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SPEAKERS LIST 2016
  
MISSION STATEMENT
 

To promote and support married life.
 
To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith
of their children.
 
To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united
in prayer, worship and service.
 
To promote conditions in society favourable to stable
family life and the protection of children.
 
To help those whose family life has met with adversity. 
 
VISION
 
Our vision is of a world where God’s love is shown
through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. 
 
AIM and PURPOSE
 
To demonstrate the Christian faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through
the nurture of family in its many forms.
 
SPEAKERS’ LIST

SUBJECT                                          SPEAKER
Theme for the Year                             Diocesan President and Area Vice Presidents
 
MU AND RELATED SUBJECTS
 
A & O at MSH                                    Sue Johnson
 
Celebrating the Churches Year            Rosalyn Young
a)  Lent to Easter
b)  Harvest
 
Encouraging Team Work                     Dahlia Reid
 
From Acorn to Branch                         Florrie Curtis
 
Furnish                                                 Beryl Rickson
                                                             Liz Holmes
 
Great Ormond Street Project 3C’s       Lynette Paul (unavailable at the moment)
 
I didn’t know the MU did that!            Lynette Paul (unavailable at the moment)
 
MU and the Church                             Sue Johnson
 
MU Social Policy – Bye Buy              Gladys Meka
Childhood
 
MU Social Policy                                Gogo-Rose Ilo   
 
MU- What are we doing and               Margaret Blazey     
what do we need to know?
 
Our Links                                            Elnora Mann
 
Prison Work                                        Diane Willcocks
                                                            Beryl Rickson
 
Worldwide Council
Canterbury Provincial Conference     Margaret Blazey 
 
OTHER SUBJECTS
 
Child Abuse                                         Victoria Nwosu 
 
Christianity My View                          Christina Sosanya 
 
Gardening Myths                                 Barbara Nott-Macaire 
 
History of the        
Women’s World Day of Prayer            Florrie Curtis 

Honey through the Ages                      Avis Marshall
 
Living One’s Faith in a                        Lynette Paul (unavailable at the moment)
Multi-faith Society 
 
Prayer Walk                                         Dahlia Reid 
 
Relationships                                       Christina Sosanya 
 
The Honey Bee                                    Avis Marshall 
 
Uganda                                                 Penny Mann 
 
World Religions                                   Lynette Paul (unavailable at the moment) 
 
Women in the Community                   Florrie Curtis  
 
Alternative ideas for Branch Meetings –
 
A talk on another charity or topic that has similar objectives to MU e.g.
 
          National Children’s Society
          Dr. Barnardos
          Relate
          Sure Start
          Church Army – Marylebone Project
          Fostering / Adoption

Discussion within the Branch –
 

          What is a Family – ask members to share what family life
          means to them.  Who do they consider being part of their
          family.  Discuss in small groups and share conclusion.
 
          Weddings – changes over the years;  
          Discuss and share photos.
 
          Four Seasons – music and poetry through the seasons;
          particularly appropriate for Lent or Advent.
 
          Schooling – speaker from a local school or PTA;
          talk applicable to members of the branch.                     

BOOKING A SPEAKER

When inviting Speakers, please agree the date, time and duration of talk.
 
Give the likely number of members attending and their age range.
 
Speakers are usually willing to speak to groups of any size, but an indication is helpful especially if there is to be any participation. Where there is a particularly small Branch, please contact other Branches to join you, particularly if the Speaker is coming a long way.
 
Telephone bookings –
  • Be considerate about the time you choose to telephone.
  • Always follow up with a letter or e-mail of confirmation.
  • Give details where to park or arrange to meet at station or bus stop.
  • Give the Speaker directions to the venue. 
Slide or Film Presentations – Check with the speaker what is needed for their talk.
 
Remind the Speaker a week beforehand (10 days if by letter) of the date and time of the meeting.
 
Branches should pay reasonable travel expenses.
 
Please Note:
When invited to speak in other Dioceses, please inform the Diocesan President of that Diocese and our own Diocesan President.
 
By law the MU is not allowed to give money to support charitable appeals by or on behalf of other organisations.  (Charity Law applies to all charitable organisations.)                                                                                                

MOTHERS’ UNION PRAYER
 
Loving Lord,
          We pray for families around the world.
          Bless the work of the Mothers’ Union as we seek
          to share your love through the encouragement,
          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 
 
THE PERSONAL PRAYER OF MARY SUMNER
 
         All this day, O Lord
         Let me touch as many lives as possible for thee,
         And every life I touch, do thou by thy spirit quicken,
         Whether through the word I speak,
         The prayer I breathe, or the life I Live.
Amen
 
  
Amendments, deletions or additions to be passed to: MRS BERYL RICKSON,SPEAKERS’ OFFICER
 
 
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