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What is Sanctity of Life Sunday?

This day is typically recognized every year during the third weekend in January. There are many ways to help birth mothers and adoptive families in our local community, and this day brings more awareness to that. This day is observed in many churches and it offers an opportunity to reflect, pray for the lives that have been lost, and focus on how our local community can support birth mothers in the future. 

When was the first ‘Sanctity of Life Sunday’ recognized?

On July 13th, 1984, President Ronald Regan proclaimed ‘National Sanctity of Human Life Day.’ 

What are some organizations and ministries that support the Sanctity of Life?

First URC supports several ministries that help mothers with crisis pregnancies, adoption agencies, and Salem Christian homes - a home for the intellectually disabled.  For more information on these ministries, please see ministries we support.

For 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.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
Ps. 139:13-16