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A busy summer means lots of opportunities to help out at Care Net: work days, garage sale, 4th of July parades and the Chippewa County Fair
We are gearing up for a very busy summer here in the Eastern U.P. We truly enjoy getting out and interacting with those living in this area. This is important to being visible in our community and helping young women and men realize we are available to help.
Our summer begins with our 4th Annual Garage Sale here at the center. We are looking for many helping hands to set up Thursday, June 27 at 5:00 and work Friday, June 28 or Saturday June 29 for a few hours between 9 am and 4 pm. Most items will be for sale by donation, but some of the larger/more costly items will labeled with a suggested minimum donation. Please let us know if you can donate some time to help. Garage Sale Volunteer Form
July 4th we are hoping to participate in parades in Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace. Downtown Days takes place in the Sault on August 2nd and August 3rd. Then we will be at Lakerpalooza on August 23rd. Finally, we will be staffing a booth at the Chippewa County Fair from Tuesday, August 27th through Monday, September 2nd. At each event, we hand out brochures and printed materials to give potential clients an overview of our services, our hours, and our ministry. We are also looking for ways to attract interest in our booths. Therefore, we are looking for donations to enable us to purchase gift cards or similar items that appeal to potential clients. We would hold a drawing for these items for those that complete a survey.
The costs for these summer activities usually runs around $3000. This includes printing brochures, reservations for booths, handouts, and candy for the July 4th parades. Would you prayerfully consider partnering with us to spread the word that Care Net is here to help families with unexpected pregnancies and parenting information?
We are also looking for volunteers willing to represent our ministry at these events. I am including an information sheet about our volunteer need for the Chippewa County Fair. We are planning to have our booth staffed for at least 74 hours during the week of the fair and we need help covering those hours! If your church or organization would like to take responsibility for a block of time, I would be glad to come "train" at your location. Thank you in advance for any way you can help. Please be sure to stop by any of our booths or activities and introduce yourself. I am excited to meet more of you, our faithful supporters.
God Bless You,
Noel K. Rupprecht
We need a little help making Care Net look good! Join us June 15 for a quick refresh of our facilities.
- weeding the flower beds
- adding new plants
- laying new mulch
- priming and painting railings on front steps
- painting trim work
If you have tools to use for any of these projects, feel free to bring them along. If you have nothing but willing hands, bring them too! Many hands make light work.
Spring Banquet Summary, Thanks to Banquet Business Sponsors, Conference Planning, A Tough Winter, The Princess Bride Summary, Make a Joyful Noise, Did You Know?, ALIVE FROM NY, Medical Center Update, From Noel's Perspective, Needs List, Prayer List
BABY STEPS 5K RUN/WALK/CRAWL REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION
Join us Friday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the ministry God has given us to the women and men of the EUP. This great evening includes food, fellowship and an amazing speaker. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Care Net via email at email@example.com or by phone at 906-635-1103.
Join us Friday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the accomplishments of 2018 and look forward to what God has in store for 2019. This year's guest speaker is Evie West. Evie speaks from her experience as a former LA gang member and two-time teen mother who was faced with the decision to terminate her second unborn son. Through God's amazing grace, a story of intrigue, tough love and miracles, Evie's life is now a passionate picture of redemption and abundant life. Because she understands how one comes to a decision to abort a child and what it feels like to give birth and not take her baby home, she speaks with heartfelt compassion on pro-life issues.
The banquet will be held at Sault Wesleyan Church on Seymour Rd. in Sault Ste. Marie. Dinner for this evening is catered by Karl's Cuisine. It features Chicken Piccata and Fish.
Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Care Net via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 906-635-1103.
Invite friends and family members you feel would like to join the Care Net ministry. It takes all of us to serve the women and men God brings through our doors.
Evie West to Speak at Spring Banquet
The Princess Bride - performance and fundraiser
2019 Calendar of events
2018 Fiscal Update and Service Statistics
Make a Joyful Noise
Caring for Care Net Sunday is a way for your church to find out what is happening at Care Net and join the team supporting life in the EUP.
January is Sanctity of Human Life Month. At Care Net, this is a special time for us to remember that not only is life precious, it is truly a gift from God. No human can create life. Only God can give us life, and give it abundantly.
Care Net has always been a Christian, faith-led ministry – a "para-church" ministry. This means that while we are not tied to one particular denomination or congregation, we are an extension of the ministry to which the church as a whole is called in James 1:27. We do not accept government funding or grants so we can continue to share not only truth, but also God's love, through our contacts with the women and men of the EUP. We are dependent on the churches of this area for both prayer support and financial support.
As of November 28, Care Net has served 61 individual clients at 419 appointments. 15 of these were medical clients seeking pregnancy tests and ultrasound confirmations of pregnancy. 7 of these were abortion-minded, 3 of whom we know carried through on having an abortion. We ask for prayer for them as they live with the hurt and guilt that many times accompanies this decision. 13 of our 61 clients are men also struggling to parent or struggling with pain and guilt from past abortions.
We are again asking you to host a Caring for Care Net Sunday in January 2018, Sanctity of Human Life month. Please feel free to make this Sunday special to your congregation, but here are some suggestions. Leading up to the Sunday you choose, use the enclosed bulletin insert to excite your congregation about supporting Care Net. On that day, please share a short video about Care Net and take a free-will offering. The video is available here - Caring for Care Net Video. If you would like to also include a baby bottle campaign, please contact us for a supply of baby bottles.
I would love to come and share personally with your congregation about how God is working through us to save lives – not only the physical lives of the unborn, but also the eternal lives of whole families. I am currently scheduling visits for January through April, 2019.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email us.
God Bless You,
Noel K. Rupprecht
Year-end Appeal: help us raise funds for a new phone system and computer upgrades.
#GivingTuesday Just 1 Week Away!
#GivingTuesday is just one week away. Pretty soon, those on our mailing list will be receiving a letter regarding our #GivingTuesday and year-end request. But you don't have to wait!
Get involved now by making a prayerful donation to Care Net Pregnancy Center of the EUP through this website. Click on the Get Involved tab, then select Support Finacially. A number of ways to partner with Care Net are outline for your information. At the bottom of the page, is a donate button.
Join us November 27 for an online global giving movement.
This #GivingTuesday and Christmas season we are asking you to help us share the message of great joy. Help us communicate well and efficiently with women and men considering abortion. We ask you to consider a special year-end gift to help purchase and install a new phone system that will serve us for the next 15 years. Quotes we have collected place the cost of a 6-phone system at about $5,000. Any funds donated above what is needed for a phone system will be used to begin upgrading the computers.
Please begin planning what you will give at the end of this year. To donate toward Care Net's phone system, simply write "phones" in the memo of your check or type "phones" as the special designation when making a contribution online at .
Thankful for wonderful partners in LIFE,
Noel K. Rupprecht
Care Net Pregnancy Center of the EUP