Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia offers and promotes various training sessions, meetings and outreach events to help people become better educated and more aware of the pro-life message.
9/19 – HOPE PREGNANCY CENTER PHILADELPHIA’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY BANQUET
HOPE Pregnancy Center Philadelphia invites you to attend their 10th Anniversary Banquet on Thursday, September 19 at 6:30pm at Drexelbrook Special Events Center (4700 Drexelbrook Drive, Drexel Hill, PA 19026). Dr. Alveda King (Priests for Life, pro-life activist, author, former member of the Georgia House of Representatives, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) will be the keynote speaker for this special evening. For more information, call 267-546-3600.
9/20-9/22 – RACHEL’S VINEYARD RETREATS (ENGLISH AND POLISH LANGUAGES)
Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries is hosting two weekend retreats on Friday, September 20-Sunday, September 22 at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa (654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901). One retreat will be offered in the English language, while the other retreat will be offered in the Polish language. These two retreats are for people who have been touched by the loss of a child to abortion (not just for mothers and fathers who have lost a child to abortion, but also for grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and even those who have participated in the abortion industry). It is an extraordinary opportunity to help you grieve your loss and to understand and release the deep feelings of anger, shame, guilt and grief that frequently accompany an abortion experience. It will help your soul to find a voice and transform the pain of the past into hope. To register for the English retreat, contact Evelyn at (215) 317-5752 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for the Polish retreat, contact Daria at (201) 754-8201 or email@example.com. All information is confidential.
9/21 – ABBEYFEST
Join the 6th Annual AbbeyFest: Faith, Music & Family Festival on Saturday, September 21 from 12:00pm-9:30pm at Daylesford Abbey (220 S. Valley Road, Paoli, PA 19301). Matt Maher returns to perform, as well as Mac Powell, Fr. Rob Galea, Joe Melendrez, and Hannah Schaefer. Click here to visit AbbeyFest’s official website and to order your tickets. Are you able to spend 2 hours of time spreading the pro-life message at the Pro-Life Union’s vendor table? Help out for 2 hours and you’ll receive one FREE ticket to AbbeyFest! Contact Tom Stevens, president and CEO, at 215-885-8150 (office number) or email him with the time frame you’ll be able to help.
9/25-11/3 – 40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN
Mark your calendars! The next 40 Days for Life campaign will run from Wednesday, September 25-Sunday, November 3, 2019. Click here to visit the official 40 Days for Life website, or click here to view the Pro-Life Union’s 40 Days for Life web page to see Greater Philadelphia region locations.
9/26 – ON-LINE SUPPORT GROUP FOR ADULT CHILDREN OF DIVORCE/SEPARATION
St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation holds an online support group for adult children of divorced and separated Catholics on the last Thursday of each month for one hour. The next one will take place on Thursday, September 26 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. The support group includes prayer, reflection, and sharing. This monthly session is attended by a Mercedarian friar and the director of St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation. To join the on-line support group, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the event link. For more information about the support group and St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation, click here to visit their website or call 215-870-9913.
9/27 – AN EVENING OF HOPE
Ever wonder how you can help women facing unexpected or difficult pregnancies to choose life? “An Evening of Hope” is a special event providing education, awareness, compassion, and transformation as we hear personal testimonies from women who have been helped by local pregnancy resource centers. Join us on Friday, September 27 at 6:30pm at The Crossing UMC (1895 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977). Click here to view and share this flyer, which includes an itinerary. Admission is FREE, but there will be the opportunity to donate to charitable organizations dedicated to saving lives and helping women in need. No pre-registration required.
9/28 – EVERY GOOD GIFT’S 3RD ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION
Every Good Gift will hold its 3rd Annual Silent Auction on Saturday, September 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at New Life Church (467 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038). Some of the available auction items include: sports tickets, restaurant gift cards, family fun at amusement parks, entertainment tickets, weekend in the Poconos, and much more. To RSVP and/or for more information, contact 215-429-3750 or email@example.com.
9/29 – RESPECT LIFE MONTH ARCHDIOCESAN CELEBRATION
All are welcome to attend the Philadelphia Archdiocese’s Respect Life Month Celebration on Sunday, September 29 beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. Join the Holy Hour for Life first at 5:15 p.m., led by the Sisters of Life, followed by Mass at 6:30 p.m. with Archbishop Chaput. After Mass, there will be opportunities to sign up for 40 Days for Life locations, dates and times.
10/1 – ON-LINE SUPPORT GROUP FOR DIVORCED/SEPARATED CATHOLICS
St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation holds an online support group for divorced and separated Catholics on the first Tuesday of each month for one hour. The next one will take place on Tuesday, October 1 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. The support group includes prayer, reflection, and sharing. This monthly session is attended by a Mercedarian friar and the director of St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation. To join the on-line support group, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the event link. For more information about the support group and St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation, click here to visit their website or call 215-870-9913.
10/12 – “NEWBY SATURDAY” FOR SIDEWALK SERVANTS
Want to witness outside an abortion center when you know experienced Sidewalk Servants will also be present? The Pro-Life Union introduces “Newby Saturdays,” held the second Saturday of each month, for newer pro-lifers to learn by example, knowing they won’t be by themselves. “Newby Saturday” will be held on Saturday, October 12 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. outside Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust Streets. Click here to learn more details.
10/17 – ALPHACARE’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT: ROOTED & ESTABLISHED
You’re invited to AlphaCare’s Annual Fundraising Event: Rooted & Established on Thursday, October 17 for lunch and/or dinner. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. and Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Both are held at the Hilton City Avenue (4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131). Join in support and partnership of their mission to empower pregnant women and their families. Their clients will convey first hand stories of their journey through pregnancy. Speaker Josh Brahm (Equal Rights Institute) will share how relational apologetics can advance the truth of life’s value to cynics. For more information and ticket/sponsorship details, visit their event website at https://friendsofalphacare.org/banquet/. If you have any questions, contact Miriam Hurst at 215-735-6028 or email@example.com.
10/22 – THE GIANNA CENTER OF PHILADELPHIA’S FIRST ANNUAL GALA
On any given day, the Gianna Center of Philadelphia serves Main Line matrons, and immigrant mothers; married couples longing for a child, and young women facing crisis pregnancies alone; religious sisters managing menopause, and college students hungry for real answers instead of the band-aid solutions student health centers offer. Gianna Center patients are Catholic and Protestant, Gentile and Jew; old and young; black, white and brown. The opening of the Gianna Center is proof that Philadelphia is experiencing an extraordinary moment in pro-life history. The Gianna Center is here to help mothers anxious to set their teenaged-girls on a healthy and wholesome path to maturity, and other mothers who need progesterone therapy to keep their developing babies safe in the womb. To keep this momentum, their dedicated medical staff need the framework of a technical and administrative team so they can focus on our patients and ensure the sustainability of this apostolate. Please join The Gianna Center of Philadelphia for their First Annual Gala, which includes a cocktail reception and Awards Presentation, on Tuesday, October 22 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at The Union League of Philadelphia (140 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102). This special evening will honor Carl Anderson and the Knights of Columbus, The Missionary Sisters of Charity (Norristown), and Liz Parrish (Friends of FertilityCare). Black tie optional. If you have questions, contact Emily Rice at 844-204-0005 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to also visit and share their Facebook event page.
11/2 – SAVE A LIFE INTERNATIONAL’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BANQUET
All are invited to Save a Life International’s Annual Fundraising Banquet on Saturday, November 2 with seating starting at 6:00pm, followed by Dinner and Program at 6:30pm, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center (700 N. Cedar Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046). Enjoy an elegant dinner buffet, watch videos, and listen to a presentation that shows the incredible work accomplished through their life saving ministry. The banquet’s guest speaker will be Gene Ontjes, a pro-life advocate, owner of Black Bike Properties LLC and a Chick-fil-A franchise owner/operator. He is a recipient of the Symbol of Success Award and a presenter of the “SERVE” Leadership Module that provides training to business leaders around the world. To RSVP, call 215-760-1918 or register online at savealifeintl.org.
11/9 – “NEWBY SATURDAY” FOR SIDEWALK SERVANTS
Want to witness outside an abortion center when you know experienced Sidewalk Servants will also be present? The Pro-Life Union introduces “Newby Saturdays,” held the second Saturday of each month, for newer pro-lifers to learn by example, knowing they won’t be by themselves. “Newby Saturday” will be held on Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. outside Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust Streets. Click here to learn more details.
11/16 – LADIES LOVE LIFE CONFERENCE
Join the first local Philadelphia pro-life conference for women! Every day in Philadelphia and surrounding areas, we see mothers entering into abortion centers to end the lives of their children. We stand outside and offer blessing bags containing resources as “Sidewalk Servants” and there are always participants during 40 Days for Life campaigns, which definitely helps to save lives. What else can we do? How can we encounter these same women before they become pregnant? As we stand outside these centers of death, we also encounter women going in for pap smears, annual exams, STD testing. What if we could offer them care? Well we can! Join fellow pro-life women for the Ladies Love Life Conference on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9:00am-5:00pm at New Life Church (2680 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006). The goal of this conference is to engage, empower, and educate pro-life women in the local Philadelphia and tri-state area. When we learn how to help, we can spread the good news and step into action locally where our talents are best used.
Ticket Price: Student rate (women ages 25 and younger) ticket is FREE. Adult rate (women 26 and older) ticket is $30.00.
To order tickets for yourself, or to sponsor tickets for someone else for the conference, click here to visit the conference website.
To become a vendor or an official sponsor of the Ladies Love Life Conference: Inform us of your desired donation by emailing ladieslovelifeconference@
Dr. Monique Ruberu’s private Natural Women’s Health Office (Meadowbrook, PA) is willing to give a loving home to these women. When we encounter them outside abortion centers, we can connect them to this office and offer them free visits in a beautiful relaxing environment. Here they will be introduced to sexual integrity, natural family planning, NAPRO technology and love.
In order to pay for the co-pays, office visits, and medical testing of these women, we are praying for donations and sponsorship of our Ladies Love Life Conference. We have partnered with Pastor Bill Devlin and the REDEEM organization at the moment in order to collect tax deductible donations and large contributions for this project.
Here’s how you can financially support this cause: To make a donation, please make check to REDEEM! And place “Ladies Love Life fund” in the memo line. All checks can be mailed to REDEEM!, P.O. Box 37, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006-0037.
11/24 – STAND UP FOR LIFE DINNER
Join the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia’s 38th Annual Stand Up For Life Dinner on Sunday, November 24 at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel Sheraton. Cocktail hour begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Rachel Guy, a “Medical Miracle” who survived despite some doctors recommending abortion to her parents, and is now a young pro-life advocate. Tickets, sponsorship and more information is available on our Stand Up For Life Dinner page.
12/14 – “NEWBY SATURDAY” FOR SIDEWALK SERVANTS
Want to witness outside an abortion center when you know experienced Sidewalk Servants will also be present? The Pro-Life Union introduces “Newby Saturdays,” held the second Saturday of each month, for newer pro-lifers to learn by example, knowing they won’t be by themselves. “Newby Saturday” will be held on Saturday, December 14 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. outside Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust Streets. Click here to learn more details.
5/18/2020 – PENNSYLVANIA MARCH FOR LIFE
Mark Your Calendars! Join fellows Pennsylvanians at the Pennsylvania March for Life on Monday, May 18 from 11:00am-1:00pm in Harrisburg at the State Capitol. Sponsored by the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, Pennsylvania Family Council, and Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. More information can be found online at PAMarchforLife.org. View and share their Facebook event page with others!