First, make sure that you keep yourself up to date about the Mothers Union. Families Worldwide is free to all members and contains the Prayer Diary and loads of information about our members from all over the world.
Families First is a worthwhile addition to your subscription and also available to non-members. It is a magazine that is full of thoughtful and informative articles reflecting our aims.
Show it to church members and your incumbent and why not put a copy in your doctor's and dentist's surgeries.
Get your branch to have speakers that can tell you more about our projects in this diocese and in the wider world. Have a relevant and varied programme.
Have a discussion on issues highlighted in Families First, Policy Watch or the information packs Switched On and Up To Speed.
Use the Mothers Union Home Pack which is a DVD and booklet available from Marketing or it can be borrowed from our office. The office also has copies of 50 Things To Do In Your Branch for loan.
Tell the press about your meetings and any events you organize. They love photos!
Change them regularly to maintain interest and remove any old event notices.
There are eye-catching posters available from Marketing and don't forget to display your branch leaders contact details so that prospective members can get more information.
As an example of Church and MU working together we have a stand called Wedding? Think Church! which we take to Wedding Fairs.
Tell the Church
Have enrolments in Church so that non-members will learn what we stand for.
Put a Mothers Union display in church. We have a number that you can borrow with various themes.
Display our leaflets at deanery synod.
When holding a fund-raising event, have a display to tell people about the cause.
To attract people in, why not put one of our eight foot banners outside the venue?
Tell the World
Talk to other organizations so that they are aware of what we can do.
Have a stall or display at flower shows, carnivals, and other local events.
Put a Mothers Union display in the local library.
Make sure the Mothers Union is included in town showcases.
The MUe raises important revenue for the Mothers Union but every card also advertises our values.
Regularly have MUe merchandise at your branch and order items through your deanery reps so that our diocese will also benefit from the sales.
And don't forget to wear your badge with pride.