Caring Network’s Annual Banquet “Reinvented”

As many organizations adapt to changes due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Caring Network’s annual fundraiser is no exception. This year’s event will take into account current CDC and government regulations, while still providing an opportunity for individuals and churches in the community to participate. Learn more about Caring Network’s “reinvented” annual banquet! Caring Network is…

The Power of Words – Use Them Wisely

The Power of Words – Use Them Wisely

 “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”  Proverbs: 12:18    We all know from first-hand experience how powerful words can be. It’s very likely each of us has been on the receiving end of someone who spoke rashly or harshly, whose words hurt like a “piercing…

Five Common Obstacles in an Unplanned Pregnancy

Five Common Obstacles in an Unplanned Pregnancy

When women face an unplanned pregnancy, there are often difficult life circumstances or trying obstacles involved. Issues such as housing concerns, lack of family or partner support, financial worries, and conflict with educational or career goals are just a few of the complicated challenges that may need to be addressed. What are some of the…

Post-Abortion Support – A Step Towards Pro-Life Church Involvement

Post-Abortion Support – A Step Towards Pro-Life Church Involvement

There are many ministry opportunities available for churches. Often, discerning where to devote time and energy can be a difficult task. There are a plethora of needs or issues to rally behind. Even within the specific context of pro-life issues, it can be difficult to narrow down the focus on how to effectively utilize congregational…

The Unplanned and How It Challenges Our Faith

The Unplanned and How It Challenges Our Faith

Nick Vujicic is a speaker and author who was born without any arms or legs. His life was very difficult at times, and he questioned God. But after reading a Bible passage about Jesus’s encounter with a man who was born blind (John 9:1-3), Vujicic found His purpose. He had been born so the “works…

Pro-Life Support from the Heart

Pro-Life Support from the Heart

What do you do when someone you know tells you they disagree with your pro-life views? For many of us, advocating for the lives of the unborn is more than a charitable cause. It’s a passionate issue, one that likely aligns with our views on human dignity and rights. This can make it difficult to…

Get Involved: Answering the Call

Get Involved: Answering the Call

Our everyday obligations have the potential to distract us from the blessings of our spiritual lives. Understandably, there are certain tasks or responsibilities we must complete on a daily basis. But do these earthly duties ever interfere with what we owe to God? Perhaps you have a desire to help people in some way, but…

Moving People Forward Caring Network Interview

Recently, Mark Elfstrand’s Moving People Forward podcast hosted Caring Network! Hear from our Interim President, Kirt Wiggins, and our President Emerita, Barbara Singer, as they share about our important work.

Ministry Spotlight: Discerning When to Act and When to Abide

Ministry Spotlight: Discerning When to Act and When to Abide

Information is at our fingertips every second of every day.  We have access to knowledge of what is going on around the world at any moment. With that, we become aware of needs and causes that could demand our attention, both in our city and across the globe. How do you balance the desire to…

Illinois Legislation Update: How to Promote the Cause of Life

Illinois Legislation Update: How to Promote the Cause of Life

The pro-life movement has various important and indispensable parts.  Pregnancy resource centers bring vital help to the crisis of unplanned pregnancy. In addition, our partners in pro-life work are assisting the cause through prayer, practical support, education, media, lobbying, and litigation. Each of these makes an important contribution to protecting and promoting a culture of…