★ Respect Life Memorial Service

“ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018 WE WILL GATHER TO RECOGNIZE AND REMEMBER THE MILLIONS OF LIVES THAT WERE TRAGICALLY ENDED SINCE THE 1973 SUPREME COURT DECISION TO LEGALIZE ABORTION. WILL YOU BE THERE?

Our 30th annual Respect Life Memorial Service takes place at the Gazebo in the Park (across from the Beaver Courthouse) beginning at 6:00 p.m. with the lighting of luminaries, followed by prayer and the presentation of a Pro-Life Proclamation.

Established in 1988, the memorial service serves to ‘recognize and remember the lives that were taken by legalized abortion, and continues the original purpose of creating and sustaining awareness to the tremendous loss it has brought upon our Nation.’ White luminaries line the park area to represent the children killed by abortion each day in our nation.

PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT COMMUNITY EVENT! As we begin the new year, let us renew our resolution to not be silent nor forget the more than 60 MILLION children that abortion has claimed, and our obligation to speak up for those who have no voice. We cannot allow a ‘Culture of Death’ to shape the public’s perception of ‘human dignity and worth,’ nor accept legislation that offers death as a solution to life’s problems.

This is a peaceful and prayerful demonstration—our ‘local March for Life. Beaver County is strongly Pro-Life and the memorial service provides an opportunity for attendees to be inspired to rededicating themselves through involvement with the local chapter of PHL, while gathering in solidarity as a public witness against legalized abortion.

The program is an ‘outdoor event’ lasting between 30 to 45 minutes depending on weather conditions, SO PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY. The winter’s cold serves as a reminder of the solemnness of the evening and why we are gathered as a community, and a reminder of the hope of a coming Springtime that is an end to the loss of human life by abortion. For even as we remember the lives that were lost to this great injustice we are reminded of the Resurrection that brought victory over death, and the promise of Life everlasting.

 

WE COULD REALLY USE YOUR ASSISTANCE WITH…

PROMOTING THE EVENT… A full page flyer and half page bulletin insert will be available in November. Please print and use, or distribute as needed.

SPONSORSHIP… Will you consider being a Platinum, Gold or Silver sponsor to help us with this event?A sponsorship letter will be sent to those on our mailing list, and a sponsor slip will be available for download.

VOLUNTEERS AND HELPERS… We could really use able-bodied volunteers to to assist with with setup and clean up afterwards. Nothing too heavy; just some light-duty lifting and clean up. In case of heavy snowfall, we could use volunteers to help clean the sidewalks around the park area for the luminary display. Youth Groups and teens, we could really use your energetic assistance!

We welcome the attendance and participation of local church leaders. Anyone interested in providing the opening or closing prayer can contact us at 724-728-3235 or by email at mail@phlbeavercounty.com .

Thank you to all of our Pro-Life friends for your support throughout the years, and to all who made the 2016 memorial service such an inspirational event (click HERE to read the Chairperson’s afterthoughts)! View our memorial service photo gallery HERE.

We look forward to seeing many familiar and new faces in 2017.

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