Thursday: March for Life 2012 & Reformed Prayer Service Details

18 Apr 2012 Thursday: March for Life 2012 & Reformed Prayer Service Details

Check out the Facebook event page, with photos and videos and like it, invite friends and join! Also, check out these short, fun video trailers we put together to promote March for Life 2012:

“Action movie theme” promo
“Indiana Jones theme” promo
“Epic movie theme” promo

Finally, has someone told you that Christians shouldn’t protest? Or are you uncomfortable with the idea? Check out the PDF article linked below for counter-point.

** Mark your Calendars! The exciting National March for Life is now less than a month away (May 10) and we want you to join us for some Reformed political action in Ottawa!

Every year, thousands of people gather on Parliament Hill to protest the decriminalization of abortion in Canada at the National March for Life. This annual event is a great opportunity for Reformed Christians to join with Canadians of all ages and backgrounds, to stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Come, with family and friends, and join us! Through our presence on Parliament Hill, we can actively practice our office and calling as Prophet, Priest and King, declaring His will for our lives and for our society and “fighting with a free and good conscience against sin and the devil in this life.” (L.D. 12, Heidelberg Catechism) 
Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “But we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work? Proverbs 24:11-12
 
Reformed Pro-Life Prayer Service and Training Session
Before hitting the Hill to hear politicians, religious leaders and activists speak in defense of life and to rally together with thousands of others for the preborn children, ARPA Canada is partnering with Jubilee Church of Ottawa to host a Reformed Prayer Service and political action session. The Prayer Service will properly humble us before the God of Life, pleading on the Giver of Life to turn this Nation back to Him and to end the savagery of abortion. We will also thank and praise Him in word, song and prayer for His gift of Life. With a solid basis in prayer and scripture, we can be properly equipped to move forward.
The second hour will be spent learning in a fun and interactive way the very easy and step-by-step logical defense against the so-called “right to choose”. Easily mastered, the pro-life arguments can be employed during the March and in the coming year.
We will also have Mike Schouten, director of a new campaign called PreBorn Human Rights, present to give us practical and timely pointers on how we can take this excitement and enthusiasm for the cause and put it to good and effective work once we return home.
An Event that is Truly for Everyone!
The theme for the March this year is, Abortion Hurts Everyone! It does. It hurts mothers, children, fathers, families, society, culture. And so this event is for everyone! Are you looking for an excuse to get away with your children for a short spring vacation? Come to Ottawa for the March!
Unlike certain Pride Parades which are dubbed “family friendly” events, the March for Life truly is a family affair. Thousands of mothers attend with their friends and their children. Consider calling up your friends and arranging a get-away. Ottawa is a beautiful city with tons to see. Boasting an incredible number of museums, parks, historic buildings and… shopping centres… it’s the perfect place to visit for students or moms!
Itinerary

10:00 a.m. – Reformed Prayer Service co-hosted by Jubilee Church at the First Baptist Church (140 Laurier Ave. West at the corner of Elgin Street), just blocks from Parliament Hill

10:45 a.m. – Pro-life celebration and apologetics training

11:15 a.m. – Keeping the political momentum going – Mike Schouten, director PreBorn Human Rights

11:45 a.m. – paper bag lunches distributed and departure for Parliament Hill rally (the rally and march are sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition (CLC))

1:30 p.m. – MARCH through downtown Ottawa

2:45 p.m. – Silent No More Awareness Campaign: post-abortive women tell their story on Parliament Hill

To view a promotional video of this event, click here.

Please contact your local ARPA group or Roots Youth if you are looking for car-pooling or other transportation options. In the alternative, there are coach buses leaving from all over Ontario for the March for Life, which can be accessed here. If you are from outside Ontario, you are still most welcome to join us! Please also find a printable poster linked to this article. We encourage you to print it and share with as many friends and family as possible. We look forward to welcoming you to Ottawa in May!

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