2018 Annual Fall Fundraiser
Soon you will be receiving an invitation to our 15th Annual Fall Fundraising Banquet. We hope you join us on either Thursday, October 11th, at Redwood Valley Community Church or Friday, October 12th, at Grace Church in Kelseyville. Doors will open at 6:45pm and dinner will begin at 7pm followed by an inspiring and informative program.
After the last three years of litigation ended at the highest court of our nation in June, we are reminded daily in the media and on the other end of TCLC’s telephone line that the battle is far from over. Currently, Hawaii and Illinois continue to have their day in court on similar issues. Nations once pro-life are turning inside out to pro-abortion. Nevertheless, it continues to be TCLC’s mission to erase the need for abortion in Lake and Mendocino Counties by effectively serving pregnant, at-risk women by transforming their fear into confidence.
This is the reason why the body of Christ must Press On.
Several Christian businesses have generously underwritten this year’s banquets. Our dinner is complimentary, and we hope that you will encourage a friend (or friends) to join you! When you receive your invitation, there will be a RSVP card so you can choose your dinner entrée. There are three ways to RSVP. You can mail the RSVP card back to us. You can go online at tclcdonors.com or you can call Lesa at TLCL 463-0220. When you invite friends to join you, please make sure you let us know their dinner selection.
“…be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,
knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 15:58
You might ask, “Why should I come to the Banquet?”
First, we will be praising God for His most recent favor with the Supreme Court decision that allows us not to have to advertise abortion in our waiting room. There is much to be celebrated and thanksgiving to be offered to the One and Only.
Secondly, there will be a delicious dinner to be shared among friends. Over 30 churches between Lake and Mendocino Counties will be represented at this fundraiser! It is so delightful to fellowship with friends for Life!
Thirdly, you won’t want to miss the powerful and Life-impacting message from our guest speaker, Manny Pereira, Pastor of Trinity Bible Church in Morgan Hill. He is passionate about Jesus Christ and Life!!
From a young age, Manny has enjoyed and studied God’s creation. In fact, prior to God’s call on his life to ministry, Manny became a student of physics and earned two applied science degrees. After several years at the Almaden Research Center, he departed from the science and technology profession to pursue training in ministry.
We are confident that no one will want to miss his message as Pastor Manny encourages us to see Life through the eyes of our Maker. Recently, someone heard the staff discussing who the speaker would be for this year’s banquet, and when they heard, their response was, “No kidding! Wow! He is an incredible speaker! I heard him once in person and now I follow him on his podcasts. I’m coming for sure.”
We look forward to you joining us. Make sure you RSVP with your dinner selection by September 26th!
FROM NANCIE’S DESK
We have so much to be thankful for! In June, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that pregnancy medical clinics like ours cannot be mandated to advertise for abortion! I know many of you prayed along with us for this outcome and are thanking God with us for His favor!
We have another battle queuing up in our Golden State come November when we go to the polls to elect a new Governor of California. Friends, if you have been disappointed by politics or just tired of the craziness that we read about in the papers or on the internet or see on TV , we must get out and vote this election season. There really are two markedly different candidates. Their platforms are as diametrically opposed as the north is from the south. (See the box insert below.)
Maybe you haven’t even registered to vote because of your frustration. If the body of Christ steps up to the ballot box, there will be a great, long overdue change in California’s political landscape. So many have walked away from this precious right to vote, and I plead with you to get down to the Registrar’s office or call in for an application to be sent to your home. We must vote our biblical values this November.
On another note but in the same vein, I was reading about Senate Bill 320 recently. Do you know about this “deadly” bill? Here is an excerpt from SB 320, Section 1(i):
(i) It is the intent of the Legislature that public university student health centers make abortion by medication techniques as accessible and cost-effective for students as possible, and thus public university student health centers should treat abortion by medication techniques as a basic health service.
You read that correctly. If Senate Bill 320 becomes law, the UC and Cal State campuses may make RU-486 available to their students through the local student health center on campus. Two pills– the first kills the baby, the second produces contractions to expel the baby—possibly in a dorm room.
Please join us on October 11th or 12th at our fundraising banquets to learn more about how the body of Christ can, together, Press On, in a world that has forgotten its Creator.
Serving Him with you,
Political Party Platform Excerpts
Abortion – “The Constitution’s guarantee that no one can ‘be deprived of life, liberty or property’ deliberately echoes the Declaration of Independence’s proclamation that “all” are ‘endowed by their Creator’ with the inalienable right to life. Accordingly, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed.” (p.13)
Marriage – “…the cornerstone of the family is natural marriage, the union of one man and one woman.” “Our laws and our government’s regulations should recognize marriage as the union of one man and one woman…” (p.31)
Religious Liberty – “Ongoing attempts to compel individuals, businesses, and institutions of faith to transgress their beliefs are part of a misguided effort to undermine religion and drive it from the public square.” “We urge the repeal of the Johnson Amendment.” (p.11)
Abortion – “We believe unequivocally, like the majority of Americans, that every woman should have access to quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortions—regardless of where she lives, how much money she makes, or how she is insured.” (p.37)
Marriage – “Democrats applaud last year’s decision by the Supreme Court that recognized that LGBT people—like other Americans—have the right to marry the person they love.” (p.19)
Religious Liberty – “We support a progressive vision of religious freedom that respects pluralism and rejects the misuse of religion to discriminate.” (p.19)
This is not a “party” thing.
This is not a “political” thing.
This is a biblical thing. Vote your values!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
KEVIN THOMPSON – Chairperson | LISA PIERCE – Vice-Chairperson/Treasurer
CATHY HOYT – Secretary | NANCIE HANSEN – Member, Executive Director
NEW PATIENT STATS – 1/1 – 8/31
Online Requests: 24
Phone Calls: 97
Total Patients Arrived: 105
Actually Pregnant: 87
Abortion Vulnerable/Minded: 80
Confirmed Abortions: 3
Received the Lord: 6
WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP!
At the end of September, the mobile medical clinic driver for our Lakeport services will be stepping down. This means we need someone to take his place, be trained and out on the road by Tuesday, October 2nd.
The mobile clinic does not need a specially licensed driver, although experience in driving a motorhome is a must. The captain of our fleet will train you by allowing you to shadow him first. Then he will supervise a run before releasing you to “fly” solo.
The schedule would entail picking up the mobile on Tuesdays at its parking spot in Kelseyville and driving it to the High Street Mall in Lakeport by 11am. We serve until 4pm. Then you would return the mobile to its parking spot in Kelseyville.
It would be great if we had two people volunteer for this much needed position. That way they could share a schedule every other week.
Please call Nancie Hansen 463-0220 ASAP for more details. Your response will impact our continued services. We are praying for you!!
“The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” James 5:16