Faith in Action - our theme for 2017
We follow on from our year of celebration in 2016 when we gave thanks for God’s faithfulness to Mothers’ Union over 140 years and acknowledged that:
Thus far the Lord has helped us.
1 Samuel 7:12
We now look to the future trusting that God will continue to help us as we share his love in the world through our Christian care for families and communities. We do this by actively putting our faith into action to serve God and his world. This is no new concept for us as Mothers’ Union; rather it has always been at the heart of our mission and outreach.
So 2017 is a year for us to highlight the ways in which we already live out our faith though action; it is also an opportunity for us to consider new ways in which to do so, being ever aware of the changing needs of society, and always looking to God for his guidance and provision.
"In Mary Sumner’s Footsteps" - our theme for 2018
Next year (2018) will be a significant one for Mothers’ Union. Triennial elections and the beginning of global conversations throughout the Provinces will inform our way ahead.
As we look to the future we want to build on our heritage, and in particular, the life and vision of Mary Sumner, her faith and resolve to follow God’s call to make a difference to families and society. Our resources for 2018 will focus on the example of our founder, and on the core principles of Mothers’ Union; listening to God and each other, having determination to take steps of faith as we journey together in response to His call.
Resources, which will include a Service of Thanksgiving, a new Mary Sumner Day Service and bible reflections, will be available online at the beginning of September