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As you will already be aware our Spring Meetings this year will be following a different format, it’s called MULOA: Mothers’ Union Listening, Observing, Acting. There is more information on the central Mothers’ Union website, and a YouTube video here, where the Britain and Ireland pilot group reflect on their experience of MULOA.
Everyone is encouraged to attend one of these meetings, they are all advertised in our events calendar.
Please click on the link below to download our 130th anniversary logo. It will open in a new window or tab on your browser; right click and choose “Save image” to save the logo onto your computer.
This can be used in place of our usual diocesan logo throughout this year, not just for advertising 130th anniversary events.
Revd Louise Butler writes…
Here is an example of an MU church display for the season between Advent and Candlemas, when our church focus is often on LIGHT. On Advent Sunday I enrolled 2 new members into the Churn Branch and spoke about MU being “Lights of Hope”.
There are 4 “lights” around the pictures of candles:
- Our “weekly drop in coffee morning” provides a space for older people to meet, chat and make new friends
- Our branch raises money for AFIA holidays
- Our branch collects greetings cards for prisoners in Bullingdon
- Our branch contributes to the support of parents with sick children at the JR.
Your branch may be helping lights to shine in other areas. There are plenty of MU lights shining in different parts of the world.
A meditation day was held at St Paul’s Church in Wokingham to bring the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence to people’s attention. (more…)
The Intercession calendar, which was printed in the Winter edition of Focus is also available to download from our prayer resources page.
Do you visit churches outside of our diocese, maybe when you are on holiday? Why not leave one of these postcards next time?
They have been produced specifically to be given outside of Oxford diocese; there will be separate ones for within our diocese issued shortly.
The file below has four cards, and is designed to be printed double sided (“flip on short edge) on card.