Ideas for Celebrating Sanctity of Human Life Sunday PDF Print E-mail

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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.

Church Library - Purchase life-affirming books for your church library; “A Love for Life”, by Dennis Di Mauro, “Not My Own,” by Terry Schlossberg, “Abortion, The Evangelical Perspective,” by Matthew Everhard. Order from PPL by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

Use PPL’s student brochure on abortion to launch a topical discussion in your teen class. Order copies by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 412-487-1990.

Launch a six-week adult study on life issues using PPL’s DVD curriculum, “Created, Loved, and Called.” Order the 6 DVD series by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 412-487-1990.

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.

Give-away ideas

First Nine Months Booklet – Includes colorful fetal photos of the development of the unborn from Focus on the Family (This and other resources available for download at Focus on the Family)

Precious Feet lapel pins - $.50 to $1.95 -Heritage House has an array of pro-life jewelry, brochures, stickers, all great give-aways. (http://www.hh76.org/)

 

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