LIFESPAN WAYNE COUNTY/DOWNRIVER CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE MEMO: DECEMBER 2015

November 11, 2015

Hello, Everyone!

Enclosed you will find the December Church Notes.  Please note that Memorial Candles are coming up in January!

UPCOMING EVENTS, FUNDRAISERS AND OPPORTUNITIES, we hope that you can participate in some, if not all:

  • 2016 Entertainment Books: GREAT GIFT IDEA! The price has decreased from last year to $30 per set.  Each set includes the 2016 E-Book and 2016 Premier Dining Book.  If you have a smartphone, you can get additional savings. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can provide your registration number (on the cards) to your son/daughter, niece/nephew, grandchild, etc. and allow them to enjoy great savings right from their phone! This makes the Entertainment Books such a great thing—you (and maybe loved ones) get savings for places you are already going to and LIFESPAN raises some money to continue our work for LIFE!  Also, if your church would be willing to take 10 sets of books to sell on consignment, it would really help us.
  • LIFESPAN Christmas Cards are available!  Please find a weekend or two (or more!) to offer our cards to your faith community.  If you have never done this before, please consider giving it a try.  There is no cost to your faith community; all cards come to you “on consignment”.  It requires a few volunteers from your Respect Life committees, a couple of announcements in your church papers and one or two weekends after services.  We need everyone’s help as this is one of our biggest fundraisers.  Thank you to all who have been selling the cards in your churches—you are doing a great job and we really appreciate it!
  • Lights for Life: This is a great way to be a witness to LIFE and to also honor loved ones.  Be sure to pass on this special Christmas opportunity to remember a loved one!
  • Movement in Motion Bus Trip: The busses are filling up rapidly—if anyone is interest in going from your faith community, they need to call the office right away.  Please let your Youth Ministers know about this wonderful opportunity for youth who are in grades 8-12 and college.
  • LIFESPAN $10,000 Raffle: GREAT GIFT IDEA! Tickets are on sale NOW and will be sold until our Annual Dinner in May 2016.  Only 500 tickets will be sold!
  • Memorial candles: We are starting to wrap the candles for this year. Consider getting your youth group involved. They could use markers and write one pro-life fact on each bag!  Donations are collected at the churches and many reps have people (sometimes the youth group) stand at each door after masses to pass out candles and collect donations.  The memorial candles are lit around Metro Detroit on January 21st and/or January 22nd to memorialize all the babies lost to abortion since the Roe v. Wade Decision on January 22nd, 1973. Call our office and let us know that you will participate with the memorial candles!
  • LIFESPAN’s Resource Book: The book will again be updated and tons of current information will be added.  Make sure that your faith community gets an ad in early!  Also, this is a great time to get businesses that you frequent to take out an ad.  The donations for ads are fully tax-deductible, so make sure to let businesses know that they can still get another deduction for the 2015 tax year!  Our Resource Book is a valuable source of information and gets distributed throughout the Metro Detroit area, so it is a great place to advertise!

Thank you for all you are doing to spread the pro-life message!  May you have every blessing at Christmas and always!

Yours in LIFE,

Eileen Brandt

Director, Wayne County Chapter

Files included in this mailing:

12-15 WC 1 December Church Notes Church Representative Letter 111115 PDF

12-15 WC 1 December Church Notes Church Representative Letter 111115 Word

12-15 WC 2 Church Notes December 2015 PDF

12-15 WC 2 Church Notes December 2015 Word

12-15 WC 3 Candle Poster

12-15 WC 4 MAU Flier and Form 2015 111015