Top 5 Church-Affiliated Events Coinciding with the March for Life
The March for Life is the nation’s premier pro-life event of the year. Hundreds of thousands will gather in Washington D.C. on Friday, January 22, 2016 to commemorate more than 55 million unborn lives lost to abortion in the United States since 1973 as well as celebrate the sanctity of life. But before the official March for Life gets underway, several Church affiliates are hosting pro-life events in conjunction with the March for Life.
Please consider participating in or prayerfully supporting one of the church affiliated pro-life events below:
(1.) Anglicans for Life
Anglican leadership has launched a very public pro-life stand. The bishops are igniting pro-life work in local churches with this year’s “Mobilizing the Church for Life 2016,” an all-day summit on Thursday, January 21, at the Falls Church Anglican. On Friday Morning, participants will gather at Columbia Baptist Church for a time of prayer and worship led by Archbishop Foley Beach before marching together in the March for Life.
Anglicans for Life’s summit will equip and mobilize church leaders and lay leaders to integrate pro-life ministry within their own churches and communities. Speakers will include John Stonestreet, president of Chuck Colson Center, and IRD board member William Saunders, Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and Senior Council of Americans United for Life, in addition to several more pro-life experts and activists.
To learn more and register for this event, please visit www.anglicansforlife.org.
(2.) Evangelicals for Life
The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) is partnering with Focus on the Family to host their inaugural Evangelicals for Life event, coinciding with the March for Life event. “I don’t want to see any fewer rosary beads at the March for Life, but I want to see more evangelicals here also at the March for Life,” said Dr. Russell Moore, president of the ERLC. “Our absence is a shame.”
Evangelicals for Life will gather together all-day Thursday and Friday morning at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. In addition to promoting the dignity and personhood of unborn babies, this conference will educate Evangelicals on issues including adoption and foster care, the effects of fatherlessness, holistic support for expecting mothers, and church-based ministry opportunities.
For more information and to register for this event, please visit www.evangelicals.life.
Watch the Evangelicals for Life conference simulcast here.
(3.) United Methodist Pro-Life Service
Every year on the morning of the annual March for Life, faithful Methodists gather in Washington, D.C. for a prayer, hosted by the unofficial pro-life caucus of the United Methodist Church. This year please join Lifewatch for worship and prayer at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 22, at the Methodist Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Washington, DC.
(4.) Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Divine Worship Service
Consider joining the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) Life Ministry for a worship and prayer service on Friday, January 22. LCMS is hosting a Divine Worship service at 9 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Virginia before participating together as LCMS Lutherans in the official March for Life.
(5.) The National Prayer Vigil for Life
Thousands will gather at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC for an all-night prayer vigil hosted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Pro-Life Secretariat alongside Catholic University of America, and the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception.
The National Prayer Vigil will include an opening and closing Mass, Confession, National Rosary for Life, Holy Hours for Life, and prayer throughout the night and into the morning for the end of abortion.
To learn more, please visit www.usccb.org.
Originally published on Juicy Ecumenism, January 20, 2016 and is reprinted with permission.