On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. (January 22, 1973, was the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states.) Churches around the United States use the day to celebrate God’s gift of life, commemorate the many lives lost to abortion, and commit themselves to protecting human life at every stage. Today, the third Sunday in January is recognized as the official Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.
In addition to recognizing SOHL, our presiding Bishop, Dr. Doug Beacham, and many other IPHC leaders will meet in Washington, DC on January 22nd to participate in the March for Life Rally.
“Thousands upon thousands of Americans flock to the Nation’s Capital every year on January 22 to remember the more than 55 million Americans who have been lost to abortion. We march to remember the moms and dads who have suffered from the pain of abortion. We march with the vision of a culture of life, one where every child is welcomed into life, and protected by law.” marchforlife.org
There are many ways you can get involved this winter in Sanctity of Human Life.
1. SOHL Sunday - Make plans to recognize January 17th as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.
2. March for Life - Join the IPHC at March for Life at January 22nd. The Cornestone Conference is encouraging its ministers and members to support this important event. We will communicate more details as soon as they become available. Please contact the Cornerstone Conference Offices at 336-656-7936 for more information!
3. Support the Royal Home Ministries - The Cornerstone Conference supports Royal Home Ministries, the maternity, mothers & babies, adoption, and foster care arm of the Falcon Children’s Home in Falcon, North Carolina. Royal Home ministries is leading the way in the IPHC’s stand against abortion, giving young women an alternative choice. Please consider giving to Royal Home Ministries through: Physical Donations- donate clothing and other items that are needed often and send directly to Royal Home. You can download a list of most used commodities here Monetary Donations- donate funds through the Girl’s Ministries Baby Hope Club. “This outreach, sponsored by Girls’ Ministries, helps babies born to young women living in our International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) maternity home.The Baby Hope Club funds are given to the IPHC maternity home to purchase things for the babies like diapers, formula, bottles, toys, etc.” IPHC Girls’ Ministries
4. The 50 for Life Initiative gives you the opportunity to donate $50 for life and we will put your name on a banner that will be carried as Presiding Bishop Beacham and the IPHC / Cornerstone contingent march with thousands of others in the fight against abortion. To donate to the 50 For Life Initiative, please click on the following link: DONATE. For more information about March For Life 2016, please visit MARCH FOR LIFE 2016