5 Ways to Volunteer at Caring Network

5 Ways to Volunteer at Caring Network

Along with many aspects of our society, volunteering has been impacted dramatically by COVID-19. Many volunteer opportunities involve working hands-on with others. As a result, options may have become limited for ways to give back during these past several months. At Caring Network, although certain volunteer opportunities have been put on hold, there are other…

Compassionately Serving in a Messy World

Compassionately Serving in a Messy World

“Compassion is born when we discover in the center of our own existence not only that God is God and man is man, but also that our neighbor is really our fellow man.” Henri J Nouwen shares this thought in his book “The Wounded Healer,” reminding us that compassion is birthed from a recognition of…

As Access to Abortion Increases, So Must Pregnancy Services

As Access to Abortion Increases, So Must Pregnancy Services

In July, a federal judge in Maryland ruled that the requirement for an in-person appointment to receive a prescription for a medical abortion was unconstitutional. Women no longer have to be seen by a medical professional in advance of receiving the abortion pill. This ruling widens access for women who are early in pregnancy, making…

Caring Network’s Annual Banquet “Reinvented”

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…