Find out more about what’s happening in the Mothers’ Union near you in 2021
During this time of lockdown and crisis in our country we hope all deaneries and branches are keeping in touch by phone, email , text, face book with all members.
Shine your light!
St Catherine of Sienna Mothers’ Union gave sprays of daffodils to the congregation on Mothering Sunday 14th March
President Gill writes….
Monday 15th March….
One of our church parisionners ( not MU) gave me some money to share between Wath Foodbank and MU projects. I decided to buy some toys for Barnsley Women’s Refuge so that the children can play outside as the weather improves. I am also going to buy foodstuffs that are needed by Rotherham Women’s Refuge.
Tuesday 16th March
These bags of food essentials (plus a couple of extra treats) are now on their way to Rotherham Women’s Refuge.
People are very generous.
Thank you Gill, a lovely story!
Rotherham and Laughton Deaneries.
Kiveton Park and Wales MU members managed to meet in church, after a Sunday service last year. It was lovely to be able to talk to many members in person. Although during lockdown we have been keeping in touch by phone.We have managed to remained and active group and that was reflected in the gifts and donations we were able to give to Rotherham homeless last year.In November 2019, we decided to produce shoe boxes to give to Rotherham Lighthouse Project for men and women. So following that we decided to do the same last year (2020) but this time it was a little more difficult to organise.Before Christmas we managed to help Rotherham Lighthouse by producing Christmas shoe boxes for the homeless in the Rotherham area. We contributed to the overall boxes produced, 48 boxes for men and 60 boxes for women. We have received huge thanks from Rotherham Lighthouse, for still helping them in these trying times.Here’s hoping for a better 2020. Keep safe and well. Andrea Bennett – Branch Co-ordinator.
Ecclesall and Attercliffe Deaneries
Some members in Ecclesall and Attercliffe Deaneries have raised funds to buy Midi sized Easter Eggs for children and grown ups in our 2 Women’s Refuges. Susan and Sally will deliver the treats, which also have a poster telling the story and an activity to do, nearer the time.
Well done Sprotbrough, Barnby Dun and Bessacarr.!!!
Sprotbrough Members are keeping in touch during lockdown. Spreading the love and a bird quiz for members.
The branch delivered homemade shortbread and a prayer around Valentines Day as part of their monthly contact initiative. Helen and Issy had been busy baking and were rewarded by favourable comments as they delivered. Members and supporters have been helping others by collecting various items for Sprotbrough Methodist Church’s Baby Basics initiative and a number have knitted angels for dementia patients in hospital.
Barnby Dun Branch are staying connected by producing a booklet , by and for their members, called “I remember when.” To be shared during this difficult time in an effort to raise morale and raise a smile.
St Francis members have been busy making squares, jumpers and blankets during lockdown.
MU Member Joan Wragg has given Deanery Leader Sally Wood £60, raised by selling books, with help from the manager of her appartment block. The money is for the Sheffield Women’s Refuge. The Residents paid what they could and a friend of Joan’s gave a donation making the total £160. She hopes to do more selling in the next few months. Good Luck and well done Joan.
St Catherine’s of Siena members, like many others, could not celebrate Christmas together with a Christmas Party. So, party bags of sweet treats were delivered to each member in early December together with the Newsletter and IMPC cards and letters. They were welcomed with smiles.
Thank you St Catherine’s, what a lovely idea !
Margaret Culloden and Helen Curtis delivered 84 hats, 4 pairs of mittens, 2 fresh start baskets, bedding, dressing gowns and slippers , toiletries and toys to Tanis for the Women’s Refuge.
Well done Tickhill Branch a super donation.