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.
Our December meeting was extra special, as it is at this time of the year. Anne began the service whilst bearing in mind we were still in Advent and chose a reading from Isaiah. The prayers were based on Advent, winter and a prayer for others, remembering all who are ill at present.
Members had brought along a favourite poem or reading – Pam Ayres, Thomas Hardy, John Betjeman to name but a few. Jean W read, appropriately, because of her Lancastrian accent, ‘Albert’s Return’ a sequel to the famous monologue by Stanley Holloway ‘Albert and the Lion’. Joy remembered a poem from her school days which she recited without notes. After each reading, members got to choose a carol.
Anne had one notice about the Wave of Prayer which will be held at our January meeting on the 17th, don’t forget to bring the order of service!
To round off the last meeting of 2018 members made tea and mince pies!