St Catherine's church has a Mothers' Union group that meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2 pm in the Church Hall (opposite St Catherine's church), except in January.
New members are are always welcome.
To find out more about the Mothers' Union locally please contact our branch leader Mrs Joyce Rees, (01269 825631) or just come along to our next meeting.
You can also get in touch by using the form below. 2019 PROGRAMME:-
The first meeting meeting of 2019 was held in the Church Hall on Thursday 14th February at 2.00 pm.
Date Meeting Time Hostesses
14th February David & Diane Davies 2.00 pm Meinir Morgan 14th March Bryan & Heather Witt 2.00 pm M. Peters & M. Jones 8th April Quiet Afternoon 2.00 pm Llanfair Church, Cwmgors 9th May Glenys Payne 2.00 pm Lydia Evans & Linda Thomas 13th June Aldwith Davies 2.00 pm Joyce Rees & Tess Steven 11th July 2.00 pm Fiona Jenkins & Meinir Morgan 9th August Mary Sumner Day & sharing lunch 11.0 am St. Edmund's Church, Tycroes 12th September Holy Communion & A.G.M. 2.00 pm Lynne Hopkins & Christine 10th October Aldwith Davies 2.00 pm Joan Gill & Meinir Morgan 14th November Mari Thomas 2.00 pm Frances W-Smith & Joyce Rees 2nd December Advent Service 2.00 pm St. Tybie's Church, LLandybie 12th December Branch Christmas Tea 2.00 pm Church Hall
On Saturday 7th September 2019 our worldwide president Sheran Harper visited the diocese. She was in Christchurch, Carmarthen in the afternoon and met a group of our members after giving us all an inspiring message. Banners from all the groups attending were displayed around the room.
On September 12th we welcomed two new members Neema and Christine who were enrolled into our branch. (See picture below)
MU General Meeting in Portsmouth 16th - 20th September 2019
Deanery meeting Monday 30th September at St. Thomas Amanford 6.00 pm
Winter Council in Bronwydd will be on the 30th November 2019. If you have a design for the new banner, please bring it to the Council.
Looking ahead: the Advent Service on December 2nd will be led by Revd. Lynn Rees in St. Tybie's Church, Llandybie at 2.00 pm.
BABY BUNDLES The Baby Bundle project is ongoing. Plant Dewi are still desperate for new and nearly new items for newborn to 3 month old babies. Baby-grows, hats, bibs, socks and vests, baby wipes, shampoo etc. all very welcome. Please bring to the back of St. Catherine's. They will be given to families in need.
About The Mothers' Union
The Mothers Union started in 1876 with Mary Sumner who brought together parents in her parish to build their confidence in bringing up their children in the Christian faith.
Today The Mothers Union has grown into an international charity with over 4m members in 83 countries, including the UK, with the aim of promoting stable marriage, family life and the protection of children through prayer, campaigning and practical support.
Mothers' Union Prayer Loving Lord, We thank you for your love so freely given to us all. 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.
Neema Branch Leader Joyce Christine
On November 8th 2018, Canon John Gravell was our guest speaker and his topic was "being a saint". Being a saint does not depend on what we do, but on God's call. If we respond to His call and trust in Him, we are sanctified in Christ Jesus, and enter into a new relationship with Him. We do not become perfect beings, but are a work in progress. Alleluia!
On Sunday February 10th, to celebrate the coming St. Valentine's Day, St. Catherine's Mothers' Union invited members of the congregation to bring their wedding photos which were displayed around the church and shown on the screen during the service. Below are photos of past and present members of the M U. More photos and parts of the service can be seen on the Junior Church page.
Our Mary Sumner Day was held at St. Edmund's Tycroes on Friday 9th August where the service of Holy Communion was led by the Revd. Suzy Bale. This was followed by a sharing lunch in the church hall.
Reverend Adrian Teale, The Vicarage, 10 Bryn Road, Upper Brynamman, Ammanford, Carms. SA18 1AU (01269) 822275