Be sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend! We will post more information as the time nears.
7PM, Tuesday, September 24th Kokomo First Church of the Nazarene (2734 S. Washington St., Kokomo) Special Guest Jennifer O’Neil
Be sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend! We will post more information as the time nears. For more information or to help sponsor the banquet by becoming an underwriter, contact the Pregnancy Resource Center:
hopeforafuture.com firstname.lastname@example.org (765) 454-5566 202 1/2 E. Lincoln Rd. Kokomo, IN 46902
One out of three women will have an abortion. Post-abortion stress/trauma can manifest in a number of ways: regret, grief, shame, sadness, anger, anxiety, relational conflicts, substance abuse, and depression. These are all examples of post-abortion stress. Symptoms can surface soon after the abortion or can manifest many years later. Our Deeper Still post-abortion healing retreats offer hope, healing and freedom from the pain and emotional trauma of a past abortion(s).
A recent participant writes this:
“There are no words to describe the overall experience! I am still experiencing so much freedom, so much joy. I’ve been set free by the grace of God. Bless you all for helping me to find this freedom.”
The next retreat is April 26–28th. Spaces are available for both women and men. For more information, visit the Living Alternatives website to download a registration packet. You can also email email@example.com or call (309) 212-1442.
To register fill out the registration form provided in the walker packet or quickly register online. If you need a walker packet you can call or stop by the center.
Have fun and be creative with raising pledges for the walk! All donations are tax deductible since we are a 501c3 organization.
Take advantage of our online fundraising tool, FundEasy! FundEasy gives you the option to set up your own fundraising page which can be shared through email or social media, inviting your friends and family to sponsor you in this year’s Walk for Life. Walkers who raise $50 or more will receive a PRC Walk t-shirt.
Carry a pledge sheet – You will likely have an opportunity to talk to people in person about the PRC.
DOCUMENT YOUR PLEDGES
Be sure to document all pledges indicating the amount given, type of payment, name, address, and phone number of the sponsor. Also please be sure to indicate on the pledge sheet if it has been entered onto your FundEasy page.
This is the fun part! Come and walk with others who believe in protecting precious lives. Bring the whole family! Consider asking friends to raise their own pledges and create a fun team to walk with.
What would you do if the business across the street from your church was an abortion clinic?
That’s the question Jesse Dean faces in the brand-new film Voiceless.
“I wanted to create a film to challenge the church to get involved in the public square,” says Pat Necerato, the film’s screenwriter and director. He told LifeNews, “I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard Christians, even pastors, say: We need to be saving souls, not so much worried about confronting evil. Those words never really jived well with my theology that Christ is King, He can redeem any aspect of our world, and He has called Christians to be saved and be a part of it. That’s the big picture.”
Abby will share about her experiences as the director of a Planned Parenthood abortion center, the events that changed her life, and her conversion to a prolife activist. All are welcome to come at 6PM for an hors d’oeuvre reception in the parish hall. The program will begin at 7PM in the church.
Abby Johnson has always had a fierce determination to help women in need. It was this desire that both led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee the organization and become an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement. During her eight years with Planned Parenthood, Abby quickly rose in the organization’s ranks and became a clinic director. She was increasingly disturbed by what she witnessed. Abortion was a product Planned Parenthood was selling, not an unfortunate necessity that they fought to decrease. Still, Abby loved the women that entered her clinic and her fellow workers. Despite a growing unrest within her, she stayed on and strove to serve women in crisis.
All of that changed on September 26, 2009 when Abby was asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion.
She watched in horror as a 13 week baby fought, and ultimately lost, its life at the hand of the abortionist.
At that moment, the full realization of what abortion was and what she had dedicated her life to washed over Abby and a dramatic transformation took place. Desperate and confused, Abby sought help from a local pro-life group. She swore that she would begin to advocate for life in the womb and expose abortion for what it truly is.
Planned Parenthood did not take Abby’s exodus sitting down. They are fully aware that the workers who leave are their greatest threat. Instantly, they took action to silence Abby with a gag order and took her to court. The lawsuit was quickly seen as the sham it was and thrown out of court.
The media was, and continues to be, intensely interested in Abby’s story as well as her continued efforts to advocate for the unborn and help clinic workers escape the abortion industry. She is a frequently requested guest on Fox News and a variety of other shows and the author of the nationally best-selling book, Unplanned, which chronicles both her experiences within Planned Parenthood and her dramatic exit.
Today, Abby travels across the globe sharing her story, educating the public on pro-life issues, advocating for the unborn, and reaching out to abortion clinic staff who still work in the industry. She is the founder of And Then There Were None, a ministry designed to assist abortion clinic workers out of the industry. To date, this ministry has helped over 150 workers leave the abortion industry. Abby lives in Texas with her husband and five precious children.
Share God’s good news! Each year the pregnancy resource center Living Alternatives and the prolife outreach group Howard County Right to Life team up to serve at the Howard County 4H Fair. This is a fun way to have great conversations! Volunteers staff a table set up with prolife information, such as pictures of fetal development and information about the resources Living Alternatives provides to families.
Two-hour time slots are open every night of the fair from 5-9PM, Monday through Saturday, July 11-16. Want to get involved? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (765) 438-1228!
“Why is God landing in this enemy-occupied world in disguise and starting a sort of secret society to undermine the devil? Why is He not landing in force, invading it? Is it that He is not strong enough? Well, Christians think He is going to land in force; we do not know when. But we can guess why He is delaying. He wants to give us the chance of joining His side freely.” – C.S. Lewis, The Case for Christianity
It’s easy to criticize God for His way of doing things, until we try to improve them! Take the end of the world for instance. Why is God leaving us here so long? Why not end it all and take us up to Heaven?
One reason is that the moment Jesus returns is the moment when the window of choice for all humanity closes. I know that for those around me who don’t know Christ, I want that window to remain open as long as possible. As much as I want the Lord to return, I also want my brother, my sister, my unsaved friends, and each person who doesn’t yet know Him to learn His ways and surrender their lives to Him!
So there it is: we are to live and act in a way that we are ready for Jesus to return at any moment, and yet be patient if that doesn’t happen during our time on earth! In the meantime, we have the opportunity to creatively share God’s mercy and love with our lost and dying world.
So we work… and worship!
Tuesday, February 16 • 6:30PM | Tuesday Night Online Small Group– We meet weekly on Tuesday nights at 6:30PM. If you’re in the Kokomo area, feel free to swing by Criterion Water Labs (329 E. Firmin St., Kokomo). Otherwise, tune in online at https://zoom.us/j/7115556611 We’ll be studying the book of Romans, and discussing the news of the day! (You will need a free Zoom account; you can sign up for one at zoom.us) See more on Afikomag & Facebook!
Thursday, February 18 | “Risen” Movie (and Dinner!) – In each and every generation, God’s word rings true: “[T]hose who seek me find me.” Join us as we watch the film Risen, which traces the fictional history of a Roman soldier intent on disproving the disciples’ claim that Jesus was raised from the dead. It is rated PG-13 for Biblical violence, including some disturbing images. You may recognize the main actor, Joseph Fiennes, from his role as Martin Luther in the film Luther!
Thursday–Saturday, March 31–April 2 • $50-65 | Midwest Great Homeschool Convention| Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH – The Great Homeschool Convention is a fantastic weekend for believers of all ages. This year’s midwest conference starts March 31st in Cincinnati and will feature stellar speakers like John Stonestreet and a massive exhibit hall where ministries like Wycliffe Bible Translators will gather. Thinking about going? Dr. Jay Wile is offering a special discount that expires at midnight on Wednesday, February 17th! Read more about the Great Homeschool Convention on their website!
Saturday, April 16 • 9AM-5PM • $25 | ReMix | Indian Creek Christian Church, 6430 S. Franklin Rd., Indianapolis – ReMix is a collaborative gathering for anyone and everyone involved in creating the worship experience in your local church. Senior ministers, worship arts staff and volunteers, tech folks, band members, vocal worship leaders, choir members, and other creatives are invited to join us. We long to see worship thriving in the local church and this conference is where that can begin. Come join us for a high quality, low-cost, one-day, intensive team experience and see how your worship ministry can flourish! For more information, visit the conference website. Lunch is included in the registration cost. Reserve your spot today!
Thursday, April 21 • 6:30-9PM • $60 | David Limbaugh in Indy| JW Marriott Downtown Indy • 10 S. West St., Indianapolis
Join David Limbaugh in person at the annual Celebration of Life Banquet. This banquet is hosted by Life Centers (Indianapolis’ faith-based pregnancy resource centers) and will include dinner, ministry updates, client testimonies, as well as the keynote speaker David Limbaugh. Pete Heck will once again be the emcee and Tom Shevlot, Executive Director of Life Centers, will give his annual update on the ministry and share some exciting news about the future of Life Centers. See more on Afikomag & Facebook!
Thursday, April 21 | Christian Medical & Dental Association (CMDA) National Convention| Ridgecrest, NC – This convention provides great opportunities for healthcare professionals to “Transform Our Culture” by fellowshipping with other professionals, learning about current health and social issues, renewing their faith through worship, and networking with exhibiting organizations. See their website for more information!
Thursday–Saturday, April 21-23 • 9AM-5PM | Be in Health | Kalahari Resort, 7000 Kalahari Dr., Sandusky, Ohio – Be in Health is a ministry that helps people renew their minds by overcoming accusation, bitterness, rejection, and other entrenched attitudes. For more information, check out their website!
Friday & Saturday, April 22-23 | Blush | Oakbrook Church, Kokomo – Face it…who doesn’t enjoy receiving a great gift, especially one that’s beautifully wrapped! Have you ever considered that God’s love for you is that perfect gift? BLUSHand Ashley Hicks share a passion to encourage, empower and educate young girls in understanding what a precious gift they truly are! Because of God’s love for us, He desires us to seek purity in all areas of our lives and to understand that purity is a lifestyle. The way we communicate, the way we dress, and the way we relate to others is a reflection of our heart. Join us for THE GIFT as we unwrap age-appropriate, practical teachings and tools girls need for living out a life of purity and experiencing God’s gift of love. The evening will also include a fun fashion show, high energy music, sweet treats, and more. Interested in volunteering? See more on their website and on Facebook!
Thursday–Sunday, June 2-5 | Colloquium on C.S. Lewis & Friends | Taylor University, Upland, IN – This colloquium will feature keynote addresses by top scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, workshops, panel, performances, and, most importantly, original scholarship and creative work from scholars, teachers, students, fans, and friends. Paper proposals on any topic related to C.S. Lewis and/or his friends are also welcomed, as well as creative work–poetry, fiction, essay, drama, film, visual art, musical composition, etc.–that responds to or is influenced by the Lewis Circle. Read more!
Believers Should Not Forget These Words – We grieve, but not as the world does. We know that God will raise up His children on the last day. In the meantime, here’s a tiny smidgen of Justice Antonin Scalia’s immense Christian legacy
Do you ever wonder how you can spread God’s message of hope?
2 Corinthians 2:14-15 says: “[T]hanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved…”
March for Life is an incredible opportunity to spread the fragrance of the knowledge of God! It’s an annual event where hundreds of thousands of people gather in Washington, D.C. to “testify to the beauty of life and the dignity of each human person.”
Friday, January 22, 2016
National Mall, Washington, D.C.
11:45AM Musical Opening Mr. Shawn Welcome; Performance Poet
Ms. Caitlin Jane; Christian Music Artist 12:00PM Rally 1:00PM March 3:00PM (approx.) Listen to Silent No More testimonies outside U.S. Supreme Court 3:30PM Visit your representative or senator to advocate for life