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September 28, 2013

Tim Tebow’s mom to speak here next month

NEW CASTLE — Local pro-life supporters will get a chance to share their beliefs Oct. 6 when Life Chain returns to Lawrence County.

Meanwhile, the mother of a former Heisman Trophy winner will get her turn to talk Oct. 24. That’s when Pam Tebow, whose son, Tim, starred at the University of Florida and enjoyed brief NFL stays in Denver, New York and New England, will speak at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Life Chain is a nationwide event that asks residents of communities across the country to line their streets for one hour, praying for an end to abortion and holding signs that bear pro-life messages.

Three Life Chain events are scheduled locally. Each starts at 2 p.m. Oct. 6.

In New Wilmington, participants should gather at the Huntington Bank parking lot, where Maple Grove Mennonite Church pastor Cheryl Vanatsky will lead prayer.

Ellwood City residents should rendezvous in the parking lot of McDonald’s. The Rev. Cliff Kauffman Pastor of Word Alive Church will lead prayer.

The New Castle Life Chain will fan out from Kennedy Square and will be preceded by a 1:30 p.m. Prayer for Life service on the square. The Rev. Kris Kauffman from Family Worship Center will lead in prayer.

All are welcome to take part in Life Chain, and anyone who cannot stand for an hour is invited to bring a chair.

According to Life Chain organizers, 56 million babies have been aborted since the procedure was legalized by the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

For more information, contact Fern Heckert at (724) 964-8293 or Karen Hamrick at (724) 652-4206. Both are members of the local chapter of People Concerned for The Unborn Child.

That organization also is encouraging people to attend an Oct. 24 fundraiser for Alpha Omega Centers in New Castle and Slippery Rock. The event will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at The Cathedral, and feature Pam Tebow as the speaker.

In 2010, Pam and Tim Tebow were in a Super Bowl commercial that celebrated family and life. The ad, according to a Barna survey, resulted in 5.5 million people “having cause to rethink their stand on abortion.”

Alpha Omega Center is a nonprofit, privately funded ministry that provides no-cost pregnancy testing, ultrasounds and medical consultation, abstinence education, parenting education and material assistance to Lawrence, Butler, and Mercer counties.

According to information provided by the centers, over 85 percent of young mothers who come to the clinics determined to have an abortion end up choosing life for their children.

To make banquet reservations, call Sarah Bower, Alpha Omega Center development director, at (724) 794-3325, extension 1401, or email her at sarah@alphaomegacenter.org. Reservatrions are due by Oct. 16.

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