Best Wishes and every blessing from our leader to all members in 2020.
St Catherine's church has a Mothers' Union group that meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 1 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. 2020 PROGRAMME:-
The first meeting meeting of 2020 was a carvery lunch at the Ynyscedwyn Arms, Ystradgynlais on Thursday February 13th at 12 30 pm.
Date Meeting Hostes13th Thursday March 12th Terry Pugh - the history of coal 1.00 pm Joyce and Tess Monday March 30th Quiet afternoon in Crosshands Church 2.00 pm Thursday April 9th Maunday Thursday Thursday May 14th Glenys Protheroe - Craig Y Nos 1.00 pm Lydia and Linda Thursday June 11th Tax care - Toyboys 1.00 pm Thursday July 9th Rev Canon Suzy Bale 1.00 pm Fiona and Meinir Monday August 10th Mary Sumner Day and sharing lunch 11.00 am Cwmgors Church Thursday September 10th Rev. A. Teale & A.G.M. . 1.00 pm Lydia and Margaret Thursday October 8th Samantha Duggan - Plant Dewi 1.00 pm Nima and Joan Thursday November 12th Mari Thomas 1.00 pm Lynne and Christine Tuesday December 1st Advent Service in Tycroes Church Thursday December 10th Christmas Celebrations 1.00 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 Nima and Christine who were enrolled into our branch. (See picture below)
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.
Nima Branch Leader Joyce Christine
On Thursday December 12th our members enjoyed our branch Christmas tea. Below are some photos from the event.
Joyce is holding the candle holder given by Nima's mother Rosemary who visited us recently.
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