Reflections from November 2015

posted by: Joan | on: Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 12:04


November Reflections

November Reflections

Reflections’ is a quiet area that I hope will give us spiritual rest and peace or will perhaps inspire us to do something wonderful every day: Don’t worry if something you enjoyed reading disappears, for once a month I will gather all the ‘Reflections’ together and put them on the News and Views page where you can see them at any time. Be inspired!... Joan

"Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope." - St. Francis of Assisi

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free. Robert Laurence Binyon

Pray for nations still devastated by war, for their people and their leaders, and for those who suffer the effects or memories of past wars; for veterans, for those who mourn, and for all innocent victims whose lives have been shattered by the cruelty of others... Amen – Peter Baker

Chelmsford Mothers’ Union has new overseas links with the Mothers’ Union in the Dioceses of: Rejaf (South Sudan) Military Episcopate (Kenya) Owo (Nigeria) Doko (Nigeria) Jamaica & The Caymen Islands (West Indies) and of course Chelmsford. Our Wave of Prayer time is 18th-20th June. Look out for updates on our links. Marion Ketley

We had a very interesting afternoon meeting at the Cathedral. - Inspire us! What did you do at your last meeting or what exciting meetings are you looking forward to?… Let us all in on the secret. Joan

Many thanks to Val Thompson for sending in this wonderful news and such a joyful photograph too! Congratulations to our New MU Branch… Let me know your ‘good news’ than we can all rejoice and be glad. Joan

‘May we reach out as your hands across the world’ MU prayer

Please can you follow Emma Ham-Riche’s link to support the Beyond Violence campaign using your Mothers’ Union and, if you can, your own social media. We need 100 supporters to ensure the thunderclap goes live. See News and Views Joan

Press Release: As part of its participation in the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign, Mothers’ Union is calling for “One in three to zero” – for the number of women globally experiencing gender-based violence to drop from one in three to zero. Please read the full article in News and Views. Official MU

2016 Dates for your Diary: I have uploaded all the 2016 events you need for your diary however, please note that I do not have the correct time or the venues, so please keep your eye open for revised times and venue addresses. I will try to add a postcode so that you get a map too. Joan

Please read the brilliant interview provided by our outgoing Diocesan President Marion Ketley. It was most kind of her to spend the time to tell us of her MU journey knowing how tirelessly she works for The Mothers’ Union in our Diocese. Thank you Marion... Please feel free to comment on her words at the end of the article. I am sure she would be delighted. Joan


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