Many churches across the United States will observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday on Jan. 15, and Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption Services has released a video that churches can show to let their congregations know that every life matters to God.
President Ronald Reagan first issued a National Sanctity of Human Life Day decree in 1984 for “citizens of this blessed land to gather on that day in homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life, and to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of every human being and the sanctity of each human life,” and through the rest of his presidency, he continued the designation for the third Sunday of January. Thousands of churches continue the observance with Sanctity of Human Life Sunday each year.
Oklahoma City-based Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption Services was founded in 1900 and has helped more than 12,000 expectant parents, and more than 5,500 families have been created through adoption. The organization provides counseling, direction and resources for pregnant mothers and families seeking adoption. It also provides birth parents and adoptees with assistance through adoption reunions. Deaconess is an affiliated ministry of the Butterfield Memorial Foundation and a member of the Free Methodist Church – USA Association of Human Service Ministries.
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