Sunday, August 23, 2015

Upcoming Pro-Life Events for Chester County, PA

From Paulette Matthews
Chester County Pro-Life Coalition 

  • Opening for the 40 Days for Life Campaign - September 23rd
  • Midway Event for 40 Day - Third Annual Baby Shower - October 3rd
  • 2nd Annual Memorial Cross Walk Through Downtown West Chester - November 1st



We have been invited to hold our 40 Days for Life Campaign Opening at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills. It will be an hour Prayer Service lead by Pastor Joseph Stigora.

Pastor Stigora has served as a Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church for 15 years. His wife, Wendy, oversees the church's pro-life team. Their pro-life activities include 40 Days for Life, March for Life in Washington, and supporting local crisis pregnancy centers. They are passionate advocates for adoption as they, themselves, are adoptive parents.

If you have not yet met Pastor Stigora, his wife and 5 children in front of PP, this is the perfect time to do so and to met many of the other participants of our prayer vigils whom we seldom see due to the campaign scheduling of our hours. Let us unite our hearts in Christ for another successful 40 Days Campaign both in West Chester and the other 250+ campaigns that will begin on Sept. 23rd with us. 

I will have 40 Days for life material available at the church for the campaign. Also, remember to sign up on for your daily devotionals and daily progress of this 17th National Campaign of 40 Days. 

Covenant Fellowship Church is located just behind Target and Home Depot on Route 1 & 322 at 1 Fellowship Drive, Glen Mills.



The fire storm that the employees of Planned Parenthood have wrought upon themselves by telling the truth, has placed them in the eye of the media more than we ever could. Our visible presence in front of PP is being noticed now more than ever and better understood. And how better to publicly demonstrate our love and caring for these women and children than having our baby shower again right in front of Planned Parenthood 8th S. Wayne and W. Market Sts.

On Saturday, October 3rd from 10 AM to 2 PM, Don and I will be walking with strollers in front of PP. Bring your stroller and walk with us and bring an item for the babies. 

Again, we will be supporting Chester County Women Services in West Chester and the Birthrights in both West Chester and Coatesville. 

You are encourage to use this event as another way to bring attention to the fact that October is Respect Life Month and if at all possible encourage your church and organizations to collect items for the babies and bring them down to PP with you. 

New and used clothing up to size 4 are welcomed. Larger size diapers are always in demand. Also Dollar Store baby items are a blessing. Those one dollar items are a great way to help children become involve in life saving activities for the unborn. Everyone likes buying baby gifts and it is doable for the children. Whatever the Holy Spirit encourages you to do, it is beyond appreciated by the three pregnancy centers. 

For every 1 Planned Parenthood, there are 51 crisis pregnancy centers. Only with God's blessing and our working together can a ratio like that be created.



Taking advantage of every opportunity to increase the awareness of the respect and dignity that the unborn and their mothers deserve, we will gather in the parking lot behind St. Agnes' Catholic Church, 233 W. Gay Street at 1:30 PM on Sunday, Nov 1st. There we will receive our white Memorial Cross to carry.

Thomas Ackerman, who practices the Messianic Jewish faith and attends a local Baptist church, will lead us in prayer so that we may walk in reverent silence reflecting on the injustices wrought on the unborn. 

Bill Wohlgemuth, President of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia, has made these 57 white Memorial Crosses available to us again. Each cross represents one million babies who have perished since the legalization of abortion in America. Also is carried the signs that informs the local area people that over 20,000 babies have died right in their community on Wayne St.since 1996.

On the steps of the old Court House, Pastor Don Britton of Stoneybank Community Church will reflect on the present issues of today and on our need to remain faithful to our public hours of prayer in front of Planned Parenthood. 

Your participation in this event last year made the walk a total success for the unborn. The unborn need your generous gift of your time again as we need over 60 people to participate to do the walk as well as we did it last year. The more people participating , the more signs that can be carried which reinforces the plight of the unborn.

The walk will culminate at the Knight's of Columbus Hall, 110 W. Market St. A light lunch will be served giving us time to fellowship and enjoy each other's company.

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