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 17th November


In the old days a servant had an awful life. The worst would be the ‘eyes down’, then to do your work with
no attention paid to YOU at all, as if you were a robot, or an animal and probably the dogs and horses were better treated, especially in Britain! You didn’t own anything, have an opinion or feelings. If you were abused by the men of the house,
you ended up disgraced and in the poorhouse or dying in childbirth. What was Jesus thinking?
But then the Cross was what he was thinking; not honours for services to the community.

But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant,
and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.
For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve,
and to give his life a ransom for many.
Mark 10: 43-45

Members in Iraq don’t have to look far to find those to serve. The destabilisation of the country and civil
unrest has produced orphans, displaced families and widows. In Baghdad 1% of the population is Christian
but members are tirelessly helping the poorest, and children to know the love of God. Praise the Lord.