|Ideas for Celebrating Sanctity of Human Life Sunday|
Prior to SOHL Sunday
Show the movie, “Bella” or "October Baby," and discuss with other adults about alternatives to abortion.
Baby Bottle Campaign – Contact your local Pregnancy Care Center to participate in a baby bottle campaign to help raise funds for their facility. Distribute the bottles 3-4 weeks prior and collect them on SOHL Sunday.
Local Ministries – Invite Local Adoption Agencies and Pregnancy Care Centers to set up displays in your church. Invite one of these organizations to do a minute for mission during the church service.
Photo Display – Prior to SOHL, display photos of fetal pictures, infants, children, teens, adults, and the aged in chronological order with a banner that says “Celebrate Life”; “Life is precious”; “Jesus Loves the Little Children”; or “All Made in God’s Image”. Use photos from your own church family so everyone knows their lives are cherished.
In Sunday School
Show the movie, “Horton Hears a Who” during Sunday School and talk about the value of each person no matter how different, how weak, or how smart.
Read the book, “Life Before Birth,” by Gary E Parker, M.S.,Ed.D. to your little ones and explain how God knit us together in our mothers’ wombs, the progression of the fetus, and the scripture that affirms life. Order by calling PPL at 412-481-1990.
In Worship Service
Preach a pro-life sermon using PPL’s 2014 SOHLS Order of Worship, or use one of the many sermons posted on our website. Boldly proclaim the good news that God knows us, has plans for us, and calls us while we are still in the womb.
Children’s Sermon – Use a children’s sermon from the PPL website or develop your own object lesson showing the value of life.
Scriptures that proclaim God’s love for the unborn include: Psalm 139, Isaiah 44, Jeremiah 1, Luke 1, and Galatians 1. Scriptures that prohibit the shedding of blood: Genesis 9:6, Exodus 23:7, and Matthew 18:14.
Music – Choose life affirming music (Borning Cry, Wings of the Dawn, Jesus Loves the Little Children) and/or music about God’s grace and mercy (Amazing Grace).
You will find more suggestions for scriptures and music in the 2014 Order of Worship for SOHLS on PPL’s website.