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During the last week of September we planned our regular meeting in school and the Deanery Quiet Hour at Balderstone.

Saturday October 14th at 3.00pm is the service of Thanksgiving in the Cathedral to celebrate 90 years of the Mothers’ Union in the Blackburn Diocese. Tickets are required – contact Dorothy. Each branch of of the Mothers’ Union was sent a cheque for £9.00 and asked to follow the parable of the Talents and increase this money to help pay for a new Mothers’ Union ‘Away from it All’ caravan. Julie Tennant took on this challenge and she has raised a substantial amount of money giving the profit of her quality fruit /Christmas type cakes to this fund.

What is the ‘Away from it All Caravan’ ?

This caravan is sited at Morecambe and is managed by the Mothers’ Union Deaneries in that area. It is available for families who need a holiday /break and are unable to afford one. There are application forms available for places with recommendations from churches or social concern organisations. Our branch regularly contributes to the running of this project.

Wednesday 18th October is the Diocesan Sharing Day. 3 of our members  have booked to attend.

Thursday 19th October is our Wave of Prayer service in Church at 11.00pm.

What is the Wave of Prayer?

The Mothers’ Union is a worldwide organisation built on prayer. Each Diocese and their linked Diocese from other countries are allocated 3 days in which to pray for the Mothers’ Union. We believe that at every part of everyday someone somewhere will be praying for the work, the workers and the leaders of this worldwide Christian organisation.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 31st October at 7.30pm. The topic is Tiger Muffin Soaps presented by Matthew and Becky. All are welcome to attend.

Saturday 18th November – Cradle Roll Party.

On April 6th 2018 our Mothers’ Union Branch in Whalley will be 100 years old.

On Sunday 8th April 2018 we would like all our members to attend the morning service and follow this with a Jacobs Join in school. More details to follow.

 

Dorothy