Mothers Union Newcastle

Annual General Meeting

will be held on
November 15th, 2019
Corner LLewelyn and Windsor Streets Merewether

Morning Tea 9.30am
Meeting to commence at 10.00am

Publications and cards will be available  and you will need your Service Book



Our vision is of a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful,
and flourishing relationships.


  • To promote and support married life
  • To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children
  • To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer,
    worship and service
  • To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life
    and the protection of children
  • To help those whose family life has met with adversity

Mothers Union Prayer

Loving Lord,
We thank you for your love so freely given to us all.
We pray for families around the world.
Bless the work of the Mothers Union
as we seek to share your love 
through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life.
Empowered by your Spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship, 
and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world.
In Jesus' name. Amen

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Thought for the Week

from Anglican Mothers Union Australia

Sunday 20th October

Overcoming poverty

Jesus said, ‘Blessed are you that are poor’. (Luke 6:20). Why did he challenge the Jewish belief
that poverty was a sign of God’s displeasure or looked at another way, that riches were the rewards of the righteous?
We know just how much we love shopping: in our society it is a sport, a diversion,
and certainly what we deserve for all our hard work – and good fortune.
We accumulate so much that in Adelaide Anglicare has asked for no more donations of clothes.
Are we like Dives in the parable and are having all our goodies now?

I know that the Lord maintains the cause of the needy, and executes justice for the poor.   
Psalm 140:12

With prayer at the heart of Mothers’ Union in Scotland, members provide for the poor and needy.
They collect items for women in prison and have handbags of goods to present on their release.
Members are also concerned to raise awareness of domestic abuse.