Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
January 21, 2018
January 22nd marks the anniversary of our Supreme Court's 1973 decision to legalize abortion throughout the United States -- the devastating decision that has led to millions of lives being lost to and touched by abortion.
Every day in Dane County, two babies lose their lives to abortion. Their mothers feel they have no other options.
And if that baby is a minority? Their chance at life is even slimmer.
The abortion rate is two times greater for babies who are Hispanic and nearly four times greater for babies who are black. This injustice has to stop. And it can, with your help.
There is hope. Every day in Dane County, Care Net is there to offer help, hope and healing to women, men and families facing unintended pregnancies.
You Can Make a Difference
Spread the word. Ask your pastor or church leadership if they would take five minutes to highlight God’s view on the Sanctity of Human Life.
Pray for those facing unintended pregnancies. For those who are carrying their babies to term even as they face hardship and ongoing struggles. And those who are living with the sorrow of past abortions.
Join us in proclaiming the value of every life on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.
This year on January 21st we join with others across the country to lament the tragedy of abortion and the millions of lives lost to it. Sanctity of Human Life Sunday provides an opportunity to involve your church, Bible study, or group in bringing life-affirming resources to your faith community and to empower women and men to choose life for their unborn children.
Together we are saving lives, one mom, one dad, one baby at a time!
To request a speaker or resources complete the online form or contact us.To find out more, contact Diane at 608-259-1606 ext. 218 or via email.
Resources available to help your church share a life-affirming message in a compassionate and loving way:
Contact us today to be included in our YEAR long observance.
Request Speaker or Materials for Your Church
Baby Bottle Campaign
You Can Save and Change a Life
What is it? Care Net's Baby Bottle Campaign is a fun and easy way for churches and groups to join us in transforming and saving vulnerable lives in our community!
How do I participate? Many area churches and a few schools and community organizations partner with us by distributing empty baby bottles to people just like you! Even small groups or local businesses can participate. Individuals and families take a bottle home, fill it with coins, cash or a check and return it at the end of the campaign. Your spare change brings help and hope for the moms, dads and babies we serve.
The Baby Bottle Campaign is a fun way for the whole family to get involved in making an eternal difference in the lives of others! Kids love to help fill the bottles and it’s a great way for them to help the next generation.
The Baby Bottle Campaign is simple to administer and we’ll provide you with everything you need! If you’d like a guest speaker to help promote this campaign, click here.
How do I know if my church or organization is participating? Contact Diane, Church Outreach Coordinator or by phone at 608-259-1606 ext. 218.
She can help you bring the Baby Bottle Campaign to your church, school, club or business!
Thank you to our 2017 Baby Bottle Campaign Sponsors:
Champion Sponsor: Pellitteri Waste Systems
Protector Sponsor: Chick-fil-A, Cool Beans Coffee Cafe and McFarland State Bank
Advocate Sponsors: In Business Magazine, Marysville Marine Distributors and Mille Lacs Foods
Generations of Faith: Telling the Story
Care Net's Annual Fundraising Banquet
Our heartfelt thanks go out to the nearly 500 people, from over 40 churches, who attended the Generations of Faith Annual Fundraising Banquet on November 2.
Two courageous moms who shared their journeys of faith were a highlight of the evening. One shared how she had gone from jail, to a shelter to The Elizabeth House and now finally – she is on her own. She said, “God was waiting for me to find my way to Him. I wondered, how could someone love and accept me after the horrible things I had done? But God did.”
And so did our audience! Nearly every attendee was moved by both women’s powerful testimonies. Guests rejoiced as each mom introduced us to her son or daughter -- two special people who are alive today because of their moms' decisions to choose life.
A former patient and new mom gave a heartfelt thanks to all the supporters of Care Net and First Care Clinic. “To everyone who contributes something so that First Care Clinic can open its doors each day and help women who need it, my little munchkin and I thank you.”
Liz Osborn shared how God has been faithful through the years, providing for the ministry time and time again. She invited the audience to join us as we continue to expand our reach to men. She shared the exciting plans to add a Fatherhood Specialist to our staff, hopefully by the end of this year.
Keynote speaker, Kirk Walden, received glowing reviews from attendees. And he had rave reviews for Care Net. Having visited many pregnancy centers around the country, he said Care Net Pregnancy Center of Dane County is a “top notch” center that others could look to as a model.
“We need to be the first choice - so the second choice goes away,” said Kirk. He offered encouraging statistics showing the rising number of pregnancy centers and the declining numbers of abortion clinics.
Thanks to the generosity of our underwriting sponsors every dollar raised the night of the banquet will go directly toward saving and changing lives. Kirk reminded us, “God still uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.” Clearly He does. Ordinary people, moved on behalf of the women, men and babies God brings our way, helped us raise over $277,000 in gifts, pledges and monthly commitments for the next year! That’s about 35% of our annual operating budget. We are most grateful.
“We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, His power, and the wonders He has done. So the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.” -- Psalm 73: 4b,6
Care Net extends our thanks to the following individuals and businesses who have generously provided funds to cover the cost of our banquet:Protector Sponsor ($10,000 & up)
Collective gift from individuals of Care Net's Board of Directors
Defender Sponsors ($5,000 & up)
Mille Lacs Foods
Advocate Sponsors ($1,000-4,999)
Capital Auto Clinic
Tom and Michele Pellitteri
Adesys IT Specialists