Mothers’ Union Report – 9th January 2014
We met in the Derwent room. Sue welcomed us and Janet led us in prayer before we stated the AGM. We were fewer in number than usual, because of illness and other commitments.
The year had been as busy as usual with a varied programme. Less money had been raised as we didn’t hold as many table top sales as the previous year. However, we still managed to support the Overseas Fund, Make a Mother’s Day, AFIA and Safe and Sound in Derby.
Janet was willing to continue as treasurer and thanked John Bell for scrutinising the accounts. The committee was also willing to continue.
We continued the meeting after a short break for tea and cake. Many of us had brought a favourite book to share with the group. Sue had been given ‘I am Malala’, which she found interesting and inspirational, as well as ‘The Power of One’ which had set her straight on her Christian journey. Sue Bell showed us her Stiener book, from childhood, filled with stories and poems which still had much relevance to our daily lives. She read a poem ‘November’ which echoed the MU theme for the past year. Stella and Rita both enjoyed Erica James novels, light romance with a good storyline. Margaret Turner chose ‘Vanity Fair’ as it was the book she read on holiday when the children needed a comforting presence at bedtime. Joyce recommended ‘Wait For Me’ by the Duchess of Devonshire and Margaret Clayton read the poem ‘Happiness’ from her Friendship Book and told us about Oliver’s recipe book which she found inspirational.
We look forward to another year of fellowship, sharing each others joys and sorrows, as we support one another in our daily lives.
The next meeting will be February 13th. We will be sharing holiday reminiscences with photos supplied (in advance please) to a committee member prior to the meeting..