Pakefield Church’s Mothers’ Union meets from 2.00 – 3.30pm in the Church Hall on the third Thursday of each month. They are a friendly group of ladies (although men may also join). Some of them run the monthly Teddy Edward Club in church for babies and pre-school children and their parents. They also host and lead the Living for Life course that we run as part of our marriage preparation course. And two of them are the Diocesan organisers of AFIA (Away From It All) holidays for families who need a break but who can’t afford it.
All our meetings are special but our last meeting of the year, the winter solstice, was extra special – a time when we meet to sing carols, read poems, mostly amusing, and stories relating to the birth of Jesus. Tables were festively decorated (thank you Judith G) and hot mince pies and tea were served, thanks to Karen, Judith G and Roz.
Anne’s service was based on Advent, some of the carols, chosen by members, reflected this. Anne then had the pleasure of enrolling two members into fellowship of MU – Joan and Marlene – WELCOME!
Christmas cards were received and sent to St Marks Church, Kessingland MU, St Peter’s and St Margaret’s and also a card from Mark Capron, our former curate, before it goes into the church for everyone to read.
Anne issued the Way of Prayer service sheet – a time devoted to praying for our linked diocese. This will take place at our next meeting on the 18th January, please bring your service sheet with you.
There was a very special raffle, thanks to all who contributed when we raised the sum of over £50 for MU funds.