Celebrate Life

Will Sohnchen

Today is Celebrate Life Sunday.

As a church we believe that God is the Author and Creator of life.

The Bible says that when we were in our mother’s womb, God was involved in molding and shaping our life. As such, life is precious to God and He takes seriously any act that would seek to end that life. We also believe that God stands up for those who are most vulnerable, such as an unborn child in the womb of a mother. As a community of believers, we want to stand with God in the protection of the unborn, ensuring that they have a chance to experience the life that God has for them.

At present in Kelowna, more than 1,000 babies are aborted each year. We are thankful for groups in our city who are working on the front lines to protect the unborn and provide encouragement and help to men and women who have had or are considering having an abortion.

This morning, we are happy to have four such groups represented in our service. They are Kelowna Right to Life, Okanagan Valley Pregnancy Care Centre, Rachel’s Vineyard and Silent No More Awareness. Each of these groups will have a booth in the foyer. Please take time to stop by to receive information and share some words of encouragement with them.

Also, if you have ever had an abortion or are considering abortion as an option, we want you to know that you do not have to face these issues alone. Please take a copy of the resource sheet provided today. There is contact information for each of the groups who are represented this morning.

Always remember that you are loved.