Mothers’ Union meeting in St Mary’s

A meeting of the Mothers’ Union was held at St Mary-on-the-Rock Church Hall in Ellon on Tuesday, September 3.

The speaker was Mrs Chris Crossley, the Diocesan President of the Mothers’ Union for the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney.

Her talk was to update members of the work that is going on throughout the world involving the organisation’s four million members.

A video presentation was given showing how the aim of the society is to promote Christian marriage and family life.

It covered the growth of the Mothers’ Union in its work to seek to support families of all kinds in 80 countries.

All the activities are driven by and undertaken through members who reach out to others but also support each other in their relationships and family life.

The meeting heard that it is in working together that communities can be transformed. Through programmes, campaigning, community outreach and prayer, Mothers’ Union can meet its aim, members heard.

The vote of thanks was given by Margaret Murray. The next meeting will be a bring and buy harvest lunch on Tuesday, October 1 at 12.30pm.

Mothers’ Union is an international Christian charity that seeks to support families worldwide.

Its members are not all mothers, or all women. The membership includes those who are single, married, parents, grandparents, or young adults.

Its website says that by supporting marriage and family life, it tackles the most urgent needs challenging relationships and communities.