Change for Life is our annual fundraiser which allows local churches from all over the Sauk Valley to band together to gather the resources necessary to erase abortion from our community.

This year’s Change for Life campaign will kick-off on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, January 17th and wrap up on Sunday, February 21st. Baby bottles will be passed out at local churches to be taken home, filled with change, returned to church, and then used by Hope Life Center to save lives.

Four ways for you to participate . . .

  1. Pick up a bottle at your church on Sunday January 17th, take it home, fill it with loose change (we accept bills and checks too!), and return it to church by February 21st. Call us at 815-625-5300 to arrange to pick up and drop off a bottle if your church doesn’t have any available for you.
  2. Would you like to participate virtually? No problem, we still have a way for you to give. You can make an online donation here.
  3. Pray for abortion to be erased from our community. Use your bottle as a reminder to pray.
  4. Head up this event for your church. Contact Carol at 815-625-5300 or carol@hlcil.org for more details.

About Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SOHLS)

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation establishing a National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. It was to be a day set apart to focus on he intrinsic value of human life and the fundamental right to life, as recognized by the American Founding Fathers.

Since then, SOHLS has been held on the Sunday in January that falls closest to the day on which the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions were handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court on January 22, 1973.

SOHLS for Sauk Valley Churches

At Hope Life Center we work hard every day to erase abortion from the Sauk Valley, and it’s working. We’ve seen 100 lives saved so far this year, compared to 52 lives saved by this point last year. Our efforts bear even more fruit when coupled with the efforts of our local churches: the greatest tangible forces for righteousness and life in our community.

The most effective way for you to join us in our work to turn our culture from death to life is not to support us financially but to speak authoritatively on the Biblical truths surrounding the issues of life:

    • God is the Author of Life and as such possess the exclusive right to give and take life.
    • Every human life bears the image of God and is therefore worthy of nurture and protection.
    • God’s wisdom and provision is freely offered to men and women experiencing crisis pregnancy.
    • There is forgiveness in Christ for those with abortion in their past.

Get your church signed up

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Email any questions to

carol@hlcil.org.

If you would like to expand your church’s celebration of the Sanctity of Life beyond the sermon, we have several opportunities for you to do that:

  • Put our 2021 SOHLS bulletin insert in your church bulletin.
  • Participate in our Change for Life Fundraiser.
  • Invite a speaker from Hope Life Center to do a presentation in your church service. We’ll share who we are, what we do, and how individuals in your church can be a part of saving lives in our community.
  • Take a special offering for Hope Life Center.
  • Most importantly, preach a sermon on the sanctity of human life on January 17th.

Contact Carol at 815-625-5300 or carol@hlcil.org to find out more details about participating in SOHLS 2020 or click here to fill out a form.

“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction.” 2 Timothy 4:2