to see if they want to become involved. For more information contact Elaine Jennings at elaine@elgo.net (842269). Or visit the Mothers Union website www.themothersunion.org

Womans Refuge Collections

Feb Store cupboard

June Children's items

October Toiletries

Diary Dates 2012

Deanery Lunch

22nd Feb

11.30 for noon

Middle Rasen

Speaker ~ Elizabeth Megahay

 

St Benedict's

Tuesday 29th March

Tuesday 28th June

Tuesday 23rd August

 

Lady Day Service

25th March at 2pm

Caistor Church

 

Quiet Day

5th July

Wold Newton

 

IMPC Party

10th August

The Poplars

 

Advent Service

6th December

11.45am

St Marys, Welton

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Speakers & Meetings in 2012

(Telephone 01673 842269)

Extra …. Friday 4th March

Woman's World

Day of Prayer.

New Life Church

Festival Hall

Market Rasen

Story2

11th January

AGM Elaine's house

1st February

Janice Wiseman

Medical Research

7th March

Carol ~ Indulgence

Aroma Therapies

4th April

Reverend Charles Patrick

Service and Talk

2nd May

Jack Robbinson

Speaker on Ethiopia

6th June

Summer Party

Fish and Chips "Nags Head"

4th July

Anne Walker

"Lincolnshire Air Ambulance"

August

No Meeting

5th September

Alison Smith

” Hill House”

3rd October

Roy Quint

Cooking with Apples

7th November

Lunch—the Golf Club (to be arranged)

No evening meeting

5th December

MU Informal Evening

(bring and share supper)

SLIDE SHOW WITH A DIFFERENCE

Middle Rasen Mother's Union had a very informative and enjoyable evening when Geoff and Anne Walker came to tell us about Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.  Geoff set up the screen and slide projector and when he switched the projector on the bulb failed so unfortunately the slides couldn't be shown. Not to be discouraged Anne decided that if we all looked at the screen she would describe each slide so that we could imagine what the pictures looked like. Added to this, a bit of acting on Anne's part and a bit of good natured interfering on Geoff's part we were all set for a very interesting and hilarious evening. Joking apart we learnt a lot about the Air Ambulance, a charity which receives no funding from the government, having to rely entirely on charitable donations through endless fund raising events and activities and donations from very generous members of the public.  It costs 1.7 million a year to keep the service going and on behalf of everyone involved at the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance thanks were given to everyone for their continued support.

Elaine Jennings

MOTHER'S UNION PLAN AN EXCITING YEAR AHEAD

Mother's Union members are looking forward to another year after having enjoyed a full and varied programme last year. The 2011 Highlights included visits from Tasmin and Glennie two lovely Guide Dogs for The Blind, Joy Liddle from Lincoln Street Pastors, The Rev Ian Robinson, Craft evenings, Summer Garden Party and the annual lunch at Market Rasen Golf Club and much more. We also welcomed and enrolled our latest member Janet Davis. 2012 started with the AGM followed by supper at Elaine's home and is set to be another full and interesting year, with a pampering evening with Carol from Indulgence in Market Rasen, in March, ‘Cooking With Apples' in October and many other interesting speakers throughout the year.  There are also plans for a summer party and the annual lunch as usual. The main aim of the Mother's Union is Christian care for families which we support in many ways here and overseas.  Our main project is helping to support The Woman's Refuge in Lincoln.  We also help with the serving of refreshments at St Bennedict's Church, Lincoln. Anyone interested in joining us will find our full programme and details booklets etc on our notice board in the Church Hall. We meet at 7.30 on the first Wednesday of the month in the Church Hall Middle Rasen.  New members are very welcome and we usually have a little raffle at refreshment time.  If you would like any other information please contact Elaine on 842269. 

Nora, Julia, Jaycee, Margaret, Helen, Muriel & Elaine

This group actively supports the Women's Refuge in Lincoln, sends out Baptism Cards to the newly baptised, as well as serving tea and coffee at St Bennedict's (Mother's Union Coffee shop in Lincoln city centre) and supporting M.U. projects worldwide. If you are interested in joining us or want know more please phone Elaine Jennings (01673 842269) or feel free to just pop along to a meeting, you will be most welcome.

Mothers' Union is a Christian organisation with more than 3.6 million members in 79 countries worldwide. The backbone of Mothers' Union is its worldwide network of grassroots volunteers. Whatever their individual backgrounds, members are united in their commitment to supporting marriage and family life. They give their time to generously help others, whether by running local projects, supporting international campaigns, or fundraising.

Mothers' Union also employs over 300 paid workers around the world. These are women drawn from local dioceses, so they speak the language, understand the culture and customs and have first-hand experience of the problems their neighbours face. Mothers' Union workers provide vital leadership for efforts in the community.They enable people to gain essential skills, develop and encourage sustainable self-help projects, and run training seminars for local Mothers' Union members and the wider community.

Workers also run the Literacy and Development Programme in Malawi, Sudan and Burundi. This programme enables learners to become literate and numerate as well as gaining skills in health, hygiene, HIV/AIDS and poverty alleviation.

Mothers' Union is also involved in campaigning and lobbying on a number of worldwide issues such as parental rights, international debt relief and child poverty. We are happy to be working in partnership with various organisations, including the United Nations and other ecumenical groups. Read about all our campaigns and policy work in What we do?

MU members are active in prisons, literacy projects, and parenting programmes. Members share a desire to express common care for family life through faith in Christ, prayer, and practical action.

  • Community Care
  • In the UK an estimated 150,000 children have a parent in prison
  • 7 % of children will experience a father's imprisonment during their time at school.
  • Those statistics mean that in every community there are parents struggling to manage children or infants whilst prison visiting.

 

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