The Mothers' Union is a worldwide society within the Church. Every member is committed to working towards five objectives:
Supporting and promoting married life
Encouraging and equipping parents in their role to develop the faith of their child
Being a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service
Campaigning for conditions in society favorable to stable family life and the protection of children
Helping those whose family life has met with adversity
Transformation – Now!
Our evolving response to the effects of a global pandemic combined with the start of a new triennium presents an opportunity to look to the future with fresh vision as we adapt and learn to thrive in these changing times.
MU Worldwide President, Sheran Harper
It is with great joy that I greet you and extend heartfelt congratulations to the Provincial President Mrs. Evelyn Alleyne and MUUSA on the launching of your newly updated website. This is worth celebrating! This website is a blessing for members around the world as they connect with you...
My Dear Sisters & Brothers,
It is with great joy that I greet you and extend heartfelt congratulations to the Provincial President Mrs. Evelyn Alleyne and MUUSA on the launching of your newly updated website. This is worth celebrating! This website is a blessing for members around the world as they connect with you; pray as they read of your many transformational projects and programmes; and enjoy the news and views of your members. May all who visit this website be as excited about Mothers’ Union as I am and commit to being God’s hands and feet wherever they are needed, especially in this unprecedented time.
Who would have thought that the COVID-19 pandemic would invade our lives at such short notice causing us to look for new ways of coping, surviving and serving our members and communities in lockdown. We watched the news in disbelief as the virus spread quickly throughout the USA separating families, making many ill and taking the lives of others through death. We read about the essential workers who put themselves at risk each day to care for those affected. We prayed and we continue to do so with great faith, asking for God’s healing to spread over your land, while believing that this too shall pass.
The COVID-19 lockdown has impacted Mary Sumner House significantly as you are aware. The building is still closed so there is no income from the conferencing facilities to meet our operational expenses. In response to this we launched an Emergency Appeal, and it is with a deep sense gratitude that I thank the members of MUUSA for your kind and generous giving which has given Mary Sumner House hope and a future. We are aware that it is not only Mary Sumner House that is trying to survive the crisis and flourish at the end of it, but also every Province in the MU Family. We are confident that in the midst of it all, God will make a way because His Grace is sufficient!
In the midst of navigating the COVID-19 challenges, the world stood numb with shock as the video portraying the events that led to the senseless snuffing out of the life of George Floyd circled social media. People from all walks of life took action because what happened to George Floyd is not only his story, it nothing new or isolated. It is the story of countless sisters and brothers, communities and nations across the world resulting from centuries of systemic oppression, deep seated racism and discrimination in every form.
We have all strayed far from acting as Jesus would have us and from sharing the generous love of Jesus; that deep unending and unconditional love that we have all experienced as Christians. 1 John 3:18 reminds us, “My children, our love should not just be words and talk but; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.”
Today I call MUUSA to further action. You are doing an excellent job already in your Branches, Parishes and Communities, but there is still so much more to be done. Many of our members suffer at the heart of injustice each day, not only in the USA but worldwide. If one member suffers, then we all suffer! There must be change! Change must begin with each and every one of us because it is for this reason that we exist as members.
As your WWP, I hold your hand MUUSA and I walk the journey with you. I may be oceans away but I am closer to you that you think, praying and reflecting with you; asking God for strength to renew our commitment to love as He loves us; to act as He would have us act; to look on others with compassion and to strive to treat each other just as we would have others treat us.
On behalf of the Worldwide Trustee Board, your Zonal Trustee Kathleen, Chief Executive Bev and all at Mary Sumner House, I congratulate you once again on the sterling achievement of your newly updated website. May God’s blessings fill the website with the colours of the rainbow, the warmth of the membership and the transformational love of Mothers’ Union. May the Holy Spirit breathe new energy through you so your commitment to prayer and acts of spreading God’s love continue to be the cornerstone of your daily activities.
Congratulations once again MUUSA!
With my love and prayers, Sheran Harper
MU USA Provincial President, Ms. Evelyn Alleyne
Thanks to Almighty God, for the privilege and opportunity to be called and elected to serve the Mothers' Union members of the United States of America as their Provincial President for the term beginning 2020...
Thanks to Almighty God, for the privilege and opportunity to be called and elected to serve the Mothers' Union members of the United States of America as their Provincial President for the term beginning 2020. I humbly accept the office knowing that I represent God’s service to such a renowned organization as Mothers' Union Worldwide of which Mothers' Union of the United States of America is a province.
Having joined as a member and founder of St. Augustine’s Episcopal branch in November 2005. It has been and continues to be my passion to execute the aims and objectives of the organization with God’s help and to see God’s work perpetuate in the United States of America. There are 16 branches registered in the United States of America; the hope is to have other parishes join. During the years, I was fortunate to hold the offices in the MUUSA Executive body–Branch Leader, Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer, and Vice President. Thanks to my predecessors for paving the way and mentoring me through these responsibilities. Special thanks to Mrs. Annie Beckley, who over the past 6 years showed confidence in me to ensure that the training and exposure were stepping stones to this leadership role. Thank you.
The Mothers' Union executive body is comprised of God fearing, committed, and passionate Mothers’ Union members of whom I have had the pleasure of teaming up with to carry out the work of the Mothers’ Union in the United States of America with the help of God. Thank you, and look forward that together we will move Mothers’ Union even further in this United States of America.
With that said, the Mothers’ Union theme for year 2020 is “Building hope and confidence “. As we appreciate, support, and participate in building up the dream of our founder Mary Elizabeth Sumner, let us with confidence and hope for the future forward march with our global process (MULOA – which means Mothers’ Union listening, observing, and acting) in step with God in our church communities, residential communities, and beyond both nationally and internationally.
My God in thee do I trust for God is love.
Your faithful servant,
MU-USA Provincial President
MU USA Provincial Vice President, Mrs. Rita O. Johnson
Rita O. Johnson was elected as Provincial Vice President of the Mothers’ Union USA in 2019 for the triennium 2020-22, following her two-term as the Provincial Treasurer from 2014-2019...
Rita O. Johnson was elected as Provincial Vice President of the Mothers’ Union USA in 2019 for the triennium 2020-22, following her two-term as the Provincial Treasurer from 2014-2019.
A naturalized citizen of the USA, Rita was born in her natal home Freetown, Sierra Leone and has been living in the USA with her family for 50 years. She was baptized and raised at St. Phillip’s Church, where her mother, Josephine Scott-Boyle, a dedicated member of the Mother's Union branch served in a multitude of capacities. Her wish was always for her daughters to join the Mother's Union organization and carry on her legacy. And Rita has ensured that that wish came true.
Being one of the founding members of the Mothers’ Union Trinity Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia (MUTEC), in 2003, Rita continues to be an avid member as well as an advocate for this esteemed Organization. And as a member of MUTEC, Rita served as the Treasurer and Branch Leader for two consecutive terms respectively in both offices, and with a servant’s heart, she has been nothing short of lending a helping hand with compassion as and when needed.
Rita is dedicated to upholding the Aims and Objectives of the Mothers’ Union, and she is passionate in working on matters relating to family lives in adversity within our communities and nationwide. In her role as Provincial Vice President, Rita is committed to working with the members of the MU USA Province as she works alongside in support of Provincial President Evelyn Alleyne.
May God bless us all as we continue to be the hands and feet of our Lord Jesus Christ, as we further the work of the Mothers’ Union in his Vineyard.
MU USA Parenting Coordinator, Annie Beckley
Passionate about Parenting began as one of The Worldwide Mothers’ Union’s millennium project in 1999 in the U.K, and by 2004 a pilot phase began to take the Parenting Program beyond the U.K. and into communities around the world...
Passionate about Parenting began as one of The Worldwide Mothers’ Union’s millennium project in 1999 in the U.K, and by 2004 a pilot phase began to take the Parenting Program beyond the U.K. and into communities around the world. This Program is all about encouraging parents in their role to increase the stability of family life as is prescribed in the Mothers’ Union Objectives. It is designed to support families in their relationships and to build strong communities.
This Parenting Training Course is designed to support and inspire parent groups and caregivers to enjoy their children at every stage of their development. Some may focus on the needs of new parents and others with teenage and adolescents. Whatever the case the program provides an opportunity for caregivers to get together in a supportive environment to share the joys and challenges of bringing up their children.
It all began here in the United States of America in October of 2019 when twelve facilitators where trained and prepared to take on the role as Parenting facilitators for the Mothers’ Union USA Province. The training was conducted by Kathleen Snow, Zonal Trustee for Zone B where MU USA falls under and Lena Edmonson both amazing Worldwide Trainers whose passion for the Program exudes their confidence. We came out of the training feeling blessed, ready and prepared to take on the roles as catalyst for the change that society lacks in good parenting.
The course was conducted at the 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase MD from October 25-28 2019. It was a four days intense training to equip the facilitators with the different aspects of good parenting to include cultural diversity, and the many other ways to effectively communicate within the family structure. The training concluded on the fifth day with the awarding of certificates to the successful candidates and the enrollment of our first Clergy member, The Reverend Dr. Frank Hume-Dawson by our Zonal Trustee.
Thanks to Sister Eugenia During who successfully secured our first group of parents to pilot the program here in April of this year, but had to postpone it to a later date due to the current pandemic situation in the USA.
The Trained certified Facilitators for the Mothers’ Union USA Province are: