Overseas and Northern Outreach Department
Overseas and Northern Outreach Co-ordinator: Margaret Goode
O&NO Newsletter - January 2021
O&NO Newsletter - February 2020
Overseas Fund Poster 2019
Northern Outreach and Training Fund for Indigenous Women Leaflet (outer page)
Northern Outreach and Training Fund for Indigenous Women Leaflet (inner page)
24-25 World members Map (2019)
Bring it Home - Reflection on Peace and Reconciliation
MU LINK REPORT
The year 2020 will be remembered for many reasons but primarily for the distressing impact of Covid-19 on so many aspects of our lives and especially the need to isolate ourselves from group interaction. This has impacted dramatically on the established MU programs that have been so much part of our church lives. However our need for LINKING with others has been more important than ever. While not meeting together links have been maintained, strengthened and blessed through phone calls, emails, Zoom sessions, letters and cards. We thank God that we have access to so many means of communication with which to maintain our fellowship with each other and the worldwide network of the Mothers’ Union.
According to our records, Melbourne Diocese has 23 linked associations with branches in the United Kingdom and others with the Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, PNG, the Burma boarder, Canada , France and Brisbane. We also link with the Dioceses of Carlisle England, Ogoni Nigeria, Manicland Zimbabwe, Boga DRC and Tanga Tanzania. Our Wave of Prayer held in August helps to develop special relationships within the Worldwide Mothers’ Union as does the Families Worldwide prayer diary.
This year we have enjoyed the opportunity to link with others for the Lady Day services in Brisbane and England via streaming and the recent virtual gathering arranged through Mary Sumner House to demonstrate how MU is building hope and confidence across the world.
It is my hope to establish branch interactions within Australia, city with country, suburban with the outback as well as interstate as Australians face natural disasters in these challenging times.
Perhaps when branches are meeting again in the new year there will be opportunities to forge new links, enabling us to further learn, grow, share and serve as the third object of our MU purpose reminds us. Margaret Goode