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Breaking news - results of the 2018 Mums in May Tea Cosy Competitions.
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A new Worldwide President for Mothers’ Union!

Mary Sumner House has announced that Sheran Harper from Guyana will succeed Lynne Tembey as Worldwide President from January 2019.
The Zonal Trustees who will make up the new Worldwide Trustee Board from January 2019 have also been confirmed.

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We pray that our God will make us fit for what he’s called us to be, that he’ll fill our good ideas and acts of faith with his own energy so that it all amounts to something.

As our lives honour the name of Jesus, may he honour us, by his grace; our God giving himself freely, the Master, Jesus Christ, giving himself freely. Amen

Based on 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 (The Message)
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Republic of Ireland:
Mothers’ Union in Ireland is recognised as a Charity by the Revenue commissioners, 5161.
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Northern Ireland:
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2018 AI Women’s Centre Requisites: please note – it is important to connect with the refuge with which you have developed a relationship and check out what their specific needs are at this time
2018 AIMU Abuse Leaflet – for distribution at 2018 events
Sample 16 Days Poster
Ideas for a Prayer Vigil
Snappy facts and Prayer Points

The piece of stained glass which was dedicated by Archbishop Jackson in Christ church Cathedral, Dublin. The central image of the piece is a tree with 13 Branches representing 13 decades of MU in Ireland and completes the project when trees were planted in all twelve dioceses. We planted trees in order to acknowledge Mothers’ Union rooted in prayer and faith and reaching out to our communities through our Branches and members.

Annual Theme 2019
“Listen, observe, act - in step with God."

Mothers’ Union All-Ireland

Bessie Corrigan, Cappagh, Ballon, Co. Carlow

Winner of the Mums in May 2018 Fireside Quiz!

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Stumpy - the President's Blog-Dog

Hello everyone,

What a busy Autumn it is proving to be!

Congratulations to Sheran Harper from Guyana on her election as Worldwide President of Mothers’ Union from 1st January 2019 and to June Butler, elected Zonal Trustee from All-Ireland.

The General Meeting in Swansea was a wonderful success, carries a report of the event.

Mothers’ Union members from all over Ireland gathered in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, by kind permission, on Saturday 6th October to offer thanksgiving for the past triennium. It was a joyful occasion with a choir formed of Mothers’ Union members.

Archbishop Clarke preached the sermon and reminded us “It has been from the foundation of prayer that the Mothers’ Union has involved itself energetically in speaking and working against injustice and violence wherever it may encountered in the world. With the connections that the Mothers’ Union has internationally, with its track record of advocacy against the exploitation of women and of children in the developing world, the Mothers’ Union has surely a vital role in being also our conscience here, and in stirring our conscience in our local settings, reminding us that we cannot be complacent about deprivation and an injustice that is built into our way of being a society, right inside our structures – what is called systemic injustice.”

You will find the complete sermon by clicking here. Archbishop Michael Jackson celebrated Holy Communion and dedicated a stained glass figure of a tree, signifying Mothers’ Union rooted in faith and reaching out through Branches into the community. This was the final act of commemoration of 130 years of Mothers’ Union in Ireland 1887 -2017.
Members are preparing for the Diocesan Vigils which will be held in November to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. Resources for these events are on the Home Page. This year there is an opportunity for members to contact their politicians in order to highlight issues around abuse. Draft letters which may be sent to politicians are on the resource page.
Phyllis has just come from the office where there is an avalanche of Tea Cosies - Mothers’ Union members and friends are a crafty lot! Entries will be on display at All-Ireland council on 3rd November when the winners of the competition will be announced.
And now she is off to the Women’s Getaway, I look forward to hearing all about it………………………….

Bye for now,

With love, Stumpy.

Stumpy Archive
For new readers:
Stumpy is the faithful pet of Phyllis Grothier, All-Ireland President. The result of an unfortunate liaison and the ‘eeniest’ of the litter, she was named to reflect both her runt-like size and her determined personality and so Phyllis decided she was too small to face an uncaring world. Stumpy has the tenacity of a Bulldog, her father’s wanderlust and her mother’s refusal to step back from any situation. In other words…the perfect mascot for a MU President!
Mothers' Union is an international Christian charity that seeks to support families of all faiths and none through practical outreach, prayer and advocating family friendly policies within both government and public life. By supporting marriage and family life, especially through times of adversity, we tackle the most urgent needs challenging relationships and communities.

Our members are not all mothers, or even all women, but are single, married, parents, grandparents or young adults who are just beginning to express their social conscience. For all 4.1 million members in 83 countries what Mothers' Union provides is a network through which they can serve Christ in their own community through prayer, financial support and actively working at grassroots level in programmes that meet local needs. Readmore


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