The Mothers Union theme for 2017 is ‘Faith in Action.’ We are blessed in our diocese
that we see MU members of all ages and backgrounds demonstrating exactly what ‘Faith
in Action’ means. We continue to support Low Moss Prison and other prisons in our
area in a variety of ways, from delivering cards for Christmas, attending prayer
groups to helping out practically in tea bars. Our knitting/crochet projects have
been extended to include more hospitals and regular donations to ensure continuity.
We have also extended our care home visits and as well as providing services at Harvest,
Christmas, Easter etc; are now going to put on entertainment for St. Patrick’s Day.
This will perhaps lead to St. Georges and St. Andrew’s day celebrations.
We are involved , as part of the Province of Scotland, in hosting the MU General
meeting in September in Edinburgh. All MU trustees in our diocese have taken an active
part in negotiating the new Worldwide Mothers Union Constitution, which will be presented
to all members for approval in the next few months.
As a diocese we hope to visit churches with no Mothers Union when we organise our
diocesan meetings and services. Hopefully other congregations will see the amazing
work MU does and be encouraged to join us.
Resources for Mothering Sunday are now online at the main MU website. Click here
to go there. These are excellent and well worth looking at.
With love and prayers as we go forward into 2017,
Jill Cameron, Diocesan President.
New Year Honours - BEM for Ann
Ann Glenesk, former Diocesan President and member of Bishopbriggs Branch,has been
awarded a British Empire Medal for her work in Low Moss Prison.
In response to the news, Ann commented: ‘The British Empire Medal in my name represents
the willingness of a host of folk to come together, to have fun and at the same time
do a wee bit of good - often difficult to quantify, but reassurance comes in spades
from the most unlikely sources. Victims of crime deserve justice, perpetrators
of crime deserve punishment from courts. Rehabilitation, support for families in
prisons can be aided by a friendly smile, chat and a willingness of us all to notice
and respect our neighbours in whatever context.
Thanks to Scottish Episcopal Church, Mother's Union and the amazing Low Moss Volunteer
Group and staff of HMP Low Moss.’