This January, the 2019 March for Life will continue to play a critical role in building a culture of life in our great nation. Unending shifts in our culture, both morally and politically, and recent revelations about the strategies and practices of Planned Parenthood have given us an incessant sense of urgency to stand up for life once again. The results of our recent mid-term elections reveal this sobering fact and March for Life Action President Tom McClusky recently shared his analysis of the new divided Congress:
“No pro-life protection will be safe with the Democrats now in control of the House and the Republicans will need to play constant defense… And all the great things this administration has done for the cause of life, from reducing the U.S. taxpayer dollars going to foreign abortion entities to proposing new Title X rules protecting the unborn,
will be under fire."
Our elected leaders pledged to uphold the Hyde Amendment and to appoint pro-life Supreme Court Justices. As we all now know, Justice Kavanaugh has indeed been appointed. This is truly an answer to prayer, including our prayers offered each year during the March For Life. With President Donald Trump’s enduring pro-life posture, and the appointment of Justice Kavanaugh, we are optimistic with respect to Pro-Life issues, and specifically, the overturning of Woe vs. Wade. We encourage CCGF congregants to take advantage of this unique, can’t-miss opportunity to witness for life in a tangible way and join hundreds of thousands of others in our nation’s capital this year’s March For Life on Friday, January 18th.
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We believe that the Church is called, “for such a time as this,” to stand with the suffering and the perishing, with a united voice to call upon our government to stop the taking of innocent life from the place where it should be most protected - its own mother's womb. Since its inception, Roe v. Wade has seen more than 60 million Americans systematically removed from our midst. This great tragedy is certainly one that we dare not remain silent about before a just God. The 2019 March for Life is an appropriate means through which we can make our voices heard as we join with hundreds of thousands in a peaceful but powerful protest to declare unequivocally that no matter how long it takes, [PB1] we will stand for the voiceless. Please plan now, register today and commit to joining us as we stand, march and pray for those who cannot.
The March for Life will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019.
Christ Church will once again be travelling to Washington, DC, for the annual March for Life. If this event is new to you, the March offers a rare opportunity to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with hundreds of thousands of fellow citizens, as we take a visibly powerful stand for the sanctity of human life. If you have children, the March for Life provides a tremendous real-life lesson in civic privilege and responsibility!
We will gather inside our Christ Church Minton Commons for “check in” between 6:00 and 6:15 am on Friday, January 18th. Our bus will depart promptly at 6:30 am. We expect to return to Christ Church at approximately 10:30 pm. Please check the weather forecast for the Washington DC area and dress accordingly; comfortable shoes are a must as you will be on your feet for about 3-4 hours.
The bus will only make 15-minute comfort stops for bathroom breaks and to stretch. Please pack sufficient lunch/dinner items and snacks to eat on the bus. If you would like to purchase dinner for the way home, you may do so at the Air and Space Museum cafe, where we will meet at the end of the March, prior to boarding the bus for the trip home. Again, all meals will be eaten on the bus.
This year’s cost is just $35 per person, and includes A colorful cap, water and light snacks.
There is a special student rate of $15 per student. Scholarships are available, so please don't let cost be a hindrance to your attendance. Also, a maximum rate for larger families is offered when you register.
If you are an adult, please use the registration form below. Once your online registration has been completed, you will receive an email containing instructions for our day together. Please save these for future reference.
If you are a student, you must get a signed permission form. Student registrants must turn in completed permission forms with payment to Pastor Doug Raraigh (firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-741-4900, ext.159)