Bishopbriggs Mothers’ Union Branch.
The Mothers’ Union has branch meeting, held in the church hall, once a month usually on the second Monday in the month from 7.30 to 9pm.
Programme for 2017 -2018
All meetings at 7.30pm in church hall unless stated otherwise.
Monday 8th January Christmas Dinner at Bishopbriggs Golf Clubhouse.
Please book with a Committee member, if interested.
Monday 12th February Annual General Meeting
Monday 12th March Outreach – migrant help – toiletries will be available to buy.
Easter Break in April.
Monday 14th May Sri Lanka Rev Paul Watson.
Monday 11th June Trip out to perhaps Hill House Helensburgh.
Here are some of our past activities.
Christmas get-together with Nativity drama.
We had an enjoyable time.
First we reminisced about Christmases we had had in the past, a number in other countries. After refreshments, we were treated to a Nativity drama and closed with Carol singing.
Irene, left, and Betty, right, modelling the winter warmers made by the Craft Group.
In January we enjoyed a meal at Bishopbriggs Golf Club House, where this photo was taken.
In February we had our AGM preceded by a Communion service, at which a new member joined the branch.
Rev Shelley Marsh and MU leaders, Esther and Irene, welcome new member, Brenda. A good night!
In June we had a sing-along to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. We welcomed members from Lenzie and Cumbernauld branches who joined us for this special meeting and were very grateful for the hardwork Edward Burrows put in to making this evening so successful.
The above photo was taken at our December meeting when we enjoyed our Christmas Party while those below were taken at the meal in Bishopbriggs Golf Club house in January 2017.
Starting again in the New Year once a fortnight, on a Tuesday afternoon, a MU Workshop will take place in the church hall. Details to follow.
Craft group starting once a fortnight in the hall at 2-3.30pm on Tuesday 31st October 2017.
St James the Less MU Craft Group
The group started meeting on March 25th 2014. The aim of the group is to utilise and develop a variety of skills for outreach into the community.
The items made by the group are either donated to local charities or are sold with the proceeds going to MU projects, locally and abroad. So far items have been donated to Bishopbriggs and Kirkintilloch Women’s Refuge children’s playrooms, HMP Greenock, Maternity hospital and some knitting has gone to Malawi.
The group is financially self-sufficient.
Prayer, fellowship and learning about mission across the world are important components of group, which supports ecumenism and interfaith relationships. The group is open and welcomes everyone.
Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others Philippians2:4
All this day, O Lord, let me touch as many lives as possible for thee, and every life I touch do by thy spirit quicken, whether through the word I speak, the prayer I breathe, or the life I live Amen
Tuesday 14th June 2016. The enclosed photo was taken of Twiddlemuffs created by members of the Craft Group. The Muffs were enthusiastically received by Angi Inch the Dementia Adviser in East Dunbartonshire who will distribute them. Angi agreed to provide the Craft Group with feedback to ensure the Muffs are fit for purpose. Angi is also enthusiastic about participating in the St James Open Doors event in the autumn which will focus on Dementia.