We have a few annual events that allow everyone to engage in the cause of life in our communities!
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January – Sanctity of Human Life (SOHL) Month
Download, print, or request our FREE SOHL (Sanctity of Human Life Materials)
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 as well as a speaker for your church or group during any service and/or mid-week meetings
SOHL Bulletin Insert/Flier- a 2-per-page, double sided color document.
There are 2 to choose. Both have the same info but have different pictures on the front.
Print them or let us know how many you’d like about a week in advance by contacting us at CorpAA@GraceHousePRC.org or 386-943-4004.
Sanctity of Life Video – our 2.25 minute video is free for you to use. Click HERE to watch or stream.
Candlelight Prayer Vigil – January 22nd 7-8pm at DeLand (Volusia County’s seat) Courthouse Steps- 101 N Alabama Avenue, DeLand, FL
In remembrance of those lost to abortion, we meet on the on the Roe v Wade anniversary. We hear a short message, maybe a song, maybe a poem, see the baby shoes display, & pray together. Many come for this who’ve chosen abortion & regret it. Some come to honor those lost to them. Many come to stand for life. Please join us to remember them.
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. See above for our free materials.
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.
Annual LIFE Gala
People who care about LIFE and young adults facing crisis unite in one accord for this annual fundraiser dinner. We show what God is doing through this mission and tell how to partner with us to help the vulnerable unborn as well as the moms and dads facing unplanned pregnancies. Each year we seek businesses, churches, groups, and individuals to help sponsor the event in order to lead the way for others who may be unsure about supporting our mission.
We offer tables to our sponsors, volunteers, staff, financial givers, in-kind donors, and church Ambassadors to host and bring people who may have the heart and ability to engage with our mission! No extra funds are needed BUT If you have the ability and heart to help sponsor the event, that is ever better!
During the evening we experience dinner and sweet fellowship, a ministry update, an inspirational speaker, sometimes music, and get the opportunity to become a LIFE SUPPORTER! This event helps to supply the funding our centers need to stay open to offer life and the Gospel!
If you’re already a supporter, we want you there! It would bless us more than you know if you could be there and renew your pledge of support for the coming year. Giving an extra amount that night, above what you already give, is not necessary.
If you haven’t been to our banquet/gala in a while, please come! You’ll be blessed to see how OUR FAMILY HAS grown.
If you’re not that familiar with us but would like to meet our entire family and learn more, please come. We want you to be a part!
We are hoping to have 720 people there that night for the cause of LIFE so we need your help to make this our biggest and best event ever!
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS, IT’S FREE TO ATTEND!
A FINANCIAL APPEAL WILL BE DONE DURING THE PROGRAM.
Our Keynote Speaker – TBA
WE NEED CHURCHES, GROUPS, BUSINESSES, & INDIVIDUALS TO HELP SPONSOR THIS EVENT! Maybe you or someone you know will help?
Impact people for good & get marketing perks to our 2200 email friends & 6500 mail recipients!
Ways you can help are:
- Sponsor– give so that the event expenses are paid for up front. This allows guests to come free of charge & inspires guests to give generously. See link to details above.
- Host – invite family, church family, & friends to sit with you at your table (or tables) of 8!
- Attend– be there. Bring a friend or two or three if you’d like. Plan to give!
The BEST way to help is to do all 3 ~ Sponsor/Host/Attend.
Bus ride to the Gala
Maybe you don’t like to drive at night but you’d like to be with us at the Gala. We want to make sure we’ll have enough interest in this. You can sign up for the bus ride during your online registration (it’s easy), reply to this email, or call us at 386-943-4004. Here’s how it will work. It will be free & donations, for the ride, will be accepted. The bus will pick up riders at 5:30pm at First Assembly Church Parking Lot (551 S Kepler Rd, DeLand). It will then pick up riders in New Smyrna Beach (TBA) between 6 & 6:15pm & head to the Ocean Center to arrive before 7pm. After the event, the bus & riders will depart from the Ocean Center at 9:30, stopping to return riders to NSB & then to First Assembly. If this is what you need to get there, please sign up! Even if we don’t have enough riders to warrant a charter bus, we believe we can make a safe way to get you there & back. Sign-up for the bus by 4/17.
Table hosts, you don’t need to have all your guests’ names when you register.
RSVP BY 4/17!
If you would like printed materials, let us know how many you’d like by emailing email@example.com or calling 943-4004. We will make those available for you to pick up or mail them to you.
We’re getting there!
Help Fulfill Nathan’s Dream
to pay off our DeLand mortgage!
Click HERE to read their amazing story.
Nathan was a young man who died too young.
His widow, Heather gave us a legacy gift so other could match it to pay off the DeLand mortgage.
Will you partner with them & give a matching gift?
If so, click HERE.
Run/Walk/Bike for LIFE!
Virtual Event ~ any time, any place during the month of October that works for you, your class or group, or your church during the month of October.
We need Superheroes to raise funds & help moms & dads facing unexpected pregnancies & their babies!
Be a part of literally “running or walking out” our belief that the unborn deserves our protection & that moms & dads facing crisis pregnancies need our support & God’s love!
This event allows everyone, young & old, to DO something for the cause of life!
Run, walk or bike as far as you like!
Be a hero, serve others & get fit!
T-SHIRTS are free for those who raise $200 & up OR buy one for $20.
MEDALS for all who raise funds!
PRIZES for top fundraisers!
(see pictures below)
You register & then get collect flat-amount sponsorships or raise funds any way you like!
Get a team together if you’d like!
Your team could be your family, the folks at your church, group, Bible Study, business, neighborhood, etc! You can get creative! Have a team theme & dress it up! Then get ready to put your faith into action!
Be a leader for the moms, dads, & babies!
Promotional Documents can be printed from this site or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, about a week before they’re needed, & we’ll print them for you.
- Letter-sized Poster
- 1/2 sheet Insert/Flier – 2 per page (landscape)
- 1/2 sheet Insert/Flier to personalize for your Church or group – 2 per page (landscape)
- Bulletin Announcement/Press Release
- Pictures can be copied from this site
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!
- 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!
Mortgage Payoff Campaigns
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 also purchased a building for our New Smyrna Beach Center!
Maybe you can help us pay one of our building mortgages?
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.