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Keeping Connected

It’s important for us all to stay connected during the current crisis. For this reason we have produced a ‘Staying Connected – Connecting Digitally’ resource.

The aim is to help people to easily use internet based and communication technologies to keep up to date with friends and family.

Available as a free download on our resources page:

 

https://www.mothersunion.org/resources-support-us-challenging-times

Fermanagh Women's Aid

Fermanagh Women’s Aid continue to operate, supporting women and their children.

Our resource centre is currently closed.

However, you can still reach us on 028 6632 8898.

When you reach our voicemail service, you will be directed to our on call phone number which will be answered between 9am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm on Fridays.

When you contact us, we will take your details, listen and support you with any immediate needs you may have.

You will be contacted within 48 hours of referral by a member of staff who will conduct a needs and risk assessment with you, again we will help you with anything we can as quickly as we can.

We are currently operating a waiting list for our service but while waiting you will have a mobile number to contact should you need support and you will be contacted at least once a fortnight.

You will then be allocated a dedicated support worker for as long as you need.

Outside of our office hours, you can contact the 24 hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline (managed by Nexus NI) on 0808 802 1414.

In an emergency contact 999 and if you can not talk press 55 on your phone when the call is answered.

We want to reassure you that we continue to support women and children and will work with you on a tailored support plan for you and your family.

You are not alone

Dromore Mothers' Union

Dromore Mothers’ Union have been busy making scrub bags.

BRANCH members are involved in distributing CDs and Dvds of our church services from Holy Trinity Dromore to those unable to access the service on Facebook or YouTube along with a small food parcel each week.

 

Prayer

Across the world MU is known for our reliance on prayer. We pray today for creative ways to encourage one another in our faith during times when we can’t meet together physically for fellowship and worship.

Commissioning Service of Mrs June Butler as the All-Ireland President

Members from Clogher Diocese, who attended the Commissioning Service for Mrs. June Butler as All-Ireland President in Down Cathedral, Downpatrick on 24th March 2019.

Photo – From left – Myrtle Allen, Anne Armstrong, Margaret Crawford, Irene Boyd, Bishop John McDowell, June Butler, Liane Armstrong,  Valerie McMorris. 

Quiet Day - Cleenish Church 9th March 2019

Clogher Diocesan Mothers’ Union held a Quiet day on Saturday 9th March. The day began with a service of Holy Communion in Cleenish Church conducted by Canon Bridle and assisted by Rev Charlie Eames, Mothers’ Union Chaplin.  54 ladies from the  Branches across the Diocese attended.

After the service everyone enjoyed morning tea/coffee in the Parish Hall provided by members of the Mothers’ Union in Cleenish. Mrs Valerie McMorris, Faith & Policy Co-ordinator for the Diocese welcomed everyone and thanked Canon Bridle and Rev Charlie Eames for conducting the service.

The special speakers were Archdeacon Andrew Forster and his wife Heather from Drumglass in Armagh Diocese They based their presentation on the Mothers’ Union Theme for the year – Listen, Observe and Act and on two characters from the Bible, Jonah and Zacchaeus. At the end of the day Mrs Diane Simpson, Vice President of the Finance and Central Services Unit  thanked the speakers for a very encouraging and thought provoking day and  a small presentation was made to them. 

The “Souls of the Shoes” Exhibition which highlights violence against women was also on display.

Lunch was provided by The Jolly Sandwich in Enniskillen.

Celebrations at Magheracross

Magheracross Mothers’ Union held a very special service on Sunday the 20th January 2019 when the Diocesan President Irene Boyd enrolled four new members and presented long service certificates ranging from 40 years to 67 years. Great achievements.