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Christianity in North Korea

posted by: Joan | on: Thursday, 25 February 2016, 11:45

Often the chidren are not told!

Just recently, I read that the most dangerous place to be a Christian is in North Korea. Christians face arrest, torture, imprisonment and death because they dare to believe that there is a higher authority than the nation’s leader, Kim Jong-un. Many follow their faith in secret, parents often don’t tell their children about their faith ... read more

 Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

What four?

posted by: Joan | on: Sunday, 21 February 2016, 16:55

What's it all four?

What is this for? Well, during this season of Lent I though you might like this short reflection, There are 4 points to the cross. The base that points to earth. The crown that points to heaven. The right-hand beam that points to mankind and, The left-hand beam that points to the planets. There are 4 reasons why God came to earth To save tho ... read more

 Posted: 21 Feb 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

St Valentine

posted by: Alan | on: Sunday, 14 February 2016, 17:44

Sent with love.

The celebrations of St Valentine’s Day are steeped in myth and legend; indeed the motives behind the day’s creation and even the saint himself has been shrouded in controversy and doubt. The first official St Valentine’s Day was declared on 14th of February by Pope Galasius in 496 A.D. It is believed that Valentine rose to promin ... read more

 Posted: 14 Feb 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

This Season of Love

posted by: Revd Marion Williams | on: Saturday, 13 February 2016, 09:36

Love for the unloved...

This is the season of love, roses and cards. Balloons, chocolate and cakes are all there in the media to remind us of love. However, this season like many festivals in our Christian Calendar can make many people sad, because they are vulnerable and alone or just lonely. This season can be difficult for many people... The love we seek, the recogniti ... read more

 Posted: 13 Feb 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Interview with Judith Meaden MU President

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 15:07

MU President Judith Meaden

Hello, I am Judith Meaden your new President and I am MU branch leader at Holy Cross & St Lawrence, Waltham Abbey. I was enrolled in the church during Sunday worship on 17th March 1991 when the branch re-opened and I became the Secretary. The branch is listed in the first MU Handbook held in Diocesan archives dated 1892 by the diocese of St. Al ... read more

 Posted: 9 Feb 2016 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

Money, Money, Money.

posted by: Joan | on: Friday, 5 February 2016, 20:24

Hillary's talk was very interesting.

We spent a very interesting evening on Thursday 4th Feb at the Cathedral MU group, listening to Hillary Shallis explaining just how Mothers' Union money paid in by its members is spent, I would imajine that the majority of us MU members pay our subs once a year and don’t really worry about where our money ends up, trusting of course, that it ... read more

 Posted: 5 Feb 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Meet the President in the Barking area

posted by: Joan | on: Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 15:26

So happy to meet you Judith

We were Happy to meet the President in the Barking area. It was a lovely day for us all to go along to Holy Trinity Church in Ilford to meet Judith Meaden our new MU President. Well over fifty members were present to meet and greet the president and to spend a wonderful and inspiring day together. We started at 10.30am with prayers and a welcome t ... read more

 Posted: 3 Feb 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from January 16

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 1 February 2016, 13:18

Think in these,,,

Wishing all our members: in the Chelmsford Diocese a very exciting, New Year as we prepare to celebrate 140years of Mothers' Union. Joan New Year Greetings: sent to all Chelmsford Mothers' Union members from your new President Judith Meaden God won’t care what path you took to reach his kingdom, he will want to know how many people you help ... read more

 Posted: 1 Feb 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments