LOCAL OUTREACH

Sanctity of human life

We believe that all human life is made in God’s image and is valuable to God. In particular, we believe that advocating on behalf of the most vulnerable in our society, the preborn, is a vital and worthwhile task. We also recognize that abortion has affected many in our communities and that healing is found in Jesus alone.


As the Bible says, "You formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well." (Psalm 139:13-14)



LEARN


No matter what stage of life you're in, there is always more to learn. For more information:

 

PRAY


We believe that prayer is an indispensable act of advocacy, and we invite you to commit to praying regularly for an end to abortion in the United States. Ask your neighbors, small group or adult community to pray with you for an end to abortion. If you'd like to pray with others who are specifically passionate about abortion, contact sohl@college-church.org


Peaceful Praying Outside Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood Aurora is the largest abortion facility in the Midwest where about 300-400 babies lose their lives each month. Waterleaf, a pregnancy resource center, is across the street.  Abortion industry workers report that when women see peaceful prayer outside an abortion facility, abortion appointment cancellations go up significantly. We will pray outside Planned Parenthood on Waterleaf's property for an hour monthly in cooperation with 40 Days for Life. There will be plenty of space for social distancing. Sarah Lindquist will guide this time of singing a few hymns and praying for the babies, clients, workers, our community and nation.

When: One Saturday/month, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (next: June 12, July 10) 
Where: Planned Parenthood, 3051 E New York St, Aurora, IL 60504
Parking: Please park in the AutoZone or Mariano’s parking lot.
Questions? Contact sarah.lindquist@wheaton.edu or sohl@college-church.org

 

ACT


Caring Network Ministry (formerly CareNet DuPage): Caring Network is a pregnancy center that has been providing support to women and men for more than 40 years. From professional guidance to resources and ultrasounds, Caring Network is a ministry that comes alongside individuals facing unplanned pregnancies and offers both free medical services and spiritual guidance. On top of this, they offer free confidential post-abortion care and support with Restore After Abortion. Caring Network is a ministry partner of College Church with whom we partner each year with the Coins for Caring Network baby bottle fundraiser in order to support the wide range of services that Caring Network provides to its clients. Additionally, we support Caring Network’s Connection program, connecting moms-to-be with local church small groups, and we would love for your small group to get involved.

For more information on Caring Network visit their website or email sohl@college-church.org


March for Life: Every January since 2017, College Church has attended a March for Life event (typically in Chicago). In 2021, there were 72 participants wearing matching hats celebrating and standing for life in Rockford, IL. See some photos as well as a video with a bird's-eye perspective of the march. The march received good news coverage including four articles from the Rockford Register Star (one, two, three - and a fourth in print), WREX, WIFR and Stateline. We hope to participate in March for Life Chicago next year on January 8, 2022. If you received a March for Life hat from College Church, please hold onto it for future years as the hats will continue to identify our group.

 

2021 March for Life Collage:

 

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Upcoming dates

Praying outside Planned Parenthood (Aurora)
Saturday, June 12, 1-2 p.m.
Saturday, July 10, 1-2 p.m.


March for Life Chicago
Saturday, January 8, 2022

 

ABOUT US

The Sanctity of Human Life Task Force meets monthly to plan events to involve our church in Sanctity of Human Life efforts. Contact sohl@college-church.org for more info.

 

Helpful links

Pregnant and need help?
Caring Network
40 Days for Life - Aurora
Other Pro-Life events in Illinois