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OCTOBER 30, 2009

PPL's GA work begins in YOUR local church session!
 
Volunteers from PPL have attended every General Assembly at their own expense for 30 years to provide a pro-life witness to commissioners and visitors at the Assembly..but we cannot change PC(USA) policy without YOU!

Overture path chartOur efforts to effect change at the denominational level, are impossible without pro-life overtures from local churches. You can make a difference in PC(USA) policy on life issues by using the overture process. PPL can help you do that. The chart on the right shows the path of an overture from session to General Assembly. PPL has drafts of sample overtures to help you get started.
 
Click here for more information on how to initiate an overture and to find sample overtures.
 
Adoption upholds marriage as the building block for parenting
This is the second in a series of six articles PPL will be posting to highlight Adoption Month in November. The series is reprinted from "Partakers of the Grace: Biblical Foundations for Adoption," written by June Ring and published by PPL in 1997.
 
God Designed Marriage!
We learn in the second chapter of Genesis that it was not good for Adam to be alone. Adam's aloneness is the only thing that God finds "not good" before the fall. God ordained marriage between a man and a woman to remedy this situation. Neither animals nor another man were given to Adam as the suitable helper; Adam is to "cleave" or cling faithfully to his wife. Thus, God ordained monogamous heterosexual marriage from the very beginning. This covenant of leaving, cleaving and becoming one flesh (in that order) was established before the fall. To read the full article click here. If you missed the first article last week, go here.
 
Don't forget to check out PPL's materials for Adoption Month (November). You will find lots of resources on our website.
 
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Donations to PPL are very low this year. Like many non-profit organizations we have been negatively affected by the economy. Churches typically provide half of PPL's support and many of those who include PPL in their mission budgets have found it necessary to reduce their mission donations to PPL this year. If you are able, please help us meet our monthly and program expenses by giving generously!
 

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Is your church looking for a new Bible Study?  

PPL will premiere Pregnant Women of the Bible in 2010. This exciting study views the promises and character of God through the lens of the pregnancy stories in Old and New Testament.

Look for more information in the near future!

I hope you find these materials helpful in your own efforts to turn hearts in the PC(USA) toward the Biblical model of cherishing every human life. Above all remember to pray for the preservation of human life and for an end to abortion.

Yours in Christ for Life, 

Marie Bowen, Executive Director
II Cor. 4:5
"For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord."
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