Once again it’s that time of year that kid’s look forward to and some parents dread: Summer vacation! That also means that it’s time for our annual Vacation Bible School, and I want to extend a personal invitation to the children in your household.
As we get closer to the start of another school year, I wanted to send this note to all of the parents who attend (NAME OF CHURCH).
Please rest assured that we are praying for you during this challenging time in our Nation and World. If someone had said just a few short years ago that we would be facing the challenges we see, we wouldn't have believed them.
Parents like you are probably struggling with what School is going to look like, as even now, there is not much clarity from those in leadership. These decisions made by others also impact employment options for many families, as well as just the opportunity to have family time together in the evenings.
As we look forward to the start of another school year, without a doubt, this is far different than any other year! You are already well acquainted with the events of the past few months.
I would love to be able to “snap my fingers” and fix it all, of course, I can't do that. Yet, let me take a moment to assure you that we here at (NAME OF CHURCH) will be praying for you as you start the year!
While things can be quite discouraging right now, I would encourage you to take some time each day, even if it's a few moments in the morning to read some scripture and pray about the day.
Sanctity of Life Sunday is on (DATE), and this year we will be dedicating time during the morning service for this essential day.
On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. (January 22, 1973, was the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states.) Churches around the United States use the day to celebrate God's gift of life, commemorate the many lives lost to abortion, and commit themselves to protect human life at every stage.
Churches continue to recognize the third Sunday of January each year as National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.