Pakefield Church’s Mothers’ Union meets from 2.00 – 3.30pm in the Church Hall on the third Thursday of each month. They are a friendly group of ladies (although men may also join). Some of them run the monthly Teddy Edward Club in church for babies and pre-school children and their parents. They also host and lead the Living for Life course that we run as part of our marriage preparation course. And two of them are the Diocesan organisers of AFIA (Away From It All) holidays for families who need a break but who can’t afford it.
January 2020 Meeting
The short service at our meeting on the 16th January was dedicated to the annual Wave of Prayer led by Anne. This was a time to pray for our linked dioceses; Swaziland and Aguata, Nigeria and Chotanagpur, India etc., not forgetting our own diocese of Norwich and for the achievements in the past year for the work of AFIA, Angel Tree, Baby Basics, Loving for Life, Time Norfolk, Norfolk Modern Slavery Collaboration and the re-settlement of Syrian refugees. We prayed for the flourishing of Mothers’ Union as we adapt to the needs of this present age and entrust ourselves to God to lead us forward with open ears, eyes and hearts that we may act with insight and integrity to make a difference in our world.
David Bulkeley made a welcome return to reveal up-to-date news of his work with Gideon Bibles, of finding new places, some on our doorstep, to hand out bibles with ideas for hospitals, police, fire brigades and boatyards, to name but a few, to have their logo on the front of each bible. Anne thanked David and we await his further news at a later date.
The meeting was also our AGM when Sheila L produced her financial report with an explanation of the income and expenditure and answered questions. Anne gave the leader’s report, outlining the activities of the past year and some insight into the present.
A reminder that refreshment donations are due in February – £2.00.
Several members attended the funeral Peggy Tebble as we say farewell to our former member who always carried our banner at special meetings and was a regular member of the church congregation.
We meet again on the 20th February.