Mothers Union @ Hinchley Wood is a small branch of a very large organisation. The MU is an international Christian charity that seeks to support families worldwide. In 83 countries our members share one heartfelt vision - to bring about a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. This is not a vague hope, but a goal we actively pursue through prayer, programmes, policy work and community relationships. By supporting marriage and family life, especially in times of adversity, we tackle the most urgent needs of challenging relationships and communities.
Our members are not all mothers, or even all women. Our 4 million members are made up of females, males, single and married people, parents, grandparents, or young adults just beginning to express their social conscience. The MU provides a network through which we can serve Christ in our own community- through prayer, financial support and actively working at the grassroots level through programmes that meet local needs.
We lobby local and national governments on issues affecting family life and campaign to challenge legislation that neglects the vulnerable and marginalised. We are also represented at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
At a local level, here in Hinchley Wood, we have a regular programme of events throughout the year supporting, not only the work of the parish of Hinchley Wood, but also many of the MU international projects. We have fun at the same time and welcome anyone who would like to come along and join us.
Sunday 14th January 10.00 am MU Service with address by Carol Bourne, followed by AGM – collection of subs. etc.
Wednesday 14th February 7.30pm Victoria and Abdul DVD at Jean's House
Wednesday 14th March 7.30pm Talk by new vicar Rev. Peter Jenner
Wednesday 11th April 7.30 pm Talk and personal testimony by Chrissie Abbot www.fashionforchrist.org
Tuesday 1st May 11am Emly Deanery led pilgrimage of prayer in Lady Chapel, Guildford Cathedral. Led by Canon Paul Smith
Wednesday 9th May Pub lunch at Prince of Wales, West End, Esher. Bring friends.
Thursday 24th May 10.30am Diocesan Members Meeting for ALL members at All Saints Church, Woodham.
Wednesday 13th June 7.30 pm Parent in Prison - MU speaker Trustee Shirley Martin.
Wednesday 14th July 6.30 pm Garden Party at 64 Claygate Lane - Bring & Share Supper.
Thursday 9th August MU Summer Family Party at Normandy Village Hall.
Wednesday 12th September 7.30pm Discussion Group with Emly Deanery MU. Topics from letter pages of Families First.
17th - 18th September MU General Meeting in Swansea. Details to follow.
Wednesday 10th October 7.30pm Prepare Christmas bags for the women in Refuges. [Donations of money and goods by appeal]
Wednesday 14th November 10.00am Diocesan Members Meeting for ALL members at All Saints Church, Woodham.
Wednesday 13th December 7.30 pm Joint meeting with WWF in the Secondary School. MU to provide mince pies and sherry.