The Mothers' Union is a Christian Organisation with 3.6 million members in over 78 countries worldwide.
Members of the Saltdean branch meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 2pm in The Friendship Centre and enjoy a varied programme. Visitors are always welcome.
For more information please contact Branch Leader: Mrs Maureen Smith
What we do !
Practical support around the world
The backbone of Mothers’ Union is its worldwide network of grassroots volunteers. Whatever their individual backgrounds, members are united in their commitment to supporting marriage and family life. They give their time to generously help others, whether by running local projects, supporting international campaigns, or fundraising.
Mothers’ Union employs over 300 paid workers around the world. These are women drawn from the local area, so they speak the language, understand the culture and customs and have first-hand experience of the problems their neighbours face.
Mothers’ Union workers provide vital leadership for efforts in the community. They enable people to gain essential skills, develop and encourage sustainable self-help projects, and run training seminars for local Mothers’ Union members and the wider community. Workers also run an acclaimed Literacy and Development Programme in Malawi, Sudan and Burundi which enables learners to become literate and numerate as well as gaining skills in health, hygiene, HIV/AIDS and poverty alleviation.
Shaping policy to change lives
Working with governments nationally and internationally, including the United Nations, and with local councils or authorities, members are consulted about changes that could affect family life, and speak out with passion about issues of concern. From parenting groups, prison ministry and community health education the Mothers’ Union works to create lasting change in families and therefore, communities.
Many members enjoy meeting together regularly to encourage and support each other in family issues. They pray, volunteer and have fun, building relationships within the communities.
Faith in action
Throughout all Mothers’ Union work, prayer sustains and strengthens.
MOTHERS’ UNION PRAYER
We thank you for your love so freely given to us all. We pray for families around the world.Bless the work of the Mothers’ Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life.Empowered by your spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship, and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.