Mothers’ Union
On Wednesday 25th April, twenty six members and friends went on an outing to St John the Baptist Church and Mothers’ Union at Pilling.

It was a lovely sunny afternoon when we arrived at the church and were invited to sit down to hear about the development of the embroidery by Rev Coral Pritchard as Mrs Margaret Jenkinson had lost her voice. She told us about how the group had started by making stoles for her but then began to produce full sets of Altar frontals, pulpit frontals, bookmarks and banners. We were then invited to look around the church at all the items produced and look at the materials they had used. It was a fascinating afternoon that closed with a delicious afternoon tea of homemade cakes and sandwiches.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 27th June at 2pm when Debbie Marr and Jacqueline Rhodes will talk about a ‘Hug in a Bag’. Joyce Smoker’s group will be hostesses with help from Christine Alston. Corporate Communion will be on Tuesday 5th June when Christine Alston would like help from any volunteers to make coffee.

Evening Mothers’ Union
Fifteen attended the talk given about Women’s’ Aid given by Glenda Smith on Tuesday 8th May. Members gave toiletries for the women at the three homes.

Our next meeting at 7.30pm on June 12th will be one of our own devising. There will be a game and if anyone has any stories about handbags please come and tell us. We will be having a raffle.

PLEASE NOTE as the cafe area in Booths is so large, we have decided to move to the Over 60s Hall next to Senior’s Fish and Chips on Queensway.

Advanced Notice OPEN TO ALL
On Tuesday 10th July I have booked a visit to Jacqueline Iddon’s Garden at Bretherton, which has a hot Mediterranean garden with bottle wall and folly for sun loving plants. There is a Victorian fern house and a walled garden and a woodland walkway for shade loving plants and a large stream-fed pond planted with a wide range of unusual foliage & flowering plants, alongside climbing roses, clematis, shrubs & herbaceous borders. There is a large garden studio and conservatory with indoor seating as insurance against the weather. This will be the Evening MU’s group outing but will be brought forward to arrive at Bretherton about 5pm.

The cost is £22 to be paid by 19th June and we will have Afternoon Tea when we arrive. Afternoon Tea includes sandwiches, side salad and crisps followed by homemade scones with strawberries, fresh cream and strawberry jam with unlimited tea and coffee.

We will leave outside the Community Hall at 4pm and will depart from the gardens at about 7.15 to 7.30pm.

This is open to the afternoon and evening groups and to any members of the congregation who are interested. Please contact June Challis 864534.

The theme for MU prayers for this month is ‘Listening Together’

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:27-28

Our Good Shepherd, who speaks to us words of life,together we listen to your voice, ready to follow where you lead.

Our future is held in your hands. You have prepared the way;
your voice calls us by name; you lead us forward together.

We need not fear what lies ahead, for all your ways are good.
Through the valleys and the heights your presence keeps us safe.

Our Good Shepherd, who gives his life for his sheep, we thank you for your words of life; your constant presence with us. Amen

June Challis

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