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.
Atlanta to Nashville to Memphis with Bill Richmond who was our speaker on the 16th May; starting with Martin Luther King who was born in Atlanta. He was a Baptist minister and also a leading activist in the civil rights movement through non-violence, for which he was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated in 1968. His famous quotes and speeches are well documented, the most famous of which was one he gave in Washington …”I have a dream…”. Bill and his wife toured the museum dedicated to his memory.
Nashville; home of rock and roll and country music, with many museums dedicated to such stars as Elvis Presley and a visit to his home in Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee where the famous gold Cadillac is on display along with his grammy awards and many albums and clothes he wore on stage. Whilst still in Tennessee, Bill went to see the locomotive made famous in another era by Glen Miller and his orchestra – the Chattanooga Choo Choo.
Bill and his wife love travelling, he has more tales to tell and we look forward to hearing about them at one of our future meetings.
Roz thanked Bill for taking us with him on his travels and, beforehand, had dedicated the service… “to all things bright and beautiful” for which we are thankful, reflected in the prayers and hymns.
Anne’s only notice was to give further information about our outing to Sandringham on the 15th August.
Sandra B was on hand to bring us up-to-date news of AFIA. With Sandra S, they have been touring Norfolk & Suffolk telling meetings about this worthwhile project, which is run by MU members, and at the same time using the opportunity to promote Mothers’ Union.
Our next meeting is on the 20th June when Sheila Tuffield will be on hand to talk about “Marys in the Bible”. Visitors welcome to our meetings held in Pakefield Church Hall on the third Thursday of the month at 14.00 hours.