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Faith and Families

Mothers' Union cares for families in many ways

With our Christian faith at the heart of all we do, we seek to help families explore and enjoy faith together. Our members are involved in supporting parents in this aspect of family life. For example, some of our members who run parents' groups include a session on faith in the family alongside other topics.

Baptism

We get involved in various ways when families come to church for the baptism of their children:

  • Some of our members become involved with the families before the service and keep in touch with them afterwards, inviting them to church activities like toddler groups and parent events
  • Members may support their church in the baptism preparation process.

We have also produced a Families and Baptism leaflet as an introduction to families considering baptism for their children. 

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand is a short booklet we have created, to help families include faith as a natural part of their life together. Alongside the booklet, which can be ordered from us, we have downloadable sheets with ideas and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Hand in Hand booklets can be given as presents for baptismal families. They can also be used as part of a session to help baptismal families understand more about their role in encouraging faith in their children.

Families and Church

Our Families and Church series is a set of leaflets which focus on different aspects of family life and the part the church can play in these. The topics are: 

  • Helping children through bereavement  
  • Celebrate with us – ideas to celebrate with the church family throughout the year
  • Families and baptism 

Each leaflet includes helpful information and practical advice and they also recommend further resources. You can order the Families and Church leaflets from us here.  

What Dads Add

Dads play a very special role in the faith life of their child.  We have produced a What Dads Add card to help dads understand their role in encouraging the faith of their children. It’s a wallet-sized card which could be given to new dads when their babies are born or baptised, and is available to order from us here.

For more Faith in the Family resources click here