We have a Mothers' Union branch at St James'.

Come along to one of our meetings or contact us, and see how we support
family life with its joys and difficulties, 
you can either be
a parent or not
married or not
grandparent's or not
male or femal
e

 MU Programme information for 2018

MU Wave of Prayer Monday 15th January 2018 at 3-4pm in Church.

The Daytime Group meet on the 1st Monday of the month at 13.45
in the Langley Room in the Church Centre.
 

January 8th (due to the Bank holiday) - AGM and Mary's game

February 5th - Ruth Loutit -Traidcraft

The Evening Group meet, on the 2nd Monday of each month, at 8pm
in the Roughley Suite, in the Church Centre.
 
 

January 8th - AGM and Mary's Game with Cheese and wine

 February 12th - Dr Paul Giles - the Bible.

 Saturday 3rd February: MU Bring a Friend to Breakfast at the Crown pub on the Walsall Road at 10.15am. Please let Brenda know if you are going on 308 1598.

Full programme for 2018 will be on the Notice Board in Church soon.

Branch report - Faith in Action at MU

Faith in Action November 2017
There was a large gathering of members for the visit of Dr. Paul Giles to our November afternoon meeting in anticipation of a thought provoking and entertaining talk. We were not to be disappointed! Paul had chosen the theme 'Death and taxes' and with the
co-incidental publishing of the 'Paradise Papers' the weekend before it proved to be topical as well as morally and historically instructive. We hope it will not be too long before he joins us again.

The evening group had a most interesting discussion about objects, from the Bible, bought in by each member. We talked a lot about lamps/light, as they feature a lot in the Bible, & how Jesus is the light of the world, guiding us throughout life's journey. Also how we should shine our own light & not hide it under a bushel, using our talents to spread God's word & carry out good deeds. Gini liked the passage about 'suffering the little children', but could not find a small child to bring along with her. Rita was inspired by the amount of times food is mentioned and even made the Scripture cake, which we included in the St James Recipe book; it went down very well at the end of the meeting. We discussed how Jesus used food a lot in his parables, loaves & fishes, seeds on rocky ground and examined the section 'if you have ears to hear, then hear'. We also thought that we should do more listening & perhaps wear our MU badges as often as possible to get people to enquire about what it represents and be able to open up a conversation about the work of Mother's Union. The evening was concluded by refreshments provided by Sue Cutler and the Grace.

Reminder: MU Wave of Prayer Monday 15th January 2018 3-4pm in Church.

Visitors are most welcome to come along to the meetings which are held at
St. James
' Church Centre at 14.15 on the first Monday of the month and the second Monday of the month at 20.00 in the Roughley Suite, St. James' Centre. For more information please ring Gini Ursell on 308 1725.

                                   Diocese Newsletter - please click on link below

                                             http://www.stjameshill.org/MU December Newsletter.pdf 

     KNITTERS & NATTERS

If you like knitting and enjoy a natter. Mothers' Union Outreach would like to invite you to attend a once a month knitters get together to make premature baby garments, Twiddle Mufflers, incubator blankets, etc. for the Birmingham Maternity Hospitals and Residential homes.

Venue: The Foyer, St. James Church Centre.

Time: 11.15am

 Date:  the next meeting is cancelled, until Brenda is well enough
to run the session. 

 For details contact: Brenda Daish on 0121 308 1598 (Patterns & wool provided)

 Busy Hands Quilters - a MU project

Meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month 
at 2pm in the Roughley Suite at the Church Centre
Fabrics provided

(No meeting in December) 

Making fiddle/activity quilts, to be given to Good Hope Hospital, for those living with Dementia.

 If you enjoy sewing and would like to be involved in this group give Gwen a ring.
Materials will be provided, however, you will work at home
and at your own pace. Open to everyone, not just MU members.
Contact Gwen for more details 0121 308 6691

                              

  

Mother's Union has a growing membership of 4 million Women & men,
in over 80 coun
tries worldwide. Working together to support families.

St James, Hill  Mother's Union are a friendly group of ladies and men
and are involved in the following projects: 

  • Worldwide projects - overseas development, provide networks to support
    and empower
    women to tackle their family poverty
  • Baby projects - knitting blankets, cribs and garments for pre mature babies
  • Assist Midwives- with knitted breasts
  • Knit teddies to send to children in need of comfort
  • Campaigning for justice - we campaign locally, nationally and internationally
    for social justice
  • Helping to support the vulnerable and marginalise -
    supplying clothes, food and household goods
  • Parenting Groups -Birmingham MU has volunteer parenting facilitators,
    trained to national standards
  • Women's Aid projects
  • Prison projects - MU volunteers work in Birmingham Prison and Swinfen Hall Young Offenders Institute providing crèches to help visiting families
  • Holidays 'Away from it all' - we help fund holidays or away days for lone parents, those living in refuges and inner city holiday clubs.

MU Long service awards July 2017

            

                  

  

MU Summer Outing July 2017

Photos from June 2015

click here

         

            

                                        

                                   

         

                

                                          

                                                  Wave of Prayer 2017

PROGRAMME 2017

Click on this link

http://www.stjameshill.org/Programme revised 2017.pdf

Contact details Gini Ursell 0121 308 1725