The Mothers Union here at St John’s is part of a huge world wide organisation, with 3.6 million members in 78 countries, including Iraq, where at St George’s church in Baghdad there are 1500 members - the Mothers Union is the main organisation working for the people there.
We have different types of membership; branch, for those members who can meet regularly, and diocesan, for people who are keen to be involved but find meetings on a regular basis difficult.
In Crowthorne, we have a variety of meetings, as well as helping within the church and our local community. Our prayer group meets monthly and we celebrate corporate communion on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am.
We are a very friendly branch and our strength is in our support for each other, so please join us.
For more information on our diocesan concerns see our website www.muoxford.co.uk.
The speaker at our meeting on Tuesday 7th November at 7.30pm will be Liz Aston telling us about her life as a geologist and the wonders of the natural world.
The following week, on Wednesday 15th November at 2pm, Mothers' Union member Ann Grice will tell us about her visit to North Korea. The country is in the news at present for the wrong reasons so it will be fascinating to hear about it from a travelers point of view.
Corporate Communion is on the same day, 15th November at 10am and the Prayer Meeting on Monday 20th November.
Please return your Christmas shoe boxes by 5th November leaving them in the foyer so we can then take them to the collection point.
Once a month members of the Mothers’ Union meet to pray together for the work of the MU at Home and Abroad. Praying individually by name for each of the sick and troubled folk whose names have been requested and put up on the Notice Board in the Lady Chapelis a major part of the session.
This Notice Board is well used by St John’s congregation .Prayers are asked for on behalf of friends and family in need. Praying for the Healing of mind or body is a fundamental part of our churches’ ministry.
Unfortunately it is not always possible to follow up the outcome and requests remain on the Board for many months and more. If you have made a request in the past year or so, please check up and up-date it or remove it . If you have any recent information on any of the requests ,please add a note or tell someone .
No-one likes to remove requests, but this will have to be done in order to make more room.
In future ,it would be very helpful to the Praying Group if Prayer Requests could be Dated, Up-dated ,Removed when no longer required, and Signed if possible.
The Mother’s Union meet to pray for the sick in the Lady Chapel on the 3rd Monday in the month at 9.30am ---10am.(we finish with the Broadmoor siren!).Anyone would be very welcome to join us..
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 encourgement, 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.