That basic right to life, enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, is under broad assault. Today we must do all we can to dignify life on behalf of the unborn, elderly, embryonic stem cell research, children of disability, the sacred marriage covenant, and euthanasia.
National Sanctity of Human Life (SOHL) Sunday was instituted in 1983 by President Reagan and is honored on the Sunday 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. National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday will be celebrated on January 22, 2017, and at other times throughout the year.
What can I do to honor this event?
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is commemorated by thousands of churches and individuals who desire to take a stand for life. Pastors and teachers give special Sunday school lessons and sermons, some churches ring bells and others sponsor prayer and candle vigils. Some supporters participate in pro-life baby showers. Many Christians prayerfully petition the Lord for mercy and humbly fast that the fundamental right to life will be honored in conception and until natural death.
How can I partner with the PRC?
To highlight the sacredness of life, the Pregnancy Resource Center of the New River Valley partners in a nationwide campaign distributing bulletin inserts in local churches. If you would like to assist us in reaching your church, please call our Blacksburg office at 540-552-5556 or fill out the order form below to receive bulletin inserts and find out other ways you can participate.
You may contact us for SOHL inserts OR download the inserts using the link below and print them yourself:
- Sanctity of Human Life Bulletin Inserts (2 per page)
- Sanctity of Human Life powerpoint slide – option 1 to use during church services: Standard | Widescreen
- Sanctity of Human Life powerpoint slide – option 2 to use during church services: Standard | Widescreen
The PRC is also happy to send a representative from our organization to speak to your church or group about the sacredness of life and how it relates to our ministry. Presentations can last from 3-60 minutes, depending on your group and your requested purpose. Please call the Blacksburg office at 540-552-5556 or fill out the form below to request a speaker for your church’s Sanctity of Human Life commemoration.
Many churches also choose to participate in the PRC’s Baby Bottle Campaign in conjunction with their Sanctity of Human Life commemoration.
The following videos are available to show in your church (local New River Valley churches) on SOHL Sunday. These versions are previews. To obtain the high-resolution version to play during a church service, please contact the Blacksburg office at 540-552-5556.
Video by Focus on the Family.
Video created by HyperPixels Media.
Video created by Skit Guys.
Video by Seek First Media.