It is always a blessing to be together in prayer, worship, inspiring speakers and a candlelit walk to Planned Parenthood! What a united family we are becoming! What a perfect way to prepare for our Lenten 40 Days for Life campaign! Thanks to Lori Snatchko for taking these pictures…and thanks to INTENT for blessing us with their awesome music…and to all the speakers who took time to encourage us…and all the vigil shift managers for their sacrifice which makes our campaign possible…and for ALL who joined us for this important event! Enjoy the photos!
Joe Bruni welcomes everyone and the kick-off event begins!
Rev. John Patterson opens in prayer
Intent blesses us with their music
Jonathon on Viola, Becky on back-up vocals, Andy on guitar and lead vocals, and Jarod on keyboard and back-up vocals
Campaign Director Dr. Timothy Fahrenholz begins the evening by encouraging us to focus on Faith, Hope and Love during these 40 Days
Campaign Co-Leader, Nikki Bruni encourages everyone to show love for their unborn brothers and sisters, for the parents and family of these babies and for the abortion workers by participating in the vigil at Planned Parenthood
Helen Cindrich, Executive Director of PCUC (People Concerned for the Unborn Child) speaks about the un-fair bias the media gives (or doesn’t give) to pro-lifers.
Pamela, husband Joe and Jane Abate. (Jane gave her testimony of healing after abortion at this same event during the spring 2011 kick-off…and a young woman in the audience who was pregnant and considering abortion…CHANGED HER MIND AND CHOSE LIFE!!!
Fr. Tim Kruthaupt of the Greensburg Diocese shared encouraging news of pro-life legislation that is happening at the state level that has a chance to over-turn Roe vs. Wade!
40 Days for Life’s recently released book!
New 40 Days for Life hats to keep us warm at the vigil!
Pamela Carney, a regular Silent-No-More witness at Planned Parenthood gives her testimony of how abortion devastated her…and her long journey of healing
Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Rev. Tom Hall welcomes us and encourages us to continue the fight for life
Pastor Adam Stump, from Lincoln Place Church of the Nazarene, motivates us and reminds us to be bold in our witness that abortion is murder
Lisa Koslosky, Vigil Shift Manager Coordinator, and her assistant, Marilyn Buck, speak about the importance and the noble sacrifice of our 40 Days for Life vigil shift managers
All the vigil shift manager come forward to receive a blessing by the clergy
Al Brunn offers his free pro-life bumper stickers to all
One last song by Intent ends our time in the church
We let our light shine!
Our candlelit procession to Planned Parenthood begins
Vigil shift managers Lindsay and Jeannie
Shift Managers Marilyn and Ginny
New shift manager, Jeff
Chaplain Steve, Pittsburgh’s “Singing Chaplain”, leads us in song in front of Planned Parenthood
Reverend Bryan Werner ended the evening by claiming the space inside the “circle” (where WE are NOT permitted to stand…but that the Holy Spirit CAN)! We prayed that the Holy Spirit would remain inside that circle for our 40 day campaign. We closed with a united Lord’s Prayer.