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130th Reflection Activities

Please click the links below for details of the activities used in the 130th Anniversary reflection sessions.

Pass on the celebration

Cross activity leaders notes

Cross activity instructions

Praying Through The Day – printable resource

Praying Through the Day book

The Bishop of Reading, Rt Rev’d Olivia Graham, has given this endorsement of our Praying Through The Day resource…

One of my earliest memories is of being tucked up in bed by my mother, and saying prayers, always ending with

Day by day, dear Lord we pray
To see thee more clearly
Love thee more dearly
And follow thee more nearly
Day by day.

This pack is full of encouragement and reassurance to families, each one different, to find its own rhythm and style of prayer and to create the space to deal with life’s puzzlements and big questions.  And it has much to teach adults, as we each grow in confidence in our Christian lives, about our daily need to praise God, to ask for what we need, and to see our whole lives through a lens of thankfulness.
I warmly commend it to you, and God bless you and your family as you grow closer together and closer to God.
+Olivia

Please click on the link below to download our “Praying Through The Day” resource for families.

This resource offers simple ideas for praying with young children and as a family.

Praying Through The Day

There are extra copies of some of the pages available to print here…

Praying Through The Day additional resources

Postcards for sending inside or outside Oxford Diocese

Do you visit churches outside of our diocese, maybe when you are on holiday? Why not leave one of these postcards next time?

We also have a different set of cards to leave in churches within the diocese.

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.

Postcards to send outside Oxford Diocese

Postcards to send inside Oxford Diocese

Fundraising Ideas

Please see the documents and letter from Rosie, (a member from the Churn branch), below for some ideas on fundraising…

Letter from Rosie with ideas for Christmas fundraising

Christmas Poster

Ringathon sponsor form

Let’s Toddle for AFIA

Angel Pockets Knitting Pattern

Mothers’ Union members in the diocese of Chester produce Angel Pockets which are used in hospital labour suites. These little pocket wraps are used on the sad occasion when babies are stillborn.

The pocket is knitted in 4 sizes, using wool no thicker than 4 ply, in white or any pastel colour. 3 ply or 2 ply is fine especially for the smaller sizes.

The pattern can be downloaded here

Praying through the Year

You can download the whole document or each section individually…

The resources pages can be downloaded individually for ease of printing…

Mothers’ Union theme for 2018 – “In Mary Sumner’s footsteps”

Our theme for 2018 is “In Mary Sumner’s footsteps”. The resources for 2018 will focus on the example of our founder, and on the core principles of Mothers’ Union; listening to God and each other, having determination to take steps of faith as we journey together in response to His call.

Resources on the theme can be found on the central Mothers’ Union website.

Quilts for hospital neonatal units

Neonatal quiltNeonatal hospital units use these quilts in a variety of ways. (more…)

Twiddle Muffs

Try knitting something different – and useful! Making Twiddle Muffs are a great way to help people with dementia exercise their fingers. Have a go in your branches using this pattern from MU Chester Diocese. You can even ask your local “Knit and Natter” group to make them as a community project. Finished items are welcomed at Care Homes for residents with dementia, anxiety or recovering from strokes. Please remember to add a Mothers’ Union gift label to each item

 

Contact Details Label

You can use this template to print labels of the Mothers’ Union Diocese of Oxford office contact details. The labels are Avery L7163.

MU Contact Details Labels

 

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Upcoming Events

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Verse of the Day

“[Christ crucified is God’s power and wisdom] For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” — 1 Corinthians 1:18 Listen to chapter . Powered by BibleGateway.com.