We have a few annual events that allow everyone to engage in the cause of life in our communities! Please allow us to keep you informed by joining our monthly EMAIL UPDATES by using the form at right.
Annual Run/Walk for LIFE- mid-late October
Our 2017 Run/Walk is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 21st at 9am.
Join us as we literally “run & walk out” our belief that the unborn deserves our protection & that moms & dads facing crisis pregnancies need our support & God’s love!
This Saturday morning event allows everyone, young & old, to put feet to our faith & DO something for the cause of life! You can run a 5K or walk as long or as short as you like!
BABY BOTTLE FUNDRAISERS
Your church or group can do a FUNdraiser anytime to help the moms, dads, & babies! Simply give out our baby bottles & then collect them on your desired date!
Great times to do this are:
- During Sanctity of Life Month (January)
- Valentines Day
- During Easter Season
- During VBS
- During missions emphasis
- Between Mother’s Day & Father’s Day
- After Thanksgiving & before Christmas
Any time is a great time for a Baby Bottle Fundraiser! Your event may last as long as you choose.
Get more info on doing a Baby Bottle Fundraiser – HERE!
We purchased 336 N. Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, in May of 2015 & we need your help to get it paid off by May 2020! Give online or send us a check & note “building fund”.
We believe God is calling us to MOVE our Edgewater Center to New Smyrna Beach! Maybe you can help us fund this so that many more young people who need us can find our help!
We got a generous, extra donation from one of our monthly donors. As he wrote his check, he told us that 12 years ago his daughter was planning to abort without mentioning it to her parents. She came to Grace House & instead she made a decision to place her baby for adoption. The donor cried as he wrote his check out, saying that he is so thankful for Grace House because his grandson is alive & being raised in a strong Christian home. They get updates & pictures regularly about their grandson.
January – Sanctity of Human Life Month
Each January we offer great materials to promote a culture of life & highlight God’s work through the mission of Grace House! We offer free bulletin inserts, videos and/or speakers during the month for Sunday and/or mid-week church services or for small groups.
More information about SOHL Sunday
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation establishing a National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SOHLS), a day set apart to focus on the intrinsic value of human life and the fundamental right to life, as recognized by the American Founding Fathers. Since then, SOHLS is held on the Sunday in January that falls closest to the day on which the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions were handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court on January 22, 1973.
During the times we live in, it is especially important to be a voice for the unborn by proclaiming God’s truth and the love of Jesus Christ to women facing unplanned pregnancies and their families. We invite you to join with us in a special day to promote the immeasurable value and importance of every life.
You can observe SOHLS on any Sunday in January. Typically, churches choose the Sunday before or after the January 22 anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Inspire a culture of life in your congregation by using whatever SOHLS materials that work best for your church.
Materials are available from many sources, but Grace House offers our quality items~with info about our own community~to you at no cost, as a part of our ministry to our community. Our printed materials & videos bring awareness to the reality of abortion still present in our communities and highlight the life-saving work being done at our local pregnancy centers.
Pastors, teachers, please use our Online Resources page to find sermon helps, statistics, etc.
Should churches observe Sanctity of Life Sunday? It’s an important question.
Read this article by R.C. Sproul Jr.
We also meet on the DeLand (county seat) Courthouse steps on 1/22 at 6pm (most years) for the Candlelight Prayer Vigil where we hear a short message, maybe a song, see the baby shoes display, & pray together. Many come for this one hour event who’ve chosen abortion & regret it. Many come to stand for life. Please join us to honor the little ones lost & the one(s) you lost.
Annual LIFE Gala – April 25, 2017
People who care about LIFE & young adults facing crisis unite in one accord for this annual fundraiser dinner. We show what God is doing through this mission & tell how to partner with us to help the vulnerable unborn as well as the moms & dads facing unplanned pregnancies. Each year we seek business, churches, groups, & individuals to underwrite the event in order to lead the way for others who may be unsure about supporting our mission. We invite our underwriters & closest friends to hosts tables & bring people who may have the heart & ability to be LIFE supporters! During the evening we experience dinner & sweet fellowship, a ministry update, an inspirational speaker, sometimes music, & get the opportunity to become a LIFE SUPPORTER! This event helps to supply the funding our centers need to stay open to offer life & the Gospel!